January Light Photo Challenge | Day 8

“What distinguishes the candle from other lights is that it appeals to our soul, not our eyes!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan


Candlelight and/or Highlight

There’s something about candlelight that changes the mood of a room. This photo was taken on Thanksgiving several years ago. The tiny flames lit around the room serve as highlights in much the same way as other light does.

The definition of highlight is: an area/spot that is strongly illuminated. In the case of candlelight, that strength increases as the surrounding light fades to darkness. In this picture it’s still afternoon. But, as night falls, the candlelight will grow in prominence and create the atmosphere that we associate with intimacy or romance.


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January Light Photo Challenge | Day 7


Accidents, try to change them – it’s impossible. The accidental reveals man. ~J.B. Priestley


Okay, okay…so I probably need to explain this photo. And the quote.

My daughter and I were dining at The Cheesecake Factory in Orlando, FL when I snapped this photo of the menu. I had enjoyed their Veggie Burger on more than one occasion, and wanted a copy of the ingredients (to see if I could recreate it at home.)

You see, I fly home on Jan. 31 and the “party” is officially over. That means the New Year’s resolutions begin, which include a healthier diet. Until then, I’m eating carbs, drinking wine, partaking of dessert, and all the things we enjoy during our holidays together.

I didn’t notice that the string of lights above our table were reflecting on the menu. It was only after glancing through the camera roll the following day that I saw my next entry for #JanuaryLight!

And while the origin is electric light I’m going to improvise a bit and call it…

Reflected-light

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