Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Brenda Photo Challenge (4-24-10) Lighting

It's another Brenda photo challenge. This one I found to be a little difficult. The subject was lighting and this is what it said:
Alright! This is pretty well self explanatory! Just show how YOU would light your subject...Any subject!! Just show us Your way of doing it! OR...like the photo above, CAPTURE the lighting...Got it? Well, then, GO for it and just have FUN with it!
I was pretty stumped on what to do. First of all I'm a mere amateur photographer that barely knows her camera. I'm not saying that I can't take a decent picture now and then but lets face it, I'm no pro. I don't own any fancy lighting or any special lighting for that matter. So after establishing the fact that I have lighting envy I set out to get a picture that would fit.
Ok, I could give you a picture of an incandescent light bulb because that's how I would light my subject if I was taking a picture in the house at night. NAH, don't like that idea. I finally decided that my light source is mainly natural light. With that being said, here is my entry.
Now why not go check out the rest of the entries in the Brenda Photo Challenge

47 comments:

FishHawk said...

Wow, that is a REALLY spectacular picture! YOU took it?

Sandee said...

I like it a lot. Very well done for lighting. Good luck.

Have a terrific day. :)

Marg said...

Ok Duke, I will leave a comment. That picture is fantastic. What a great way to show light.We think you are a super photographer. Wish I could do as well as you do. But I am learning.
Have a great week end.

Grace said...

That is downright biblical. I expect to see Charlton Heston to come striding into view any moment. Great photo!

Donna said...

...ShowOff!!!!Hahahaaa....This IS Gorgeous!! God helped you DIDN'T HE??!!!!Hahahaa....ComeOn, FessUp!!

Seriously Ann, it's a Gorgeous shot! Well Done!!
Happy weekend to you!
hughugs

June Zach (Fledgling Blogger) said...

Is this what you call a piece of an amateur? I don't think so. :D

Great job in "lighting" challenge! Two thumbs up! ^_^

AL said...

Well Ann, same here I'm not a pro nor an amateur LOL! It's just a hobby and I love it! Your picture is very well capture and it looks very heavenly.

FishHawk said...

It's good to see that I am not the only one who thinks that you are a show-off. Way to go Donna!

Donna said...

Bravo! God's lighting is the BEST! Love the composition and the depth. There is no need for fancy equipment. Photography is all about capturing the light, anyway you can do it.

VanillaSeven said...

Great picture Ann! Its like Heaven came down to earth!

Brenda said...

Awesome!!! That shot should be framed!!!

Ann said...

FishHawk, Yep believe it or not, me and my camera got that all by ourselves

Sandee thanks,

Marg I'm still learning as well, every day I learn something new, isn't it great?

Grace it does have a biblical look now that you mention it. I'll see if I can drum up Charlton for my next shot

Donna Have you been hanging out with FishHawk?...lol Yes God did help me, but then doesn't he help all of us in anything we do?

JuneZach yep that's the piece of an amateur. Even us non pro's can get lucky

Al yes a wonderful hobby it is.

FishHawk, did you pay Donna to say that?

Donna nothing better than natural. No need for the fancy equipment but it doesn't stop from wanting now and then...lol

Ann said...

Vanilla Seven, thank you very much. There's a little bit of heaven all around us if we just take the time to look.

DK Miller said...

Lovely photo and beautiful lighting!

Buggys said...

And you say you're an amateur!

The Urban Cowboy said...

That is a totally awesome picture. I agree that it has a 'biblical' look to it.

LDH said...

Awesome photo!!! Not only perfect for your assignment but beautiful all around! Nice.

Thom said...

Ann I'm just like you when it comes to photography and I struggled with this as well. But you my friend took and posted a stunning photo. It's like surreal and I just love it. Simply marvelous my friend. Have a great week ahead :)

SOUL said...

yep-- alot likeme-- stumped and left it up to Gods lighting. i too thought they wanted some kinda fancy lighting equipment. i think the head of 'brendas photo challenge' was just tryin to pick on us amateur peeps. agree?

anyhow-- i must concur with the other folks here-- that is downright God-speak there. fabulous photo.

if ya get real quiet- ya can almost hear Him talk to ya.

love it!

thanks for droppin by :))

Jeanette said...

What a beautiful picture!

Amanda said...

Perfect ~ a beautiful picture!

tahtimbo said...

Three words: A Maz Zing!! That is a fantastic shot!
I would have that one framed and hung in our living room!

Anne said...

That is such a gorgeous picture! It is very spiritual.

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Jeanne said...

And you were worried?!?!? Holy Moly girl that's spectacular!

Bossy Betty said...

Oh my gosh, woman! That is fantastic. I'd say your lighting assistant did a great job!!!!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

This is really beautiful!

BeadedTail said...

That is a beautiful demonstation of natural light! Doesn't get much better than that!

WillOaks Studio said...

Just absolutely beautiful!! Inspiring, too....very nice work, Ann.

Ann said...

DKMiller, thank you very much

Buggys well technically I am, I don't get paid for any of my photos and I only do it for fun

Urban cowboy thanks so much, and I have to agree

LDH thanks, it did end up fitting in well

Thom glad I wasn't along. and thank you for your kind words

Soul I think I'll keep real quiet now and listen for his voice :)

Jeanette thanks you

Amanda thanks so much

Tahtimbo three words thanks so much :)

Anne thank you, It does have a bit of a spiritual feel to it

JanuskieZ nope not looking to market my blog

Jeanne thanks I don't know if I was worried maybe more like confused

Bossy Betty ah yes excellent assistant I have, or maybe I am the assistant in this case

Cinnamon girl thank you very much

Beaded tail pure and natural best way to go and being free makes it my ultimate favorite

will oaks thank you very much.

Ratty said...

I really love that photo. My only lighting is natural light. I'm only an amateur too, so the natural light can sometimes play tricks on me with my photos.

marie said...

Hi Ann ~ awesome photo! Definitely suits the challenge too.

I'm like you ~ an amateur with a point & shoot and whatever light happens to be available.

You would have had a wonderful time at Lucketts taking pics. There was so much to see and so many wonderful textures and colors!

Butterfly Gardener said...

I love it! Great job!

Manang Kim said...

Oh wow that is beautiful! It is like a light from heaven ^_^. Happy Sunday!

Brenda Photo Challenge~Lighting

Audrey said...

I usually try to take pictures of my items on the deck in the sunlight. Unfortunately in the winter there can be 3 feet of snow on my deck :)
Then I have to settle for taking photo's in the living room in front of the window.
That is an amazing photo!!

Christine ~ JAZ Creations said...

Beautiful capture Ann! I Love it when the light shines down through the clouds like that.

WR said...

Wow! Stunningly beautiful.

Lenox Knits said...

Gorgeous sky. I think it captures the idea of lightening perfectly. I have light envy too as I start to learn more about how important it is to a great picture.

Kloggers/Polly said...

Ann, Your picture is really lovely ... it perhaps could be called 'Hope' for the light peeping through the clouds is optimistic. This one is worth mounting! :)

fullet said...

Well that's an amazing entry, Ann! I also enjoyed visiting the Brenda Photo Challenge, it's full of good ideas.

Ann said...

ratty I guess it's just a matter of learning how to best us our natural light

marie thanks, yep luck of the draw when it comes to light. I soooo want to go to Lucketts :)

Butterfly Gardener thank you very much

Manang Kim thank you, it sure does give the sense of heaven shining down

Audrey That's pretty much what I do, trying to take them indoors in front of the window never works very good for me, I need practice with that

Christine thanks yes me too so beautiful when you can see the rays

WR thanks so much

Lenox Knits the sky is an ever changing canvas :)

Kloggers I like that name for the photo I just may have it mounted

fullet thanks, yes there are some very talented people who participate in the challenge.

June Coe Harris said...

Hey, you did a great job on the photo, God lent the lighting and you captured it to a "T". Great shot! I just love it! Thanks for sharing!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is seriously breathtaking, Ann. Wow!

Ann said...

June thank you very much He was most gracious to provide me with the excellent light

Poetic shutterbug thank you although I can't take credit for the scene itself :)

digiVickie said...

Stunning!! I think you should put it on canvas :D

Ann said...

Vickie, thanks I just might do that.

Sourcebound said...

Hi Ann it is a wonderful photograph. Thank you for sharing it.

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