Lens-Artists Challenge #32 – Shadows

“Capturing the balance between shadow detail and highlight detail is one of the cornerstones of taking a well exposed image.” (shuttermuse.com) This may explain why shadow photography is fascinating and challenging at the same time.

Morning sun through the window created nice shadows in quiet area at the London airport.

The changing shadows made the hallway of the Miho Museum fascinating:

Miho Museum, Japan

Many streets in Seville, Spain are very narrow. We were told that the shade/shadows from either side of the buildings can keep the street/alley cooler during summer.

Seville, Spain

The first time I learned about taking photos of shadows was at the rim of Grand Canyon. It was a beautiful evening, people were crowded there waiting for the sunset scene; a photographer was busy setting up his camera gear. After a brief pleasant exchange with him, minutes later I found myself was shooting side by side with him. I had no idea how to capture the sunset scenes of GC. Luckily, Bill, the photographer, took time to explain to me how sun was setting and how that affects shadows moment by moment, as he was clicking his camera cable. Bill also pointed a spot and told me specifically to include the shadows. He then asked me to show him the photos I captured. Sometime ago, I wrote a story “Bill, the photographer

The next evening, I was on my own. This was my lucky shot:

This boy was having fun watching a squirrel. 🙂

“… there are shadows because there are hills. “
–  E.M.Forster, “A Room with a View”

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