Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Light and Shadow

The prompt this week is Light and Shadow – one of my favorite topics. The right lighting makes a picture perfect but it can also be one of the hardest skills for a photographer to learn.

Getting the light right is something I struggle with every time I pull out my camera. There’s no strict formula – at least one that I know of. It’s usually just a “guestimate” and then a couple of clicks one way and then a couple a clicks the other way until I’m satisfied with what I see in the viewfinder.

If you look closely enough, I swear this turtle is giving me the evil eye.

There’s so many features to consider – aperture, shutter speed, angles, ISO, distance etc. One certainty is to try and avoid the sunniest part of the day but I got extremely lucky with the two photos above.

The photo above is the window where my dad and his Sunday School class sat during church. I was visiting mom one night and when we went out for dinner, I saw the church lights on so I was able to get my first stained glass photography. That took lots of trial and error before I got it right.

You can see responses from other bloggers here: https://pilotfishblog.com/2022/05/07/lapc-198-light-and-shadow/

You can see more of my photography here: https://photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com/index

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