November Light

At this time of year in New England, when most of our trees have shed their leaves, the light sharpens. By 3 o’clock in the afternoon, the shadows are stark, as if the sun had etched black outlines around each blade of grass and carved deep furrows into tree bark.

A couple of Novembers ago, I set out with my then-new video camera to capture this stunning light. I wanted to share how you can see Nature’s subtleties so clearly in all the shades of gray and buff.

Some of this was shot at one of my favorite green spaces, Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary in Princeton. Well worth a trip before the snow falls and hides all the small wonders beneath a white blanket.

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