Nikon D750  f/5.6  1/2,000  300m  100 ISO

in hazy night
stepping into water…
losing my way

~Issa (

Nikon F750  f/4.5  1/2,000    85m  100 ISO

Water in its many manifestations: clouds, fog, snow, dew-drops, rain, ice, rivers, oceans, waves, mist, falls, glaciers, sprinklers..fill we with wonder.

Submitted in response to lens-artist photo challenge: wonder…a moment, a feeling, a place, a person–which filled you with wonder.

This week’s  photo study was inspired by The Candid Frame’s video in which Ibarionex speaks about the opportunities of light and shadow that a photographer will find in rural communities as well as in the dynamics of cities such as New York or Hong Kong.

Bring out the play of light and shadow within the scene.


Be open to how light and shadow shifts the mundane into something exciting.


Allow the shadows to go black by adjusting the exposure.


Find a scene and wait…


throughglasswebI appreciate the encouragement to silence the envy when viewing photographs created within the dynamics of large urban areas by waking up to the amazing opportunities of light and shadow one will find…anywhere.

I hope you, too, are inspired by The Candid Frame’s video, Street Photography Anywhere.   I am looking forward to reading your comments and seeing how you play with light and shadow within your town.   Let’s tag with #aphotostudy.

The twilight bell

I waited for

is sounding–

if tomorrow is granted me, 

I’ll listen for it again.

~Saigyõ (B Watson, Poems of a Mountain Home)

Wyoming… Nikon D750  f/4.5  1/4,000 85m  100 ISO