At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Saturday, July 27

Focus on Life - Week 30

 
 
Gosh, week 30 already!! It'll be 2014 before we know it *gulp*
 
But for now, my focus this week has been to Catch the Sun - very easy, given the UK is still gripped in a heat wave - so, so hot...
 
I am blonde and fair-skinned, so I rarely sit out 'catching the rays', but I did step outside to take this
 
 
 
I was concentrating on capturing the deep shadow of the wooden chair, that I didn't notice at first the flash of light over near the right...
 
It's the sun bouncing off the glass patio door, so actually that flash of white light should be the subject of this week's prompt!
 
Don't you just love it when your photos decide for themselves what is important??
 
I'm curious to see how you all have caught the sun this week, so I'm heading over to Sally's Studio Sublime to find out, with a long, cool drink of iced water in my hand...
 
Till next week xxx
 
PS Just came across this quote, so had to add it :)
 
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa M. Alcott
 
 



13 comments:

Marlene Cupo said...

Very artistic intpretation of this weeks prompt, but don't mention 2014, PLEASE, that means this wonderful weekly challenge will have come to an end!

Diana Taylor said...

I love your shot - a great idea and it's perfect for this weeks challenge!

melinda alpha said...

hello claire,
thank you for visiting and leaving a comment on the last post of my alphashanahan blog. i have overlooked the setting in my new blog. thanks for your comment, i now set it open to everyone. to this day, i treasure the lovely comment you made on my 50th birthday post. thank you for your presence. i find your blogs akin to my own reflections. you are a blessing as i move forward in my journey.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Yes I agree, sometimes it does seem that the camera has its own idea of what is important. Great idea for a picture this week.

Beti Horvath said...

The sun will do what it wants! Great to see your shadow shot!

Alice said...

Great photo! I love the play of shadows and light, and yes sometimes the camera has a mind of it's own.

Like you I'm fair skined and tend to wilt and even get sick if I'm out in the hot sun too long. Bummer because we love to travel....

Islandgirl said...

My camera added a sun (the flash?) to a picture I took this week... Lovely / appropriate quote!

Donna said...

Great pic and I love the little poem you added at the end.

thewovenspoke said...

Very nice shot and so interesting with that flash.

Designed by Vera said...

Perfect shot! It is amazing sometimes what shows up in a photo....sorry about the heat wave...I live it Florida...cool and breezy today.....(hehehe)

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Great photo! I love the shadow. And the quote is lovely.

Patty Woodland said...

There is always a bit of magic in a picture

john-w said...

Great photos. I know that some of mine turn up with surprises - did I really take it like that? Anyway, thanks for dropping by, and happy WOYWW, kind regards, john-w #23.