It’s not often that I find myself in the Bobst Library at 7.30 AM but on days that I do, I am lucky to see this view and then I wonder why don’t I do that more often. But that’s not what we are going to talk about today. The part which fascinates me most about this image is the interplay of the light with the branches. The shadows are sharp and solid but they do not overpower the contours or the colors of the trees. In fact, the shadows accentuate the shapes and the colors which creates contours by both its presence (the main branches near the center) and its absence (the dark branches near the top). Not only the plants, but the building at the top left also is suffused with a glow because of this interplay of light and dark. I wonder whether this also has to do with the concentration of particulate matter in the air.
But the thing I wonder the most about looking at this photo is that I should get up early more often.