From Darkness into Light

Photography is famously about “writing with light”—or rendering light. In fact, light is integral to photography. You can’t photograph a physical object. You can only capture the light reflected or emitted by your subject.

Upper Horsetail Falls © Harold Davis

Upper Horsetail Falls © Harold Davis

How interesting then that the choice of rendering can lead a subject—such as Upper Horsetail Falls, shown in these two images—from darkness into light. Keep in mind that the choice is yours. But often the dark side is more mysterious, and therefore potentially more interesting!

Behind the Waterfall © Harold Davis

Behind the Waterfall © Harold Davis

Related stories: Fairy Falls; Cold is the colour of crystal; White River Falls.

This entry was posted in Landscape, Monochrome, Photography.

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  1. By Eye of the Cave Panorama on March 2, 2016 at 9:38 am

    […] is a panorama view from behind Upper Horsetail Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. I shot the panorama in fourteen vertical photos, with each capture a […]

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