December 23, 2007

Shadow Tracery*

This unique image was captured in a small interior garden in the Naramachi Lattice House in Nara, Japan. The shadows of the beautiful tree in the morning light fell gracefully across the solid wall at the edge of the garden. The effect was one of golden lace spun against a simple screen.

As I worked with the image I stripped away the areas veiled in the shadow of the house and highlighted the play of light and shadow falling through the branches of the carefully trimmed trees. In this way I hoped to draw attention to the intentional beauty captured by the garden designer's foresight and planning. Like any great work of art, the changing display of shadows framed on this garden wall was a joy to behold.

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