Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #109 – Under The Sun

Last week we had the pleasure of having Xenia of Tranature as our guest host – a real treat of Sanctuary for us all! This week Amy is our host – Under the Sun.

The theme title was inspired by the book Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy by Frances Mayes (published in 1997). ”However this theme series is not about featuring the Tuscan sun, but photo captures anywhere under the sun.”

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As Amy says, taking photos under the sun is often advised against… but still we do that sometimes,  because sometimes we really have no other choice.

Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.
Roman Payne

I wear myself out and struggle with the sun. And what a sun here! It would be necessary to paint here with gold and gemstones. It is wonderful.

– Claude Monet

Let there always be a bright spot in your heart for the people around you. They might need a bit of sunshine.
Ron Baratono 

These are the soul’s changes. I don’t believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.

– Virginia Woolf

We look forward to seeing your Under the Sun photos! Please make sure you include a link to Amy’s original post and use the Lens-Artists tag so we can find your post in the WP Reader.

Also – stay well and safe, and be sure to check out Tina’s post next week as she hosts Challenge #110.

62 comments on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #109 – Under The Sun

  1. These are lovely images under the sun, Ann-Christine. Really like the yellow leaves and water, and the red house shots. Lovely vibrant colours. So true usually the rule is to not take pictures right under the sun or in the direction of the sun. But yes, sometimes we just have to. I honestly like doing this – sometimes it’s like shooting blind when I am taking a photo and the sun shines directly in my eyes, but the final photo can be amazing. Hope you are doing well over there and all is well with you. Take care and stay safe.

  2. A-C, that top image has to be from Ireland????!!!! I forgot about the kites under one day of sunshine. That was a brilliant trip. What a fantastic day we had there on the beach and the lunch in our little garden.. You and nature = ONE!!!

  3. Wow, A-C. That first shot is spectacular! I also love the red house. You have such a marvelous creative eye! Thanks for your visual joy!! Stay cool during this heat wave.

  4. Great opening photo!
    Shooting into the sun like the image dual solar reflection is a trick that is seldom mastered, at least in my own experience. But like this image when they are well done, they are always amazing.

    • Thank you kindly, John. And when it comes to the double reflection, I think I took fifteen photos with no success before getting one usable.

    • John – thank you – and that banner shot was a lucky one. We were driving a car when the view opened up on our left side…and my husband had to stop the car immediately!

  5. Wonderful choices for the week Ann-Christine – that header shot is amazing as is your sunset closing! I also loved your choice of quotes, especially Monet’s and Woolf’s. Beautiful post

  6. I love this series, AC. The opening shot is stunning. Beautiful red barn and fence under the sun. The last sunset image takes my breath away…

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