The Gallery: Light

I’ve talked a lot over the past few days about how over winter I am. I am just desperate for spring to come. The one thing that gives me that little bit of hope that it really will be here soon, is the light.

The days are most definitely getting longer. No more closing the curtains at 4pm and waiting until 8am for the light. It is still properly light at 5pm. It’s still pretty light at 5.30pm. And it starts to get light not long after 7 in the morning.

And accompanying most of those sunrises and sunsets (apart from the really horrible, grey, cloudy ones!) is some spectacular light. The sky turns fantastic shades of yellow, orange and pink. Sometimes it’s hard to believe the light is even real. How is it possible to have that much colour in the sky?

It’s become a habit to try and capture this light. Only on my phone, only where I’m standing. I don’t make a special effort. I hadn’t realised how much of a habit until the other day, when I said: ‘That looks like an Instagram sunset’ and took the obligatory picture on my phone.

‘For you, every sunset is an Instagram sunset,’ said my daughter.

Whoops! Out of the mouths of babes and all that.

So the beautiful light in my sunset and sunrise photos is duly added to Instagram and then, usually, the photo is deleted. It’s a moment that I want to capture, but not one that I want to keep. It’s not like a photo of a child, it’s not something you own. Capturing the light is almost a challenge, but, once caught, the challenge is over.

So I don’t have that many amazing pictures to share, but here’s some that I do – amazing or otherwise.

PicMonkey lightCollage, The Gallery, Light, Sunrise, Sunset

Linking up with The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. Pop over to see how others have interpreted the theme ‘light’.

 

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I’m totally with you there; I know it’s getting lighter in the evenings as when I’m sat in the car park on my own to pick my son up from some sport practise after school, I’m no longer in the dark and a little bit scared!

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    • That’s definitely a good thing! We notice it every week when my daughter comes out of her various dance lessons 🙂

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    • Thanks very much. You can’t beat longer days – roll on spring! x

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  2. oooh! the colours in that bottom right one! gorgeous!

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    • Thanks very much! I think that one was a sunrise and the rest of them are sunsets.

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  3. Those are truly amazing shots. Beautiful light and colour in each one. I am officially jealous. I’m just no good at sunrise or sunset pictures.

    With regards to your question about low light photography, it’s all about the lens and settings you use. I used a 50mm lens, f1.4, ISO 800 and a shutter speed of 1/30. We used a street lamp for the illumination of my daughter’s face. I won’t lie, there were several outtakes.

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    • Thanks very much! They were only taken on my phone, which isn’t that great at pictures, but seems to do skies better than some things!
      Thanks for the info re your photo. I really ought to try to be more adventurous with this sort of thing – I know I would love to be able to take photos like that!

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  4. I know what you mean about the sunsets, I’ve got so many photos – usually the sunrise from my balcony (as the kids get me up so early!) and even though they are pretty much the same I just can’t stop myself!

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    • It’s impossible to stop yourself! To be fair, the sunrises are still pretty late and I’m always up and about. But usually too busy trying to get the kids up or making packed lunches to stop and take photos!

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  5. Those photos are gorgeous Sarah, I love a good sunrise/sunset. What your daughter said is too funny!! As you can imagine the lighter mornings can be a double edged sword in my house…

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    • Poor you with the lighter mornings! And it will only get (a lot) worse! Bless my daughter, despite being the youngest, she has a much better understanding of how I tick than the boys.

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  6. I know exactly what you mean – and if anything it seems to be getting even greyer! Love the colours of the pinky one.

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    • Thanks very much 🙂 I think that one was a sunrise and the others are sunsets.

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  7. Thanks very much. She’s a very insightful little girl! 🙂

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  8. Love these, and the fact that you’re just snapping and taking them as part of everyday life – o/w when do we actually get round to taking shots these days? I really like the bottom right one. Gorgeous colours. And I’m SO over winter too – can’t wait for it warm up a bit, in keeping with the days getting longer….

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    • Thanks very much! I can’t wait for spring. I think the pinkish photo was a sunrise and the others are sunsets, so maybe that’s why the colours are different? Or maybe that’s just the way it was on that particular day?!

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  9. Ha ha ha that really made me laugh about the Instagram sunset. Lovely photos though and I do like the sunsets and sunrises at this time of year but not the cold. Roll on Spring.

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