“This challenge offers some fun opportunities to play — not only with the subject of your photo, but with light, color, and contrast to evoke foreshadow.”
I repeat: Light, Color and Contrast to evoke foreshadow.
With these elements in mind, I think, I got one for this challenge. Here is it:
I was almost tempted to create a gallery out of this series of shots but I did not do so, on purpose. I want you to look more closely from top to bottom, or as my subject gets nearer as I played on the ‘zoom’.
Yes, I got this visitor one day as I was hanging some washed clothes by the stair landing. I had this stair landing constructed and roofed with transparent vinyl plastic sheets, and this is why, this area had since become the best alternative clothesline whenever the sun is overpowered by low foreshadowing nimbus clouds.
As you must have already recognized, my photo subject is a Philippine moth (Phalaenopsis amabilis, L.). This unexpected visitor plunged on one of the clothes I had hanged. I just did not mind it at first as I thought it might just fly away at the slightest disturbance. But no, it did not. It chose to stay and gave me all the chance to take shots. In fact, I overheard her saying “you can have me for your next photo challenge from WordPress’ The Daily Post” 🙂
The poor light was a blessing in disguise as it gave me the natural foreshadow created by the whole image. And oh (awesome), look at the colors of the moth, the clothes and everything around; there is contrast all over which made the images clear and recognizable even at this gloomy day. Again, all three elements of photography collaborated here to create this amazing image.
NOW, HERE AGAIN, IS WHAT MADE THIS PHOTO AN ACCIDENTAL MASTERPIECE MORE THAN A FORESHADOW BY ITSELF. If you look at the deeper background (just below the moth) you see through numerous leaves of a santol tree. Did you notice that the lights penetrating through the leaves resembled the white spots on the moth’s wings? This is magical, amazing and unbelievable coincidence, I couldn’t say anything more!
Oh, photo challenge. You never cease to challenge the creativity in us.