Tuesday Photo Challenge – Shine

Shine, shine on!

Welcome to Week 109 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  Yes, I had to go here after last week’s theme!

After a week of Rise, it was logical for me to come up with Shine for this week!  It was just too much to resist 🙂  So, your challenge is to make your post Shine to the max, whether it is the light shining or the bright shine of a smile or something, to which you just took a shining…  You’ve got the idea: there are lots of ways to interpret this theme, so let your creative vision shine through and carry you forward!

I’m looking forward to seeing all the shining beacons of creativity!!

Here’s a moment where I caught the shine of an early morning…

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Autumn Clarity

This view caught my eye as I was wondering around and looking for something that would catch the interest of my lens…  The morning Sun shining through the leaves and showing off the variety of texture and opacity made for a special moment.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • 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)!!

I’m looking forward to seeing what light shines in your wonderful, creative brains!

Awakening in the Fields

Here comes the Sun

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the very hopeful theme of Awakening, which is a great way to think about sunrise!

Sunrise and sunset are probably most photographers’ favorite times of day for the beautiful light that they produce.  Or course, sunset is a bit easier on most, as it doesn’t require getting up early in the morning, but for my money, there’s nothing like sunrise, particularly in Winter, as it’s crisp and refreshing!

Here’s one of those mornings…

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Sunrise Streaks

As the Sun comes up, the Yoga Tree stretches her limbs toward the sky in anticipation of a day filled with energy and recharging.

Have a wonderful day!

Leafy Halo

Looking up is worth it!

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Glow.  Definitely a natural fit for quite a bit of my photography, as I enjoy backlit images…

There are a number of images that came to mind for this challenge, of which one stood out, as it also connected with one of my posts from a week ago.  During the same outing that I got some amazing beach scenery to photograph, I also decided to look up and noticed how the sun was creating a bit of a halo effect in the clouds.

So I put this effect to use in capturing this…

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Leafy Halo

Silhouetting the leaves and branches tells a story of a cold day, filled with beauty!

Have a wonderful day!

With Rain comes Sunshine!

Reflections on eclipse day…

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the wonderful theme of ooh, Shiny!; after a first foray into this theme with a moment from Chiusdino in Tuscany, I thought there might be another one in the catalog…

Sometimes, as we walk along the sidewalk, a shiny bit catches our eye; after a rain shower, there might be plenty of opportunity, particularly, if the Sun has come out from behind the clouds to announce its presence…

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Shine on the Street

Another simple iPhone image to catch the radiance brought by the Sun!

Hope you enjoy!

Summer Solstice

Sun salutations abound!

Yes, folks in the Northern Hemisphere!  It is the longest amount of daylight for us today, as we’re graced with the Sun’s presence longer than any other day this year.  The good news for readers in the Southern Hemisphere is that you’ll get more daylight tomorrow and each day after for the next six months.

On this day last year, I was in Iceland enjoying the days around the longest day without any night to speak of; at that time of the year, the Sun doesn’t go far enough below the horizon to let the night darken.  It was a magical time!

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Sunny Day!

This shot is from up in the hills in Northern Iceland, where I wanted to capture the houses in the valley against the cloud cover below the mountain top level.  The Sun rounded out the tableau rather nicely!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III and an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Exposure settings were at 1/1000 second at f/14 and 200 ISO.

Also in response to the Daily Prompt – Summer.