Sunday, 18 August 2019

Playing with light.

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     This week I thought I would let you all in on a little secret Mrs H and I discovered during our latest portrait shoot. Light not only illuminates but adds substance, texture and depth.

     I posed in the early morning light for this shot, but the colours seemed to merge into the background, and all looking a bit overexposed. But when Mrs H tuned into the black and white image........


........things seemed to change.......



 ....... suddenly the light became a shower of particles—threads of spider silk if you will—frozen in their tracks as they raced past me into the foreground, whilst simultaneously highlighting and defining my face, whiskers and the most delicate hairs along my back.....





 
     This last image is my favourite and encompasses the best qualities—well for me at least—of light and dark, and the motion and stillness of both light and subject . . . . Mrs H also says that we captured intent, and joy, too. Of course, these light and dark things are not new, but sometimes I find there is a moment in time when the obvious, which we have forgotten about, springs to the fore and shines.

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29 comments:

  1. Erin, me thinks you looks loverly in black and white - the light beams show your wonderful loving soul. So glad to see you today! -Purrz from Katie the Mom (yes we are blogging again at KFM Newz dot blogspot dot com.

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    1. Great to see you back, and with such a lovely new page, too. Many thanks, we like the last best, but the close up shows such interesting aspects:)
      Purrs
      ERin

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  2. We find closeups a challenge and never get them sharp enough. We love your picture in black and white.

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    1. Thank you. Mrs H's cameraoft' doesn't focus n close ups or if the light is wrong.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  3. Those are lovely, Erin. We do have a slight preference for the first one.

    Purrs,
    Tama and Genji

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    1. Thanks. I look at them each timeand see something different in each.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  4. We love your photo, Erin. The black and white version is especially dramatic. :)

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  5. Those are all beautiful and you really light up the world pretty Princess!

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  6. I like the smaller black and white version, Erin...it really highlights you, with less background. I take elebenty billion images, then discard the ones that are blurry or weird. Probably 2 good images for 10 taken.

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    1. Ahh, yes, we kno that feeling.It is fun deciding between them all though, which is why we switch to B&W a lot as it can bring out the best, or better, in a picture.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  7. Erin, those B&W pictures are wonderful !

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    1. Thank you, we have a soft spot for B & W, ;)
      Purrs
      ERin

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  8. The light shines on you like it was from heaven, Erin. Very nice.

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    1. Thanks, it was such a nice shot, and sort of better reflects the feeling of the moment than many others.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  9. We think they all turned out just lovely! And why wouldn't they with a subject such as you :)

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    1. Aww, thanks, thatis a lovely thing to say. We do have our moments though. . . .well Mrs H does more than me ;)
      Purrs
      ERin

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  10. They are all lovely, but I like the black and white close up best.

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    1. Thanks. Yes I can see why, and it was a hard choice for me between the last two, for sure.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  11. We like the last one. The light and shade really works well :)

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    1. Thank you. Yes I think the harmony is a bit better in that one as it is bigger.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  12. You look fabulous in black and white, Erin ! Purrs

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    1. Thanks. It does rather suit, though if the natural colour and light is there, I can radiate colour like the best of them :)
      Purrs
      ERin

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  13. I know pros might say #2, but I prefer the color. I think it's more striking even though the colors are muted. ERin, we bet you are an extraordinary muse for Mrs. H!

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    1. Thank you. The colour has it's pluses and is muted which may be one of its charms. Hmmm, muse isn't always the word Mrs H chooses, but I am extraordinary. . . . well between naps at least, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  14. I like the last one best ! If you would be a human no wrinkles could be seen, lol !

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  15. Princess, the black-and-white photo of you is my fav of the two, furr the same reasons you mention. It also reminds me of how one moment in time can create a memory that will last furrever. This photo of you is a memory in making for me. And if those be silken webs about you, may I be caught in your web. Kisses to you my confection, my dove, my luv. Your Prince, V

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  16. Well all be a cat Mom... Wait I am anyhow, I thought I was following you all this time. To my surprise I wasn't. Well that's remedied. I followed via email and blogger/Google+. Even joined the Selfie Sunday blog hop.
    You looked like you had fun with your toy and the light. Now I can visit more. Yeah!!

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