As we examine shadows and their use in photography further, today I am offering a few photos which capture shadows for different purposes. Shadows can add dimension to an image.
In the winter, the surf will sometimes be very large, for our area, and cause erosion of the sand leaving a sharp drop off winding its way down the shore. The shadow reveals the path.
The shape of the arches is repeated by the shadows on the ground.
Shadows are functional also.
The shadows of clouds on the ground, in landscapes, is a favorite of mine.
Still looking on the dark side,
This month, we are turning to the dark side, shadows that is. We will explore shadows’ effect on your photography; either as a subject or using them to create mystery, add texture and highlight forms. Using a shadow as a subject, can add interest and mix things up a bit in your photography. Tennis season is winding down and I have been photographing the girls in action quite a bit. I noticed the position of the late afternoon sun during the matches causing long shadows to be cast from the players.
It creates something different from the usual tennis action shot. Here is study of a serve in shadows. First the toss,
next, the swing,
and finally, the follow through.
Part of the original subject can be included in your photo,
or both the original subject and the shadow.
The shadow selfie is one unique way to capture a special time.
All month, I will be singing “Me and My Shadow”, the children’s version. In case you haven’t heard it before, you can click here.
Keeping an eye on the shadows,