Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There be Light

This week’s photo challenge is light, specifically including the light source in the photo rather than outside of it.

To me, the lights in this scene represent either relief or fear of the unknown. Is that my friend coming down the trail or a stranger? It reminds me of a movie scene, maybe a war movie, in which the lights emerge first from the swirling dust of the dusk and there are a few apprehensive seconds before I know if they are enemy lights or friendly lights. And is that a weapon in his hand? But just behind the lights, breaking out of the dust now, is everything else–the ATV, the familiar shape of Jim, his cell phone, and, yes, our dogs running alongside the ATV. Relief and a smile overcome me.

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To see more photos in this week’s photo challenge:

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Let There Be Light

Travel Theme: Sky

I don’t have to travel far for a big, blue, amazing, action-packed Western sky. My eyes are drawn to the sky and I have hundreds upon hundreds of sky photos. Since it’s impossible to choose from the normal spectacular ones, I decided to go with something a little more unique. This was taken on a hiking trail somewhere out in my big backyard.

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Other travel/sky photos:

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/11/29/travel-theme-sky/