Light. It’s all light. That’s what makes or breaks a photograph. After all, the word photography is Greek for writing with light. No. It’s not all Greek to me. I actually know this word.
Hurricane Delta passed us by for the most part. We did have some strong gusts of wind and a little rain. Those outer bands can reach way out.
I had to run an early morning errand. You know, a honey do. Pancakes were in the offing, but we were out of eggs, milk and chocolate chips. Mmmm…
So, out I went sometime around 7:45. The light was stunning. The wind blew out the ugliness and humidity of the past few days. The air was clear. The light was sparkling as well as being stunning. I said that already, but I cannot emphasize that enough. Stunning. Stunning. Stunning.
On the way to the grocery store I made some obligatory pictures. You know. The ones you expect in this kind of light.
I parked and looked across the lot. I saw what you see above. Now this is a light picture, a picture about light. The subject isn’t particularly attractive, but the light makes it so.
Wouldn’t you agree?
Shadows and silhouettes is what we learned in college. Look for them. They can save a bad assignment. In order to have them you must have light. I also think you have to have bold, bright light.
So, I saw the scene. What then?
I kept reminding myself, expose for the highlight, expose for the highlight.
Apparently, I got that right. There is just a hint of color in those giant highlights. And, the darks go really dark.
Of course, there is a little post production to help shape the details, but that’s about it.
Questions? I’ll be happy to talk.
Stay safe. Stay mighty. Wear your mask. Look after each other. Chase the light.
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