Neodigital Art | Light and Locations
Sunshine at last
As I finished yesterday’s extraordinary blog, I noticed the sun shining; a welcome change from the dreary days of winter. It didn’t last long, it was soon overcast again as I cooked lunch, but the sun came out again later and I was determined not to miss the light. I needed a location that I could get to quickly. This is a favourite location because I get good pictures and it’s close by. You can see the effect of the winter sun, low in the sky casting shadows across the ground. Patterns make a photograph interesting.
I also like the way the trees silhouette against the sky. We have silhouettes in this picture too, even the ducks appear as a silhouette on the water. I like the winter colours too.The sun was behind me and so creating a silhouette effect.
It was getting late as I drove past the park, the sun was low in the sky. I thought I might get some interesting shots. This was one of the first ones:
This is the lodge to the park, but notice how the light is reflected off the trees to the right of the lodge. You can see shadows again and that makes the picture more interesting, but it was those trees that I found interesting.
This tree is reflecting lots of light and the sun is in just the right position for the shot. It’s lighting this tree up! But there are more trees with winter colours behind that one…
The sun is now behind me and to my right and you can see the shadows cast by the trees and the way the trees on that side of the park really catch the sun. The light Autumn colour reflects the sun well. The darker colours absorb the light and contrast with the lighter colours.
Finally, as it’s a Victorian Park I changed one photograph to black and white:
You can almost imagine what it was like in the nineteen century when the park was first landscaped. The houses opposite the park were owned by wealthy locals who had servants and they still stand today. How long will our modern homes last?
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