These days, I love shadows! It wasn’t always the case, especially in strong sun. In the past, I didn’t really study other photographers, I didn’t really look at photography books that gave ideas on using light to best effect.
Shadows can be used to great effect –
They might be enchanting in themselves:
They can create boundaries, a frame around part or all of your subject so as to draw more attention to that subject, as shown in the following two images:
They give a sense of the time of day:
They can add mystery:
Provide refuge from the sun:
Plenty to love about shadows, this is just a small selection of my shadows seen.
Linked to Lens-artist’s Photo Challenge at Tina’s here