Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination


Typically, illumination would mean some sort of artificial light — street lights, car lights, neon lights.   But, since I’ve been at the beach this week, it is natural light that I have been drawn to.   Here are two sunsets, both well-suited for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme, Illumination.

This evening, as the sun was setting over a partly cloudy sky, some of the clouds were back-lit.  Not only were the clouds illuminated, but the refracted light also illuminated chairs left on the beach by weary sunbathers who had already left the sand:

lluminated clouds; illuminated chairs

Illuminated clouds; illuminated chairs

Early this week, on a similarly cloudy day, the rays of the sun for about an hour before sunset, streaked behind the clouds, sometimes sending rays towards the water; at other times skywards:

Sun Rays

Sun Rays

Be sure to check out how others have interpreted this week’s theme.  Here are just a few of the participants:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination | Ese’s Voice
Weekly Photo Challenge: ILLUMINATION « eagerexplorer
Ibukota di Malam Hari dari Rooftop Pelangi | TraveLafazr
Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination | Travel. Garden. Eat.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination | LooknWalk
Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination – Joy and Woe
Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination | Wind Against Current
Illuminated Mount Pico, Açores | Cardinal Guzman
weekly photo challenge: illumination « A Meditative Journey with Saldage
Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination | Figments of a DuTchess

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16 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

  1. Beautiful images Anne. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, liking several posts and following. Blessings, Robyn

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  5. I love the sun rays. Haayyts.. 🙂

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  9. wonderful. great photography 🙂

  10. Like your natural illumination.

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  12. Wonderful pics, Anne. 🙂

  13. Foto Challenge or not, I like both of these! Defined focus and nice colours!
    Very Nice!

    Kevin