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Power of Light

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 29 October 2016 in Landscape & Rural.


Something a little different today. I am continuously developing my vision for black and white photography. When travelling around, I am always on a look out for scenes where I can later experiment with conversions to mono. What I am especially looking for are strong contrast, strong light and strong shapes.

When driving through Iceland I was fascinated by the way the light would change from one minute to the next. One moment it would be completely dark with heavy clouds, the next rays of light would burst through and transform the scenery completely. Other elements that I wanted to use in a composition were the ever present power poles and power lines.

I found one such scene when we set out to drive from Snaefellsnes Peninsula towards the Westfjords. This is another photo where I had a general idea of what I wanted but I was not completely sure how to go about processing. In the end, I decided that the light beams and clouds are to be the main elements and I darkened the landscape below to keep it from taking away the attention. I still loved the strong outline that the landscape provided and how the power lines link the top of the pole to the land below.

I hope you enjoy this more minimalist image. In between the grand landscapes, I try to see the simpler things around us. They are just as beautiful.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 100 58 mm

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