Friday, September 3, 2010

The Sunday Creative - Illuminate

Maegan picked a wonderful theme for this week's challenge.  So full of possibilities.  I've loved watching the posts go up this week and the inspired photos that have been posted.


I've always loved old light fixtures and doors, anytime I go to Europe I come with hundreds of pictures of lights and doors, there is something about the workmanship that went into each.  Above is one of my favorite lights, this one was next to the door of a beautiful church in Copenhagen.  I love the angels looking down over the light, adding their own bit of illumination.


Contrast this very ornate light to one I found here in Kentucky at a Shaker village.  The Shaker light above is beautiful in its simplicity and yet it is a work of art all the same.

Each light serves the same purpose - to illuminate the area around it, each is beautiful and I love them for different reasons.  I can't help but take this thought a bit further to people - we are all beautiful and one of the things I love most about meeting new people is learning about the differences and finding the beauty in each.

Today's song is taking Maegan's theme in the opposite direction, instead of the lights coming on, I'm going to share a gorgeous song from Faith Hill about making it through the hard times, "When the Lights Go Down."

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16 comments:

gibknitty said...

i so love that first shot!! great pairing with the theme.

The Estes Family said...

Those are beautiful pictures, I love light fixtures too!!

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm so glad we've finally connected - I see you posting everywhere and I can't believe that I'm only now coming over to check out your work. Well...we fixed that didn't we?! I'm now following and see you are doing the same. These are great shots and I look forward to seeing more. Have a great weekend Jamie.

mosey said...

Love what I'm seeing (and hearing). Thanks so much for visiting... always love to find a lovely new place to visit.

Natalie said...

Oh my oh my! Wow what wonderful work all over your blog! Love some of those flower shots! Thanks for stopping by my blog! If you haven't already become a follower and link up to my current photo challenge! Details are on my blog and I'd love to see you enter! I am your follower now too :-)

J. said...

I LOVE shaker style lights. LOVE!!!
Seriously, it's a problem. Lanterns all over the place. LOL!
And Faith Hill? Supreme :)

blue elephant photography said...

how interesting those light fixtures are =) so lovely

The Hollywood Memoirs said...

These are beautiful! I've been neglecting my poor camera but I'm hoping to get back into the challenges again soon. I miss them!

justinegordon said...

I love these lamps they are so interesting, a great use of the prompt

Sam said...

Wonderful photos, especially like the first one.

Karen said...

These are both great shots. I've always been a fan of doors, but haven't taken as many shots of light fixtures. You awakened my interest!

chasity said...

wonderful thoughts today...

Courtney said...

Jamie, I love your blog! So appealing. Your take on "illuminate" is great. Love the first shot. Hope you have a great weekend and I look forward to hopping back over!

Katiejane said...

Those are excellent shots, very artistic.
Katie

A Box of Chocolates said...

Isn't Faith wonderful, what a voice really!!!!
I find myself taking pictures of window boxes and doors and sometimes winding lanes with not end in sight gotta love those things that just intrigue us.

Marcie said...

Me too - I love old light fixtures and lamp posts. And - I love this chosen soundtrack. Inspiring...
Thank-you!!!

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