Our friends’ elder daughter, luckily caught by beautiful side lighting, in their kitchen.

This family has a large and airy kitchen lit by a single, large window.  Their daughter moved across to the right of the window, and was at once bathed in soft light, with relative shade as a backdrop.

The light flowing over her white dress was immediately beautiful, and I was fortunate in catching her right arm as well as her left, the former being seen both in silhouette and illuminated.  I’ve also been lucky in having the light just catching her long hair too.  Light reflecting from her dress produces a soft glow on the cupboards to her left.

This is, obviously, a picture of a person, but it is unposed and anonymous, and mostly about the interplay of light, shadow, shapes and textures.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended.

Technique: D700 with 105mm Nikkor lens; 12,800 ISO; manipulated with Capture NX2, Bristol; 9 Sept 2012.


  1. So much going on that my untrained eyes would have never noticed. Thanks for the narrative. 😉 I did see though, how the light and shadows accentuated the folds in the white dress. Maybe I am learning something. ☺️
    ❤️ XXXATPXXX ❤️


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