It’s all about the light

Last weekend my husband Mike and I were down in central Wisconsin. We drove back in the sweltering heat along Wisconsin’s very scenic Hwy. 35 which follows the Mississippi River and meanders through swampy lowlands, across backcountry farms, and past magnificent vistas of the river basin and surrounding hills.

Around Alma we encountered a thunderstorm that rained down big splattering raindrops. When we were on the other side of it I was excited to find my favorite light conditions – a dark storm blanketing the sky, with some sun breaking through to illuminate everything before it. I love the magical effects these conditions bring. In this case the sun was softly filtered – perfect for a portrait. I asked Mike to pull over at a scenic overlook and he graciously allowed me to take his picture. This photo was taken with an automatic Sony Cyber-shot – no bells and whistles – the light does it all!


4 Responses to “It’s all about the light”

  1. July 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Lovely portrait of Mike.

  2. July 20, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    You nailed that light, Amy. Well done.

  3. 3 Patricia Okaya
    July 20, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    What a great picture, Amy! It’s a wonderful picture of Mike. Definitely a keeper! Love, Mom

  4. July 26, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Yeah, it’s an excellent portrait. Good work.

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