Category Archives: Contre-jour

Mow Cop ‘Castle’ Folly 2


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Contre Jour – Nerja, Costa del Sol, Spain

  Nerja, Spain   I have always been a fan of Contre-Jour or ‘into the light’ photography. I love the dynamic and bold shapes that it can create. An early morning walk on this beach in Spain meant … Continue reading

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Summer boat

A quick shot of a boat on the south coast of England during a recent sunny spell of weather. Shooting into the sun like this is known as contre-jour, and it can give some quite nice effects as the sunlight … Continue reading

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cyclist, originally uploaded by foto-art. I find that when I go out with my camera, a certain amount of spontaneity is required. I do not usually go out to take a particular, planned image, but rather to walk with my … Continue reading

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Misty trees

Misty trees, originally uploaded by foto-art. Misty winter sunrise near Rode Heath, Cheshire, England.

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Stile and sky – A look at minimalism

Stile and sky, originally uploaded by foto-art. Stile and sky near near Rode Heath, South Cheshire. Another minimalist shot. This was taken with a red filter to enhance contrast. Many of my photographs are what might be called ‘Minimalist’. This … Continue reading

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Sand dune fence

Sand dune fence, originally uploaded by foto-art. Sand dune fence at Formby Point. This is an into the light or contre-jour shot and I do not think that I used any filters for this. This is about strong composition using … Continue reading

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