Friday, June 5, 2009

Help Me Find the Light

Last week someone said this to me: "Photography is really about capturing light."

It was so insightful and thought-provoking. And I really think it is true.

There is a certain kind of "light" that I love to take pictures in. Late afternoon or early evening, right before sunset. Last Saturday, I wandered around the farm during this time and looked for things that had intriguing light. For me, that usually meant the light behind the object. Not always an easy shot.

Here are a few of the things I found.

This red leaf was on the shady ground, but was glowing with the sun lighting it up from behind.

Red Leaf

This white wild blossom was moving in the breeze, making it difficult to focus on. I finally got a view of it with the sun behind it, but didn't see the unique sea-star middle until I downloaded it. I also love the rainbow bokeh around those tiny hairs on the stem and buds!

White Petal

This alder leaf was hanging in the green shady trees, the sun filtering behind it.

Alder Leaf

The sun on the reeds in the pond.

Pond Reeds

Walk around sometime and see what unique bits of light you can capture!


Paint Girl said...

I have alot of cool things on the farm! I would have never seen some of it, if it wasn't for you taking pictures!
They are all beautiful!

jrosey said...

Bea-utiful! You definitely have a gift!

juliette said...

The red leaf photo is amazing, Pony Girl! Way to go!

Patches said...

W-O-W! Beautiful! And inspirational. Now I just need to find the time and hope the sun cooperates... :)

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

You did capture the light! Really lovely photos and blog, for some reason I didnt realize you ahd this one!

HBFG said...

I just love to look at your photographs!
You are incredibly talented!!!