Photo101: Day Ten: Mystery & Lighting Effects

Sky Silhouette
Sky Silhouette

Today, share an image that creates a sense of mystery. A lone mitten on the sidewalk. A trail leading off into the distance. Your dog’s deep brown eyes. Intrigue us with uncertainty.

Today’s Tip: To stretch yourself, manipulate the light available to you to create a particular effect — use it to cast shadows and highlights to create a moody image. Work with natural light, or find an artificial light source like the stage lights above.

The direction of light has a big impact on your photos. Things lit from the front have few shadows, and are evenly lit. When the light comes from the side, shadows and highlights are introduced, creating more texture and complexity. Lighting from behind throws things into sharp relief, silhouetting your subject.

PHOTO101 Day 3: Water & Orientation

OK I have 2 photos to share for day 3, photo101.  One is geese in the water with a vertical and horizontal exposure. This image is kinda more about Photoshop I guess.  I converted the vertical image to black and white and then painted colour, the blue, back in some of the water.  The horizontal photo is the actual colour of everything and then the background is comprised of an image made from the outline of the geese.  Overall I was working more with Photoshop with this image.  I was trying to emphasize the water in the vertical shot by making it the only thing in colour in the photo.

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The photo below is all about the reflection in the water, then a focus on the tree surrounded by the sunset.

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Home: Harmony Of Mind Expressed

Day 1 of Photo101 -another excursion into attempts to blog daily only this time with photos!  Today’s assignment:  What does home look like or mean to you? Share an image in a new post.

When I think of Home I think of it representing the acronym, Harmony Of Mind Expresed.  There is a saying, home is where the heart is!  For me, home represents beauty, harmony, peace and love.  Living in a community of friends, surrounded by the beauty of the ocean, nature and the most incredible sunsets.  I am so grateful to have this harmony as a part of my life ….

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