Thursday, April 30, 2009

I was approached by this swan while walking around Clayton State. I liked the way the sun was beaming on its body and the shadow being casted.
I was driving down a gravel road in Hampton and the sun lighting up the trees on the left caught my eye. Taken around 7 o'clock as the sun was setting.

OK, my last picture with water in it.
fingers crossed

It is just that I have been shooting inside lately with some hit and miss lighting results. This shot of my sunroof after a good rain (well, not really... more like my daughter with a spray bottle).

The way the light and the water interacts just is way cool. least to me it is.

Again, another wet pic. I'm just really starting to get that I can be in a dark area and shoot into a lighter area to achieve a different look. The whole idea of purposely desiring lens flare and that odd contrast is completely a new way of shooting for me. This shot from my foyer, through my front door, and into my yard is an example of that.
Early evening sun still high enough in the sky to be blocked by the ceiling produced long shadows and nice highlights.  This particular picture was taken with a lens hood to block flare.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Direct sunlight shining through a large arched window poured dramatic light into this open-air hallway.  Blocking the sun with the wall to my left allowed me to shoot a pic of my sis in the bright light. The sun nicely lit the wall, creating a clean background, and at the same time dropped a dark shadow on the ground behind her.  I only wish I had played here longer in order to perhaps fulfill my portrait assignment. (Seven hours of walking can at times mess with your brain!) Ironically, this was taken at the IRS building in D.C. How is it that the sun continues to shine favorably on them?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I liked the mood of this lighting. The way it highlighted the water droplets caught my eye.

So these are some cool images with cool lighting I've picked up over the last few weeks! I love the exposure and composition in all three. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Light being scattered by the clouds around 6 in the evening
Driving through fayetteville and spotted this old 7up sign on an abandoned building.

Crisp front light

Normally I don't shoot too many landscapes so close to noon. The sun was overhead and a little in front of the wall casting shadows behind the subject. I was standing in the shadows which is the angular shadow at the bottom of the frame. Light with minimal shadows makes things look extra crisp which you can use to your advantage when you are trying to make things look clean and uniform. This image is part of a long term project photographing the new urban landscape.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Taken at last Friday's Modern Skirts show at 40 Watt in Athens.  Handheld, shot wide open (1.8).  ISO 200.  One of several taken, this is a fun representation of John's movement and personality... 
Daylight (late morning) filtering through a large dogwood tree softened shadows on these lower blooms...
Morning light (8:30-ish am) coming through a bamboo blind onto a wooden screen plays with already interesting detail of paint and age...

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Take a break...

The blog is on hiatus until the next batch of Advanced Lighting students rolls through. Check back in a few months for updates.