Relaxing in the tall grass

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Last week’s image was Sunset Silhouette with the camera exposure set on the brighter background to create a foreground silhouette. This week’s photo is done in a style called High Key, the reverse of a silhouette. Here the subject shows with the much brighter surroundings nearly “whited out.” You will often see this done in snow, fog or a painting where the colors are all pushed to the brighter side.

After a night of grazing, this big boy sat down in the tall grass of the Cataloochee Valley. The sun moved over him lighting up the fall grasses with bright sunlight. I adjusted my camera settings to properly expose the darker elk which nearly washes out the surrounding grass. I like the effect and the result and I hope you do also.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. Their website is Email them at If a particular piece interests you for your home or office, please contact them. All works are copyright protected.


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