Travel theme: Light

After writing about my adventure through the Multiverse, my thoughts turned to all things light. I have a friend who has been living in Lapland for several years, well into the Arctic Circle. His tales of life in a world where there is complete darkness for half the year fill me with awe and wonder. Such extremes fascinate me but I suspect it wouldn’t take too long for me to go a little stir crazy without light, because photographs of the pitch black really aren’t terribly interesting. Mind you, he has seen the Northern Lights on many an occasion, which more than makes up for an absentee sun.

Here are a few images of light sources I have taken over the course of my travels. First up, one of the many, many camp fires I huddled around during my recent road trip around the US.

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The Baily Lighthouse shining brightly along the coast of Howth Head in Dublin, Ireland.

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The illuminated waters of the fountain at Columbus Circle in New York creating great golden arcs of light.

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Elegant light fixtures along the Asbury Park boardwalk in New Jersey, just starting to glow as the sun started to fade.

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Dazzling chandeliers in Grand Central Terminal evoke the glamour of a bygone era.

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Last but not least, my favourite light source of all; the moon. This was taken in midtown Manhattan the night after the Supermoon. On the night of the Supermoon the entire city was engulfed in fog, but the following night the moon managed to push into view.

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Are you ready to trip the light fantastic with your interpretation of this week’s travel theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Light
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Don’t hide your light under a bushel, join in the fun!



About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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224 Responses to Travel theme: Light

  1. Gorgeous photos! I love the theme.

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  4. Here is my entry for the week. I hope you think my images of light fit the theme…

  5. Supermoon shot, windows and all – fabulous! As are the others, really. The first one, if I stare at the fire a while I see the devil’s face. Is that wrong? YIKES!

  6. Excellent photos! Especially the moon shot. I love your photo challenges.. thanks!

  7. Praveena says:

    Moon shot is awesome 🙂

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  9. Jo Bryant says:

    those chandeliers are amazing Ailsa

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  13. dadirri7 says:

    love your lights ailsa, especially the lighthouse … here are mine 🙂

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  15. cyardin says:

    I love this theme Ailsa. Difficulty was in culling the photos. That cloudy moon shot is spooky cool!

    Here is my attempt.

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  18. The moon photograph is my favourite. Thanks for a fun challenge! I have put up a few photos here:

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  23. This week I am literal and posted some cool lights 🙂
    Thanks for the new theme Ailisa!

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  30. sued51 says:

    The moon shot is truly awesome.
    I finally decided to join:

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  33. Great moon Ailsa!
    Here’s a simple light source:

  34. mpejovic says:

    Light is a great theme, whether you’re photographing it or taking pictures of it. I love your photo choices, especially the fire and the fountain.
    Here’s my contribution to this week’s travel theme:

  35. ledrakenoir says:

    Great photos – really love your moonlight shot… 🙂 😉

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  37. The fountains in New York, the street lights in New Jersey, and that mysterious-looking moonrise: all amazing, Ailsa. Thanks for another fun challenge!

    Here’s mine:

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  41. @$teffi says:

    The last photo is my favourite!! great travel theme 🙂
    here is my entry:

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