Gentle Window Light

Bronze bronc rider sculpture
Greenough, Montana


Winters in western Montana can be a series of days under thick cloud cover from the valley temperature inversion. That means outside light is dull and uninspiring. However, by working indoors by a window, the light becomes directional and can add interest to almost any subject. Here light from a large window to the left illuminates the sculpture. Shadows can be dark in these situations so placing a white sheet or white piece of poster board opposite the window and out of frame bounces light back on the subject.

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