Another way to work around the harsh, flat, contrasty light of mid-day is to step out of the sun altogether, and look for images in shadowed areas. As we were walking along a street of art galleries and restaurants, I noticed a restaurant sign made out of brushed aluminum, mounted on a sheet of rusted metal. The bottom of the sign resembled a fork, and the ends of its prongs glowed with tiny red LED lights. I was able to make good use here of the soft light reflecting back into the shadows from the glare of the concrete street. I abstracted the sign by removing the entire top, which spelled out the name of the restaurant. We are left with a work of contemporary commercial art, its illuminated prongs teasing the mind and suggesting a possible refreshment stop.