#116 – Baby It’s Dark Outside

Photo taken: June 14, 2011

Capturing lighting on film (or digital “film”) exactly as our eyes see it is a nearly impossible task.  Dark scenes may appear too light, and lighted views seem too dark.  This passing storm made it very dark outside, as will happen numerous times a year almost anywhere in the stormy Midwest.  The clearing just over the house at the end of the street gives some contrast to how dark the low hanging clouds at the front of this storm were making things.  Not even my flash is enough to brighten up the neighborhood… though it did light up the raindrops falling in my front yard, and even gave the laser eye effect to the front and rear lights on my neighbor’s daughter’s car!  The flash also gave a somewhat hyper-realistic look to the branches overhanging the foreground…

Advertisements

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
This entry was posted in My Top 200 Photos and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to #116 – Baby It’s Dark Outside

  1. it looks alittle like the landing of visitors from Melmac ;O))

  2. draliman says:

    It’s like, the end of the world or something.

  3. Interesting photo in a bunch of ways….capturing raindrops isn’t easy to do – and the light on the leaves is cool. The VERY sharp contrast in the sky back where the storm is clearing is something that’s always weird to see isn’t it.

    Pam

  4. Trisha says:

    That’s creepy the way the sky looks kind of green.

Jabber Away...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s