“The camera captures light, our minds capture images.” – Anonymous
One of the things I always tell budding photographers is that photography is playing with light. You can’t break it, you can’t hurt it, you can only lose it by not taking the shot when you have the chance so when you see your perfect shot, take it.
When framing a shot in my mind, I always notice how the light is hitting my subject. I love natural light; I typically avoid flash. I love how natural light can hit my subject at just the right spot so as to tell a story, to force the mind to draw it’s own conclusions, to highlight, to accent, to frame.
I was walking through Chelsea in the late afternoon when I shot today’s Photo of the Day, “The Lightness of Being.” The sun was tucking itself behind the buildings and, when I looked up at this beautiful building, with it’s fantastic arches and wonderful fire escapes I just loved how the light hit the top corner just in the right spot to show a distinct break between the dark and the light.