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Extreme Lighting. November 11, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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I love it when the light is all mixed up.

Like when it’s daytime and the sun is out, and the sky is dark:

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Very cool, very negative,  if you know what I mean.

Yeah, I like it, sunshine under a blackened sky:

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Always floated my boat, even before I could capture and share it.

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1. Sylvia Kirkwood - November 11, 2008

Oh, these are gorgeous! Really great skies! Thanks!

2. Bobbie - November 11, 2008

Wow! That first one!

3. sherry - November 12, 2008

oh i adore the first picture. thank you.

4. Comrade Kevin - November 12, 2008

I wish I could take lessons from you. These are my favorite shots yet.

5. dianne - November 12, 2008

I love mixed up light too. I also have a thing for the dark under belly of a cloud.

One of my favorite things when driving out in the country is to watch the light change.

6. Randal Graves - November 12, 2008

Oh man, are these excellent, especially the first one.

7. littlebangtheory - November 12, 2008

Thanks, all of you.

CK, I’m no teacher; I have way too much to learn to be ready for that. But I do have a sense of what works for me on the occasions when it works:

I feel like it has to do with the difference between “seeing” and “looking for,” a distinction which I became aware of as a teenager. It’s most uncomplicatedly explained as “learning to squint.”

I seldom find what I go out looking for, and more often discover something else unanticipated. Being open to that helps me a lot.

It also seems to help (photographically, at least) to be on the brink of black depression, and being something of an empath has had its place. I mean, I frequently cry when I listen to the news, and Things Visual fill me with emotions which I then try to capture.

It’s not exactly a teachable approach, if you see what I mean. But there it is.

8. dcup - November 12, 2008

Very nice shots. I love the way the tallest trees frame the top photo.


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