superhero photo challenge ~ shoot into the sun
jen gray & swirly, canon digital rebel xti
I am so delighted that Andrea chose the concept of shooting into the sun for her most recent Superhero Photo Challenge. This is something I am intrigued by and lately have been trying to gather the courage to play in the attempt to create a romantic and ethereal vibe with my subjects. I resonate so much with how Andrea shared about being told at one point as a rule to not shoot directly into the sun. I was told this as well and the free spirited part of me wanted to rebel. It's so refreshing to surround myself with other photographers that prefer to play more and not always go by the rules. I've shared here on my blog about my need to play with photography and not get too tied up in the technical bits because for me, it can feel so limiting and stiffling. Although I fully get that there is a time and place for it all. For me that is typically when something goes nutty and I find myself consulting the mighty manual for clues.
I am a nature girl at heart and if I get the opportunity to unravel the connection between nature and my subjects, my heart can't stop swooning. Lately, the sun's ability to dance upon my subject is something I want/need to learn more of and play with. So I am eager to hear the wisdom from all these lovely Shutter Sisters.
I hope you join the challenge too!