Sarah has asked us ”Can you easily pick out the best of your shots and are you comfortable rejecting those that have been less successful?” She has challenged us to share three of what we consider to be amongst our very best shots, but also commented that if she did it again next week (or even tomorrow) she would probably choose three different shots!
I love to use light and strong shadows in my images now, which can be used to great creative effect in creating a story, an atmosphere, lead the eye into areas of the image you want to focus on…. Took me a long time to get to this realisation, in the past I would actively avoid any areas of shadow.
So for my first image, strong shadows frame the part of the image to be focussed on, and the lone figure in an empty street can let us create our own stories:
Now for a portrait, one that admittedly I have shown recently, but I was very pleased with this – the focus on her eyes, catchlights in those eyes, shallow depth of field ensuring subject, ie portrait is isolated:
And for my third image, a backlit shot. Three things about this…the silhouettes created by the backlight, the positioning of the figures and those lovely clouds.It all came together:
Linked to Lens artists at Sarah’s here