“The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow.” – Leonardo da Vinci
This week’s photo challenge comes from Ann-Christine, who writes, “Backlight is a versatile instrument in making pictures really come alive, even if they are only silhouettes or very dark. For landscapes it can be magical.” I find that especially true when water is part of the landscape, adding reflection, glow, and sparkle. I am really happy that the rain in Oregon has let up, and warm sunshine is bedazzling the Coast. I had a glorious day there yesterday, and will return soon!
Magical photo for this week 😀
Loved your approach this week Priscilla. The shadows you used to illustrate backlighting are wonderful
These are all so nice, especially the silhouettes. Nicely done!
Absolutely beautiful shots on the beach. Truly a place where the sun plays with us as much as th ocean. Click of the heels was fun!
Thanks – that’s one of my all-time favorite shots. It’s sprinkled through a bunch of my posts. I thank my daughter for making life a joy like that!
Maybe the best place to go for backlit photography! Well done and beautiful silhouettes full of life!
Heading into the sunset is the best for a lot of things. 🙂 Thanks!
Some dramatic shots you have here!
GREAT sunset. Love the silhouettes too!
Great take on this challenge Priscilla! My favs are the silhouette jumping in the air and the hand holding the rocks. I like the way you used the setting sun as a backdrop, creating partial or full shadows. Wonderful.
You are right. Having water content in monochromatic shots shows the “drama”
Thanks for your visit and like!