Light can have a subtle, as well as dramatic, effect. I photographed this old adobe gate just after dawn on a very cold winter morning in Santa Fe. The sun is still low in the sky, and screened by trees. It illuminates the wall with diffused, rather than direct light. It casts soft shadows that brush the surface of the wall in a range of warm, dappled tones, enriching the colors and drawing the eye to the charming weathered carving on the door.