My Monet Light Experiment

After learning about Claude Monet and his haystack paintings, I thought I would try my own experiment with Impressionist lighting. I too found a boring subject, a small bush in my backyard, and decided to photograph it at different times of the day to see how the light could change the way it looked.

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Here are the results that I found when photographing a simple bush in my backyard at the following times (clockwise, from top left): 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm, and 10:00 pm. You can see how the exact same bush takes on color qualities related to yellow, blueish-green, green, and even orange when seen in varying degrees of light during the day.

Photographing a bush at 6 different times to do a Monet experiment

Why don't you try your own "Monet Experiment?" Find something generic to photograph during the course of the day, and e-mail your results to us! We can share them here if you want.

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