Saturday, February 27, 2010

RRC: Blinded By The Light

From For Ellipsis

"Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you."

-Maori Proverb

RRC: Blinded by the Light
Suggested by Vicki, author of the blog, Maraca

This particular challenge really challenged me, which is a good thing, because I have been wanting to step outside my personal comfort zone. It's been really rainy and dark this winter, so there just hasn't been a lot of natural light. I am not a huge fan of too much light, so the weather has suited me well enough, but for doing photos... well... it just depends on what your subject is. I was stumped with this one, but earlier this week an opportunity presented itself while in the drive-thru line at McDonalds. The car in front of me, a Prius, had the brightest tail lights I have ever seen. LOL... Ironic! EUREKA! I had my subject!

The following photos are some favorites from my archive. Natural lighting can be a lot of fun to work with. Here, see for yourself...

The Sun in the Sierra
From For Ellipsis

Sundown at the Golden Gate Bridge...
From For Ellipsis

Sunset Over The San Francisco Bay...
From For Ellipsis

Now that you have seen my take on this week's challenge, why not check out the other participants? Just follow the links below...







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Ladyhightower **Welcome, New Participant




Manang Kim


There is still time to join us. You can find out all you need to know by visiting the official Round Robin blog. Just click here. I will be posting an all new challenge a little after midnight, so be sure to drop by and sign up for our next challenge. In the mean time, please consider joining us for our other memes. New participants are always welcome to join in!

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Sherrie said...

Hi Carly,
Great idea, that tail light is really bright. Love that picture of the Sierra trees. Beautiful! Have a great day!

Sherrie's Stuff

Manang Kim said...

So lovely array of photos. Thanks for sharing happy weekend!

Blinded by the Light

maryt/theteach said...

Carly, Sometimes it's hard to see what's right in front of you. The Prius's tail light - a good choice as is all the other beautiful shots! :)

Sandy from the Heart of texas said...

Beautiful natural light photos!
And that is a bright taillight! Made a wonderful photo!!

Carolyn Ford said...

I am VERY partial to the shot of the Golden Gate Bridge...that is awesome!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Oh my Carly they were all so awesome but the first had such a fun flavor

MyMaracas said...

I love that you photographed a tail light! And your scenic shots are glorious.

Jama said...

That sunset by the bridge is simply awesome, I love it!

Gattina said...

I wondered what your first picture was I found it beautiful without knowing what is ! Very special indeed ! to me it's the most creative one !

Suzanne R said...

I very much like the Prius tail light -- so bright! The next two photos didn't come through for me but the last sunset did and that was very pretty. Wish I could see the missing two but that's the way my computer functions. Bummer!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Finally playing catch-up after being out of town. The tail light shot is kind of intriguing, a way to highlight (ouch) something ordinary so we see it in a new way. But the two sunset shots are superlative - just gorgeous!