Photo Observation 9


We’ve talked about the unnatural effect of lighting a person or object from below, especially in the way shape of the face casts its shadows up. Night lighting in this garden not only illuminates the leaves immediately in the foreground, but also seemingly doubles their size against the stucco behind them.  I love stucco walls (I grew up in a 1920’s Spanish-style house full of white stucco and dark stained wood).  The rough texture of the stucco also provides a place for the light not hitting the leaves (is it Bird of Paradise?  Looks like it to me) to create micro-shadows wherever it hits the stucco edges.

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