As sunset is early meanwhile – I am waiting for the end of Daylight Saving Time – I decided to leave work early and spend some time in the park, catching the sunrays at low angles, beautifully backlighting some foreign grass in the background. That preference for backlight dates back into my boyhood: In some photography book I had read that backlight is supposed to be the most difficult, yet most rewarding kind of light. And whilst I’ve produced tons of waste that way, especially slides, the results indeed where often interesting enough to justify the effort. The image above for sure is nothing extraordinary in terms of subject matter, yet the sharp backlight makes it special.

Last Flowers, Last Light

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