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

Photography is the art, application, and practice of creating durable images by recording light, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film.” – Wikipedia 

“Light! More light!” – Goethe’s last words

My sister Dharam lives in San Francisco. Summers there are dark, cold and foggy on the beach. Here in Oregon, the coast is often brighter and warmer. My sister LOVES the sun, and absolutely loved the light on the beach last Wednesday during her vacation here. We took plenty of photos together!

The amount of vapor in the air greatly affects the way that light is diffused in landscape shots. For comparison, here is the same beach on a hotter day with less fog.

And on a much cloudier, colder day in the winter…

Here is Newport Bridge in various lighting…

I hope you all are enjoying the last days of summer, noticing the splendor of August light. Thank you to Tina for hosting this week’s challenge and showing us such beautiful examples of the light on the “Other Coast” of the U.S.A.

19 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: It’s All About the Light!

  1. Priscilla…Aunt Sandy here, thanking you for your many fascinating messages. Here on the East Coast we’re in the midst of a mini hurricane. All summer we’ve been grumbling about the overcast skies sent to us from the West Coast. The “McFarland” fire and now the “Taylor” fire have caught the attention of your East Coast cousins, although my eldest (Martha) lives in Silicon Valley & now Carmel. Blessings & love, Aunt Sandy

    • My sisters and I remarked on the McFarland fire…didn’t know there was a Taylor one, too. Dharam drove back to San Francisco today, through the ravaged stretches of Northern California. I think the wind is favorable to air quality in San Francisco at the moment, but so much is changing and volatile these days, sadly. Good to hear that you are out there and looking in on us over here! Much love! ❤

  2. Lovely images Priscilla – and lucky you for having a sibling visit! We have good friends in SF and never visit in the summer because as you say the marine layer makes it so chilly and foggy. It may be hot and humid on our coastal world but I’ll choose that for a summer’s day any time!

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