Wait Until Dark
This handsome lakeside cottage presents its best side to our photographer at dusk.
When architect Stephen Blatt of Portland, Maine, designed this handsome lakeside cottage for a client, he probably didn’t think about the photographic challenge that would be presented by painting the building a dark brown. Dark buildings can be difficult to shoot because they present contrast problems if they’re shot on a sunny day. So sometimes it’s best to just wait until dark when the contrast is reduced and the building begins to be lit from inside. That’s what I decided to do in this case, and it seemed to be a good solution, as the magazine that ran a feature on the house used this image on the cover.