~ Lens Artists Photo Challenge #162: It’s all About the Light ~

Light on the west coast USA changes every day, all day long, all year through. In response to Tina’s challenge, this week I offer a few case-in-point examples, starting with the effect of fog compared to clear bright sunlight.

“In nature, everything has a job. The job of the fog is to beautify further the existing beauties!” Mehmet Murat Ildan

Fog Dance

Both these shots of drifted tree branches were taken in the morning. Fog adds a hint of mystery and wonder to the photo above, while bright sunrise brings out the lovely tone in the wood while casting impressive shadows in the photo below.

Morning Cheer

Sighting flocks of migrating Brown Pelicans is always hit-and-miss. Fog was not going to stop me from taking photos when I stumbled into this flock. To me, the muted light enhances the ancient pterodactyl heritage of these beauties!

Brown Pelican – Pelecanus occidentalis (September)
Brown Pelican – Pelecanus occidentali. (June)

In June the pelicans were passing through in a hurry north to their breeding grounds. Light dapples the ocean surface and makes it possible to see more birds flying in the distance.


 “And when the fog’s over and the stars and the moon come out at night it’ll be a beautiful sight.” Jack Kerouac

Sunrise at Moonset

Both the above and below photos were taken from the same vantage point. Daylight and dark make quite a difference in what we can see and the mood created.

Full moon setting.

In the next three shots, the Pacific Ocean is viewed at different seasons and times of day through the screen of dune grass.

Quiet Morning December
Backlit Dune Grass. (September morning)
Dune Grass Sunset (September)

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” Aaron Rose

Wishing everyone safe travels. Please be kind and stay safe.🐾


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6 Responses to ~ Lens Artists Photo Challenge #162: It’s all About the Light ~

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Especially loved your closing set of grasses and your closing quote on this one Lindy. And yes, love those pterodactyls!

  2. JohnRH says:

    Great photos. I love the opening fog shot.

  3. Leya says:

    Beautiful choices, Lindy. The grasses are attractive, but the brown pelicans in September fog is Magic!

  4. Marsha says:

    I agree with John. The fog shot is fabulous. You did a fabulous job of capturing several similar pictures at different times in different lights. 🙂

  5. Judith says:

    Outstanding! Loved this series!!

  6. Amy says:

    I love the first image! When I scrolled down I also love the grass shots. The light is beautifully captured!

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