*Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
Because I live at the edge of a wee forest and because my neighbor has so many ancient trees, the shadows are pretty striking in the late afternoon. Late afternoon is between three and four. Our dusk is now arriving at 4:20 or so. It is completely dark in another fifteen minutes. Because the shadows are so striking, even nauseating, I have softened them some by creating the collage above and adding gradient six in Photoscape below.
The shot above was taken in the morning a few days ago on a rare sunny day. Sometimes I prefer the shadow to the real thing.
I pay little attention to camera settings, but I can tell you that I used the "snow setting" on my camera, a Nikon Coolpix P7100.
Linking to the incomparable Donna at *Shadow Play*. Hope that you'll visit those who have participated in this month's Photo Challenge. There are some remarkable photographs!
*This morning's worry was that I'd never be able to blog again since I couldn't access my blog from my PC. A few hours later and it has healed itself. Amen.