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365 Project – Day 2 – Pussy Willow Sunset

I scrambled home just in time to catch the sunset. I didn’t have much of an idea for the shot today, but I did know the sunset was going to be a key element in the frame. Time was of the essence and I needed to move – and fast.

On the short walk through the local woods, I stumbled upon a pussy willow patch in the vegetation mix. I find inspiration in the little things, so choosing a pussy willow as my main subject was a natural decision for me. One particularly useful lighting concept was employed here. It’s called “dragging the shutter” and in simple terms allows you to change the mood of your shot. I’ll explain this lighting concept in detail in a follow-up post.

A group of pussy willows watch the sunset