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

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WOW! It’s been such a long time since I have participated in a Lens- Artist challenge – feels good to be here. For this week’s challenge, Tina tasked us to explore the magic of light. (OOPS, actually last weeks)

“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” George Eastman, founder of Kodak

Light is absolutely the most important component to photography. Sadly, I don’t always think about it when snapping away on the old I-phone (thank goodness for editing tools). Early mornings are not the favorite part of the day so the chance of capturing a sunrise is pretty much slim to none. Evening photography seems to be a little easier feat.

We have had sooo many adventures this summer, thought I’d share a few favorites. Most have had minimal editing because of the magic of light :-).

There is something about water and sunsets that bring a tremendous amount of peace to a situation. The water below was so still it looked like glass.

Camping at Carter Lake, Colorado

Sometimes the best photography happens right after a storm. The image below was captured after a major weather squall blew through our campsite in Wyoming. I have never experienced anything like it – 50 mile an hour winds and whipping rain. It was nuts.

Glendo Reservoir, Wyoming

Clouds often add depth and texture to an image – when I see interesting pillowy formations in the sky, they are usually included in the snap. We found a sweet campsite along a river in Wyoming – the whole experience was magical. One of the best memories of the summer.

We did some major exploring in our future home state of Oregon. We found an INCREDIBLE lake that serves as the headwaters for one of the most beautiful rivers in the state. The images below were taken a couple of hours past sunrise while the light was still part of the ‘golden hours’ of photography. The water was sooo green and clear, it was unreal. Looking forward to exploring more in this area.

We made a pitstop in Telluride, Colorado after a brutal road bike ride in Durango. This image was taken right after sunset, creating a stunning alpenglow on the mountains surrounding this sweet town. We had just finished a great hike and happened to look up at the right time.

It’s been an amazing summer but somewhat frenetic – can’t believe it’s over already.

I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy!

…i choose this…



      1. That’s unfortunate. We waited all summer for restrictions to loosen (particularly to get back into the US) but they never did so we didn’t go either. However, we’re sick of waiting so we’re all booked to go at Christmas. More details coming out in a post soon.

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