Three Line Tales – Prismatic

Find the pot of gold!

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Ninety-Two of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales, week 192: a rainbow over a plaza
photo by Sara Riaño via Unsplash

Speed of light, breaking,
Waves of color, bending sky.
Leprechauns abound!

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 126

The light shines bright!

Welcome to the 126th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Your contributions for this past week’s theme of Light and Dark were absolutely stunning!  It was a great deal of fun both to view the wonderful photos and great stories that come with these photos!  The juxtaposition of light and dark makes for amazing possibilities, and as you explored them, your creative minds and eyes found treasures along the way!

Thank you for a stunning set of contributions!!  I appreciate it!

Here’s a different view between light and dark…

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Transitions

This image comes from a night shoot, where I explored zoom blur and rotation techniques to come up with a scene that played across many dimensions, as energies transition from one to the next…

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  1. Sarah’s entry in By Sarah captures a truly dramatic set of images of her and her husband! [N.B. – blog may be set to private]
  2. In another awesome post in A Pause for Nature, we get a playful view of shadows, as they are juxtaposed to light!  In a second post in A Pause for Nature, we get treated to more great images; love the shadow photo!
  3. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival shares great ideas on how to simplify blog topics amidst a wonderful array of photos that highlight light and dark!
  4. Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom takes us along the sacred path, filled with wonderful light and shadows!  In a second post in Tranature we get to see the curlew stepping along the shore in its calm manner; lovely images!
  5. Kammie’s post in The Nut House shares some wonderful images with lots of interesting interplay between light and shadow!
  6. The fantastic photo in Land of Images provides a gorgeous view of light and dark in the sky!
  7. Nicole’s photo in her lovely blog Une Photo, Un Poéme presents a great interplay of light that is sure to delight all!
  8. Brian’s image of the sky is extremely impressive, as you can see in Bushboy’s World;  its combination of light and dark is stunning!  Brian also shares a wonderful photo in his second post in Bushboy’s World, where the light creates a stunning display!
  9. Very delicious is the key aspect of pensivity101‘s lovely post, where we should make a choice between light and dark…
  10. In Sync with Deep‘s lovely post, we find a light shining in the dark with a superb poem!
  11. Petra explores the light and the dark in her post in Photoworld vol. 3, which is much appreciated by the dogs being walked and us, as the light is gorgeous!
  12. In a very creative post in her blog Out of my Write Mind, Sandy casts a magical shadow…it wasn’t easy to get that shot!
  13. In a great post in her blog Heaven’s Sunshine, Irene shares a wonderful photo of sunlight being framed by dark clouds.
  14. A stunning photo will regale you in Chateaux des Fleurs, as light plays across the most delicate of structures…
  15. A beautiful set of images in MyTravelCSP are shared by Prasath; the location looks somewhat familiar to me, so where do you think it is?
  16. Ramya’s post in And Miles to Go before I Sleep glows with the power of Lord Ganesh, literally!
  17. The photo in Na’ama Yehuda‘s entry is inviting us to wait for sunrise with our friends, as it is sure to be stunning!
  18. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 takes us to an oasis on the East Coast! A truly special location to relax amidst chaos!
  19. In a lovely post in A Day in the Life, we get to see the interaction of light and dark in a number of great photos!
  20. In a truly interesting post in stephentotheplate, Marie creates a vision in words that takes the theme image to the next level!
  21. In TravelWays, we get another view of the scene of a museum worker posing by a window for an interesting interplay of light and dark.
  22. Robert certainly knows how to capture both the light and dark in Photo Roberts Blog, as his photos are amazing!
  23. Khürt’s post in Island in the Net provides an interesting view into an American ritual of Friday nights!  Go check out his amazing photography! Khürt also shares another stunning photo in Island in the Net, which you have to see as well!
  24. Jason has them sticking their neck our in Proscenium, which definitely shows their curiosity!
  25. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get the author’s view of the simple life… definitely a great life from my perspective!
  26. It definitely wasn’t easy to capture the photo in theOnlyD800intheHameau, but it was worth it to get the great photo in the Abbey of Noirlac!
  27. Stella creates another great post in Giggles & Tales, where we get a beautiful interpretation of this week’s theme!
  28. In an excellent post in WhatAmberThinks, we get treated to lovely photos with stunning vistas!
  29. Debbie writes a wonderful post in Forgivingconnects, as she is moving and also in a second post in Forgivingconnects, we find out that Debbie is going to be spending some great time on vacation!  Have fun and share photos!
  30. Olga shares some great explorations of light and dark in her post in Stuff and what if…; those shadows may be moving!
  31. Maria’s post in Kamerapromenader captures a beam of early morning light, as it plays across a flower or two!
  32. Cee’s post in Cee’s Photography is filled with wonderful photos that play with light and dark!
  33. Judy’s lovely post in lifelessons features an impressive array of photos that play with shadows and light!
  34. Debbie’s photo in Travel with Intent is simply stunning!  Filled with leading lines and the beauty of architecture, it makes one want to visit Nimes!
  35. In an interesting post in Light Motifs II, we are treated to cool photos that play with the light and record its effect!
  36. The shot in Expressed Digitally is a perfect interpretation of the theme, and I like mine dark!
  37. The photos in the entry in Hadd Hai Yaar are beautifully executed and really fit the theme
  38. Hammad went high in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais, as he looked up to the sky to get great shots of light and dark!
  39. In another awesome post in WoollyMuses, we go for a drive to Geelong to find just the right amount of light and dark!
  40. In a beautiful post in underdown, we visit Leeuwin’s Lighthouse, where light and dark are expertly captured!
  41. In GiftSmart, Tatiana shares a lovely photo that catches some amazing light!
  42. Susan captures a gorgeous set of flowers in her post in Musin’ with Susan, where the light provides just the right amound of shadow!
  43. In Banactee we find an amazing photo that brings a lot of dark into view with just the right amount of light!
  44. Sonya takes us into the Gorges Loop in Middleton Road; this is a fantastic location!
  45. Sonia’s post in Sonia’s Musings explores the light, as it plays across the furniture; wonderful photo!
  46. In sgeoil‘s post, light and shadows play to create a wonderful still life!

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!

Three Line Tales – Lightness of Being

Entirely bearable!

Many thanks to Sonya for Week Ninety-Two of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales week 92: shadow people in a see of reddish light

photo by gn dim via Unsplash

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Floating through a sea,
Photons embrace our essence.
Lightness of Being!

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Three Line Tales – Glowing

Follow the lights!

Many thanks to Sonya for Week Sixty-Four of Three Line Tales part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales week 64: light bulbs – there is a light that never goes out, maybe
photo by Nick de Partee via Unsplash

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Glowing filament,
Encased in glass, noble gas.
Incandescent guide

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 36

Light shone everywhere!

On this Boxing Day, it is already time for the 36th collection Tuesday Photo Challenge entries, which clearly saw the Light!  I hope that everyone had a great start to their Holidays, as the Season continues and we’re looking forward to the New Year in 2017 with anticipation.

 

There were a great number of contributions to this week’s challenge, including first-time entries, and, as usual, the quality was fantastic!  All of you really put your best lens forward!

Here’s another look at some of the holiday lights at Tower Hill Botanic Garden:

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Lighting Up the Systematic Garden

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • Judith led the proceedings off with a great post in Nature Knows Best, in which there were lights of all sizes and purposes.
  • Michelle’s post in Southern By Design featured gorgeous photography, which you’ll need to check out!
  • Emily’s blog, Zombie Flamingoes showed some amazing lighting, which clearly took quite a bit of work.
  • In her post in Showers of Blessing, Miriam shares the gorgeous Christmas decorations done by her friend, who is on the mend from extended health issues.
  • Candace’s post in her blog Netdancer’s Musings and Photography shows us the lights on the Eiffel Tower, which makes for a beautiful image.
  • Marie captured the lights in Colmar, France, in her post in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect.
  • Leaking Ink‘s post about Karthikai Deepam is just gorgeous, as it highlights the lights of this festival.
  • The set of images in the post by Ladyleemanilla show us lots of different Winter lights in all their glory!
  • Misti’s contribution in Misti Layne shows the use of light in her lovely images of a wedding she photographed.
  • Nikki has great images of light in her new blog, Flying through Water, which is turning out stunning posts!
  • Not to be outdone by Nikki, Steve’s post in Steve Newcomb Photography puts a very Christmas’ spin on the theme; which one is better?  You decide.
  • Last, and definitely not least, is Debbie’s post in Forgiving Connects, where she brings the light from within; another great post!

A great list of responses to the challenge, which really bring the light out in this season of short days and long nights.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 19

Light guided missives!

This week showcased a wonderful variety of light coming into play throughout this creative set of images.  I was blown away by the level of participation and cannot say enough about the quality of your posts!

In your exploration of the way light can be captured in your images, you showed a variety of light sources, ranging from the Sun to fire and candles, and treated each with the creativity that guided your eyes.  The images ranged across topics, but I’m sure you’ll agree after checking them all out that there were some real stunning images this week!  Well done!!

A little bit of bokeh at work through foliage in this image…

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Verdant Shades

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • Out an’ About, written by Miriam, focused on the light provided by fire and the special meaning that fire has for us humans.
  • The Girl That Dreams Awake provided a gorgeous capture of votive candles.  Plus, she drew in another participant!  You pulled in Julie Powell – Photographer & Graphic Artist, who shared a great image of creating light in the woods.
  • LadyLeeManilla shows us a wonderful captures of light ranging from torch dancing to gentle lights in the skyline.
  • Michelle of Southern By Design provided a fantastic image of light filtering through a beautiful tree.
  • Emily’s Zombie Flamingos featured a trail of light scattering of the water; gorgeous!
  • Nature Knows Best, created by Judith, really caught my eye with a stunning composition of light reflecting of the water!
  • Sunshine’s Daily Blabber shared a wonderful sunrise with amazing colors!
  • Sayanthi was very playful in Close to You, contributing several images with different aspects of light.
  • Marga is a new participant with her post in The Photographer Smiled, where she captured light in a stunning manner.
  • Sonya’s Middleton Road contrasted a reflection in a puddle with light and shadows, most creative!
  • Steve, of Steve Newcomb Photography, shot a variety of light situations, taking us on a light trip!
  • Debbie, in Forgiving Journal, took a bit of poetic license by capturing kids’ Post-It notes as points of light.  All is forgiven 🙂
  • Nikki’s  A Kinder Way provides us with a range of light in some gorgeous photos!
  • A special mention this week to the lovely blog Grow Cook Eat Enjoy, whose author found our challenge.  Their entry was focused on vegetables, one of our earlier challenges, which all need light!  Welcome to the challenge!!

I hope that I got everyone’s posts! Go check out each other’s posts and enjoy the wonderful range of expressions that we find!

Now to switch my mind to the next challenge.  And, no, it’s not dark 🙂

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Light

Scatter and collect the light…

Welcome to the 19th episode in the on-going saga of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Last week’s roll-up of all the curves showcased some amazing photography, and was a tribute to all the creativity that runs rampant in you wonderful readers!

This week I wanted something a little different from what we’ve done before, in how we deal with a quintessential component of photography: Light.

As you well know, there is no image for us to capture without light, unless we’re looking to present a pure black canvas.  We use light, and shadow, to compose a scene for the viewer, and often fall into a familiar pattern, where we avoid bright spots of light falling onto our film, be it digital or analog.  What I’m asking you to do this week, is that you use light to create bright elements, such as specular highlights or small reflective spots, in your composition to add to the quality of the image.

You’ll notice that these spots will draw the attention of the viewer to those areas of the image; you’ll want to use the spots to lead the viewer’s eye to your subject.  Too large a bright spot will not allow the eye to escape from the area and be led.  Be cautious and don’t overdo it, but also don’t be bashful!

Here’s an image that I captured at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

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Path of Light

This image has a bit of a different look, as I used a zone-plate lens, which causes subtle diffraction patterns, thus providing a very soft focus and dream-like quality.

Go play with light, find some reflections, bright little spots filtering through leaves, or whatever catches your eye, and, most of all, have fun!!!

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
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I expect this challenge to provide some interesting imagery, as light is essential to our existence!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon 5D MkIII using a Lensbaby zone-plate lens.  This lens has a fixed f-stop of f/19 and was used at 1/160 second and 400 ISO.