thinking with pictures

Seeing the “golden hour” in a new light

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stitched panorama of late evening cloudscape over gas station

The Golden Hour near sun up and sun down makes most appearances improve. Putting something in a flattering light –interior make-over, portrait 3-point lighting, or outdoor view– tickles the 25% of our primitive brains devoted to visual processing. Even this scene of gassing up cars in middle Michigan seems a little grander, a little wrapped in the mist of time or memory, and in effect bigger than ordinary life. Try the reverse: when next enthralled, consider if the subject is just as awe-filling when the light is shifted.


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