One of my plans for my photography this year is to really get to grips with light and shadow. To this end, I will probably need to take more monochrome images – stripped of colour distractions, I should pay more attention to the light (I hope), and I am going to return to shooting manual more often. I have got lazy, and tend to use aperture priority or shutter priority depending on the subject. Back in the days… I only ever used manual mode all the time I shot film (up until 1997), as I only ever had that facility with my Canon FT, and later Nikon FM2.
Anyway, back to the title…the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Shadowed…
I have chosen an image taken in Shoreditch, London, of a saxophone player under an archway. The light was very strong on one side, and nicely shadowy on the other…. I liked the chiaroscuro effect on the man’s face:
See more Shadowed here.