Most Delicious Light of 2019

The photos that made it into this category were chosen based on the role light played in the image. Specifically I answered the questions: “Did the light effect the mood or story of the image?” “If the light was different, would I like it as much?”  Then that collection of images went online for public voting during a set time period.  Check out the winning images!

MOST DELICIOUS LIGHT of 2019

#1

The contrast of the little girl in bright yellow running down the pier that is blanketed in dark fog and lined with serious early morning fishermen wearing dark clothes was a photographer’s dream come true.  The lighting and colors tell a powerful story even without any faces shown.

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Tied for #2

Backlight not only gave this mom and toddler a halo effect, which made this moment even sweeter, but also lit up the colorful leaves in the background.

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We were packing up at the end of the shoot and see THIS LIGHT! The bushes are right next to the parking lot, so I shot it at a low angle to not get the cars.

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Tied for #3

The ultimate combination of dense fog and colorful trees with Autumn leaves makes this image soft and moody.

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The reaction of these sisters playing in this walkway was highlighted by the soft light in the center of the image. I shot this from behind bushes and trees to get a natural frame of dark green.

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Tied for #4

This commercial shoot image of a real student studying in the library (hey, I was stealth – haha) was one of my favorites that day because of how the window dispersed light in the dark room, like a nucleus of a cell, so I centered my subject.

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This was a sweet big brother moment where he held his little sister who was afraid of the scary grass, but it was the sunlight that makes this image happy. In a different light, the same image could appear gloomy and sad, thereby telling a different story.

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#5

The way the sunlight lit her while she was laughing makes this an image of joy.

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#6

A zigzag walkway, tall grass bending in the wind, brothers making moose and bunny ears on each other, happy parents, and the orange-pink glow from the wildfires reflecting in the fog makes this a visually unique image.

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Want to see more?  Here is last year’s results for Most Delicious Light of 2018.

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