Saturday, 2 February 2013

PT Challenge 185: From Dusk To Dawn

Many thanks to BAZ for hosting this week's challenge. It's a really good one, and please note Baz is looking for shots of afternoon/evening or morning light, but NOT sunrise or sunset shots.

1) Dull Spring Afternoon Sunlight:
Sun & Silhouette 2

2) Winter Afternoon Swansong:
Golden Glide 1

3) Late Afternoon Grasses:
Backlit Grasses 1

22 comments:

  1. 3 lovely photos Mitch. Like the lighting effect you have on the photos. Lovely pampas shots and the colours of the water surrounding the swan are lovely You won't get any sunrise shots from me as I am still in bed usually.

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    1. Thanks Pat. You'll notice all of mine were late afternoon shots. I'm rarely up early enough to get sunrise shots, too!! LOL.

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  2. Dramatic skies, wonderful shot of the swan and lovely morning glory.

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  3. Thanks again for the invitation to host Mitch, your shots as always fit the bill perfectly all wonderful contributions, I especially like the first one;)

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    1. Thanks Baz!! I think the first one is my fave, too :-))

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  4. As usual, your pictures are a delight ... the afternoon grasses has to be my favorite ... so much so I could actually frame it and have it on my wall!!! Great collection Mitch!

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    1. Thanks Lynne :-)) Pampas grasses make excellent subjects for backlighting shots, I've captured them several times, but this is the best one, I think.

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  5. How your first picture reminds me of the delicate light of a Michigan morning. So nicely done; I can see the clouds moving over the sun. The swan is shimmering and you have captured the light of the late afternoon in the grasses.

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    1. Thanks Benni :-)) The 'clouds moving over the sun' is what I was trying to capture, but the first few shots I took, just of the sky, looked too featureless. I needed something in the foreground to 'anchor' the shot, hence the silhouetted grass stalks.

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  6. I love the capture of the swan in that warm light. The grasses with back-lighting is fantastic. Nice capture of the sky in the first photo.

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  7. a great variety of shots, the bottom really speaks to me...I like the warmth of the swan photo and the top is a perfect winter shot (at least it reminds me of winter)

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    1. Thanks Danette. Funny thing is, the second and third shots were taken January but the first one was taken in March, but looks more winter-like :-))

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  8. All 3 are outstanding photos
    My favorite is the last one.

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  9. I agree with Lynda Mitch. I like the last one the best.

    I wonder how I missed this one yesterday when I commented on the others???
    I know I am very tired and sore from throwing up most of the time but; no excuse!
    *smile.*

    I am making doubly sure today. LOL

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    1. Thanks Shayna :-)) Hope you're feeling better soon!!

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  10. Three great shots, as always, Mitch! Love the 'shy' moon in the first... the swan sliding through the golden water is beautiful... the late afternoon light make those grasses look like silver made...

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    1. Thanks Belita. That's actually the sun in the first shot!! :-))

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