Light is critical to photography (and painting). The “quality” of light, its direction, its temperature, its angle etc. are all something most serious photographers and painters keep in mind. Early morning and late afternoon/evening are considered to be the “golden hours”. Regardless, I’m happy enough to work with the light I have, when I have it. I guess that willingness comes from traveling, and knowing that I’m at a certain place, and the light may not be great, but I work with it because I’m unlikely to ever be back. That said, I also write down specific times of day, weather requirements, and time of year, necessary to get a photograph I want (obviously not “traveling”). Maybe someday I’ll post one of those. In the meantime, here is a photo from the past week or so. I worked with the light I had, strong sun, but I used it to back-light a zinnia such that the back row of petals cast shadows on the petals in the photo. Enjoy!