“Light” is the theme of this week’s Digital Photography School challenge. The subject is left completely up for interpretation, so I present a selection of my favorite images featuring that giant ball of light in the sky.
I’ve always loved shooting cranking up my shutter speed and pointing my camera directly at the sun to capture the deep blue skies and bold rays. Like when I pointed my 10.5mm fisheye lens into the air atop Coit Tower in San Francisco, California.
In a state that likes things BIG, Tex Randall is the biggest Texan of them all. Located in Canyon, TX, Tex stands proud at 47 feet tall and seven tons heavy. He was originally built in 1959 when industrial arts teacher Harry Wheeler wanted to make “Texas’ Biggest Texan” to promote his Western curio shop. Today the curio shop has closed its doors, but Tex stands tall for all to see just off of historic Route 66.
Sunbursts are always a nice compliment to a nature scene, like this one I captured while on a trek through the mountains above Kumili, India.
The clouds parted and I was greeted by both the Washington Monument and a beauitful sunburst during a recent photo session on Washington, DC’s National Mall.
I had the pleasure of taking a camel safari through the desert of Jaisalmer, India, while suffering from a bad case of Dehli Belly.
It was too good to be true…a sunburst shining through a star near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
The sun was in full force during my three day tour of the holy sites of Sri Lanka’s Ancient Cities. While it did a great job of lighting up my photos, it also made for a very sizzling experience as all of the sites had a no-shoes policy to go with their scalding hot stone walkways. Needless to say, there was a lot of hopping and burned feet.