Friday, July 26, 2013

Focus On Life ~ Week 30 ~ Catch The Sun

I love this week's prompt! Sunshine! It's what I need to be happy! I find it very hard to get out of bed if the sun is not streaming through my windows. And I feel low most of winter...because the sun is not around.

I had the perfect idea of a picture too...but didn't click it until this evening, when the "view" was not the best.
Then I went out to water my plants and saw the sunlight playing on the flowers....and thought of this picture I had clicked of a hibiscus in the sunlight. Gorgeous photo, so I went to look for it in my Facebook photo albums, and found something so utterly incredible, that I know you will be stunned!

But I will show you the pictures in the order of consideration:
The picture I clicked today...this is a pattern I see everyday on my living room wall. Sunshine in a beautiful pattern...it's not the best view, I was a tad bit late clicking it.





And then the hibiscus...see how the sun is shining through the flower...this is one of my all time favorite photos.



And finally...the star! I feel so lucky to have been able to see this. This was clicked on a flight...early morning...sunrise in Minneapolis. Utterly breathtaking. The view, as you can imagine, was mind-boggling...
nothing like this picture from a dirty airplane window! Did I capture the sun, or what!


Editing to add a picture of this stranger who became a friend when I made my solo trip to Santa Barbara earlier this year. He is capturing the sun in the truest sense possible! This is "Solar" Brian, and you can see his stunning work here: https://www.facebook.com/SolarCarving




For more bits of sunshine...visit Sally's blog...
http://thestudiosublime.com/2013/07/26/week-30-catch-the-sun/

23 comments:

  1. What a fantastic and interesting collection of photos - I love the sun taken from the plane - absolutely stunning, and your flower is beautiful. I'm off to visit 'solar' Brian...

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    1. Thanks Diana! I was lucky enough to see the whole thing..from darkness to the point where the sun was completely visible...in a matter of minutes, i don't think i blinked in that entire time!

      The other time I saw something like this was in the Egyptian desert...but seeing it from up above is something else altogether!

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  2. Love the hibiscus flower, especially the contrast between the red and the daark background.

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    1. Thanks Mary! I LUUURVE that photo!

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  3. Beautiful photos. My jaw dropped at that stunning photo from the airplane! What a shot!

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    1. Oh Alice...you should have seen the real thing. It was surreal! And I saw it from when it was pitch dark till I could see the sun. Extraordinary!

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  4. Love your choices this week. If the shot of you living room is not the best...well, it's stunning the way it is!

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    1. Thanks Beti! I will try to take another picture...when the pattern is not so fuzzy. Its very cool :)

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  5. Cool, love the one from Minneapolis! And the solar carving is great too.

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    1. Thanks Donna! Hope you visited his page, Brian is seriously talented!

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  6. Great shots. Love how the sun bounces off and through flower petals.

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    1. Thanks Marlene...I love how I can see all the tiny details in the sunlight!

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  7. Awesome photos, Kashmira (actually #3 is scary-beautiful!)

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    1. Exactly!! I always think of an alien movie when I see that pic :)

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  8. Oh wow! You really did this prompt justice. Each of your photos is so perfect for this prompt. Your hibiscus is absolutely stunning and solar Brian's style of burning wood is just too cool! Awesome job.

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    1. Thanks Hope! I must say I am very proud of all these pics :) They, just like the sunshine, make me sooo happy! Brian is a totally cool dude, did you visit his site?

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  9. Ah man, great pictures! I love the first one, I would love to wake up to something like that....would really make my day! thanks for sharing!

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    1. Vera, yes, its beautiful...always! And in the evening, the sun shines through the windows on this mirror mosaic lamp I have, and reflects the light making my ceiling look a starry sky. Beautiful :)

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  10. Kashmira, Thanks for sharing this post. It made me smile at many aspects of life.

    xx,
    Vickie

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    1. Heyyyy Vickie!!! How are you! Am glad this made you smile a beautiful one :)

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  11. All of this is wonderful! Love the patterns an your wall- and the sun over Minneapolis is amazing! Now to go look at Brian's solar art.

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  12. I love the flower shot best although they are all special in their own way.

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  13. Oh my what awesome shots!! Love the hibiscus and the patterns on your wall/ceiling - that happens to us each day as well w/reflections off the lake, but I wasn't home this week to capture it. I love "Solar Brian" and his 'captured sun', too. Your airplane shot is totally amazing!

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