If the sun were shy, it would probably want to file a restraining order against me. I stalk the sun and try to capture its beauty in all its forms. Well, maybe not the midday sun on a summer afternoon. I could do without that blaring intensity! But sun beams, sun rays, sunsets, sunrises, sun dogs, the soft glow from behind clouds, the radiance of a flower backlit by the sun, they all capture my attention and appreciation and inspire me to get out my camera.
A couple of weeks ago, I made a marvelous discovery: the Snohomish Valley, a mere three miles from my house, is filled with golden light just before sunset. It’s harder than I thought to find subjects to silhouette against the sun though. Driving down numerous roads on three separate evenings, I only found this tree to silhouette against the setting sun. But, when time allows, I will be back, searching for more ways to capture this natural wonder.