Monday, May 3, 2010


05.03.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

Light plays an obvious role in photography and we often experiment with its properties when setting up a composition and making camera adjustments. Sometimes no matter how hard we try to squeeze out a 'winner' it doesn't happen...and the reverse is just as true when we luckily happen upon the right combination. Something about this image is magical, if nothing else because it was 'accidental' - light and glass interacting to show refraction, shadows, and reflections.

Don't you love when those 'magical' elements align and produce an unbelievable moment? It could be an interaction, an 'aha', a sight, or a memory. It is rarely, if ever, planned and it elicits response from both the cognitive as well as the emotional side. Learning to look for these opportunities is worth teaching! Naples, FL