From Frank Siteman/ DPA instructor in Boston
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In the quest for great images, I’ve gotten into the habit of taking advantage of the exceptional quality of light in the early morning and late afternoon hours of the day. At this time, the light has a direction and a warmth that only happens when the sun is low on the horizon. I call it chasing light. To this end, I try to find where the beautiful light is falling and nearly never come back without some image that is exceptional just because it was shot in wonderous light. I have a friend from New York City who tells me he never has problems parking in the city. What he does is simple. He finds a parking spot, takes it and then finds something to do around it. Chasing light is like that, and what you find around your spot is often magical. This image was taken late in the afternoon in Bethlehem, NH, found while driving down roads I’d never been on before. It was all discovery. This tree lined driveway (to what will remain a mysterious destination) is a nearly perfect example of both leading lines and the rule of thirds. Everything takes your eye into the depths of this image. The road’s curved sides are nearly mirror images of each other as are the trees themselves. All lines lead to a point 1/3rd down from the top and roughly 1/3rd in from the right.