Monday, December 27

Warm & Cool

Taken just before sunrise on a walk through Montrose Park.
The biggest challenge for any photographer (pro or rookie) is lighting. Not only do you have to worry about how much or how little light is available, you also have to think about what quality of light you have to work with. This means identifying the different sources of light and accounting for them: is it natural or artificial? a single source or multiple sources? Not to mention you've got to have a basic understanding of how that quality of light will affect your subject. Fortunately there are many settings that come with digital cameras that allow you to account for many different light sources. The above scene caught my eye because of the harmonious contrast provided by the mixed lighting. The cold blue sky is natural early morning sunlight while the glow of the artificial street light splashes a warm orange across the white snow. Lucky timing. 

Photo by Michael Patrick Perry-Feel free to use images with links and credit – no commercial use without permission

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