“Sunlight Above Napa”
“Light, glorious light. It shapes my world and fills the dark places with joyous brightness” – Ed Lehming
I’m returning to my California series with this image, made on a mountainside overlooking northern Napa Valley. Despite the dull and rainy conditions, occasional splashes of light occasionally brightened the day. The contrast between the shadow and brightness was glorious!
In this peaceful scene, the wildflowers fill the foreground as the sun bathes the tall grasses with light. It’s one of those scenes that, despite its simplicity, makes me smile just to be have participated in it. Once more, I edited this in an impressionist style because it brings out more of the ‘feeling’ of what I witnessed.
I’m happy to have been in this particular place and time to witness the light’s effect. Looking back on the photo brings back great memories of this moment in time. It was unexpected but wonderful. It’s something I have discovered through my photography; just when I think that I may have seen the most wonderful scene, others continue to present themselves, competing for my attention, a progression of beauty.
Tamron SP 24-70 mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 40 mm
1/4 sec, f/22, ISO 100