I have been playing with light more as I go about with my camera and realising that a slightly different angle on an adjacent object can offer up very different results.
Wherever there is light there is also shadow and in these two photos taken last week in warmer autumn sunshine I was surprised to see that a subtle shift of the camera gave me a very different picture with the shadows defined as strongly as the light.
Here is the first photo I made as I enjoyed the light on this highly patterned ice plant.
And then the subtle shift to this. I love the strong shadows and the quote from Rumi above seemed apt for this revelation.
I noticed that around my garden right now there are many different shades of russet, purple and red as autumn begins to really show its beauty. Perhaps the sudden warm snap we have been experiencing in the past fortnight has caused these hues?
Here are some photos from today, taken in warm, sunny weather with blue sky overhead and the occasional fluffy cloud or two. We ate lunch outside and have pottered around in the garden a bit too. Later in the day we wandered along by the local beach with lots of people, children and dogs also enjoying the day.