Into the Light
I through out a challenge the other day to push yourself as a photographer and try shooting into the light. Most amateurs tend to shy away from this style, instead opting to shoot the safer route, with the sun over your shoulder. Shooting into the light can create drama in your images especially those destined for Black & White.
My shot above was captured in downtown Bangor Maine. I located a small park bench that had the light coming directly into my face. I could see that the tree and the other bench would provide some very compelling contrast, but it was not enough to make a worthwhile picture. Instead, I sat patiently waiting for something interesting to enter the scene, something that would add meaning to the image.