Monday, 9 September 2013

Picture This #216 ~ Light

Thank you Mitch for selecting my photo of the Christmas ornaments as the photo of the week. I am truly grateful to be honored.

Thank you, Benni for hosting this week's challenge. You are correct in your statement on the subject of light.
I have some images that might never be shared with the exception of this challenge.
The first image was shot on an autumn morning. The sunlight was coming through the fog. I went into the corner of my yard to take this shot. It isn't a pretty image because of the vines and tree trunks.

This image was taken in Rockport, MA. We were walking by and I noticed the sunlight casting shadows creating a zigzag pattern on the steps. I also liked how the light cast an arc on the lower right of the door and porch.

The leaves on these apple trees changed to a golden color and I positioned myself to the right of these line of trees.

16 comments:

  1. Hi Robert!! Three great shots for Benni 's theme. I really like the first shot. I enjoy fog or mist shots, but rarely get the chance to do them myself, as I live in an area that hardly ever gets fog (this is rather surprising considering my proximity to the ocean). A really interesting play of light and shadow in the doorway. I can see why it attracted your attention. My favourite is the third shot. I love the sunlight through those golden leaves.

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    1. Thank you Mitch. I always think that fog and mist shots make good subjects but they are challenging. I'm surprised that you don't have fog being close to the ocean. It was an interesting play of light and shadow did attract my eye. The colors of the leaves in the apple orchard were a big draw. I could see them from a distance.

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  2. Hi, Robert, first let me congratulate you on your banner shot of the red ornaments and the reflections of the city in them.

    Your top photo is very unique. B/W seems the perfect format for your haunting image of the intricate weaving of the vines around the trees. I love the shadows in your second picture, both the archway and the zigzag pattern. I also like the blue and white coloring. You did a good job positioning yourself for the bottom picture. The trees are glowing gold with the light shining through. Very nice, all three.

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    1. Thanks, Benni for viewing the first image with a pleasing eye. Now when I view the photo I do see the weaving of the vines. The blue and white coloring of the building reminded me of photos of the Greek Islands (I've never traveled there). The trees that season were brilliant. I never knew that leaves on apple trees could turn to that color. Maybe it was due to the early snowfall in October.

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  3. Love the magical light in the trees, the beautiful porch and the beautiful colour splendour of fall.

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  4. hi robert, nice shots. my fav is the last one so full of light and colours

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  5. Thank you, Nico. I hope to return to this orchard and take some more photos.

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  6. I like the playfulness of the shadows in the middle shot and the soft light of the top and bottom one. Three great examples of light!

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    1. Thank you, Danette for your comments on the three images.

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  7. Three wonderful shots, the first has a wonderful atmosphere of mystery. Interesting shadows on the second photo and the third shows a wonderful depth through the shadows reflected by the trees.

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    1. Pat, I'm pleased that you viewed the first image as an atmosphere of mystery. Thanks for your comments.

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  8. The first shot, Robert, has something special that I can't explain in words... the second is a pretty shot and the third, well, is my favourite... ah those beautiful colours and that light make it an awesome shot...

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  9. Thank you, Belita. I have more appreciation for the second shot because of everyone's comments on it. I felt so appreciative that day to take that last image.

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  10. Lovely light! I really like the third one, Autumn is here.

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