The Daily Focal Point

December 12, 2008


Filed under: Light — cabenelson @ 1:41 am

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE! I know super lame…

Okay, I was thinking about this. Think of photography in a VERY basic way… Photography is nothing more than capturing light. Obviously photography goes into composition, structure, subjects etc and can get complicated from there. However, it still remains that basic photography is simply capturing light reflect from objects. It’s how the light reflects off the subject in order for the camera to read the light or for the light to be burned into 35mm negative film.
What other time of the year is your city, town, house, or living room lit up this brightly? So much of photography depends on lighting conditions and terrible pictures are often attributed to “bad light” or “too blurry” all dealing with light. Not only is area around you brighter but it’s more COLORFUL too! Red lights, green lights, blue lights. It’s a beautiful time of the year.
So you challenge this week is capturing lights. Take a photo of your outside lights, your Christmas tree; heck even your neighbors lights. Have fun with it. It is going to be a challenge and might require you to mess with the manual side of your camera.
Here are my shots



(I nearly had a seizure from so much Christmas joy with this shot)

AGAIN, SEND ME YOUR LIGHT PICTURE BY EMAILING ME THE HTML FLICKR LINK TO YOUR PHOTO. If you DON’T have a Flickr account DON’T WORRY! Just email me your photo as usual. But if you do have a Flickr account, just follow these simple instructions.

* Upload your photo to Flickr
* Click on the “All Sizes Tab” right above the photo
* Select the “MEDIUM” sized (500×335)
* Then just email me the “Copy and Paste the HTML link into your webpage” link

Again, email me your favorite pic (via link or attach it) to cabenelson (at) gmail (dot) com. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE EMAILED NO LATER THAN MONDAY DECEMBER 15TH

The Holidays can get pretty crazy. Grab your camera, take a breather, and go enjoy the lights!



  1. Ok,Cabe. These are so good that you have struck fear into my heart.

    Comment by Gail — December 12, 2008 @ 7:42 am

  2. Those are stunning! How did you capture those wavy lines on the last one??

    Comment by Jaden — December 12, 2008 @ 7:47 am

  3. Hey Cabe, Do you use a tripod for your night photography?

    Comment by Stacy Stevens — December 12, 2008 @ 8:16 am

  4. i like the one of the assembly hall

    Comment by tyler — December 12, 2008 @ 8:41 am

  5. I had several pictures for this weeks theme. Although I’m sick at the moment I couldn’t resist to put at least one entry on. I’ll try to mail it during the weekend. Nice weekend to you all!

    Comment by nana — December 12, 2008 @ 9:05 am

  6. Well well, now I forget to write how I love your shots of this week. Gorgeous! The last one is firework. 😉

    Comment by nana — December 12, 2008 @ 9:07 am

  7. The shot of the building is spectacular, Cabe! And the christmas tree shot is super fun. This is a great challenge. I’m looking forward to stalking the pretty lights this weekend!

    Comment by 12littlefeet — December 12, 2008 @ 1:50 pm

  8. Wow, stunning shots! Now I wonder about my entry for Monday.

    Comment by Rob — December 12, 2008 @ 2:02 pm

  9. Wow is right – beauty beyond beauty – not quite sure I can come up with anything as lovely but whatever it is, I hope my “humble” attempt will be acceptable. Looking forward to all the great photos other submit….

    Comment by Ulrika — December 12, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

  10. Hmmm…Now you’ve got me thinking. Let me see what i can come up with. I might have to take the kids down and visit some lights!

    Comment by — December 12, 2008 @ 8:24 pm

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