Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #109: Under the Sun
LAPC photo challenge theme for this week is “Under the Sun”.
The theme title is inspired by the book “Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy” by Frances Mayes (published in 1997). Mayes bought a rundown villa in rural Tuscany and renovated the property. She has lived there since and enjoyed the Tuscan sun, food, and wine. However this theme series is not about featuring the Tuscan sun, but photo captures anywhere under the sun.
Taking photos under the sun is not always encouraged for photographers, due to the fact that the image may capture high contrast, blown out highlights, lens flare, etc. Digital Photography suggests eleven tips. It’d be nice to apply these tips, but in reality, while traveling especially, most of the time we have only a few minutes capture a scene under the sun.
The last trip we made in 2019 was to Egypt. We were under the sun and in the heat every day, from early morning to evening. Sitting in the air conditioning on the bus was the only time of the day we could get a little break from the heat.
Tourists climbed up to the Giza Pyramid and were patiently waiting in a long line to get into the tomb under the sun. We were told by our tour guide that at a certain time of the day and at the right angle, you can see the Pyramid turn a golden color.
Riding camel under the sun at Giza:
I’d like to use the quote from “A Room with a View” by E.M. Forster to close this theme.
“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.”
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