Category Archives: Light

Weekly Photo Challenge: YELLOW

What’s yellow? Mexico is yellow! So many things that were beautiful, eye-catching, interesting, different about San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city in central Mexico, happened to be yellow. Here are some. Our casita on Calle 28 de abril was always cheerful … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: REFRACTION

Hmm, tough challenge for me, because I don’t really know what refraction means. Reflecting light? Bouncing it off someone or something? How about its opposite,  NOT reflecting light? Sucking it in instead? Here’s a lovely example (well, I think it’s lovely). … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ADVENTURE!

When I look at this photo, I see a gondolier in Venice. But of course that’s my imagination (and my passion for Venice) doing the seeing.  Who’s actually here is a gondolier-type macho young sailor in Maine’s Ogunquit harbor: It was a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LIGHT

Light is the source of many things. For instance, light, especially red light, can signal excitement, adventure, danger: But light, especially soft yellow light, can also mean serenity. Isn’t this as inviting a nook as you can imagine? Take a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UP (2)

Two of my very favorite recent photos need no comment. In fact, I couldn’t make any comment, they just ARE — abstract designs: First, steam rising in a sugar shack: And next, light from above makes for drama, if not … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ILLUMINATION

Light Up the Night! That’s what happened when the fire alarm went off at two in the morning at our hotel in Portland, Maine. Flashing red lights, great yellow spotlights, night to day as the movie term has it:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: REFLECTIONS

One of my very favorite photography subjects, the Alice Through the Looking Glass effect of reflections. Fascinating as philosophy, as puzzle, as visual, as design — In a way I think of them as ghosts, or something like memories — … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SILHOUETTE

Not a technique I use often, at least not consciously. But silhouettes are inherently dramatic, and I realize they also arise naturally twice a day, at sunrise and sunset, as witness, as the sun comes up: And as the sun … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMING (2)

“A painting is not worth owning unless it opens the gate of dreams.” —   Brother Eric of Taizé, monk and painter This is a detail from a painting called Il Magazzino, The Storehouse. It’s by Lucy MacGillis, originally from Pittsfield … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CREATE (2)

Children are naturally, instinctively creative. But creativity is harder to come by as an adult, at least it is for me, what with “grownup” inhibitions and fears getting in the way. But I love classical still lifes, and I will … Continue reading

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