Friday, July 16, 2010

Subtle Shadows and Patterns

Returning to the theme of "shadows," I decided to post more images which show the soft and subtle side shadows.  Soft shadows result from a diffused light source.

This image was made from the doorway of a lighthouse on the Oregon coast.  I liked how the crystal shadows spread across the wall and are soft enough to let the pattern of the antique wall paper show through. 
(Canon EOS 1-D Mark II N, Canon EF 24-105mm lens, 1/40 sec @ f 8.0, ISO 400)

One just never knows when a photo op will arise...This image was made in a restaurant in Alaska (on my way to the ladies room, believe it or not! )  I was visually drawn to the recognizable shapes from a lighted display in an adjoining gift shop 'projected' onto the brilliantly colored wall.
(Canon EOS 1-D, Canon EF 24-105mm lens, 1/10 sec @ f 4.0, ISO 640)
In Valparaiso, Chile, I was photographing the patterns of the fence shadows which looked (to me) like paths made of lace.  I came to a place where a sleeping dog was decorated by the patterned shadows. If you have been following my blog for a while, you will realize that this image was a 'double themed' find for me: shadows AND dogs!
(Canon 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm lens, 1/80 sec @ f 10, ISO 400)

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures, Wendy. Shadows are one of my favorite things to see/capture. I love the complex image with the dog - the pattern leads us into the frame and then voilá! there's a patterned dog, too! Love it. Love the profile pic too. Just like you. :)