Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday's Photolife--Patience

In taking a picture, light is key. In a studio you can manufacture exactly the light you need when you want it, but outside it's not that easy. Nature has a way of doing whatever it wants, but it is often fickle. Most of the time all you have to do to get different lighting is wait. Patience. Ugh. Yep, that.

In this picture, the clouds had my subject completely in shadow,
partially in shadow,

and then the sun finally got through. Different times of day will give a whole array of color changes on a subject as well. Think of Monet's studies of the Rouen Cathedral. For this photo shoot, I didn't subject those with me to that kind of patience.

Application to writing? When describing something outside, remember how the lighting will change the colors or create patterns. e.g. The clouds wove lace shadows over the grass...

10 comments:

Jessie Oliveros said...

I love these posts. You are so smart. And you take good pictures.

Susan R. Mills said...

Great pictures and good application to writing. It's definitely something to think about.

ali said...

Great tip Lois!

Angie said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures. Where is that? I love it. I've been hearing a lot about patience today. I think someone is trying to send me a message... Great application to writing too.

L.T. Elliot said...

That's a great lesson about setting! It really does help put us in the moment. =]

T. Anne said...

Oh neat. I need to do this in the backyard as the sunsets. I love the color's it explodes all over the landscape.

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Patti said...

Great photos, is that in Sedona? I wish I had the patience to learn how to take good photographs, but I can only muster so much patience at a time.

Kelly H-Y said...

Stunning photos and great advice to accompany it!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Great photos and great advice for writers. :D