In photography, shadows are some of the most interesting features, as without them most definition is lost and drama is greatly reduced. So when I saw the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge of Shadow, you can imagine that I might get a little excited 🙂
In most of my photography, you’ll see that I tend to shy away from the standard approach of keeping the sun in your back and you’ll be safe… As a matter of fact, I love shooting into the sun and adjusting exposure to get the subject in there just right.
This image is one where I had the luxury of getting multiple shadow sources to work for me and a bit of assistance from years of water nourishing plant life…
Some may find this image a tad disturbing, as vacuous eyes look out toward the viewer, not revealing intent of any kind. She really is a beautiful water feature at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts.
How do you use shadows in your photography?
This image was taken with a Canon EOS 5D MkII using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were at 1/50 second at f/13 and 200 ISO.