These photos were a fun challenge to take; finding the right exposure took a few tries. I always thought the shapes of the shadows cast by the trees at night were very interesting and beautiful, so I decided to capture those for my courtyard at night assignment.
The video below shows a compilation of images, taken at 120 second intervals over the span of 4.5 hours. I chose to photograph this location and time of day because the light streams into my window very dramatically as the sun sets. I also lowered my blinds so that the striped shadows would cast onto the wall. I thought this experiment would be very helpful research for my project, since it involves such high-contrast lighting streaming through the blinds. I would recommend watching it at 1080p and half of the original speed (adjustable in the settings below).
In these photos, the subjects are back-lit. The exposure settings were initially difficult because of the strong contrast in lighting, but after some trial and error I was able to figure them out and get some really nice results.