Light and Shade


cardiffgareth

Link Posted 06/10/2020 - 13:49
A little exercise in light and shade for uni.
All Pentax K1 and either DFA 24-70mm or DA* 60-250mm

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Light and Shade by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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Light and Shade by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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Light and Shade by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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Light and Shade by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

5.1

Light and Shade by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

5.2 - Pushed a little further

Light and Shade by Gareth Williams, on Flickr
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Last Edited by cardiffgareth on 06/10/2020 - 13:51

womble

Link Posted 06/10/2020 - 15:11
I'll put my lecturer's hat on, although marking a stats assignment where there is a right and a wrong is a bit different to talking about photos where there is a great deal more "opinion" and pretty much no fact!

I really like no. 1 as the person and the dog are a focal point that the various lines lead to. If the person and the dog were in No 2, that would be the stand out image for me. Three and four are nicely intriguing as the leading lines lead out of the frame... what is just over there? I'm not so keen on 5 and 6, they aren't so abstract as to be abstracts, but my eye doesn't know where to go.

Feel free to ignore everything I say. Most other people do too...
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 06/10/2020 - 16:51
I'd agree with Kris on the first shot - the reflected "silvery" light on the tarmac brings the central strip to life with the eye being led to the dog and owner
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Sry

Link Posted 06/10/2020 - 19:13
Very nice work here, Gareth - literally 'all about the light'. I have a preference for the last 4, as their subject is the light itself, rather than a structured composition. I think I prefer 5.1 to 5.2 - less contrast gives it a more misty character. I don't know if you've seen it (and you will not be able to unsee it afterwards ), but 5 have a pretty big animal mooing, or barking or... in the sky!
Last Edited by Sry on 06/10/2020 - 19:14

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 06/10/2020 - 23:27
Those storm clouds and the breach in them are wonderful.
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RobL

Link Posted 07/10/2020 - 14:05
I love dramatic scenes like these, my personal favourites being 3 and 4. In the middle of no. 3 is a mark, possibly a bird moving, which would be best removed. The sea and beach are looking very dark in these, no doubt deliberately, but I wonder whether the surf and light on the water could be lightened a bit? Looks like the course is fun.

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 08/10/2020 - 14:14
Thanks all, appreciate the comments. I left the foreground surf dark as I was pushing more emphasis to the clouds and that light

It was raining pretty heavy and that mark is a raindrop as it's falling down. It wasn't until I zoomed in a load that there were more of the blighters that I've had to go in and remove!

Continuing with the light and shade, a few more I shot today:

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IMGP2303 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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IMGP2371 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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IMGP2398 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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IMGP2431 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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IMGP2360 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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IMGP2450 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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Rhoose by Gareth Williams, on Flickr
Gareth
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womble

Link Posted 08/10/2020 - 17:42
Some good ones there, 7 and 12 catch my eye especially. Do you know Rachael Talibart's "Sirens"?
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 11/10/2020 - 20:22
womble wrote:
Some good ones there, 7 and 12 catch my eye especially. Do you know Rachael Talibart's "Sirens"?

I didn't but I do now

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jvs

Link Posted 11/10/2020 - 21:12
Light and shade indeed it is, Gareth! Very effective interpretations of your theme. Inspires me to try some black and white landscape myself - not something I've given much thought to, but yours here are really evocative.
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 12/10/2020 - 00:07
Nothing like an enforced theme to make you think about it - and it's certainly working here.
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bforbes

Link Posted 12/10/2020 - 09:36
Let's know when you pass
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 12/10/2020 - 10:12
Appreciate the comments

bforbes wrote:
Let's know when you pass

That's 3 years time ...... or never
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