Yesterday evening, I glanced from my recliner chair over to the sofa and noticed the light of the setting sun coming through the windows of our balcony doors and resting on a cushion.

I took a couple of photos to see if I could capture the warm and cozy feeling of that soft, natural light. I recalled reading not too long ago, that light is photography and if captured correctly in a photo, it will convey not only information, but also feelings, mood, and emotion.

I have two of these cushions that we purchased in Arizona several years ago. I smiled as I thought of another warm sunlight that would be snuggling up to them soon. They’ll be going with us to our Texas home because they fit in with my plans for a Tex-Mex theme there.

The design is from the Zapotec culture. The Zapotec people live in eastern and southern Oaxaca in Mexico.

Photo Note: In post processing, I added a fairly heavy vignette to decrease the distractions in the room and to further enhance the sunlight on the cushion and the edge of the sofa.

“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”

George Eastman