LAPC #198: Light and Shadow

This week, Patti leads the “light and shadow” theme. She shows us another important photography element — light and shadow through her lens.

“When you see the shadows, you will also see the light.” Often, I see the light before I decide to click. The sunrising scene below was captured from our front window:

Photographers suggest that early morning or late afternoon when the light is low is a great time to go “shadow hunting”.

Shadow hunting in the early morning at our local park:

A small movement of my camera made the light and shadow look like floating on water.

Below was captured in the evening at the California coastline. The black and white version made the image look like a brush painting.

This is one of my few flower images showing the light and shadow. I think the shadow made the image more interesting. The yellow rose of Texas:

Many thanks to Tina’s “the Rule of the Thirds”. She reminds us how the rule can make a difference for our photography. Thanks for sharing your beautiful images and experience.

This week,  Patti invites us to explore “the interplay of light and shadow–at different times of the day, in different seasons, under natural light, in artificial light.” Click here to take a look. Hope you will join us. Be sure to include a link to Patti’s post and tag Lens-Artists so we can find and enjoy your photos.

Next week, it’s Ann-Christine’s turn, be sure to visit her Leya site.

63 thoughts on “LAPC #198: Light and Shadow

  1. What a wonderful collection of light and shadow, Amy! Your motion experiment is terrific, as well as the shadows on the pale yellow rose. Just gorgeous. I love them all, to tell you the truth!


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  3. The intentional camera movement shot was fun as well as interesting. I especially like the dramatic look of the first shot and how large the sun appears. I’ve always enjoyed seeing the shadows in a flower or leaf as you did in that last shot as well.

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  4. Great pictures, Amy! I like the morning in the park because it creates such a mystical atmosphere and the yellow rose because of its interplay between light and shadow, but also because of the angle.

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  5. Lovely images Amy – I especially liked the image with camera motion and the yellow rose. It’s interesting, photography teachers would tell us to avoid shadows when shooting flowers but your shadows absolutely make that shot! Very creative.

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    • Appreciate your comment, Tina. I have learned to shoot flowers on a cloudy day, and I still do. 🙂 The result of the motion image was interesting. 🙂


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