Light, shadows and warmth!

Light, shadows and warmth!

Today’s Photograph101 assignment is warmth!

My first thought was urgh it is November where am I going to find some warmth, especially outside?

Actually yesterday I shared some shots which did have the sunshine peeking through, had I had psychic abilities I would have saved them.

Now you know me I find it impossible to just share one image, so I scoured through my Summer holidays photos as I knew there were plenty of light,shadows and warmth in there.

However, before I share with you my take on this challenge, here is what Cheri from the Daily Post had to say on it:

Today, capture an image of warmth, ideally using the sun as your source.

Photography means “drawing with light,” and when you snap a picture with your camera, you use and record light to create an image.

When we’re out and about, we use the sun — our most abundant light source — to capture our scenes.

The Organic Farm

This is a photograph from Gloucestershire, where we were staying on an Organic Farm.  The children ran absolutely wild here, almost went feral and said it was the best time they ever had.  I am not sure that is was the Farm Hands best time they ever had with two lively raucious boys running around.

I love the way the suns rays almost separate as they slash across the plants, don’t you?  This was right next to their Organic Shop, mmmm yum!

suns rays across plants

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The Graveyard

This photograph was also taken on my Summer hols 2014.  Now I cannot remember for the life of me where of the 5 places we visited was this taken, I think Stratford Upon Avon, or nearby.

The light really plays here, coming through the trees and just finishing behind the gravestone, very atmospheric me thinks.

Shadow and sun across a grave

Sibling Warmth

The next two photographs below are my favourites.  I might have already shared the 2nd but hey ho, I cannot remember.  The warmth that is created between siblings, the love is clearly evident here, it isn’t always like this believe you me!

This was taken at the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

the bond of siblings

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Sibling love

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A sun sprinkled tree

I love this photograph for its simplicity and the way the sun makes the canopy of leaves look so glorious in its different shades of green.

I want to go and sit underneath this tree and have a little doze, wouldn’t you?

sunlight through trees

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Symonds Yat Rock

This was quite a climb to get up here but woweee the view was so worth it.  I might treat you to that in a later post, oh wicked me!

Symonds Yat is a village in the Forest of Dean which straddles the River Wye.

The Yat Gorge which is where my son was looking was mined for iron ore and remains of a smelting works are located downstream of the Symonds Yat Rapids.  It is a busy tourist site but a great place to visit.

The path where one looked down over the wooden railings had a sprinkle of trees, so the light you can see very conveniently was raining down not only on the valley but just where my son was looking over, very atmospheric I think.

Symonds Yat Rock

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Who doesn’t love a sunset?

These were taken at the Organic Farm in Gloucestershire one evening.  Wow, the colours are amazing and to me, sunsets like this just invoke the feeling of ‘warmth’, don’t they to you?

I cannot decide which of the sunset ones are my favorite, can you?  I love the distinct shapes made by the light shining through the tree but then the warmth of the sunset over the fields are amazing.


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Warmth is a bowl of soup

I have gone for the literal here.  On holiday again, starving hungry we find a pub to eat in.  The sun was blazing outside yet it was still chilly.  I love those combinations.

The pub had thick stone walls and curved wrought iron latticed windows.  One of these windows is to the side of my son, the sun has streamed through just as he is literally ‘warming’ himself with some yummy freshly made organic tomato soup!

a bowl of soup

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Abbey Wells Cathedral

I conclude this tour with some stonework versus stained glass and light.

Visiting Abbeys, Cathedrals and such like for me is pure pleasure, the architecture, the soul of the place, the texture and light always abundant.

I have put these pictures in to a gallery, you  can click on any that you like to enlarge them.

The one that particularly amazed me is the photo of the cross.  When I looked at the cross out of and through the viewer there was not that burst of sunlight on it, yet when I took the picture there it was.  I tried this a few times.

It gave me the wobbles for a moment but I am sure there is some technical reason for this happening, but heck I wonder dampen my spirits over this.

Warm Thanks

It is also with warm thanks that I give to Passionately Curious who took the bait of producing King Kong on The Shard, the 2nd contributor, both of whom have done fabulously.

It is herewith I present to you with permission Passionately’s King Kong:

King Kong on The Shard

King Kong on The Shard

You can catch up on Shard shenanigans here if you missed out:

Iconic Landmark or an eyesore?

King Kong versus The Shard

So I thank you abundantly for reading and viewing and hope that this exploration of my Summer holiday has invigorated you for the day ahead.

Which photo for you depicts warmth the most?

Justine xx

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  51 comments for “Light, shadows and warmth!

  1. November 13, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    I’m loving all of these! A wonderful set 🙂 The graveyard is a bit creepy, but your kids are awesome and so are the last photos of the sunset. Also, King Kong and the Shard, hahaha 😀

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    • November 13, 2014 at 5:18 PM

      awe thank you and haha yes loved this King Kong version too was so chuffed as i always say that people put the effort in for me, was very humbling. Glad you found the graveyard creepy heck feeling a variety of emotoins looking at photos is good right? 😛 xx


      • November 13, 2014 at 5:45 PM

        That’s right that these set of photos inspired a variety of different emotions. Most of them very positive though!

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  2. November 13, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    hello Justine it has been a very long time hope all is well – I just found this video on youtube and thought you might enjoy it, I think it’s hilarious! Greetings from Grenada Poli

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    • November 13, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      that is totally mental, and right up your alley excuse the pun poli, couldn’t help it. Thank you so much for sharing the loo roll lolol xx


      • November 13, 2014 at 5:24 PM

        pun very much intended you bad bobbins, I thought it was VERY funny – how often do you think the news is on that level, if you don’t tune in to American Fox news channel and write down the single news bytes you get in 15 minutes of viewing – on my last attempt (inadvertent in Grenadian bar) – 1 news byte – girl returns home safe after kidnapping – and then shots of parents, police, and 14 reruns of the scene – makes you think the people watching have short term memory loss and therefore don’t notice the repetition?

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  3. November 13, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Great set of photos! Really loved the sibling warmth ones and the sunset backlit tree. But i think the half and half colour shade would have to be the warmest! Warmth for the soul.
    And lastly, thanks for the mention and you’re welcome 😊

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  4. NotAPunkRocker
    November 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Oh, nice!

    Of course it is super cloudy here today, so I guess I will be looking into my archives for “warmth”. 🙂

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    • November 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

      yes there was not even a peek of sunshine here today, not a dribble through the clouds or anything x


  5. November 13, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    I love them all!! But my favourites are the ones of the boys 🙂

    The tree towards the end is just beautiful too xx

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    • November 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

      thank you yes i love the boys ones 😀 Sooooo heartwarming for moi certainly missus xxx

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  6. November 13, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    For me the Yat Gorge shot: soft focus, warm earth, highlights on the hands and your son’s hair, nice and warm.


    • November 13, 2014 at 5:23 PM

      thank you that was an accidental shot that came out well, one of those lovely ones that you feel really happy about afterwards as such a surprise 🙂 thank you for popping by hope to chat again x

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  7. November 13, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Such a great post of warm images and words; the perfect response. 🙂

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    • November 13, 2014 at 5:26 PM

      thank you such kind words, it was nice to re visit the holidays too 🙂


  8. November 13, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Soup is certainly very warm and welcome this time of year (Except by my niece, who can’t stand it, but eats it anyway.)

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  9. November 13, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Justine, I am so enjoying your photo challenges – you snap such awesome shots and you put together lovely descriptions and thoughts to go along with them.

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    • November 13, 2014 at 5:28 PM

      awe thank you sammy and how are you these days? xxx


      • November 13, 2014 at 5:40 PM

        Doing great hunkered in for our freezing weather, but a little sun today, and tomorrow we get to have a sleepover with the grandkids. Life is good 🙂

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        • November 13, 2014 at 6:43 PM

          oooh grandkids over, fun fun fun then hehe woohoo better get some catch up sleep incase then x

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  10. November 13, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Wonderful set of photographs Justine!

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  11. Sheri Elizabeth
    November 13, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    I love the one of them holding hands. What a great moment you captured.! I especially like the way the light is falling at the back of the scene. The sunsets are gorgeous too! Especially the first one. Very nice photographs!

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    • November 13, 2014 at 6:45 PM

      thank you 🙂 the holding hands is my fav as emotionally attached and also was a nice surprise photo, one of those moments 🙂 x


  12. November 13, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    That’s a lovely, little garden you have there.

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    • November 13, 2014 at 6:45 PM

      oh that featured image is from a vegetarian restaurant their garden, it was very fairytale like. there are many more other pics in the post, as i always get carried away but i liked the shadow and light on her x


  13. November 13, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Sun-sprinkled tree? Yes, I’d definitely have a sit-down underneath!

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  14. November 13, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    As a whole, I’d say you’ve got a decent series exploring the chiaroscuro aesthetic.

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    • November 14, 2014 at 3:40 PM

      thank you for your comment and for taking the time to pop by, hope you visit again 🙂


  15. November 14, 2014 at 3:24 AM

    Wonderful picture. You sure captured all elements of the challenge.

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  16. November 14, 2014 at 4:10 AM

    Stunning photos Justine… Diane

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  17. November 17, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Oh wow, I love these photos! First off, I love your son’s curly hair…so cute! The same photo of him overlooking the forest epitomizes warmth to me. I also love the photo of the siblings holding hands…very sweet. 🙂

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    • November 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      awe thank you i love those ones too and re his hair i love playing with it and he gets biscuits off a boy at school who is obsessed with his hair and gives him a biscuit in exchange for a pat of it lolol


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