Landscape between light and shadow: the pictures of the week (week 39)

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Photography lives from the right light. In addition to its color – warm or rather cold – its distribution also plays a role. And where there is light, there is also shadow, as is well known. This applies in the verbal as well as in the figurative sense, and must be incorporated accordingly in a recording.

Our picture of the day from Saturday is from Manfred Grüner and shows the mountain road to the summit of Roque de los Muchachos. With a height of 2426 meters, it is the highest point on the Canary Island of La Palma. The beautiful holiday memories contrast with the current events around the volcanic eruption of the Cumbre Vieja. Another volcanic island played the main role on Monday. Here, the contrast is not created on the basis of current events; rather, photographer Christian Scheiffele captured the Icelandic highlands in the flattering light of the golden hour.

While the clouds drew hard shadows on the landscape, nature showed its pastel side in Felix Wesch’s photo. The morning mist in the heather creates a fairytale lighting atmosphere.

After all, gallery photographer drives ostenwiewest the contrast in his night shot of the Empire State Building in New York to the extreme.

It is well known that some photographers specifically intervene in the lighting mood; anyone can do this with simple aids, such as light painting by Klicker3D proves. For his fascinating light painting he used a bicycle rear light and a blinking chain of lights.

All pictures of the day can be found in the photo gallery.

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Samstag: road to summit

The recording succeeded Manfred Grüner on vacation on La Palma. He found the motif on a summit tour on the eastern mountain road (LP-4), on the way up to the summit plateau of Roque de los Muchachos. (Image: Manfred Grüner)

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