Photography 101
Day Ten
Prompt: Mystery & Lighting Effects

A photograph can create a certain mood and communicate an idea that transcends its subject. At the 2013 Montreal Jazz Festival, I wandered into the crowd before an outdoor performance. There was a sense of anticipation, enhanced by dramatic stage lighting that revealed silhouettes of the musicians.

What was I about to watch and hear? It was a mystery:

Today, share an image that creates a sense of mystery. A lone mitten on the sidewalk. A trail leading off into the distance. Your dog’s deep brown eyes. Intrigue us with uncertainty.

Today’s Tip: To stretch yourself, manipulate the light available to you to create a particular effect — use it to cast shadows and highlights to create a moody image. Work with natural light, or find an artificial light source like the stage lights above.