Welcome to episode 24 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! After some really cool responses to last week’s challenge of Human Impact, I thought it would be good to do something completely different.
Shadow is a key attribute of good photos, as it helps paint the scene and set the mood, even more than light will at times. For good photography, it is important to pay attention to shadows and notice how they help compose the image that we really want to show to the viewer. An excellent article that goes into how shadow can be used to work the various aspects of a photo is http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/tips-for-using-shadows-in-photography/
So, my challenge to you is to become more aware of shadows; this doesn’t mean that you have to go all serious and deep, as a photo that uses shadow can be playful…
Walking around in Brno, I noticed the shadow cast by this spout and found it somewhat amusing; then I mused… can we use it to tell the time?
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
- Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
- Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
- Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
Let’s see what lurks in the shadows! I’m looking forward to your creations!
This image was captured with a Fuji X-T1 using a Fujifilm 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 XF R LM OIS WR lens. Exposure settings were f/10 at 1/250 second and 400 ISO.