Movement in light and grass

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Such a joy to pass by these today – I see them all the time, but today they were dancing..

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© C. Rennie, 2013

We keep on growing

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 No matter what, their urge is to grow, to reach for the sky.

Wherever I put them, they would bend to the light.

It’s always an inspiring lesson.

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The Right Light

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I’ve burbled on a bit about my love for light in many a post since I started here. It has amazed me just the difference that light makes to a photograph. This may seem obvious, but I truly didn’t quite understand its importance and significance in the mood or feel of an image before I started taking this time to learn.

I have an absolute favourite corner in our house for taking the kinds of shots above. It’s in the corner of our living room, just near a North West facing patio door. All day the light changes there, and makes the most beautiful shades. Sometimes I love to just sit and watch it. It is fascinating how it changes. I have actually moved all of our furniture round to take advantage of this lovely light, so that a table and flat area of wall is there waiting for a picture to form.

I painted the walls of this room a light reflecting grey, not just because I love how it works with the wood and colours we have there but also because I knew it would work as a great backdrop for the kinds of photographs I wanted to take.

Sometimes, a small gleam of sun will reach its way into that corner, and sometimes it just rests in a silvery haze. It is always surprising, and fickle too.

At the moment, light is spare, and I have been struggling a bit to get the effect that I want. But today, it came in and gave me something that felt like the edge of Spring – perfect for these growing beauties, my beans and hyacinth.

Emerging, seeking, the essence of new breath..

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© C. Rennie, 2013

Play

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you might remember this experiment. I was playing with light, shining objects in darkness and capturing them. I was mainly interested in the black and white ones, like this, but now I’m wondering if they work in colour too. In the black and white images, I added extra layers, but these are just as they were captured..I may work into them more..really you need to see these big, but this is as big as I seem to be able to fit them here.

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Continuing my series of shadows..here I was thinking of light in a more abstract way, as a reflector of secrets, memories, fears..

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light falls, light leaves

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Games with light and children’s toys

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More weird dreams

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Layers of old film photographs and new digital ones..just experiments again..

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