My contribution to Scott Thomas´assignment 16, Best photos of 2011, are examples of what I consider as the most important factor while trying to make good photos, light. Being aware of light of shadows is both fun and very interesting. Slowly one finds pattern and contrast in every corner.

I can´t say these are my best photos, (that would no doubt be my portraits, which I unfortunately can´t show here) choosing them would depend on more demands, but these photos have one thing in common, they all are a result of playing with light. Thank you once again Scott, for making your assignments, this was a good exercise.


20 comments so far

  1. milkayphoto on

    Wonderful contribution, Birgitte! Your images always seem to make me smile… 🙂

    • Giiid on

      You are so fast Tracy 🙂 Thank you. I´m smiling too, now. 🙂

  2. Reggie on

    What an intriguing selection of images, Birgitte – every single one is just perfect. I rather like the open door one at the top! It looks sooo mysterious, that I’d like to go and explore further… Your snowman is CUTE! I’ve never made one, and I hope I will one day… The yellow flower with the droplets on it is gorgeous… and I really like the leaves floating on the water… and the last photo with the cranes reflected in the water is also really striking…. but I wouldn’t be able to choose!

    • Giiid on

      Hi Reggie. Thank you for commenting, it is very interesting to hear what the photos make you think of. I haven´t had time for writing comments for a while myself, so I´m really glad to see that I still get comments anyhow.
      No snowman? I saw some girls from south Africa last year in Copenhagen, laughing and playing in the snow for the first time…very cold was their conclusion. Making a snowman demands good gloves, or a strong will. I suppose you want to make a snowman one day?

      • Reggie on

        Yes, I DO – I’ve only ever seen a dusting of snow on distant mountains, but I’ve never actually touched it or played in it – so, if I have a chance this lifetime, YES, I would definitely like to build a snowman!

        I think I’ll take your advice and borrow some thick gloves, though! 😉

  3. Gerry on

    Your light studies always absorb me. “Water” is particularly fine, but I confess to a sneaking fondness for the big blue tarp. That’s one of the permanent features of my exterior decor. Nice to see it made beautiful.

    • Giiid on

      Thank you for all the good words.
      This tarpaulin has been more useful than anyone imagined when it was bought as shelter for the rabbits outdoor home. It has a good color and a good thickness for creating shapes and folds. Next time we need a tarpaulin, I will be surprisingly active in choosing the best one. I can imagine myself looking at the different models with a sceptical expression ask about the quality. A very surprising development of my interests, I´ve never imagined this. Now that it happen to be so, I am very glad to have a friend with the same interest.

  4. Sybil on

    Hello Birgitte, thanks for stopping by my blog and posting such a kind comment.

    Of your shots, my favourites are the snowman, tree, and leaf in the water.

    • Giiid on

      Hi Sybil, thank you for your comment. I liked the snowman too, too bad that he disappeared so fast. We are told that this winter will be warm, in that case there will be no new snowman, but lets see, the weather is impossible to predict.

  5. refinedcolloquy on

    Beautiful pictures! I’ll have to visit Denmark soon to capture images as these.

    • Giiid on

      Thank you.
      I have read at your blog that you have been in Europe lately, and that you enjoyed the trip. I think you will like Denmark too.

  6. Dancing with the Stars on

    You certainly know how to catch contrasts. Both in shadows and light, and in colors. The surface tension in “1 water” makes a wonderful reflection. Makes me think of Einsteins curves of gravity in space.
    Good work and good selections. A pity you can’t present your portraits.

    • Giiid on

      Thank you very much.

  7. Karma on

    Hi there Giiid! Lovely collection. Your photos all have a beautiful softness to them that makes this a very pretty set.

    • Giiid on

      Thank you Karma.

  8. […] Birgitte who still calls her blog, My 2008 blog, knows her photographic self very well.  When she posts a photo(s), the comments almost immediately start mentioning how she has captured the light.  It pleased me then when she choose a set of photos from the past year which highlights this talent of hers. […]

  9. isathreadsoflife on

    What a fabulous journey through the light and shadows around you, Birgitte ! You are really the artist of the light. I find it difficult to transfer on a photo the light I see for real but you do this beautifully. The old office has a special touch about it : sépia or B&W ? I love it. The tarpaulin and golden leaves in the water are real jewels for their contrasts. I also like the natural embroidery on the walk in the woods. All so lovely to look at in details and learn about. Congratulations !

    • Giiid on

      Hi Isa. The “Old office” photo is from Spøttrup castle, I haven´t done anything else than pushed the camera button. I like to take photos in that kind of light/ shadow, because there are so many tones to work with. It is my niece standing there, she stopped in the light to read about the place. One really understand the meaning of getting up with the sun back then, to use the natural light. I am surprised to see that the water photo got several nice comments, I thought I was alone about liking it. That is one of the good things about getting feedback, to learn something about how things look to others. Thank you for your kind words to me.

  10. thepetalpusher on

    Giid–wonderful array of photos! You do have a good eye for capturing light–we are simpatico in this respect. Very nice contribution to the challenge. Thanks.

    • Giiid on

      Thank you for visiting my blog, and for your nice comment. Your blog looks very inspiring, I will follow it. 🙂

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