Light is such a big part of art . How a subject is lit, where the lighting is coming from, how the lighting changes the colors are some of the lighting questions that come into play with how a painting is composed. What type of lighting – natural sunlight, incandescent, florescent light, all cast different shades of white onto a painting. The "perfect " light is natural sunlight.
Now what happens when nature decides to throw a curve ball into the "perfect" lighting with a spectacular sunset?
This AP photo was taken by Bethany Gediman – courtesy of the Daily Mail
Is it lava flowing down the cliff? Or is it just a simple waterfall?
"A window of time just opened in Yosemite National Park when nature photographers wait, as if for an eclipse, until the moment when the sun and earth align to create a fleeting phenomenon. This marvel of celestial configuration happens in a flash at sunset in mid-February — if the winter weather cooperates. On those days the setting sun illuminates one of the park's lesser-known waterfalls so precisely that it resembles molten lava as it flows over the sheer granite face of the imposing El Capitan." UK Daily Mail.