However, I got lucky, deciding to take my camera along for an early evening walk with Billie to a local park on a changeable sky type of day.
I think shadows are important in photography. They help tell the story. Sometimes photographers try to get rid of shadows in their photos. There are many editing tools to "bring out" (as in eliminate, or lessen) shadows, and there are times when they are helpful and necessary. But not every time.
On this particular evening, we were going from a rather cloudy day to the sun finally trying to make an appearance. I knew that this park would give me some great areas to find the shadows I was looking for in terms of this particular set of photos.
Here is a close up of the same scene.
You can certainly see the difference in the story from this second photo to the the first photo. Which do you prefer?
Finally, on my way out of the park, I met two very nice young people with a Golden Retriever puppy named Cooper. I asked them if I could snap a photo of Cooper, and they agreed and set him up in a spot that I thought would give another example of using shadows to your advantage in photography.
To see more shadows and more interpretations of this week's theme, start with SamAdele Pet &Equine Photography covering the Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham areas, United Kingdom. Then look for the links at the end of each blog to continue through the circle until you arrive back here again. Happy weekend!