Tina has chosen Light for this challenge –
I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.
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.
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Your posts always take me to visit places I’ve never been – and unlikely to ever visit myself. I genuinely enjoy seeing the world through the eye of your lens. Case in point this week: Iceland and Switzerland. Lovely photos of both.
Here’s my post with three takes on light with Great Blue Herons
Glad to share
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Beautiful images Ann-Christine.
The first photograph pops out and seems to be saying ‘Hello’.
It’s a great image. You captures a feeling in addition to the visual.
I always enjoy your choices, Leya. Stay Safe 😷
Thank you for a lovely comment, Isadora – stay well!
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
Thank you! And you are right about finding new things every time in the sandcastle.
I really enjoyed your beautiful images – the before and after feature is such fun! The detail in the first shot…Wow!
Happy you liked them!
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Your amazing images do a wonderful job of showing how much difference the amount of light can make. My favorite is the giant sand castle.
Thank you, Beth! That castle was indeed impressive.
Lovely landscapes. You have been to some beautiful places.
Thank you – and yes. But those days are gone now. Happy memories.
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. 🙂
Thank you so much, Marsha! Wishing you a lovely end of the week!
Lots of fun – playing in the sand!
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.
Glad you liked these, Marsha! That sand castle was built by artists and they mix tougher material into it, making it stand for a couple of years. No worries!
Love the image of iceland, AC. I also envy your recent trip! The biggest sandcastle in the world, amazing.
The last image is spectacular!
Thank you, Amy. And yes…it was a strange experience to leave home for even a short trip. But it went well.
Beautiful images Ann-Christine and the gorgeous northern light in Iceland is truly magical 💙
Wonderful photos. The cloudy light in Aarhus is really wonderful
It was indeed.Loved Aarhus.
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!
That sand sculpture is amazing but my favorite shots are the first and last.
Janet, thank you, and I agree about the favourites.
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:
Thank you, Babsje, glad you enjoyed them.
😊 ❤ they’re beautiful.
That sand castle is remarkable. WOWZA 😀 You other photos are cool too! 😀
Thank you, Cee! A special kind of art indeed – and so gigantic!
Such wonderful pictures, Ann-Christine. Love the first one from Iceland and also the magnificent sandcastle!
Thank you, Sylvia!
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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’ 🙂
Thank you, Sarah. Yes, Iceland is THE favourite country of light.
Wonderful photos Ann-Christine!
Thank you, Aletta!
Marvellous images….and you reminded me of the Fluela pass…..years since I drove it in my little classic sportscar….
Would have liked to see your reflections in the water, Sue!
Don’t have any images
I think I knew, just a thought that it would have been great to see!
You’ve really demonstrated how light can change the mood, particularly with those shots from Aarhus. Lovely!
Thank you, Margaret. It was a challenge that fitted me well.
I love how well you illustrate ‘It’s All About the Light”. The slider images are particularly effective..
Thank you – this was my kind of challenge. And the slider is best used at moments like this.
Stunning photos for this challenge, Ann-Christine.☺️
Thank you, Miriam!
You’re welcome, Ann-Christine!
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 . . .
Thank you, Eha – yes, to have a final restingplace in such a beautiful spot.
Beautiful photos once again Ann- Christine. The slider effect was fun to play with and note how the light transformed the pictures dramatically. Lovely post!
Thank you, Sheetal, so glad you liked it. The slider is sometimes very effective1
Gorgeous captures, Ann-Christine!
Your magical moment is certainly mesmerizing beyond explanation 🙂
Thanks, Hammad. I am only a bit sorry i didn’t photograph that lake and mountain before the moment too!
But it is still magical in every way 🙂
Wow! Amazing photos ..so creative with the variation of the light.
Happy you liked it – I liked this challenge.
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.
Thank you so much, Tina. This is a favourite subject indeed. I will start reading the answers tonight!
Loving all of these photos A-C 🙂 🙂
Thank you, Brian!
Love the before and after photos – show how light impacts the scene!
Thank you, Nora! I believe the slider sometimes is a very good idea.
Wonderful photos, it’s amazing how light affects the mood of a photo
True. And thank you!
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.
Thank you, Jude. It was a good challenge!
Thank you, Teresa.