This mirror image on our driveway was unlike any reflection I had ever seen. It was created by the sun shining on the tailgate of my Chevrolet Avalanche and throwing off this image into the shadow of the garage. Amazing!
It lasted only a few minutes and I haven't seen anything like it since.
Now here is a photo of how we play with artificial light for artistic effect, not just illumination. This is from a stage production here in Branson. As close as we were sitting, and as fast as the burst is on my camera, the dancers are a blur. A trick to freezing action is to be as much in the light as the subjects --- but then I wouldn't have captured the arrangement of spotlights -- and the dancers were spinning very quickly :-).
And here is one more piece that I really like. The depths of water carry light just so far, but the distance the light penetrates allows for magical illumination of creatures we might never get a chance to see. This photo was taken at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. The aquarium there has a walk-thru tunnel putting us in the midst of sharks, manta rays, and hundreds of other sea life. I nearly expected this school of fish to spell out "Nemo" with their synchronized swimming!
Now, this is just a sampling of my favorite "playing with light" photos. Like many photographers I have hundreds if not thousands of shots of light. Gotta love this pasttime-hobby-career-addiction!
Thanks for stopping by for another fun Thematic Photographic. Hop on over to Written, Inc. to see Carmi's inspiration and the participants' take on the theme. You won't be disappointed!