This week HeyJude is looking for an image of the light through flowers or leaves, or one where the subject becomes a silhouette. My first is a leafy garden with structure: seating, plant supports, an obelisk and low fencing to keep out the rabbits.
The soft, wavy shadow leaves seemed interesting in this picture and also the contrast with sharper shadows falling on the leaf in the bottom right. This was taken in the same garden as my anole picture.
I loved the way these leaves seemed to be dripping from the tree.
There is a minor trick to getting this effect – you have to stand where you can block out the sun behind something like a tree trunk or everything gets washed out. I originally took this one for her shadows challenge, but couldn’t resist posting the flowering crab apple instead.
I liked how the twisted silhouettes are counterbalanced by decorative shadows on the woodland path (which include a heart shaped shadow, for anyone else who looks for them).
Shared as part of HeyJude’s Photo Challenge: It’s All About The Light.
As an aside, several people have contacted me to let me know that my posts can’t be shared on Facebook because they have been reported as offensive. Not being on Facebook, I have no way to question this. I take care to make my site a safe, welcoming space and find it ironic that out of all the things I hear are freely shared on Facebook, this website could be considered a problem. After wracking my brains, I can only come up with the fact I sometimes post about leaves and know that the tag was blocked on Instagram at one stage, so wonder if Facebook might also take offence to them. Is anyone else having the same problem with their blog or is it just me?