Light and Shade Landscapes

Light and Shade Landscapes

I waited for a car to come near the divide of the light and shade. There is a rail bridge one must walk under very near the Norbiton station while going to Kingston. It was early morning and the triangular piece of light was mesmerizing.

It was summer yet the tree had shed its leaves. Perhaps the tree had sensed the arrival of autumn. I used to think that someone chops off the branches but realized later that it was not true. A tree without its canopy presents sad picture but it resonated with me. I must have been a somber mood when I clicked it.

There is no ‘monsoon’ in UK, it rains all around the year. And gives me an opportunity to click reflections. The play of light and shade makes it look more beautiful.

And presenting two landscapes. Stunning. This one is at a point called the ‘Lady’s View’ in Ireland.

Long drives in Ireland are so beautiful that we stopped at some places to soak in the beauty of landscapes. Colours make landscape beautiful, but light and shade gives it a mysterious tone, particularly with the clouds in this photograph.

Kerry cliffs are 1000 ft high and are 400 million years old. The sky was overcast, but a beam of light made it beautiful.

As we settled in Killarney in Ireland, I noticed that a car was reversing in to its garage. The headlights of the car attracted me. A man walked in to the frame, making it more dramatic.

And finally, this was clicked indoor. This is where we stayed in Ireland. This photograph is all about lines. Watch it carefully for a minute. I call it the romance of lines.

And finally light and shade or colours, you make your choice, but the perspective takes the cake.

All photographs and material copyrighted. Feature pic courtesy: Alexander Dummer on Unsplash

Vivek S Patwardhan

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”