The WordPress photo challenge for this week is Illumination. The above datura illustrates the dramatic effect of early-morning light. The image below shows the opposite view, which also captures a golden beam of light while the rest of the landscape awaits its turn.
We often associate illumination with man-made objects like ethereal church windows or dreamy night-time settings. Artists often seek the sun’s dramatic light, which creates shadows that are just as important as the light.
Early-morning outings often reward one with classic examples of soft illumination. Late afternoon light can capture calm, dramatic or turbulent moods.
Night offers dramatic lighting moments. The calabash lights cast a soft mood over the Palo Santo Cyber Cafe’s lounge area. Street lights also offer great photo moments when one least expects them. A boring arrangement of brooms suddenly transforms with lighting.
Soft daylight enhances an old church’s presence. One enters with reverence and basks in the early-morning light. ”Here I am,” the church seems to whisper…
Dramatic light often begs to be captured. Marie and Enrique trusted me when I asked if they would HOLD THAT POSE!
See more samples of Illumination HERE at the WP Daily Post.