Photo Monday – Playing With Sunlight

You know how they say not to take pictures in full sunlight when you’re a beginner?  This is the day I broke the rule.  Sunlight was pouring in so I grabbed the camera and a vase full of flowers.  And I tried stuff.  Changing the aperture, the location, the angle…  I had more fun than I’ve had in a long time.  Sometimes, it just isn’t about the subject, is it?  It’s about the light…




(Okay so the clouds came out for these.  But I love how exposing the flowers correctly means blowing out the background.)



And I love how, when the light falls on the flowers, exposing them correctly makes the background fade to black.  Or dark, at least.


And shadows.  Would you believe these were taken under a glass topped desk?  It was the only place in the house where I could get some shadows…

I need to play with light some more.  Take a plain old subject and see what happens.  It’s the only way I’ll learn, right?

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Photo Monday – Playing With Sunlight
  1. Diong says:

    Très belles photos, Raphaëlle.

  2. […] bouquet at the grocery store.  We I needed some colorful flowers for Easter.  I’ve done pictures of a bouquet before, seeing what happened in the sunlight.  This time, I just wanted color.  I set my camera very […]

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