Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: It’s All About the Light

Lighting is probably the most important element of a good photograph. As photographers, we learn the best time of day for the best lighting and we also learn to manipulate it. Our manipulations can be dramatic or subtle. Today I’ve chosen subtle.

What can be better than a walk through Brookgreen Gardens at the height of Spring? Our grandson was visiting over his spring break from school and a walk through their zoo was a perfect excuse to enjoy the weather.

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Photo Challenge – Surprise

This week we are asked to share a surprise as seen through our lens.


Our youngest grandson and his mom are visiting us this week and I have spent countless hours following him around trying to get the perfect shots.  Just when I think I’ve got the perfect photo, he turns around – or crawls away – or waves bye – or claps and all I’ve captured is a blur.


The only time he stays still is when he looks out the window so I’ve got some beautiful photos of his back.  The surprise is that I love these photos just as much as the ones where I can see his face with all his expressions.


How could you resist the curl in his hair?


I love the way the light surrounds him.

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Photo Challenge – Shine

This week we are asked to share an experience when the shine of a light source caused us to stop for a second look.


Night of a Thousand Candles – Brookgreen Gardens

Every year Brookgreen Gardens hosts Night of a Thousand Candles during the month of December.  Words cannot describe the beauty of the gardens with thousands of lights and candles set among the sculptures.  There are carolers, story tellers and music too. 

I stopped by Brookgreen Gardens earlier this week and preparations are already underway for this year’s event.  Most of the work is done by volunteers and although it doesn’t seem possible, every year is better than the year before.

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