Weekly Photo Challenge – Let there be Light

5 Dec

The week’s weekly photo challenge is “Let there be Light” where we had to share a photo of a light source. Light is an essential element of photography and is even apart of the word  i.e. photos- for “light” and -graphos for “drawing”. Playing with various light sources, its placement, its intensity, etc gives a new / different look to the pictures and helps the artist in the photographer create a new masterpiece. I love playing with light in my pictures too and taking pictures of various light sources, especially the sun, candles and lamps. But for this challenge I decided to share 2 simple pictures using just 2 different sources of light i.e. Sun for the natural source (outdoors) and Bulb for the artificial source (indoors).

This pic was taken around sunset over Lake Thun on our way back from Niederhorn. I love the natural colors of the Sun, the dramatic effects of the clouds all around and the shadow in the Lake Thun below.

A gorgeous sunset over Lake Thun, Interlaken

A gorgeous sunset over Lake Thun, Interlaken

This pic was taken during the glacier walk near the Matterhorn. There are numerous ice sculptures  here and I loved the whole color and dimension added by the colorful bulbs to the otherwise colorless ice.

Ice Sculptures, Glaciar Walk, near Zermatt

Ice Sculptures, Glaciar Walk, near Zermatt

I hope you like these pics too and please feel free to share your thoughts on this below.  You can also check out additional posts on this topic here.


19 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge – Let there be Light”

  1. thatisthegoodstuff December 5, 2013 at 22:44 #

    Great photo. Please check out my blog at http://www.inspiringthroughthelens.com


  2. juliecrombe December 5, 2013 at 23:29 #

    Love that view!
    Please check out my blog and let’s follow each other!


    • getsetandgo December 7, 2013 at 11:25 #

      Thanks and I’ll follow your blog and travels too 🙂


  3. gypsysoul.. December 6, 2013 at 04:27 #

    beautiful pictures 🙂


  4. mhdriver December 6, 2013 at 05:31 #

    Great Purple houses. My wife would kid me and say that is my favorite color. Nice scene.


    • getsetandgo December 7, 2013 at 11:24 #

      Thanks. I have this pic in numerous colors (as they had this in multi colored lights) but this one is my favorite 🙂


  5. nrajeshkumar001 December 6, 2013 at 07:24 #

    Wow… good shots!!


  6. humptydumptyonawall December 6, 2013 at 12:41 #

    Amazing effect of the light on ice ! Nice Shot !


  7. Deepa December 6, 2013 at 14:47 #

    Beautiful captures 🙂


  8. sindhoooo December 6, 2013 at 15:59 #

    Just fantastic! How did you click the second one?


    • getsetandgo December 7, 2013 at 11:20 #

      Thanks. the scene was naturally like this and I used a low aperture number on my camera 🙂


  9. literaryvittles December 11, 2013 at 09:02 #

    Ohh I love that sunset picture. And thank you for explaining the meaning of the word photography, aka “light drawing”



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