There’s already a vertical of this particular “After The Fire” moment but I like the way this one shows more of the scene and the sky.

I know I’m always talking about ‘light’ but the morning I got this photo (same morning as Light Meets Dark Over Kilcurry Farm) was the day I began to realize I needed to pay closer attention to light and the way it affects colour and objects. I imagine it’s going to be a lifelong endeavour to train my eye to see light really well though. The reds are the effects of the earliest moments of sunrise.



  • Holly Cawfield
    Holly Cawfieldover 5 years ago

  • janpiller
    janpillerover 5 years ago

    Wow – such pretty tonality in this Holly! And the colours are so rich! Just beautiful!

  • Thanks Jan! I took this about 2 weeks after I got my dslr and when I took this and looked at the monitor I thought something was wrong with the camera. LoL

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Anne Smyth
    Anne Smythover 5 years ago

    you are so right about light – the rest of my life to understanding and caoturing it…lovely image!

  • Thank you Anne! It’s quite the project to train the eye isn’t it.

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...over 5 years ago

    well done..and tried to leave you a message on your fantastic website but cant find the send button

  • Thanks Heather!

    The send button shows up as soon as you click on the contact form….and thanks for sayings it’s ‘fantastic’. :-D

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Jody Johnson
    Jody Johnsonover 5 years ago

    lovely, and you are right, we will all learn as days go by and lighting changes, the same shot can abe dramatically different in a different light!

  • Isn’t it the truth Jody! One moment a scene can be dull as dishwater but when the light changes it can become one of those moments when we kick ourselves if we don’t have our camera with us! :-D

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Carolyn Staut
    Carolyn Stautover 5 years ago

    Holly, a totally lucious composition. I love the orange reflected light on the trees against the dark sky. Yeah, you are so in tune to the light. Wonderfully beautiful piece!

  • Thank you so much Carolyn! Until the morning I got this I had no idea the earliest morning light was red. Now I look for it….and if there’s a dark sky so much the better. :-)

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Jane Marin
    Jane Marinover 5 years ago

    Awesome light in this photo. Love it.

  • Thanks Jane!!

    – Holly Cawfield

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatover 5 years ago

    Really like the low angle you have taken this shot from – the colours are bursting too.

  • Trust you HH to notice something like the angle….what a good eye you have! This was taken on New Year’s Eve morning of 2006 and it was cold lying on the ground! LoL

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...over 5 years ago

    just tried again let me know if you get it

  • I got it! Thanks for making the effort and the comment Heather. It will be on the guestbook in the morning. :-)

    – Holly Cawfield

  • nevillecowan
    nevillecowanover 5 years ago

    stunning shot, the light is perfect, so dramatic

  • Neville!! Hello!! Nice to ‘see’ you…..and thank you so much for the lovely comments. :-)

    – Holly Cawfield

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait