Long shadows, simple gifts, and tomatoes

Long Shadows with Simple Gifts, (c) DE Wolf 2014.

Figure 1 – Long Shadows with Simple Gifts, (c) DE Wolf 2014.

I have spoken about the long shadows of a New England winter.  It is now March and near the equinox.  The sun is higher and in its own way casts long shadows bathed in a warming light.  It is a special time of year.  It is important to remember that all times of year are a simple gift to us.  One unique feature of a March light in northern climates is that when the sun is low it is unimpeded by trees, which have yet to put on summers leaves.

I was struck on Saturday morning by the bright rays of light entering my kitchen and the long shadows cast.  So I experimented with a few photographs that my mind created.  First is Figure 1, which I call “Long shadows with simple gifts” in honor of the Shaker like forms of the table legs on hardwood floors.  It seemed to call for a slight warm tone to emphasize the warmth of the light and to recall the original color of the wood. Figure 2, I entitle “Long shadows with tomatoes.”  I was really struck with the curious shadow cast by the handle of the kitchen faucet. I left it strictly in black and white.

I would rate these as almost successful.  With Figure 1, I did not quite achieve the effect that I wanted.  But every photograph is a learning experience.  And I guess that it is important to recognize that tomatoes can be glorious even in black and white.

Figure 2 - Long Shadows with Tomatoes, (c) DE Wolf 2014.

Figure 2 – Long Shadows with Tomatoes, (c) DE Wolf 2014.

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