Exploring with a camera is looking at chiaroscuro this month - light and dark contrast. Kat gives a great explanation and has lots of fabulous examples that you can find here as well as lots of tips on how to achieve the effect.
Here's what I found in my own images:
Such an effective way of capturing the contrast in feel between the dark, narrow architecture and the bright landscape beyond. I love how it really captures the mood and feel of the place. (Taken in Vence in the South of France).
I took this image recently, it was the streak of late afternoon autumn light across the pages of the book that caught my eye.
Another image taken recently, slightly underexposed, to really bring out the contrast.
Taken with my phone, I love how the chandelier and the light it is casting have equal visual weight in the picture.
I love the effect the light has in this image. The light was quite soft afternoon light. to emphasise this I processed it with a slightly sepia tint. I love how the contrasts and patterns give it an almost 3d quality.
This is such a great effect that works amazingly in portraiture too which I plan to experiment with next. Thanks Kat for another inspiring exploration.