Playing with Light Effects

My weekend mini-project for Photography 101: Playing with light.

I selected three different views from the 24th floor of an apartment building overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil. I snapped shots throughout the day to see the different light effects created during dawn, sunrise and sunset.

I used Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera.

Shot 1: This is a view from the left side of the building. The ocean is on the front side and sunrise light will come from there.

 Shot 2: Beach view with sunlight coming from the seaside in the morning and from the back at sunset time.

Shot 3: This is the rearview from the building. The ocean is on the front side and sunrise light comes from there. The sunset light source comes from the back.


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25 thoughts on “Playing with Light Effects

  1. Great photos! This really shows different aspects of lights at different times of day. I like Golden Hour in Shot 1 which shows such detail for the buildings. For Shot 2 it’s the Sunrise view with the sun’s glow and reflection across the water as well as along the horizon. In Shot 3, my favorite is the Sunset view which dramatically highlights the clouds and skyline.


    1. Thank you, Cardinal! I’m eager to try all possibilities. I’m used to a manual Nikon fm and this is a different story.
      I’m still grateful for your suggestion to follow my heart. It was right on.


  2. Nice pictures! Good that you did decide to buy the camera now! So much to see and a lot of nice sky(lines). Today I read in a book the following rule: ‘you do not take a photo, you MAKE a photo’ grts!


  3. That’s some serious photography 101! You literally took the snaps at different times during the day. Can’t be better than this. Hope to see some of your snaps used as examples by Daily Post for their upcoming themes.


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