The Art of Color and Light (Part 3)

(Part Three)

Light Magic

Well, now that we’ve made our beauty a star, how do we put her in the spotlight? Well, by adjusting the available light of course. A little more contrast, a little more highlight, and a little more white, and Voila!, our star is in the spotlight.

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But are butterflies the only glimpses of the fairy world we see? How many more are masquerading in the guise of the ordinary? Does their light shine out on occasion for the world to see?

To answer this, I go back to an older photograph of my beautiful niece. I think she must be a fairy princess masquerading as a little girl. When I adjusted the contrast and highlights in this picture, a beautiful fiery angel appeared.

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And even in the most ordinary of pics, she is surrounded by a halo of light.

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So is she a fairy princess, or does that hidden world merely shine its light on her and other children every once in a while? And are there others? More fairies among us masquerading as people? Or even adults who are bathed in the spotlight of a fairy glow on occasion?

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I’ll never tell. 😉

Catch the light source just the right way, adjust the contrast and highlights, and you can reveal the surreal world that the ordinary light does not see. The world of light and fairies (and even ghosts if you’re brave) comes to view through the camera and the eye of the artist. So, be on the lookout, because you never know where another world may be hiding. Keep your eye on the lights.