Lens-Artists Challenge #162 – It’s All About the Light

Tina has chosen Light for this challenge –

I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.

Trent Parke

The most crisp and serene light ever, is to be found in Iceland. So, for a starter, an image from north western Iceland, that I have posted before. I have done nothing to enhance or change the original. It has it all – natural, clear Light.

I could have chosen so many images from Iceland – but only one more pick – the graveyard. There is the light, and the beauty of flowers, mountains and water. A well chosen place to rest.

A couple of days in Denmark last week was refreshing. We visited the biggest sandcastle in the world (- now in the Guinness Book of Records). It was raining when we arrived at the sculpture park, so I took a photo before it would get even worse… The second photo was taken about two hours later – as when we were leaving the park, the sun came out! The most significant difference is the colour of the sand, and how much more alive the feeling is in the second photo.

In Aarhus we wanted to visit their famous art museum, ARoS – but also the harbour area with its modern architecture. They were still building new there, and at a traffic light I opened the window and photographed some of the constructions. The next morning we went there again to see more of this interesting area. This time we parked the car…To our great delight, now the light and the clouds made the visit an almost surreal experience.

I leave you with a favourite image made at the Fluela Pass in Switzerland. At our hotel they featured a big poster of bikers riding along the spectacular pass road, and we were eager to see this the following day. While we were aiming for a couple of interesting villages, we were also on the lookout for ”The View”. To our great disappointment, there was no ”view”…there was only a lake and a mountain. Quite ordinary. But, when returning to our hotel in the afternoon, taking the same road, this magnificent view suddenly opened up. Magical! The right time of the day, the right angle, and the right light. I learned something that day. About patience, and waiting for the magical moment to arrive.

We hope you will join us this week for Tina’s inspiring theme for LAPC #162: It’s All About the Light. Many thanks for last week’s fun Feet and Shoes. There were many smiles as we saw the variety of your responses! This week your challenge is to share images that illustrate the power of light – even better if you also include the same or a similar scene at a different, somewhat less beautiful time. Remember to link your post to Tina’s original, and to use the Lens-Artists Tag to help us find you. Finally, we hope you’ll join us next week as Amy leads us on her Share and Connect post. Until then, please stay safe and be kind.

82 reaktioner på ”Lens-Artists Challenge #162 – It’s All About the Light

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  3. three of your pictures really spoke to me this week. The first…just want to walk in there with you. So tranquil. The second (two). the sandcastle. Ill bet it is fun to just walk around and around, each time seeing something different AND in different light. that was fun. Wow on the last photo. I didn’t notice the people at first as they were almost insignificant, and yet necessary for the perspective. Cool place. Fantastic ”wait for it” moment. Donna

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  5. Hi Leya, I linked your post to my FOTD and Thursdays Trios post tomorrow in the announcement part I’m doing about our Photographing Public Art Challenge to give people the idea that sand art is public art. You’ll get a notification, I’m sure. 🙂 I don’t think anyone has done a sand piece, if so, I couldn’t find it. 🙂 Feel free to link it again to either my post last Friday or in two days. Lots of love and well wishes. 🙂

  6. Hi Leya, You are certainly right about that last photo. It’s magical. Isn’t that amazing. You have several examples of magical. The sand castle is amazing. How long did it stay up. Did the rain bother it at all? It’s so intricate. I’m amazed that anyone can carve statues like that – or would take the time to make public art that is so temporary. ARoS was another amazing couple of shots. Thanks for sharing these, Leya. Fabulous.

  7. Your photos are fabulously clear, capturing all the light to enhance colors, reflections, and gorgeous landscapes. I thought that first photo would be my favorite, but you really did save the best for last. What a great shot!

  8. Hi Ann-Christine

    First off, O adore the masthead light through the tunnel-like trellis or archway. Beautiful beautiful scene. The natural clear light in your photo of the harbor in Iceland looks so very pare, really gorgeous. And the place you chose to rest is moving in it’s simplicity and tranquility. And what sandcastle! Wow how fun.

    Here’s the Great Egret keeping it light:

    Beautiful Great Egret Keeping it Light

    Best, Babsje

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  10. I so agree with you about the light in Iceland. I found it magical on both my visits, and even in the rain! Your other shots illustrate this theme so well too and I love that last photo of ‘the view’ 🙂

  11. Oh. this baby does love playing with the slider . . . ! In a more serious vein, the graveyard does talk to me . . . to the places of rest face the morning or the evening light . . .

  12. Oh what a beautiful set of images Ann-Christine. You slider shots really show the impact of the amazing light. I loved the contemporary buildings shot as well as your closing image especially. Magnificent.

  13. All spectacular images and showing how different they can look depending on the light. The one I like the most, because of the clouds and how they create the beautiful silver mirror water is the second shot in Aarhus. Saying that the last photo is very dramatic.

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