Light and Shade

At the beginning of the year I was bored of staying at home with only the usual local lanes to wander so I decided to set a focus for my photography. One of the subjects was light and shade. When I saw the challenge proposed by Tina (one of the four Lens-Artists) was all about the light this week I was reminded of that topic. Making the decision to visit a garden on Tuesday I thought of this and looked at ways to illustrate the importance of light in photography and the ways a photographer can use it. As the sun was strong that day I had two thoughts in mind. Shadows and Backlight. When I looked at my photos deciding which ones I wanted to use, I chose Shadows, as I love the patterns that were created on the woodland paths.

The shadow patterns were not only influenced by the light, but also the wind. These two photos are from the same spot, but the wind affected the result.

And it was fun to try an recognise the plant from the shadow. Not always easy! Patterns from the tree canopy tended to be much more abstract.

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #162 | It’s all about the light


  1. beetleypete says:

    That’s an interesting challenge to set yourself, and it worked really well.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well I have enough flower photos, though that didn’t stop me taking more!

  2. Leya says:

    Clever idea – all about the light, and what it creates in shadows. Just great!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks A-C. It was good to have something to focus on during my walk around the garden. I have so many flower photos so I was on the lookout for something different.

      1. Leya says:

        And different you found!

  3. tgeriatrix says:

    Great idea when you walk around where you have all the interesting thing s already photographed…

    1. Heyjude says:

      I know this garden well so there are rarely any surprises, but it is a nice walk and they often have some lovely plants for sale too, that I cannot resist!

  4. bushboy says:

    Great gallery Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks BB! All good over there? I guess you are well away from the trouble areas.

      1. bushboy says:

        Yes Jude. No problems any where near me. Still have to endure another two weeks of lockdown even though there’s hasn’t been any cases.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Sigh… šŸ˜·

  5. pattimoed says:

    This is a fun post, Jude. I love your detective work and creative ideas for this post.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Patti. Trying to do something a little different helps focus the mind šŸ˜

      1. pattimoed says:

        Definitely. I agree.

  6. I like taking shadow photos too. Nice for you to have something to focus on at the moment.

  7. Rupali says:

    Very creative.

  8. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    These are so nice:)

  9. margaret21 says:

    I love shadows too. You’ve made excellent use of the ones in your garden.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not my garden (I wish), but a NT garden near Truro. I wouldn’t mind a tree fern though.

  10. Tina Schell says:

    What a fun approach Jude, loved your shadows I’m thinking it might just become a future challenge all on its own! Thanks for joining us and for your creative approach

    1. Heyjude says:

      Shadows and Patterns are great challenges!

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