Saturday, December 02, 2006

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt - Light(s)

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt time again. My kids are happy that time seems to be flying by - Christmas will get here that much sooner. But me? Things could slow down a bit!

This week's theme is "light(s)."

I have the most amazing view out my back windows. Truly there isn't a bad time of day to look in that direction. In the morning I get the sun rising over the Sandia Mountains; in the evening, the setting sun turns the mountains pink and reflects off the windows of the city with diamond-like sparkles. And at night, the lights of the city twinkle like thousands of colorful jewels. They twinkle and shimmer and almost seems to dance a little in place - it's mesmerizing.

Here are two shots I've taken of the lights. I wish my camera did them justice. But these will have to do.

S.P.S.H. - Light(s)

One I took this summer during a night-time lightning storm.
I like the way the lightning makes a sillouette of the mountains.


This one I took this week. The city decorated itself for Christmas.






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29 comments:

abe/happy said...

I love lightning storms - whenever one happens Im out with my camera too ;) great shot for todays theme.

Breigh said...

Great photo!! :) I absolutely love lightning. I try to get photos but it never works. Here we don't get the really cool lightning.

Mine is up :)

Anonymous said...

Great shot! You captured the lightning beautifully, but I also love how the city lights contrast with what seems like a black and white. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

WOW! That looks like it was a great storm!

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AnneS said...

I love lightning shots too - and always love night shots with twinkling lights :) Great choices :D

Gattina said...

The pictures are beautiful ! I like night pictures !

ZootsMom said...

Fantastic....Have a great weekend...

Wystful1 said...

Gorgeous, both of them!!

Mine's posted for this week -the subject "lights". Drop by, won't you?
Have a great Saturday Ann.

Barbara H. said...

How beautiful! It must be so inspiring to see the view every day and how it changes with the time and weather.

Viamarie said...

Beautifully captured.

My photo is up too.

Pat said...

Great shots and you are lucky to have such wonderful views!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jane said...

Very cool pictures. I love what the light behind the mountains did.

Susanne said...

That is a lovely view out your window! And the lightning storms on the mountain must be something in "real life".

Karen said...

Such interesting photos. The top one almost looks black and white until you see the lights at the bottom.

srp said...

I love lightning as well. I'm usually out near the car, snapping away and just hoping that one or two out of the bunch will have that glorious streak of power show up. Would that our reaction time was as fast as the lightning.... if so, we would never have to buy replacement china! ;)

I can never get enough sunrises or sunsets or city skylines.
Thanks for stopping by.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Beautiful contrast in the two pictures!

Thanks for stopping by this morning!

K

Anonymous said...

You do have gorgeous views! Great shots!

Anonymous said...

Cool. I love the lightening picture. My dh and I were staying in a cabin on top of a mtn. when a lightening storm came. I have some pictures of lightening bolts. We were in the middle of the lightening. It was scary, and awesome all at the same time.

BTW, where do u live? I live in the Smoky Mtns. We have views similar to that.

Mine is up, too. Stop by if you get a chance. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Great photos! They are both very cool. :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend. :)

Expat Traveler said...

beautiful lights, I bet the view was wonderful in person! thanks for visiting...

Heather said...

Wonderful pics. I love storms, and Christmas lights.

barman said...

Perfect. I get the feeling this week is going to be outstanding. I can not imagine what this must look like in person. Thanks for visiting mine.

Beck said...

Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

you're lucky to have such a great view to see everyday, must be nice especially around this time of the year

Leslie said...

Great pictures! The first one is really striking (no pun intended). Wonderful choices for light(s).

Morning Glory said...

Those are really beautiful, especially the one with the mountains in silhouette.

Pamela said...

How gorgeous is that! What a breathtakingly beautiful view! It's funny, you know you see all these homes built way up high and you tell yourself, "wow, these people must have incredible views" but up until now this is my first confirmation! You are so blessed...what an inspiration!
Especially for those like myself that live in the flattest state in America, Florida! lol

Teena said...

Great pix!

Mine's up too :)

eph2810 said...

Those are awesome pictures. I wish I had a view like that. Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by :)