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.”
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.
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.
Let there always be a bright spot in your heart for the people around you. They might need a bit of sunshine.
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.
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Wonderful post Leya … your images are just fabulous! 🙂
Julie, you spoil me with your lovely comments – thank you ever so much!
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.
Thank you, Mabel. Been thinking of you with the lockdown and all. Stay safe and well😚
Thinking of you and lockdown over there too, Leya. Doesn’t look like this will go anywhere anytime soon. Stay safe 😚
I am afraid most of us here feel it will never disappear…this is forever.
To be honest, the world is in a bad place and I won’t be surprised if this goes on for a long time. Stay safe 💕
I can only agree – stay safe and well, Mabel.
What I like is how there’s a nice calm still feel to these photos, with the occasional cool breeze on the skin.
Sounds great to me, Henry!
Excellent choices for this challenge, Ann-Christine. That first image of the sun shining through the clouds is stunning!
Thank you, Sue! That was a lucky shot from a car!
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!!!
All beautiful images, Leya 👏 But the header image is absolutely stunning 😃
Oooh, that first photo!
Interestingly your 5th photo is so much like Amy’s 5th photo this week. What a coincidence!
I saw that too! But, just had to post that double sun burst!
Yes, that’s really something
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.
Thank you, Patti – a lovely comment that is much appreciated. The weather is slowing down a bit, so today I have been sitting in the garden.
Good. I know how much joy nature brings you!
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.
Wow, just bowled over by that first photo, Ann-Christine, and was not disappointed by the subsequent ones either. I confess that sometimes I go back and read the text of your posts once I’ve had a good look at the photos. 🙂
Ha – thank you! In fact I do the same with posts generally. But your writings/posts are special and thought provoking. I read first.
Thank you, Ann-Christine. 🙂
Yes, sunny landscapes are difficult but you have done well by them all here, Ann-Christine. Very nice collection!
So glad you found them OK, Steve!
Beautiful photos. Well done. (I love that banner shot.)
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!
gorgeous photos, Ann-Christine! and lovely quotes! 🙂
So happy you liked them, Wilma – thank you.
Super sunny images, Ann-Christine. Love your moody header image.
Mmm, so glad you liked it, Jane. I had some difficulties trying to find images connecting/coherent. In the end it went OK.
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These are all wonderful shots; and I love the dappled golden light on the water.
Happy to hear, Su! I had some difficulties with this theme – no idea how to find focus and coherence/connection. Now I believe it worked out all right.
I’m having the same trouble; but will persevere!
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
Glad you liked it, Tina! At first I did not know what to post at all… to make it work together.
The sun is honored to have been so well photographed!
Now that was an amazingly wonderful comment, Anne! Thank you!
You are most welcome.
Beautiful images and quotes! Loved the post.
Happy to hear, Anne. At first I did not know what to post at all, really. Interesting theme.
Great captures, A C
Thank you, Sue – see you tonight!
Wonderful quotes and photos, Ann Christine. Monet was correct.
Sylvia – thank you! And Monet was , yes!
Thank you, Imelda!
Wow! That first shot! My kind of sky!
Great captures Ann-Christine!!!
Thank you, Paulo!
Such amazing captures! Stunning header image!
So glad you liked them – and that header was a lucky shot!
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…
Oh, I am so pleased you like this, Amy – thank you for the challenge theme!