The rays of sunset light up the clouds and sky in Florida. A man-made light is no match!
Dramatically lighted, multi-colored clouds against a foreground of green trees forms a landscape image in Florida
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.
Who needs artificial lighting to create an image? Nature provides effective back lighting to highlight designs in yuca leaves.
A slightly unusual silhouette of the building against the sun, but the water fountain lighted up
Silhouette photography is all about getting your lighting right. A silhouette effect is created when a light source is placed behind your subject, with little to no light in front of your subject. Here the bird and tree are silhouetted against a serene sky.
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.
The unusual cloud formations and their reflections in the pond caused by moonlight almost makes this a rendering by Monet
The brightness of the moon lights up the surrounding clouds
Lamps hanging unevenly from a ceiling create a glowing cascade of light
A strikingly designed lampshade creates an unusual glow of light
Artisan lampshades create glow of light in various colors and designs
Light filaments viewed through a decorative bulb create a colorful glow
A lighted pole lamp is no match for the glow created by natural light filtering from an ancient window
Lighted candles create a diffused glow through designs in the glass
This week the theme for our blog is glow of light from electricity. Here is an image of glowing lamps on a chandelier.
Concentric circles of lights in a theater create a photographic design involving order
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.
A simple image of light through a mosque window in India becomes dramatic in monochrome
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.