Light, shadows and 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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
You can catch up on Shard shenanigans here if you missed out:
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 Nagaur Eclecticoddnsods.com