This moth has a subtle pattern of light and dark brown on its wings:
This forest "tunnel" has a bright green meadow at the end of it:
This next "tunnel" is created by an arch of bright, sunlit leaves; can you see it?
Here is a mossy silhouette, framing the streambed beyond. I see lots of texture here,as well!
Light cast obliquely on an object makes its texture show up dramatically. The light and shadow on this tree's bark create interesting patterns:
These bejeweled flowers have varying shades of pink:
And, speaking of jewels, this cedar tree is encrusted with sparkling dew-diamonds, with the sun shining through them ( I am forever trying to capture the brightly-colored sparkles of dewdrops in photographs, and have thus far been highly unsuccessful; does anyone have any tips for me?):
The different shades of green here are partly created by light and shadow, and partly by different pigments in the leaves of this evergreen shrub:
And finally, here are trees silhouetted against the luminous sunset sky:
Whether it is dark and light shades of the same color, or light shining through translucent substances like flower petals or colored glass, or the contrast of dark against light, I love the effects that light and shadow create. In my next post, I hope to share some of my own creations using light and dark elements.