The Art of Photography:Mike Mudd's Learning Log

The Art of Photography:Mike Mudd's Learning Log

Light: Cloudy Weather and Rain P2.

Module ExercisesPosted by Mike Mon, February 11, 2013 16:32:55

For the second part of this exercise, an overcast day is used to demonstrate the good use of shadowless enveloping light, two objects with strong colour and relief were chosen - the Starley monument in Coventry's London road graveyard and a sculpture of Christ on the cross. Both are textured sandstone and both are weathered and colonized by lichen.

The monument to James Starley responded particularly well to being photographed on a 'flat light' day. The lack of shadows allowed the depth and texture of the full sculpture of Mr Starley to pop out - allowing a sense of dimensionality along with the texture of the sculpted work. The detail of the lichen colony is also very evident and not lost in shadow or an over expousre when trying to include shadowed areas. This type of light allows for a very analytical view of the subject.

The second monument though photographed in a flat light day does show similar dimension and texture of the subject to be witnessed, but the overall sculpture is very much designed with shadow in mind - as shown by the last picture included in this set.

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