Photo 52: A Play on Light

Hard Light - Week 4

There was a lesson in my latest photography course that explored the dramatic nature of film noir.  Often times subjects are placed in very contrasty, hard light.  One particular afternoon, on our walk home from a birthday party, there was fantastic light hitting one of the brownstones on our block.  I quickly took a photo of our three shadows and was surprised by the creepy feel of the image.  It must be the "claw" hand but I think it's a fitting finale to our hard light study - dramatic and mysterious.  

Please follow along the circle to see the rest of Photo 52's images for this week.  Next up is Kim Dupree, a supremely talented photographer who resides in East Texas with her husband and three children.