Friday, December 13, 2013

“Angel Rays” Photo Challenge for Dec

I almost feel like I am ‘cheating’ this month.

I wanted to alter and tweak my photos but I just couldn’t.

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So I took them to picmonkey and put a drop shadow frame around them and that’s all I did.

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Straight out of the camera showing you what I see every morning when I open the drapes in my bedroom and taken on 3 different days.

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The very first time I noticed how pretty it looked, the leaves of the trees were blowing outside and causing the angel to shimmer. Breathtaking…something that makes you stop and say a prayer of thankfulness.

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(the ‘standing back to get the full view before you make the bed’ photo…the light is constantly changing!)

I’m taking part in Donna’s photo challenge

and Weekend Reflections.

Sometimes what you see is what you get when you take the photo. Florida is considered the “Sunshine State” for a good reason.

Let There be Light.

Won’t you join us in the challenge?

45 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The light is so important isn't it!! Big Hugs!

Montanagirl said...

Very pretty decorations and photos. I especially like that third one down with the deep shadows surrounding a well-lit Angel. Very Nice!!

Vee said...

I always enjoy watching the light. What a beautiful display you have created and with the addition of light...exquisite! I like that you tested the light for three days, too. Interesting!

Donna said...

That is such a heartwarming scene, and what a nice way to greet the day with the dance of the sunlight along your bedroom walls! The light and the shadows provide a nice contrast and help focus the viewers attention on the subjects - your lovely decorations. And I'm so glad to hear that you pay attention to how the light changes during the day, thus changing the scene.

I know I can always count on you to participate! Thank you, sweetie! And don't forget to link up to the photo challenge blog.

September Violets said...

I enjoy watching the shadows from trees in my living room. Our maple tree is just getting big enough now to give some pretty shadows (well ... before the leaves drop ... just bare branches now). Your photos are very pretty, and I like how you described the light making your angel shimmer :) Happy weekend to you! Wendy x

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful light and shadow. :)

Susie said...

Diane, Those are really good photos. I have to do right out of the camera shots...cause I sure don't know how to fancy them up.:):) The good things about Florida is the sunshine and the smell of the ocean. I love that angel too. I would love for you to show more of your dolls. Blessings for a great day. xoxo,Susie

Art and Sand said...

I too like the photo with the deep shadows surrounding the angel.

I think improving my photography will be one of my 2014 goals.

Maybe then I can sign up for the photo challenge.

Kathy said...

These pictures are just beautiful! I think I like the first one the best, although each has its own beauty.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely decorations and terrific reflections for the day!! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Mostly bright and sunny on the angel and swan, but the darker photo really makes you take notice of just them and not the surroundings.
Judith

Pamela Gordon said...

I like the light shining in your bedroom window on this pretty vignette, Diane. It's interesting the way sunlight plays on everyday things that we often take for granted. Your angel is very pretty.

Cheryl said...

Lovely use of natural light! I love that you did these photos on three different days. I never noticed the subtle differences in such things before photography. :)

Crafy Lady said...

everything looks so nice and ready for the Holiday season. Love the poinsettia pillows. Merry Christmas and have a nice day. Thanks for visiting my blog as well

Barbara
onecraftylady08@aol.com

Viera said...

Beautiful pictures in the different light...nicelly done...

Julie Nichols said...

Your photos are beautiful. I love taking pictures when I get the sun and shadows together. It is magical.

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, that light gives a beautiful effect. Kudos to you for capturing it and sharing it with us all!

Lorrie said...

What a lovely view to wake up to. Lovely light and shadows in your photos. You are lucky to live where there is so much light.

podso said...

Sunshine! Nice shots of the light with the shadows! And what a cute doll to say hi to when you wake up!

Beth Edwards said...

oh i love the night time shot. that is so neat. shadows & all. ( :

Debby said...

Very pretty. I like the shadows and the sun shining.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your angel looks so lovely with the sun shining through your windows. There was an angel shop that I used to go to but they closed down, and miss it so much. I have always loved angels and have a few of my own.

Love,
~Sheri

The Boston Lady said...

The lighting or lack thereof, can make all the difference in the world, can't it? Just lovely, Diane. Ann

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Ah sunshine, we do remember what that is...I think.

Actually it was a beautiful day here today.

And only a few degrees below zero.

Jen

James said...

Nice reflections and shadows too!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Love effects, Diane! I am bad at such things and still cannot make my own headers so will leave the photo magic to you.
Merry Christmas, my friend!
Hugs,
Mona

Annie said...

Wonderful Light shots.
Thank you.
How lovely to wake up to that each morning.
Florida light must be like our Australian light !!
;-)

Donna said...

What a lovely view to witness upon awakening! Love that swan!!
Great shadow play...and don't you just love it when you don't have to do a thing to a photo?
Nice job!
hughugs

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, your photos are stunning. Love the light streaming in and the cast of shadows on your beautiful display. They just did not need altered at all. I had so much fun catching up on your posts. Love the gorgeous pillows below, your wonderland scene and your header is beautiful. What a great find at the thrift store in the little tree and your makeover with the shells is way cute.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

genie said...

Isn’t is miraculous what a bit of light can do. What a beautiful picture to see when you awaken.

Linda R said...

Looks beautiful. That is so wonderful how you stop and give thanks for the beauty in your world.

Hugs~

Jeanne said...

Sweet little angel bathed in morning light. Great idea for the challenge.

'Tsuki said...

Beautiful doll ; great catch on those shadows.

Linda H said...

What a great exercise you have done with the same scene on three different days with varying lighting conditions... Such a simple idea and so effective. It's fun to watch the light change during the day, isn't it? I love your sweet angel!
Merry Christmas !!

Andrea said...

Look like a warm, comfortable home and the reflection is delightful. Very nice post ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Linda H said...

What a great exercise you have done with the same scene on three different days with varying lighting conditions... Such a simple idea and so effective. It's fun to watch the light change during the day, isn't it? I love your sweet angel!
Merry Christmas !!

Our photos said...

Nice are your decorations and photos!

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos!! I have that same swan from Angie. Just love her work.
hugs,
Cindy

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Oh I love the light on the beautiful Angel She is dressed so beautifully

ruthi said...

oh I love your take on the challenge. different days different moods. really nice. I love the 3rd picture.

Peggy Jones said...

Great job Donna, great idea how you developed the display of light. A beautiful scene to start with and natural light to set it off.

Audrey said...

j aime bcp l avant derniere,tres reussi,bravo !

edenhills said...

The lighting is beautiful. It certainly creates wonderful shadows. Love the reflection in the las shot as well.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Beautiful light in that image - I love the palm frond shadows on the wall too.
I agree no tweaking needed with this image!
Hugs
Shane

ClickNCamera said...

Gorgeous light and shadows!