Dancers in Brussels
As photographers, we are quite obsessed by light. We look for just the right quality of light, soft light, hard light, side light, front light, back light etc. We try to control light with reflectors, diffusers and flags. But what about capturing the light from within a person. That is the biggest challenge and can't be done with clever techniques, Photoshop or expensive equipment.
Light and shadow are what create atmosphere and mood. Everyone enjoys watching sun dancing on water.
Sparkles amongst the reeds
Tulip - Keukenhof Gardens, Holland
Backlight is my favourite light - I love the way it reveals or conceals. If the subject is transparent, it reveals it's inner secrets, if it is solid, it creates a silhouette to hide the details.
Alexander III Bridge, Paris
Sunlight even makes the city look pretty - well, I guess Paris is pretty even in the rain.
Sculpture - Louvre
Then there is the way light falls on the human form. Soft window light is so flattering.
These pictures were taken on a gloriously bright morning. I love the way even when the subjects turn away, their friendship still shines through.
The window light here was coming from above, and simply gorgeous. However, I think it is the light shining from within this lovely girl which really makes the portrait beautiful.