Waiting for the Light to change.

Quality Of Light makes all the difference. Recently, while driving past a nearby farm I caught the last glimpse of the July night sunset. I pulled over to shoot a piece of farm equipment, only got one frame off, before the light changed. I vowed to go back every night to see how the field would be changing. The first three times returning I just sat and waited for the light to change- I never saw the light as nice again.- so the next day I thought I’d catch a sunrise. I have revisited the site many times now and I have never seen the light the same as that first fleeting moment when I caught the fading light. I heard once years ago, that Henri Cartier- Bresson would wait hours to make a picture.

Here’s night and day images. What do you think?

Watching the Light change

Night falls at farm

Watching the light change

Morning at the farm


About alwaysgail photography by Gail Fischer

I am a photographer who loves to explore everywhere and everything. The journey began in Covington, KY where all the back alleys were sources of great places of visual imagery. After college the desert outside of Tucson, AZ became my place to watch sunsets and seek solitude. Later, NYC was totally exciting and the years there led to a career as a shooter.
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2 Responses to Waiting for the Light to change.

  1. blogbyflogs says:

    I enjoy both shots for different reasons Gail. One of the main reasons I like being a photographer is that I’m always aware of the light and how it changes the world I’m seeing. How many people would have even noticed that one moment, much recorded it or gone back to try to catch it again? I’m not as patient as you or Cartier-Bresson though!

  2. Waiting for the light to change is becoming a habit. I think it is a way of life you have to cultivate. I wish I could be more like Cartier-Bresson when capturing images. I adore his work and that of Eisenstaedts’. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to shoot Mr Eisenstaedt once, and so I said to myself, I’m going to ask him for one piece of advice. Of all things he said to me, “make sure when you put your strobe in your camera bag going to a job, that you tape the on-off switch in the “off” position. I have always remembered that- mostly because I thought he only used available light.

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