Interesting Light

The word prompt from Jenn at Traveling At Wits End for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Interesting Light

“Sometimes photographers look for a subject first – what we’re going to photograph – and forget to look for the light.”

Quite often the lighting is something that draws me to take a photo.

Walking into a room, the lighting and setting looked just perfect. There are a few things I would change but I am content with the result.
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Sometimes the lighting lends itself to black and white
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Again the lighting in the room attracted my attention. This one is a rare photo taken with my phone which I don’t use all that often. Yes a lazy shot as I couldn’t be bothered to go and get my camera
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Another black and white. The light across the rocks on the beach gave deep shadows but the texture is still evident.
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More from the beach. Using shadows as the focal point. The shadow walked across the rock face
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An extreme close up of the sun at sunset through clouds. Light and dark to give emphasis.
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Our Moon behind clouds with a rainbow ring. Using a tree in silhouette to add interest.
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Abstract – Images from my lens

The word prompt from Ragtag Daily Prompt: Abstract

I love this theme. I often think of photography as art as well as capturing life in the moment. I have quite a number of photos that I have deliberately taken in a folder called “Arty Ones”

All of these photos are what I saw with my minds eye. None have been altered or enhanced. Many involve shadows or water as they can provides many abstract images. I hope you enjoy my Abstract images.

Walking on the rocks
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Ripples falling
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The Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly in the garden
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The shape hidden in the banner
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Dancing on the leaf
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Patterns and reflections
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Shadow on the post
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Dancing palms
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Liquid flowing glistening solid
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Brian Eno’s music can be abstract. This track Reflections suits what I try to do

Focus

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Focus

One of my favourite things is to have some photos not quite in focus or have an element that has a sharp edge whilst the rest of the photo has a soft focus.

I found the shadows on the leaf of the Birds-nest Fern interesting. What can you see?
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The reeds contrast with the tannin waters and leaves of the pond
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Looking through the window of the abandoned building – leaves, sky and can you see the machine?
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Just a leaf on the verandah
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The Raven with its head on backwards while the other Raven laughs at his friends antics.
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Which one is your favourite?

An old joke I found on Focus

Twin sisters in St. Luke’s Nursing Home were turning one hundred years old. The editor of the local newspaper told a photographer to get over there and take pictures of the two 100 year old twins.

One of the twins was hard of hearing and the other could hear quite well.

Once the photographer arrived he asked the sisters to sit on the sofa. The deaf sister said to her twin, “WHAT DID HE SAY?”

“WE GOTTA SIT OVER THERE ON THE SOFA!”, said the other.

“Now get a little closer together,” said the cameraman.

Again, “WHAT DID HE SAY?”

“HE SAYS SQUEEZE TOGETHER A LITTLE.” So they wiggled up close to each other.

“Just hold on for a bit longer, I’ve got to focus a little,” said the photographer.

Yet again, “WHAT DID HE SAY?”

“HE SAYS HE’S GONNA FOCUS!”

With a big grin the deaf twin shouted out, “OH MY GOD – BOTH OF US?”