Neodigital Art | Photons
Photons are little bundles of energy that we call light. They come from the sun (when we aren’t making our own), bounce around and get reflected off everything. They bounce around rather like a ball bounces off different surfaces, some surfaces make a ball bounce fast if it’s hard, soft surfaces slow it down. Light gets absorbed by dark colours and reflected more by light colours. You can see where it is being reflected most in this picture, by the lighter colours. Now why is the green and foliage so dark in the foreground?
When I took the photo in the picture there were trees behind me, shading the ones in the foreground. They are darker as a result and the foreground is in silhouette to the lighter sky and water. The sky is light blue with white clouds and is reflecting light downwards onto the lake and the trees; which in turn reflect light back to the camera. The lighter colours are reflecting more light. Notice that the water takes on the same colour as the sky, blue with white clouds.
It was raining, the day I took this one. There isn’t much light and no direct sunlight. The light that we have was coming through a cloud and then reflected off more clouds. There is a lot of white in the picture and the colours look dull.
This is the same place and the light is still difficult, a white sky again. I took this from the tow path and the angle gives me a more interesting picture. When the light is bad, I find buildings and structures often reflect light better. Much of the green in this picture is absorbing the light, the tow path being man-made is reflecting more light.
The light was better when I took this shot and although black doesn’t reflect light well, the bridge contrasts against the white sky. I was trying to get a good contrast and silhouette the bridge against the sky. I have a little of the wall in the foreground for depth and the bridge going away from us also gives the picture a lot of depth. The bridge looks more imposing the closer that you get to it. Most of the light is reflected from the sky because the sun was in front of me. I want to capture the reflections with my camera, but I don’t want light going directly into the lens from the sun. I will have another post about this subject on a Zillion Ideas later, so please check that out. The older post are worth looking at too.
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