Golden Hour is my favorite. The light does things that you just don’t see any other time of day.
I love spring! The temperture, the smell in the air, the longer days and the perfect light in the evenings. This is just outside of the pool where my kids have swim practice, and I just had to go outside. Lens flare is such a happy accident sort of thing. So nice when it just shows up to create something really unique.
There really isn't anything quite like a summer evening in Oregon.
I haven't posted a desktop in awhile, but I want this one on my own screens. If you click the link to download the iPad version, you'll probably notice that it's actually a different image. The larger one didn't crop quite right, but I had another that did.
To download and use these, just click on the link below the image and then save it. The Mobile iOS versions are sized to work with the Parallax feature. If you're using an iPhone 6 or older, then you'll need to pinch and drag to set it how you like it. Thanks to John Carey for doing the research.
Also, I just updated the desktop version and it is now compatible with the 5k iMac.
I was having a conversation with someone a few days ago (in the comments on this post) about why there isn't a UV filter on the front of my lens in photos of my camera.
My answer was that I really love backlit subjects- especially right around sunset and filters usually introduce weird lens flare in those conditions.
Here's an example of a shot without that. I love the way that everything in the frame lights up and creates all sorts of swirly artifacts in the background.
A few years ago, I read about how landscape photographers often disappear around dinner time and are up trekking through the woods before the rest of the world is even awake.
This shot was more convenient than that, but I have found myself sneaking away for perfect light more often lately.