Nothing is more important to a photographer than light. There are so many ways to manipulate light these days. It can be done in the camera, flash on top of the camera, remotely triggered, through editing, and through extensive studio lighting just to name a few. It is exhausting trying to read up and put into practice the hundreds of ways to get the shot with just the right lighting. Not to mention, it can add up to a pretty penny. Good photographers seek out nice available light because everyone knows that the real deal adds natural beauty to the photo. So when the available light does just what you want it to, a photographer exhales a sigh of relief for fewer steps that need to be taken. Not being a mathematical photographer, I find myself trying to mask my technical weaknesses with finding good use of light. Even with little instant box cameras, it is fun to explore the light were given or not given to try to create artful photos. Remember the movie Poltergeis, when Carol Ann was told not to go into the light because of the inherent dangers? But sometimes the risk is worth it and really cool things happen. For me, Solar flares give the feeling that the subject has been hi-lighted or touched by something greater. It brings importance to the photograph. It makes the miracle come out in the everyday image. Point that Nikon into the light and see what happens. Maybe you’ll find today’s miracle? So during this season of much available light, capture something cool with the light that’s handed to you on a silver platter. You may be surprised by what you may see.
All of these were taken while blinded by the light.