Posts tagged “light

Greeting the light

One of the things I love most about photography

Is trying to capture the light.

Facade_Snapseed

It’s much easier to do

When you visit a magnificent cathedral

Like Notre Dame in Paris.

Interior_rays

You don’t have to be religious

To have your breath taken away by the interior

And the simple yet beautiful ceiling.

Ceiling copy

I love the way the stained glass windows

Create rainbows of light on an old wall in the cathedral.

Light-rainbow_ND copy

The play of shadow makes the sculptures

Look like real people.

Window

Back outside again, I’m surprised by a shadow

Of what appears to be an alien.

I have to look twice to see

That it’s the shadow of an eagle!

Roof shadows

For more light-filled shots, please visit: Our World.


Sunburst

The great big

Hallelujah of the sun

Sunburst 1

Bursting out into song

Over rooftops and trees

Gives me energy.

Sunburst 2

Even the melody of the setting sun

In the city a couple of weeks ago

Sang a beautiful tune.

Urban sunset_2

For more music, please visit: Skywatch.


Travel light

I hope you travel through the coming year

With light and love in your hearts.

Winter dog and girl

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Bringers of light

It’s that time of year again: the festival of Lucia

Celebrated on December 13 with music and light.

The Lucia glides in wearing a crown of candles;

Lucia

The rest of the singers follow, dressed in white.

Golden light illuminates beautiful faces full of song.

A reminder that candles need darkness

In which to shine.

Lucia singers

The wintry early light

Turns old church window into art —

Window

I leave the concert

With hope in my heart.

Church

For more sparks of love, please visit: Our World.


Sunrise serenade

The sun breaks through

The early morning fog

Breakthrough

With a glorious

Golden hallelujah of light.

(Note to self: Let nothing dim the light that shines within.)

Sunrise

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Rainbow wishes

The golden evening light of late summer

Transforms even the humblest of flowers

Into works of art:

Fluff

From downy pillows of fluff

To small wishes ready for take off.

Take off copy

And if you’re lucky,

You might even see a dandelion rainbow.

Rainbow

For more wishes, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


Strawberry swirl

July was a time of long, long summer nights,

And strawberry swirls in the sky.

Swirl 1

Pink gave way to

Ruby red —

Raspberry2 copy

As the sun sank into the lake

With a sizzling hot splash.

Red peace

For more gorgeous skies, please visit: Skywatch.

 


That golden light

The kids and I spent a wonderful, long day in London recently —

And they had to pull me away as the sun was setting over the Thames.

The lamps were lit up by the golden glow of the sun

And the man seemed blissfully unaware of the seagulls flying up behind him …

Man on bridge

Even the double-decker buses looked romantic

As the molten carpet of light flowed over the water.

Golden water

However, I’m not really a big city kind of person

And am always grateful to be back by ‘my’ lake —

To enjoy its golden beauty.

The sunken boat in this photo reminds me of Rumi:

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for treasure.”

Friendship

For more treasures, please visit: Skywatch.


Tate Modern

I’m celebrating six years of blogging with a look at the Tate Modern – a fabulous museum housed in the former Southbank Power Station – that I visited on my recent trip to England.

The old turbine hall is now the dramatic entrance of the art gallery.

Hall

The themes of space and light

Are also present in the art galleries themselves. (They used to be the boiler rooms of the power station).

Exhibit

Even the back of the turbine hall

Is full of light and enormous space.

(That round ball shape on the right is actually a small child.)

Small kid

As the gallery was closing,

The sun created its own artwork

Of light and shadows and beauty.

Leaving

For more artistic shots, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


Making photos with our eyes

My ‘baby sis’ and I ended up on Brighton Pier one evening

While I was in England.

After a wonderful time with the kids at the amusement park,

We caught a spectacular sunset over the old West Pier.

West Pier

As we headed back to the car with the lights twinkling,

My daughter burst out, “I wish we could make photos with our eyes.”

Pier and light

Her Aunty Kata (my sister) had a brilliant reply:

“We can. They are called memories.”

Golden

(I’m away at a summer cottage here in Sweden until the weekend, so may not be able to visit you. But I do APPRECIATE all your comments!)

For more memories, please visit: Skywatch.


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