Our cottage at the back looks out over Townsend Meadow and beyond it, to the sky over Wenlock Edge. It is a westerly view so every day of the year we have a sundowner light show. Obviously some days the spectacles are more striking than others, but the sky over the Edge is always worthy of a good long ponder. We do much pondering here on Sheinton Street on the vestige shores of the Silurian Sea (circa 400 million years ago), when it was somewhere else entirely. Probably a little north of the Comoros Islands in what is now the Indian Ocean. A thought worth embracing. Or at least a prowl around its peripheries.
I’ve posted these archive shots in response to Jude’s this week’s light challenge over at Travel Words:
“This week’s assignment – Use strong backlighting (i.e. shooting towards the light source, but do not look directly at the sun) to create a contre-jour image where the subject becomes a silhouette, OR shoot the light through flowers or leaves creating a transparent effect.”
35 thoughts on “Over The Garden Fence In All Seasons ~ Harvesting The Light”
Aah! Amazing clicks 👌👌
Thank you, Sangeetha.
Lovely! Some interesting silhouettes there…
Thank you for sharing your photos. They are beautiful. I will be googling the places you have mentioned as my geography is very limited.
We’re in Shropshire in the English Midlands not far from the border with Wales 🙂
I have promised myself that some day I will travel to all of these beautiful places!
That’s a good promise to keep 🙂
All wonderful shots Tish, the silhouettes are fab. I love the tractor and trailer in the first photo and the blackbird (?) with the berries – that’s quite Oriental. Thanks for sharing these 😁
Thanks for the opportunity to do so 🙂
Great subject matter, Tish! Love that opener and somewhere in the archives I have a reminiscent shot of that last one, from Madeira 🤗💕💕
Ah, Madeira – you took some particuarly fabulous photos there, Jo.
Seems like a lifetime ago…60th birthday, I think… so it was! 😦 😦
Some great examples, Tish! Love the silhouettes, and that bird with the berries, as Jude says, quite oriental…
Thanks, Sue. It must be the influence of the Japanese crab apple tree 🙂
Lovely gallery of images Tish.
Thanks, Su. I had a nice little play finding them 🙂
As you harvest that light make sure to set aside some seeds to sow when the time is right. Nice shots.
lovely images 🙂
Certainly views worth pondering on. I would love to sit on that seat with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down.
It is a fine spot for doing just that 🙂
These are perfect examples of what Jude was asking people to do, Tish. Wonderful.
Wonderful pictures and I don’t at all mind sillhouettes. i often work to create them.
Well, as you can see, I like silhouettes rather a lot 🙂
ooh I like your silhouettes, the first one for a moment I imagined the tractor as a horse and cart it is so atmospheric
The first one does have that ‘olde world’ feel about it. It was a lucky snap.
Blackbird singing in the dead of night… (It is a “merle”, right?)
very nice job Memsahib.
Hope all is well?
Merle it is, Brian. And yes thank you, all is well, though somewhat irritable with the world at large. Hope all is well with you in Mexico.
So far so good, thank you Tish. (And irritated with the world at large too). (Hopefully this crisis will bring forth radical changes… ✌️
Fingers crossed on the radical changes, Brian. Things are looking a touch hairy in US and UK at the moment – George Floyd murder on top of lockdown unrest. ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests rolling out here too – even as I write this, outside the US embassy in London. This on top of the Cummings debacle. The Sun (1 June) newspaper has the Black Lives Matter footage.
Even in London? Hmmm. I will follow the news. Take care
Love the silhouettes! We were just talking today about shadows and Georgian & Victorian silhouettes which were once so fasionable!
I’ve always found them fascinating, ever since seeing silhouette borders in one of my mother’s old children’s books. Glad you like these, Ju-Lyn.