We spent a week in the Lake District in the motorhome at the height of the heatwave we had this summer. Walking back through the woods to the caravan park after having dinner in Pooley Bridge on the shores of Lake Ullswater, I noticed the shadows of the trees from the back light.
Although the sun is not visible, I think the obvious effects of the sun make this image qualify for this month's ToM.
I love light through the leaves and coupled with this particularly nice display of chiaroscuro, I find it best of class of this sun-lit image type. Even the curve of the horizion line is special....ah, I see Elaine said it better with fewer words. HLJ, Pat
Quite often we have the dilemma - does it fit TOM or not. In my humble opinion it is the best to follow your own feeling and let our kind collegues make the decision while casting (or not) the vote. Better they sweat a little than us.
Strong shadow has oviously "something" to do with sunlight.
For me it would be better still if the strong shadow had some details in it. Strong as they are they give me impression of something well overdone. If I may be so boldly critical. ;-) At my age some say it is acceptable.
With all the respect
We indeed uploaded similar photos. Your photo has much stronger impression of shadows and light. Also the sky is is well exposed. Well, mine was taken with my mobile phone and the photo was not that easy to handle in PP.