Any photographer knows the importance of the light. We become observers, seekers, sometimes even commandeers of the light, co-opting it and coercing it for our photographs. It is an interesting relationship we have with the light. Like being stood up for a date, if the light isn't promising, the day is filled with less to look forward to, as it may be a day without photography. The result is having to learn how to use light creatively, to make the most out of the least light, and to see it in new ways at times. And to really make the most of it when it is in the mood to cooperate, when it is truly "the light fantastic." Tell me that doesn't sound like a romantic relationship at times? So far, light has been good to me, and so I'll keep showing it off in gratitude. Light, quite literally, is "the light of my life" as a photographer.
heavenly~flower is a master of the light fantastic. If you followed her 365, you know how well she utilized the light to be innovative and keep it going every day. She's a lover of flare, silhouettes, and backlit nature shots like her example below.
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Cara of cararosephotos
dear to us are those who love us by heavenly~flower