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Look for the Light

Here's another situation where we come upon a wonderful visual opportunity. But sometimes the first place you see doesn't have the kind of light quality that makes for a great image. Here, because the light is coming from behind the building, there is nothing to help define the shapes.

By walking around the building (I went from the east facing side to the northwest facing side), I was able to take advantage of the late afternoon light to capture brilliant highlights and deep shadows that made the building much more three dimensional.
In fact, if I were to think about the five most important things to look for before creating an image, one of them certainly would be to scout your location carefully and observe how light falls onto your subject.

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