Weekly Photo Challenge: Light

It’s that time of the week again folks:  it’s weekly photo challenge time!  This week the theme is light which I found rather ironic, because photography is all about light. So the photograph could really be of anything.  Light bounces off the object and exposes the film/image sensor.  However, I don’t believe that this is the spirit of this week’s theme so I took a photograph of the thing that provides the most light in my living room:  the chandelier.

I didn’t want it to be in sharp focus anywhere because I wanted to give the effect of the light hurting your eyes because you’re looking directly into it.  You can’t directly look at a source of light for too long without hurting your eyes so I wanted to show that the memory of the scene is but a blur; no fine details can be ascertained.

I suppose life is a bit like that.  It goes by so quickly that things become all blurred and we don’t really see the fine details of where we were and what we were doing exactly.  It’s only when we slow it down and actually observe and take it all in that we remember the exact details of a point in our lives.  It’s something that we ought to do more often, but sometimes it just isn’t possible so we remember in broad strokes but nothing is sharp.

Taken with Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.
Canon EF 50mm  f/1.8 II.
Shutter Speed: 1/200s.
Aperture: f/3.5.
ISO 100.
Edited with Adobe Photoshop CS4.

This entry was published on April 2, 2011 at 6:59 am. It’s filed under DSLR Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Light

  1. Great image and very well executed.
    Much Love
    Astra Wally

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