Travel theme: Light

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Today I’m participating in Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme photo challenge. This week’s theme is “light”. Enjoy my photos and remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

When taking photos, light is your best friend. It can also be your best enemy. Capturing the light the right way can make for a good or a not so good picture. I love using sunlight as much as I can to compose my photos, for example with this lemon.

Travel theme: Light shining on a lemon
Travel theme: Light shining on a lemon

There’s the light of the morning sun.

Travel theme: Light on the rising sun
Travel theme: Light on the rising sun

And the light of the setting sun.

Travel theme: Light of the setting sun
Travel theme: Light of the setting sun

Of course, light isn’t always natural, and we’re surrounded by plenty of artificial light. Here’s plenty of light from this glass chandelier in the lobby of the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California.

Travel theme: Light of a chandelier
Travel theme: Light of a chandelier

And then, there’s the moon. Of course, the moon doesn’t produce light but only reflects it, and a full moon can reflect a lot of light!

Travel theme: Light - full moon
Travel theme: Light – full moon

And is there any happier light than the one created by Christmas lights?

Travel theme: Light of Christmas lights
Travel theme: Light of Christmas lights

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Illumination

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This week’s WordPress photo challenge is illumination. The first photo that came to mind for this theme is one I took last weekend during our outing at Coronado Beach, in San Diego, California. I found this beautiful chandelier hanging from the ceiling of the large and historical lobby of the Hotel Del Coronado. Gorgeous!

Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Illumination
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Illumination

You can view more of my photos of Coronado Beach from last week here.

When I think of illuminations, I can’t help but remembering the beautiful Christmas lights we saw this past holiday. I posted many Christmas light photos a few weeks ago, but here are a couple of my favorite.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Illumination - Penguin Christmas lights
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Illumination – Penguin Christmas lights
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Illumination - Christmas lights
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Illumination – Christmas lights