Top 50 Fan Photos of 2021

#8. Carol Klein VanLaan


Lighting becomes “back” lighting when the light source is back behind the subject. When back lighting is good it’s REALLY good. Hollywood loves back lighting. Walt Disney loved back lighting. Yes, Snow White is full of it.

I think I can say out loud that pictures of light houses at sunset can get a little uncomfortably close to being cliches, but add some back lighting to a cliche and all of a sudden it takes on an other worldliness. It grabs you and it won’t let go.

Carol said “this is a beautiful Michigan sunset”. It certainly is! Shooting into water and golden light at that time of the day can be transcendent.

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1 Comment

  1. Connie

    I know this lighthouse and this is one of the best pictures I’ve seen. Fabulous job!


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