Light Drawing

The word “photography” was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtós), genitive of φῶς (phōs), “light” and γραφή (graphé) “representation by means of lines” or “drawing”, together meaning “drawing with light”.

I guess one of the most spot-on descriptions there could be.

What I particularly like is how it emphasizes that light is the key ingredient. It’s easy to get caught up on discussions on composition, intent, colours, technique or the gear used. I am guilty of all of those. But in the end, it’s about light.

Personally, I really like photos that have either light or shadow (its direct opposite: a lack of light) as main subject. In fact, I have quite some shadow images on this site already.

8sec, f/8, ISO400

When it comes to light, I cannot help myself for images like this. Shot this week, from my balcony at home. There is nothing artistic about it, nothing particularly particular. Nothing needing skill or craft: it’s trial and error and keep on shooting. But I just like making them and enjoy the results.

Nothing more to say this time. Yes, I have more lightning images, but that’s not the point. I just wanted to share this one image because it makes me happy.

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