Sorry about moodiness of yesterday’s post. I’m better today, over my frustration. I got to take today’s picture outside in sunlight, which makes me happy.
Studying light was the main gist of today’s prompt. As photographers, we are always interested in the light, and I suspect that many of you, like me, even have a favorite time of day for light. The time for mine varies with the season of course, but I love that late day glow, an hour or two before the sun sets. I was determined to get outside today and spend some time on today’s prompt. We were instructed to find a single object that interested us and use the light around us to illuminate it. My object is actually a planter ornament that my sister gave to me for a gift one year. The ball is filled with a material that glows in the dark, so I thought it might make for some interesting daytime illumination too. I used some techniques I’ve picked up recently (mostly from Scott Thomas) including sidelighting to bring out the detail of the ladybug sculpture, using a flat, silver surface to reflect more light and a large aperture to focus on my object and create a bit of background bokeh.