Spring light and flowers near dusk.
Spring light and flowers near dusk.

I’ve been talking a lot about light lately. Why not? We all know it’s the prime component in photography. It’s the thing that makes a photograph a photograph. It doesn’t matter whether you make digital files, shoot film or even make some kind of photogram. Without light, there is no picture.

So.

This is what happens when I walk outside, carrying a camera and happen to look at the spring flowers as the sun is starting to set. This is also what happens when you break on of the biggest photo rules around. They say, “Never shoot directly into the sun.” I ask why not?

Yeah, sure. Your highlight will be blown out into the unrecoverable specular range. But, if you close the aperture enough you’ll get starbursts and other weird effects as the light bounces around the lens.

That’s what happened to this picture.

One little suggestion. It’s probably a better idea to use your camera’s LCD rather than trying to use the viewfinder, especially if it is some kind of electronic viewfinder. They “see” very brightly. You can guess the rest.

Advertisements

7 Replies to “The Light Went Crazy”

  1. It looks like you are a really good photographer. It is very rare that you see such unique pictures. How many pictures do you post daily? Are these pictures from all over the globe; do you travel a lot? Do you spend most of your time taking such unique photos and posting them here? It looks like you are very active. What inspired you to start doing his? How long have you been doing this? I have followed you posts for sometime and have these questions for you.
    Thank you,
    Skippabro
    Ps. take a look at my posts at skippafamily.wordpress.com

    Like

    1. Yes. I’ve made my living at photography for many years. It’s really the only career that I’ve ever had and I’m getting old. Being good at anything is really a matter of practice. Skill plus work ethic is important.

      I only post once a day. Anything more and I think I’m insulting my readers. Sometimes, I post multiple pictures within one blog but I never post more than one blog a day.

      I travel a lot, since it’s my job so yes, I take a lot of pictures. I only post the “fun” stuff on Storyteller. I mostly shoot advertising and corporate work for real money.

      Doing what? Taking pictures? Or, posting some of them here? If you mean taking pictures, I was just born that way just as some people are born to musicians, or mathematicians, or great chefs. Or, whatever. If you means posting pictures via Storyteller, it’s just a creative outlet. It’s a way to keep me honest.

      You should read your own blog. 🙂 I’ve been there, about a year ago. I think it’s about a dog. But, I’m not sure. If you’ll allow me to be honest, that’s a problem. At the very least, your readers have to understand your intent.

      Ray

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Creative Attributes

Where creative art is appreciated

Child of the border

Short stories and poems about my experience with growing up near the U.S. Mexico border.

Halyna Viktoria

Photography

Karine Leroux Photography

Textures - Patterns - Minimalism - Abstraction

ADNAN KRNDZIJA

FASHION · HEALTH & TRAVEL BLOGGER

LezBeeHonest-FromAGalaxyFarFarAway

Don't let her be "The one that got away".

Relax with Bronte

Self care isn't self indulgence... Self care is self respect.

Sea Turnstone

Photography, Travelling, Wildlife

Serendipity!

Photographer, Designer, Editor and Educator Ray Laskowitz talks about pictures and their back stories.

... le blog de Walter PASCOLI

Art contemporain , peintures et dessins ...

Vova Zinger's Photoblog

The world around through my camera's lens

The Bouquet

A collection of beautiful things and thoughts

The Trichordist

Artists For An Ethical and Sustainable Internet #StopArtistExploitation

Curious Appetites

Exploring the flavors of home, around town and nearby communities

Cumbria | The Lake District

An Eclectic Mix Of Revelation By Baldy. A Blog About Cumbria, Home Of The UNESCO Lake District National Park. Photographs, Paintings, Sketches & More. Mountains Are My Bones; Rivers My Veins; Forests My Thoughts.

Unpopular Judge

Exploring the Death of Storytelling in Movies

SURYA PHOTOGRAPHY

Through Photo, we speak our language

The Art of Blogging

For bloggers who aspire to inspire

%d bloggers like this: