Thankful November 19th: Light

I know it may seem obvious and a bit silly to say, but I am so thankful for light, and not just as a photographer. The other evening, we had the most glorious sunset. I was driving and couldn’t stop and grab a picture of it. Sometimes it’s nice to just enjoy the beauty and not worry about angles and f-stops and aperture. C.S. Lewis once wrote “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

A Photo a Week Challenge: Layering

Great Salt Lake sunset

Layering objects in your photograph can add more depth and interest to the composition of your image. Sometimes, moving slightly right or left, up or down can pull in an additional element or two that help make the picture pop more. It can take some practice getting the framing just right, and you have to be careful that your autofocus doesn’t take over and change the main subject of your image.

This photo is from the LDS Bountiful Temple looking across the Great Salt Lake.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT ARE HAVE LAYERING OF SOME KIND.

Have fun experimenting with all sorts of layers and angle.  Then blog them and post a link to your masterpieces here.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.

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

3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.