Raking Light

The area that surrounds the highlight where the light is not as directly reflected is called raking light. The name comes from the way the light skims across the surface and hits it at an angle. This area extends outward from the highlight and gradually gets darker because the surface of the object is turning away from the light, as shown in Figure 7.9.

Raking light

Figure 7.9 Raking light hits a curved surface at an angle.

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