Coast & Sunshine - Jim Nevill Photography
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There are times when I hear photographic lessons I have learned echoing in my head. One of the primary lessons is that lighting matters, in many cases more-so than the subject itself, no matter how attractive. The angle of the light specifically is how we create threedimensionality, the sense of seeing an image as an object in space, not projected on a flat surface. By casting deeper and longer shadows, we can use nature to create the sense of volume. In the case of this image, the same scene shot during poor or overhead light would have resulted in a rather uninteresting shot. With great afternoon light however, the scene jumped to life and told the real story about the the ocean's interaction with the shoreline.

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