"Catching The Light"

CANON70D. 1/6400sec,50mm(EF50mmf1.8 STM) ISO100 Manual Pattern Metering Mode.

Picture was taken at Arts on Main on one of my walks with Danie and the students. There was a window open across the road from this mural and at this precise moment as I was taking the shot, the sun was reflecting off the window on to this wall giving it this effect. As a photographer you are always looking for the best light and I found that with the student( from DPC ) looking at her screen totally unaware of the light above her but at the same time the figure in the mural is reaching out to it. Hence the title "Catching the Light"  

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  • Thanks Bruna.


    Stunning shot Luke!!

  • Thank you Greg. One can read a lot into this picture, It is always interesting to see the different interpretations one can get from one picture.  

  • Premium Member

    Stunning shot!

    Love th fact that you kept the white face on the right-hand in frame. The cross over the mouth really opens this shot up to so much interpretation.

  • Thanks Rosalie. I was in two minds about the title the one wtitle being "Behind you" and then off course this title.


  • Premium Member

    I love this, for me it feels very poignant. The first impression I got, before I read what you said about the photo, was that the figure in the mural was reaching out to the person walking by, which evoked feelings of sadness and loss and longing.

  • Thanks Danie, using the plugin Silver Efex Pro, still one of my favourites when it comes to B&W.


    Thanks for sharing and I like how you've pushed the contrast and how the bright elements pop against the dark tones. 

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