Light & Shadow

Yesterday afternoon me 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.

Newcastle Trip
Img 1. Probably my favorite photo of the day – I tried to purposefully place the sun behind the subjects head to create the sharp silhouette and capture the shadows created by the window on the floor.

Newcastle Trip
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.

Newcastle Trip
Img 3. I had to mess around with this one quite a bit and sacrificed some of the foreground detail to enhance the amazing sun-rays coming though the clouds. In the high-res version you can see birds flying around just above the bridge which look quite good.

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! More of the same (in a higher resolution) can be found in the photo gallery – 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 still returns frequently to continue exploring 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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