Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Backlit Leaves

About an hour ago, I returned from a walk along the river and about the park there. I could not believe the warm temperature today. We had to remove our outer jackets, and sweaters, as we were getting too uncomfortable. As we passed along a path I noticed these leaves that were backlit by the sun, and took a couple of shots. Backlighting is sometimes referred to as "sweet light" and it is used to separate people or objects from blending into a dark background. Of course a shallow depth of focus helps accomplish this as well. In a few weeks time, the trees will be bare once more, and then they will become a more graphic element in photos. It's all good......

6 comments:

John MInkowskyj said...

Aaahhhh yes. Sweet light.
We live to photograph with it.

David c.h. Brown said...

Hi John,
Thanks for checkin in today. Yup, Sweet Light makes the very ordinary appear wonderful. Dave

John Minkowskyj said...

Lately I seem to be enthralled with backgrounds in photos.
I love the diffusion and shapes of the backgrounds of shallow depth-of-field obtained through zoom lenses.

David c.h. Brown said...

Hi John,
Actually you should try a few fast prime lenses wide open. The bokeh is fantastic. Dave

John Minkowskyj said...

Time for a picture, Dave!!!

David c.h. Brown said...

Hey John,
You're right. Coming soon....LOL! Have to get a parcel off, and then I think I'm free again. Thanks, Dave