Thursday, July 29, 2010

Theme Thursday Light

Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
George Eastman

A New Day




Early Morning Catch



Sunrise at the Trestle



Sunrise Reflected




Spokes



Tom's Jar

All images by Cole Scott.  The first four portray natural light used to illuminate objects.  The next two are about the play of shadow and light where the absence of light dominates. 


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34 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Very cool!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

These are wonderful pictures, and the quote is a perfect start to the post.
xoRobyn

tony said...

All Evocative ,but especially,for me, the 2nd sunrise.Happy T.T.!

Francisca said...

I like your sunlight photos as well as your absence of light studies. Well done.

Brian Miller said...

excellent pictures...that one with the fog ont he lake and the orange sun behind the mountains looks like they are on fire...definitely some great things that photographers can do with light...

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

God, Scott Cole is good. I so wish I could ever "get" photography like that!

DJan said...

He has such a talent. I love the spokes and the sunrise at the trestle The pictures are both so different and yet so evocative. Thanks for sharing them!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

if i was wearing them, my socks would be knocked off - absolutely stunning images!

Gabriela Abalo said...

awesome pictures!!

great take on the theme

Roy said...

Great shots! Who is Cole Scott? Do you have a link?

Dreamhaven said...

So many awesome photos with this theme. Happy TT

California Girl said...

Mama Zen: thank you for visiting!

Robin: awww, you're sweet. I love that quote. My husband provided it.

Tony: me too. That was taken last year on Anna Maria Island, Fl. our new favorite vaca spot.

Francisca: Welcome! And thank you so much. Wish they were my shots.

Brian: Both shots were taken across the road from my MIL's house where we now live. He gets up very early for these.

Tanna: He works very hard on his photography. It truly is his passion.

Djan: Thank you. I really enjoyed putting "Spokes" and the "untitled" jar in with the others. I love the darkness of each.

Kimy: High praise coming from you. Thanks so much. I was wondering if you'd find the same quote I used.

Gabriela: Welcome and thank you!!!

Roy: Shame on me! He's my husband. He's a professional artistic photographer. His website is: www.colescottphoto.com. There is a link on my web site on the right hand side with his logo but I should link this post as well.

Dreamhaven: Thank you! I'm sending an email to Cole Scott to tell him to read his reviews. He'll be so pleased.

Jessie said...

beautiful.

smiles,

Betsy said...

I do agree...good natural light makes for the best photographs!

Tom said...

i like the new day pic...want to wander into it

California Girl said...

Jessie: Thank you for visiting!

Betsy: I guess George Eastman would have known, eh?

Tom: He is particularly proud of that one. Thank you.

Monkey Man said...

Spectacular light show.

RA said...

Breathtaking all of them! But I truly fell in love with Untitled. :)

Ruth said...

Beautiful photos, loved the second one especially. Is that an arbutus in the first photo, righthand side?

Tracy said...

Yowza! Those are magnificent. I can't pick a favorite. I like them all.

Megan said...

I have never been anywhere that looked anything like any of that. But maybe someday I will!

California Girl said...

My husband has just weighed in with a private email to me which I'll share:

"Wonderful to receive such nice comments. Please thank them all on my behalf. BTW - "untilted" is actually called 'Tom's Jar' ;-)"

Gladys said...

beautiful use of light.

Barbara and Nancy said...

gorgeous photos. I particularly like the b&w one just because it's so different from the others. It really stands out.
Nancy

Baino said...

Ah always late but never unappreciative of a good photographer's eye. I love, love the bicycle wheel. I'm still floundering with light settings, think I need a course. Is Scott up for private tuition? Haha shame you're not a little closer, could work out to be expensive!

Lorenzo said...

These photos are all magnificent. Someone once said that photography is sculpting with light. Congratulations to Cole, fine, fine work.

Ruth said...

Each is a treasure, he is so good (as you know). Light really is the secret. Maybe looking for light is always the secret.

I especially love #3 and #4, 'cause I'm a sucker for mist.

xoxo

Deb Shucka said...

Love the quote. Love the pictures.

Marguerite said...

Truly magnificent shots! Your husband is so talented and he should be making big bucks for his photographs. They are more like paintings.

California Girl said...

Ruth: had to look up "arbutus" and I don't know the answer because I don't know my plants as do you.

Lorenzo: passed along your generous compliment to Scott and he's very pleased.

Deb: Thank you so much.

Baino: he'd probably do it as a write off. we've never been to your country. what fun we would have!

Gladys: thank you for visiting and the compliment and welcome!

Marguerite: you are always a cheerleader.

Barb & Nanc: it's a fave of mine as well. That jar was hand turned by a close friend who gave it to us. It's a work of art too.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! C.G.,
Cole Scott, has captured light very well in each of his photographs.
By the way, each and every photograph is very beautiful too!
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

AJ "Rohzi" Ellington said...

omg... I love them all. Makes me want to delve into photography. But I've already got my hands scheduled to delve into too many other things, so I'll not burden myself with adding something new to the list. ;-)

joanny said...

Cole Scott is an artist of the light, beautiful photographic imagery.

Came by from Theme Thursday
Joanny

http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/2010/08/early-to-rise.html

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful!
I don't know which one I like best, they all something about them that I love...