Monday, November 26, 2007

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Light Effects

"Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished."

-Michael Strassfeld

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Show us light in a surprising way. Long exposures, interesting reflections, the play between light and shadow - anything that calls attention to the light itself. This is very open-ended, so I'm curious to see what you all will come up with.

-John Scalzi

One of my goals for this coming winter, is to take an object, such as one of my roses, and photograph it in different winter light opportunities, such as just after sunrise, and just before sundown, or maybe even do a time lapse series. I haven't quite decided which as of yet. For now however, I have these photos that are actually from my archive. I hope it's ok with John that I opted to use an older photo as opposed to going out and capturing something new. I thought these would be perfect with the theme. The two sky photos,were the result of ice crystals in the clouds. Both are winter shots. The leaves were both done on the same day, last autumn. I thought the shadow play was particularly striking. I like looking at light, and following it around with the camera. Stay tuned, I have some definite goals in mind for following light with my photography. :)




-OndineMonet
"Ice Light"
2005

5 comments:

MariesImages said...

All wonderful images for lighting effects. Stunning color, especially in the sunsets~
Marie
http://journals.aol.com/mariebm56/PhotographsAndMemories/

Greg Kiser said...

I like this entry. The backlit leaves are wonderful and really play well within this theme.

Greg
http://journals.aol.com/radar446/PhotoTrek/

Steven said...

I'm going to spend the rest of the year looking for a leaf shadow composition just like yours :-)

That is just super!

Anonymous said...

I love evey one of you entry photos. Helen

Karen Funk Blocher said...

That first shot is wonderful. I also really like the first leaf shot.