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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half Light

I read this week’s challenge and decided to take the easy way out and choose a “Half-lit” photo.  It was an easy decision as I immediately thought of one of my recent Japan photos.  We stayed in the Gion district of Kyoto for a few days and really enjoyed the sight of Japanese folk in their traditional clothing – enjoying the evenings and taking “selfies” of each other.  I’m not much for selfies but it was a good chance to catch some candid shots of traditionally dressed young folk in this picturesque old geisha district.  I took this photo in the late afternoon with long shadows yielding a mixed lighting challenge.  I managed to capture this young lady on the steps of a shrine with the dappled lighting adding drama to the scene while highlighting her colorful outfit.  This is one of my favorite people candids of our trip.

Shadows on the Shrine

Shadows on the Shrine


18 responses

  1. Susie Hartzog

    Scott, your photos continue to amaze me. So beautiful.

    March 25, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    • Thanks Susie – glad to hear from you! What’re you doing these days?

      April 2, 2016 at 10:58 am

  2. Thomas Johnson

    Love the way light plays into this. T.J.

    March 25, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    • Thanks TJ! How’re you guys doing? Any trips coming up?

      April 2, 2016 at 10:58 am


    Lovely Scott. Sue Johnson

    March 25, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    • Thanks Sue – great to hear from you guys!

      April 2, 2016 at 10:59 am

  4. Linda Hoffmann

    An amazing catch! A portrait photographer setting up a perfect shot couldn’t do any better!!!

    March 25, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    • Thanks Linda! Thats a great compliment for a candid photog.

      April 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

  5. Wonderful pic Scott !
    Ciao ciao

    March 26, 2016 at 12:11 am

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  7. Beautiful. 😀

    March 27, 2016 at 6:51 pm

  8. Gorgeous shot. I love the light and color. Great composition too. 🙂

    March 29, 2016 at 8:43 am

    • Thanks Patti – It was kind of a lucky shot but I liked it immediately

      April 2, 2016 at 11:03 am

  9. I agree that the dappled light made her more striking and dramatic.

    April 2, 2016 at 11:13 am

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