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!

xxx

Ailsa

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 - wheresmybackpack.com - 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. Judy Lesko says:

    Great trip to the Light Fantastic, Ailsa! Here’s a pic from my happy place:
    http://judylesko.com/2013/04/27/travel-theme-light/

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  4. Lyle says:

    Love the moon shot Ailsa, I opted for sunrise and sun set pictures for this week, I hope they brighten everyone’s day.
    http://agringoslifeincusco.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/travel-theme-light/

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  6. vastlycurious.com says:

    Just beautiful gallery!

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  10. MarieAtWork says:

    Campfire and a “fountain of light”. I love ’em! Here’s my take on this week’s theme:
    http://marieatwork.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/travel-theme-light/

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  12. bevchen says:

    I love this theme! Lanterns are one of my favourite things to take photos of.

    Your picture of the moon is AMAZING! I wish I could take photos like that.
    Here’s my take on the theme: http://confuzzledom.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/travel-theme-light/

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  19. Michael Lai says:

    Hi Ailsa,
    Please find the link to my entry:
    http://retireediary.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/travel-theme-light/
    Thanks for coming up with such an interesting theme 🙂
    Michael

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  22. suej says:

    Great topic, as ever, and love that moon! Here’s my effort..http://suejudd.com/2013/04/28/weekly-travel-theme-light/

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  26. Angeline M says:

    Good Morning Ailsa; I’ve just posted an entry with a bit of a different take on your theme, but got inspiration from your post on light. http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/sunday-morning-light/

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  28. Thanks for the inspiration, Ailsa. Light is almost always an important variable in a good photograph. The right kind of light can transform a face, a scene, an object, a mood.
    Here is my interpretation: http://beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com/

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  33. Your theme strikes a chord in me, Ailsa, since I used the same in my Six Word Story Writing Challenge 😀
    Light, our friend in dark times. Lovely photos, my friend!
    Here’s my entry: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/travel-theme-light/

  34. 4otomo says:

    Hi Ailsa
    some city lights “tweaked”…:-)
    here’s my post for this week…
    http://4otomo.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/travel-theme-light/

  35. danielfee says:

    Another great photo challenge with so many directions you could go. I narrowed my photos down to three shots showing natural sunlight, three of lighthouses and three of various types of artificial lighting.
    http://politonomicsandtravel.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/weekly-travel-theme-light-04-28-2013/

  36. Loca Gringa says:

    As always wonderful photos! I particularly like the …. oh hell all of them. Thanks again for providing a wonderful challenge.

    http://locagringa.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/travel-theme-light/

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  38. pommepal says:

    Your photos set a real standard for your themes each week Ailsa. I look forward to the challenge, just one photo from me this week I am in the throes of packing…
    http://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/travel-theme-light

  39. Dauw says:

    Such an awesome moon you captured Ailsa! And the colors of the campfire are great too. My son is crazy about campfires..! But I would love to see Aurora Borealis ones in my lifetime.
    My ‘little lanterns’ are far more common, but that doesn’t mean they lack beauty…
    Here’s my entry for the theme.

    http://dauwpics.blogspot.com/2013/04/ontwaken.html

    And, because recently Marion (figments of a Dutchesse) challenged us on her blog for the same subject, I ‘m happy to share those entries with you too. Here they are :
    http://dauwpics.blogspot.com/2013/04/light.html
    http://dauwpics.blogspot.com/2013/04/licht-ii.html
    http://dauwpics.blogspot.com/2013/04/in-zicht.html

    Have a blissful day!
    Dauw

  40. DagEnDauw says:

    (I don’t know what’s happening, but somehow I can’t seem to post my contribution, so I try another time, Ailsa. Possibly now it appears twice. Just in case, I already appologize for that…)

    Such an awesome moon you captured Ailsa! And the colors of the campfire are great too. My son is crazy about campfires..! But I would love to see Aurora Borealis ones in my lifetime.
    My ‘little lanterns’ are far more common, but that doesn’t mean they lack beauty…
    Here’s my entry for the theme.

    http://dauwpics.blogspot.com/2013/04/ontwaken.html

    And, because recently Marion (figments of a Dutchesse) challenged us on her blog for the same subject, I ‘m happy to share those entries with you too. Here they are :
    http://dauwpics.blogspot.com/2013/04/light.html
    http://dauwpics.blogspot.com/2013/04/licht-ii.html
    http://dauwpics.blogspot.com/2013/04/in-zicht.html

    Have a blissful day!
    Dauw

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  42. Madoqua says:

    I just love that image of the moon! Very eerie and just lovely.
    For something a little different on the “light’ theme perhaps?
    http://madoqua.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/bicycle-lights-for-kangaroos/

  43. Madoqua says:

    I just love the photo of the moon Ailsa, and also the fire. But I think the moon wins!
    For something a little different for this challenge:
    http://madoqua.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/bicycle-lights-for-kangaroos/

  44. K.Jacqleene says:

    Love this post and the photos of light. Thanks for sharing.

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