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Friday, December 13, 2013

December photo challenge ~ light




For Donna's Photo Challenge this month the topic is 'Let There Be Light'. 

This first photo was taken in St. Andrew's, NB on August 31 of this year.  




The photo looks like it's black and white but it's not.
It was taken at 6:10 pm and, as you can see, the sun was shining.  I was looking into the sun but there was a thin fog in the air that diffused the light.  
My camera was set on "Auto", focal length 9.7 mm, f7.1, ISO 80.

I love how the light is shining on the water in the distance and making the boats stand out.

Here is another shot of the same scene.


I turned my camera horizontally and zoomed in closer taking out the sun.    The light is bouncing on the water highlighting the boats.
Camera again on "auto", focal length 29.3 mm, f5.6, ISO 80.





This photo was taken on September 30, 2013 in our back yard.
The sun had set behind the hill to the right of the view and the clouds were lit up in such gorgeous colours.  I like the dark contrast of the earth - field and trees - against the sky.
Camera on Auto - Focal length 6 mm, f4.0, ISO 80.



The above photo was taken in January of this year.  It sure looks cold doesn't it?  The sun was low in the sky in the late afternoon as the west wind blew the snow across the field.
Camera on "snow" setting, Focal length 22.5 mm, f4.0, ISO 80.

All photos on my Canon Power Shot S5IS.

Please join me at Donna's Blog and see what the other participants are sharing.  You might just be amazed.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,

Pamela

42 comments:

  1. Awesome splendor come to mind.
    Nicely done, Pamela :)

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  2. I love your photos! ...the first two especially....

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  3. I'm amazed at the sunset and the colors you saw! Each photo was going to be my fav until I got to the last one! It takes my breath away...and the cold probably does, too. You actually managed to get light AND movement...AMAZING! Very nice photos for the challenge! Well done!

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  4. These are wonderful photos highlighting the varied quality of light. From monotone to multi-color, the sun can do it all. Very well done. I particularly love the last photo with the way the snow seems to undulate.

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  5. Lovely "light" photos. That last one is amazing...

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  6. Pam, I just love the last pic with the snow whirling!!..:)JP

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  7. These are wonderful examples of showcasing light! I really like how the light makes the water sparkle in those first two photos. And the fog adds a little mystery to the compositions. That sunset is spectacular with the colors and the dramatic angles of the clouds! I would have been flying out the door to capture one like that! I bet you could have pinched yourself about the beauty of the scene, LOL. And the last one is just downright magical with the side-lighting dancing across the snowy landscape, and mist rising up from the earth. I remember a shot like that of yours earlier this year and commented then how wonderful it was. Go to the front of the photo class and get your applause for that one. You deserve it!

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  8. Very pretty photos, dear Pamela, I especially like the last one, it certainly captured the blowing snow, didn't it.
    Have a good day!

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  9. These are spectacular, Pam....
    You certainly have a great eye for beauty♥
    Enjoy your weekend....snow is on its way!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  10. I enjoyed your photos of light in different stages. I think the last is my favorite as there is so much going on there with the shadows, the snow, the dark cloud, at the empty branches, etc. Good work.

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  11. That sky was on fire! Exquisite. I really like the dreamy quality of diffused light in the first photos, too. I thought you were going to tell me that the last photo was taken today! LOL It has been soooooo cold and so windy and sooooo like deep winter instead of late autumn. The puff of blown snow above the ground and the sidelight...yup, sure makes it look cold.

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  12. Very pretty. I like your first two shots best. The water simply gleams.

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  13. gorgeous!! i hope you are staying warm. i think of you often when i am wishing for snow. possibility this weekend. we will see. i am hoping for some ... but no many are wishing for snow. ha. ha!! ( :

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  14. Wow! These photos are stunning, Pamela! Beautiful, mysterious, great composition...amazing!

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  15. These are beautiful! They do look black and white, but there's just a hint of color. The last photo is fabulous!

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  16. ALL of these pictures are beautiful, I could not choose between them. You really are a great photographer, each one captures the mood and feeling so well. xx

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  17. Wonderful photos Pamela ! Thanks for sharing the info of the photos as well . Have a good weekend !

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  18. Oh my goodness, amazing photography my friend, wow! You are a pro, every image is fabulous! Keep warm my friend, with a cuppa hot coco! Love when you visit me...thank you!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  19. Gorgeous. love the shore scene. Wished I could be there now.

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  20. Oh I am so anxious to get my camera back whenever I look at your photos. They are beautiful Pamela.

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  21. Beautiful...all of them. The last one is my favorite!

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  22. Pamela, your photos are amazing. That sunset and the one with the wind blowing the snow. I am right there AND freezing! So beautiful..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  23. It does look cold, brrr....I'm shivering here now.

    Great shots.

    Jen

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  24. Hi Pam
    It is amazing that on a foggy day the boats are illuminated on the water. Fabulous sky and the blowing snow does give the notion of a cold day.
    Judith

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  25. Lovely photos. Pamela! Especially love the second one.

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  26. Amazing photos. I really like the sunset and that last photo, with the snow blowing through it.

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  27. Pamela, all your photos are beautiful, but I'm a colour gal and that image of the clouds is EXTRAORDINARY!

    Poppy

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  28. Nicely done! You get an A+ on this assignment! ;^)

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  29. Fantastic photos to illustrate the challenge...
    Thanks so much.

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  30. Oh Lordy....I Going Home!!Hahaaa
    These are Gorgeous! You did a super job!! I think I need to take a camera course!
    Happy weekend!
    hughugs

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  31. I like the subtle colouring of your first two photos very much, Pamela. Elegant and sophisticated. :)

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  32. Sometimes magic happens. Wonderful photos.

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  33. Love these photos . . . the artist eye in you appears . . .

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  34. Pamela, your choices this month are wonderful! The first two are moody and magical. The color in that sunset is stunning, and the last one just screams "COLD January day!" It makes me shiver just to look at it. Perfect capture!
    Great to chat with you last night and as you can see, I figured out how to retreive the info I needed. Thanks!

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  35. These are excellent! The snow shot has a lot of drama. Love that one best.

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  36. Beautiful pics.. For some reason I liked the January one best.. Don't figure as I am not a snow person..
    xo

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  37. I was admiring the amazing colour in the sky shot and then looked at the final photo. I think I like it even more. Wow, it's really beautiful, Pam!

    -Karen

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  38. I love this monthly challenge have found photography has given me a greater appreciation for everything around me. Love the snow shot. The deep shadows are very impressive.

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  39. Pamela I so love the shot of the boats on the water. I'll have to read and follow the challenge. Your snow shot looks crisp and cold. Oh I almost forgot to mention about the picture I saw meeting the plough while driving to church, do you ever feel intimidated by the plough driver, lol. Just wondering if it is only me that feels that way when I pass.

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  40. All your photos are gorgeous especially the lighthouse. I love it.

    Ruthi

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  41. Just gorgeous examples Pamela!
    You probably know I love sailing and I do love that photo but the other two are equally as lovely - I can't possibly choose!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hugs
    Shane
    PS sorry I'm so late.....

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