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Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

I’ve always been fascinated by light, and how it plays with objects around us. I love how it can take something so mundane, and turn it into something truly remarkable. A tiny bearded dragon suddenly seems like a giant lizard, casting a baleful eye on his subjects. A small child is suddenly made huge in shadow, as if brought to life from a fairy tale. A simply constructed shell of fabric and metal suddenly becomes a menacing ship’s sail, appearing out of the fog during a performance on a cold winter’s night. Truly magical.

Lizard in the light

Lizard in the light


WinterCity emerging from the fog.

WinterCity emerging from the fog.


Lights are functional — everyday objects in our rooms and on our streets. Yet lights can be powerful symbols: signs of life, curiosity, and discovery. We’re interested in seeing what you come up with for illumination — particularly your creative interpretations and more abstract approaches.



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Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

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8 Responses »

  1. The light truly makes that lizard stand out. Shows up his beauty 🙂


  2. Hahaha. I love the lizard photo above all.. 🙂



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