Patti takes the lead this week.

Lest we ignore the sun’s alter ego, quietly hiding in the… shadow…

It’s a no-brainer that the light must be at some angle other than directly overhead in order to produce a shadow. Even a difference of a morning half hour or so makes a difference in this view of the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado:

Canyons are good shadow subjects:

Colorado National Monument

Black Canyon of the Gunnison, aptly named.

This poor Hemingway imitation, converted to B&W and heavily tweaked, shows what software can, or can’t do:


Stay well, stay safe, be weird and wonderful.


35 thoughts on “LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #198 – Light And SHADOW – Pt. 2

  1. Those canyon examples really show the contrasts between light and shade. I always find such landscapes tricky to get right but yours have both worked – I especially like the first of them in Colorado πŸ™‚

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  2. I really like your contrast images of the canyon, John. Great examples of how the light affects the degree of shadow. And your last image of the erstwhile Hemingway made me smile!!

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  3. Shadows add so much depth and dimension to landscape images. Those early and late in the day photos really emphasize the terrain. If the terrain is tall enough, like in Black Canyon, you can shoot mid-day and still have dramatic shadows.

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