Light & Shadow

Yesterday afternoon I and a few other people ventured into Newcastle for a little excursion and for once I got a few pictures I’m quite pleased with – it’s amazing what a few tweaks in Photoshop can do to a photo! I was trying to experiment with light and shadow a bit but as I discovered trying to do this in a hurry is not so easy – it would have been nice to take a bit more time over it.

Img 1. Probably my favourite photo of the day – I tried to purposefully place the sun behind the subject’s head to create a sharp silhouette and capture the shadows created by the window on the floor.

Img 2. Here I wanted to capture the shadows and reflections going across the chairs and wall in the empty gallery. It didn’t really work but I like the low-level angle of it.

Img 3. I had to mess around with this one quite a bit and sacrificed some of the foreground detail to enhance the amazing sunrays coming through the clouds.

Overall I took about 50 pics – the above are my ‘serious’ ones, I’ll post a few more ‘lighter’ photos tomorrow if I get time! Please tell me what you think of them 🙂


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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