Welcome to week 36 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. After last week’s very lighthearted topic of Balloons (great suggestion, Debbie!), I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this week.
Of course, the holiday season made it pretty obvious to me that this week’s challenge them has to be Lights. During this time of year, lights are every where to offset the shortest days of the year and the long nights that come with them. As we approach the Winter Solstice in the Northern hemisphere, these lights fill us with a sense of joy, as all is clear and all is bright.
Your challenge is to provide some interesting photography of lights in any kind of environment. Capturing lights can be a challenge, but with a little trial and error, you should be able to get the result that you want to achieve. An example of experimenting a bit is this long exposure that I took a couple of years ago:
This image of Nubble lighthouse on Cape Neddick, Maine, was taken during the holiday season when the entire complex is lighted beautifully.
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
- Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
- Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
- Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
Have fun going out there (or staying indoors) and finding the light! I’m looking forward to the great images that you’ll come up with!
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D MkIII using an EF 17-40mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were at f/18 and 131 seconds with 100 ISO. This long exposure was done using a timer.