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Shadow & Light

By lucinka
Europe >> Switzerland >> West >> Valais

Here is one of my photos from weekend trip to Switzerland. It was one of the last photos I took late afternoon during autumn when the shadows become very long and enhance shapes, contours and textures of the landscape. I like the way the tree almost disappears in that green field but is underlined by its own shadow. This was definately one of the photos that made my trip worth visit. Unfortunately I dont remember where exactly this photo was taken as I was rushing to the airport.


Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: SandyMiller, highlander, PatrickSmith and 49 more

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Crespo 16 59
22 Mar 2006 1:07AM
Superb light and composition.
joolsb 16 27.1k 38 Switzerland
22 Mar 2006 1:22AM
Whereabouts were you in Switzerland? Lots to photograph round these parts... Smile

Love the lighting you've caught here and the way that little tree is backlit. Nice use of light and shadow.
riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
22 Mar 2006 1:24AM
beautiful image, the shadows really enhance the shapes
22 Mar 2006 1:37AM
Well composed and great use of the light: it really shows the contours and textures of the landscape.
hebdens 15 5
22 Mar 2006 1:42AM
fantastic colour and textures, the lighting is fab .
sasam 17
22 Mar 2006 1:54AM
Effective shadow play.
rosie42 16 7 Australia
22 Mar 2006 2:13AM
Lots to like here - the saturated colour, the contours of the landscape, the shadows and the backlit tree ... well done on a very pleasing capture!

Susie :o)
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
22 Mar 2006 2:36AM
I love the lone tree,shadow and the abstract look given by the hills.Take care.AnnSmile
rnixon 17 180
22 Mar 2006 3:24AM
I can see the attraction of this scene. the composition is good, but for me the shadows area touch dark.
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2006 3:28AM
This is very effective and works so well..... I like the way you caught the relief of the countryside here.

MarkT 16 119 2 England
22 Mar 2006 3:31AM
Superb shot.

helenam 15 21
22 Mar 2006 3:31AM
love the light, love the lines, love the colours....just love this !
Rayner 16 England
22 Mar 2006 6:40AM
great light
damian 17 140 Netherlands
22 Mar 2006 6:42AM
This caught my eye immediately, I'm surprised I have not seen your portfolio earlier.. I only had a glimpse but I will be taking more time to check out your work.. This one has a real Franco Fontana feel to it, an inspirational photographer for me.
chris-p Plus
15 75 England
22 Mar 2006 8:13AM
This light and shadow scene is always an eyecatcher..well presented.
ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2006 11:26AM
Great result Lucie
BerthaDBluze 16 19
22 Mar 2006 2:06PM
Wonderful lighting and shadows. Lovely composition and colors too! Smile
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2006 2:07PM
Great light and shadow.
Tooth 16 5.8k 227 Ireland
26 Mar 2006 2:31AM
A beautiful study of light, shadow and texture - lovely
Ruffus 15
26 Mar 2006 3:03PM
Really rich scene...every else has said what I'd say!
mule 17 68
27 Mar 2006 3:32AM
Like it!
highlander 17 32 Scotland
29 Mar 2006 9:30AM
Even better than the latest.
SandyMiller 15 932 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2006 8:46AM
Terrific lighting and composition
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
9 Apr 2006 12:09PM
this is fabulous
CaroleA 15 5 3 England
13 May 2006 9:59AM
Lucie - you have some lovely photos in your portfolio: I was hard pressed to choose just one to comment on (there were too many to comment on all, being a new member). I've gone for this one because of the simplicity of the colours and the lighting, amongst other things. I'm sure I'll be returning to your portfolio in the future!
JohnDyer Plus
15 80 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2006 7:34PM
Beautiful textures in this
vtoth 17 271 Croatia
19 Oct 2007 11:03PM
Gorgeous greenness!
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
24 Jan 2008 5:51PM
Superbly seen and taken Lucie. Ron.

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