Leaning Palms

Palm trees leaning towards the Pacific Ocean at Palisades Park in Santa Monica, California. Why do palm trees lean towards the sea? Palm trees lean to get more light called “phototropism.” The ocean acts as a mirror for light, so there is much more light coming from the sea than from a single building.

Leaning Palms

Silhouettes – Church at Sunset

In photography, a silhouette is defined as an outline that appears dark against a light background. More specifically, it is where your subject is seen as a black shape without detail against a brighter background.

Will be posting this week images with silhouettes. Here is a church silhouette against a vivid sunset sky.

Church Silhouette at Sunset

Monochrome – Light and Shadows in the Workshop

The highlights and shadows in textures, which show up best when it is exposed from an angle by a light source, reveal fine details that make it a more compelling subject for monochrome images. The light from the window creates interesting shadow designs and exposes the brick wall and old rafters.

Light and Shadows in the Workshop

Monochrome – Light and Shadow Designs

Last week we posted images with the color red as the highlight in the photograph. This week we will post monochrome images.

Some of the best subjects for monochrome shots are those with lines and shapes, as well as interesting textures and patterns. Here is an image of the lobby of the Milwaukee Art Museum with light and shadow designs in monochrome.

Light and Shadow Designs