Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #198: Light and Shadow


Patti leads this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge with the theme: Light and Shadow.

To be honest, I’ve never thought about light and shadow while composing a photograph. I often just relied on instinct, which sometimes happens before I could even grasp what was happening. After searching through my archive, I believe this is a good example of light and shadow.

This is Antelope Canyon. The light is always changing there. When I visited, it was around 2 in the afternoon. The moment to see the light beam had long passed. However, the scene was still beautiful.

I took a class in college many years ago. On the first day of the class, the instructor gave the class an assignment. I was to look at the Google Maps image he provided and determine the time the photo would’ve been taken. The photo he provided was a photo of a parking lot.

I had no clue how to do that. It turned out the time could be determined by looking at the shadow of an object. The shadow of an object will appear different at different times of the day. I did not know that until I took this class.

Lastly, I cannot end a post for a theme like Light and Shadow without including a black and white photo. In my opinion, sometimes, black and white photos are the best way to showcase things like Light and Shadows.

12 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #198: Light and Shadow

      1. I’m sorry to say that unauthorized use happens every day, probably to you too. A watermark is meaningless these days. I could remove yours in about ten seconds. There are copyright protection companies but they aren’t cheap.

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    1. Thank you. 🙂 I think it just depends on whether you shoot upward or just shoot what’s in front of you. Most shoots upward, which emphasizes on the light and drama. I think photographing in all aspects are important as photos are part of making memories.

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