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Golden light

One of the effects of midsummer where I live in the UK is the position of the sun in the evening when it sets. In the winter it drops behind a ridge of hills to the west, blocking its light a little earlier than it might if we leved somewhere flat. In the height of summer however it sets to the north-west, descending in such a way as to shine between two houses across the street from us. The downside of this is that the living room (and our eyes) are filled with bright light, meaning we need to shut the blinds if we want to see the TV. The upside is that some beautiful evening light floods into the rooms on that side of the house, sometimes making for a nice photograph or two.

Today’s photo is one such image. The light on this evening filled the kitchen with a stunning golden glow and alighted on our knife block and a glass of orange juice stood beside it. It looks almost like the white balance on the photograph needs to be tweaked, but this was the shade of light that shone that evening.

Golden light

Nikon F80, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 OS HSM & Kodak Gold 200.

Taken on 19 May 2020 (I think!)

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