I love the early morning directional light in my yard.
The sun’s rays creeps over the regulation 6-foot neighbor’s fence (now more like 8 feet with the overgrown hedge) and it just kisses my old beat-up picnic table.
Natural lighting or is it?–The Great Mouser with her half-eaten prize was lit by my Canon 580EX Speedlite set on the ground on the left. The distance from flash-to-subject was about 3 feet. The flash was set on Manual @ 1/64th power to give me f2 for ISO 100. I wanted a shallow depth-of-field since I didn’t want the green shrubbery in the foreground to be sharp. Here’s a wider view showing the placement of my Speedlite 580EX.
Because of the extreme angle, much of the clutter and distractions are still in shadow in the early morning hours.