The exploration with Kat at Kat Eye View this month was a little difficult for me. We explored Chiaroscuro in photography. For one thing you can't just set up something and shoot it. You have to wait for the light to be just right. Chiaroscuro is a study of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something. Kat gives a wonderful definition of this type of photography and has some great photo examples on her web site above.
Here's what I came up with...
The morning sun illuminated this bench which was sitting in the shade of a tree creating shadows with a dramatic feel.
I used a flashlight to illuminate the shell in a darkened room.
I love the light coming through the window shining on my youngest grandson. Of course, this is my absolute favorite!
The light and shadows creates a feeling of quiet and peacefulness in this church.
Here, light filtering through the forest illuminated the spider web. I read something about spiders this week. Did you know they weave with two types of silks; one that is sticky to capture their prey and one that is not sticky so they can move about their web without getting caught in their own web! I've never really thought about how a spider climbs about it's own web!
This was an interesting challenge that took some thought. It's a reminder how the different uses of light can change an image.
"Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows,
the light and dark which that thing provides."
- Junichiro Tanizaki