Monday, May 26, 2014

A few from the yard

We are lucky enough to have a yard with some massive trees to provide shelter but also a bit a fear during winter storms. Window makers are quite real and we have some massive ones right over our heads. However, these also make us feel like we are living in a forest and also provide us with some great shadows in the evening. A couple of weeks back +Linda Dean and Talon were out doing some gardening on one of these evenings. The sun crept through the leaves creating some really great shadows as it attempted to light the shaded corner of our garden. It was definitely time to grab the camera and get outside for some fun.
The effect made the house, old as it is, look really fantastic. As I mentioned in a previous post I am really into black n white photography at the moment. Black n white I think really helps to highlight garden shadows, sort of brings them alive.
You can see how they creep across the ground and up the walls of the house. Sometimes looking at them you can almost imagine someone like Tim Burton sitting in his garden watching this effect and just leaving his imagination run wild.
Shadows just bring a picture to life in my opinion and help to make your pictures almost timeless.
The effects they create add real atmosphere to your images, shadows make them feel like a story waiting to be told or a film waiting to be made. With it now being summer here in the northern hemisphere, it's time to get out your cameras, get outside and start snapping. Don't worry about capturing that perfect shot, just shoot what your instinct tells you to shoot and see what comes out. You don't even need an expensive camera, you can easily use your phone and edit with apps like Snapseed. Just have fun with it and see where your imagination takes you.