Friday, December 13, 2013

"let there be light"

This month's photo challenge was the use of light. The assignment is to post two or three pictures where "light takes center stage and commands your attention". That leaves the door wide open for me, and also does not mean there is a chance that I can post only a few pictures. So sorry to continue to be non-compliant on the Personal Photo Challenge. 

The first two pictures were taken in my yard one evening a few years ago. Honestly, the pictures were not retouched. This is the way the eerie sky actually appeared following a late afternoon shower.

This next two pictures show how different the sky can look when the sun is behind the clouds. 

And finally these last two shots were taken out of two different windows at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, at different times of the day. They certainly show what a difference the outside light or lights can make.

All of these photos were taken with my Nikon Coolpix digital camera. If I remember correctly, all of the automatic settings were on for all six pix.

14 comments:

Annie said...

pretty good photos..
great for the Light Challenge this month!
It is interesting to go through and look at everyone's photos.

Donna said...

Goodness!! You're Right! The light was certainly eerie on those first two shots...but they're lovely.
All of these are!
Happy weekend!
hughugs

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

That is some orange sky, the sun behind the clouds is awesome.

Donna said...

LOL, there are no punishments for enthusiasm! So no worries on presenting a few more photos.

Gosh, the color in those first two photos is really eerie - good word to describe it! And cloud/sun photos are always interesting to capture. That one show with all the colorful reflections looks like contemporary art. Interesting effect! And my favorite of the group is the last one with the backlighting on the tall buildings. Thanks for participating, Chris!

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Thanks for the comments. Even though there are six photos, there are two for each of my points, so I count them as three all together. Is that called using new math?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've really given us some good examples of how lighting affects our photos. Sometimes you see something like the eerie sky and hope it looks the same when you take a photo. LOVE the first one in Las Vegas. It's the way the whole city looks...beautiful colorful lights! Well done!

Linda H said...

Very interesting photos! The first two are eerie- we have had skies like that too, the odd yellowish color we had was due to forest fires to the west.. Love the Vegas shots, especially the last one.

Vee said...

I enjoyed seeing every single one! The third and final ones are my favorites.

Vee said...

oops...third is good, but fourth is the one I was thinking of...that color blue!

Pamela Gordon said...

Interesting sky photos. The first two are definitely eerie looking. I really like the last photo of the sun behind the buildings. I'm always looking at the sky and cloud formations as they change a lot here some days.

Peggy Jones said...

I love the two taken out the windows. Many of my are since sometimes I just can't stop and get out of the car.

Cheryl said...

So many interesting photos! I love the effects when the sun is behind the clouds...but your last photo of the city buildings is fascinating.

Lorrie said...

Light is so variable - you have some great captures in your photos. Those post-storm images are slightly eery.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I've seen the sky that awesome pink colour after the rain - quite eerie!
The middle two are great too!