The light from above
Without light to nurture all living things the beauty would fade and die. Normally light is not visible. It surrounds us invisibly and we accept it with out thought.
I will always remember this vision as I walked through the tropical glasshouses in Adelaide and the sprinklers turned on. I stopped, spellbound as the air glistened and shimmered with the sun cascading through the mist. An unforgettable sight.
Then there is the man-made beauty that we surround ourselves with.
This is Hobart Town Hall, the venue for the Autumn Flower Show. The crisp blue and white decor with the sparkling of the chandeliers created a perfect back drop for the exquisite display of blooms.
I’m sure hundreds of bloggers will see the light in this challenge and I look forward to browsing through them. Go here to see the light
Ailsa of “Where’s my backpack?” has challenged us to show a light this week and this is one of my all time favourite photos of the glory and beauty of light.
I used Photoshop Elements to put a frame around it.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate:
only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.,
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
Adelaide botanic gardens tropical hot-house
Let there be light…
When I saw this weeks word challenge from Skinnywench in her blog “A word in your ear” I immediately remembered the moment when the sprinklers came on in the tropical rainforest hot-house in the Adelaide botanic gardens. It is a sight and moment in time that will be forever imprinted in my memory.
I think these photos capture that transcendent, ethereal beauty of pure light.
I have not been able to enter Sue’s challenge for the past couple of weeks (poor internet connection!) but I could not let this one slip by. Sue, aka Skinnywench, from the blog “A word in your ear” sets a challenge each week by opening her dictionary and randomly picking a word for us to interpret.
This week it is “Light”
For photographers it is the light that defines the picture. Poor light and the photo will be a failure. It will be drab and lifeless. The same picture taken in a different light can be stunning, a show stopper, one that makes people go WOW.
Go to Sues blog (click here) to see some superb examples of photos caught in the best light, they glow.
As I travel I automatically watch for that “good light”, early morning and late afternoon are known as the “golden hours” The landscape transforms into a photographers dream.
One of my favourite subjects are flowers. They can be a challenge especially if the wind is blowing, as it often is in Australia…
Here are a few I hope you like them…
This flower opens in the night and only lasts one beautiful day
Drosera capensis,fly catcher
Tiaro, Mary River sunset