thankful for weekend getaways by ~becky sue~(rsl photography)
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re fast approaching the Winter Solstice, that time of the year when the night is longer than the day and the dark seems to have the winning hand. But the Solstice marks a turning point: from now on the days slowly begin to grow longer and the nights shorter, and these long, dark hours are really a sign that the light is on its way back.
Mid-winter festivals the world over are about celebrating the return of the light; they symbolise a battle between light and dark and the eventual triumph of the sunlight that we need in order to survive. And that's why this time of year is full of our attempts to bring back the glow of the sun: we burn candles, set light to Yule logs and glowing fires, and light up our homes and our streets with strings of bright, glowing, coloured lanterns and lights. Sometimes, as in ~becky sue~'s stunning photograph, the low mid-winter sun itself creates a beautiful glow in the evening sky.
I hope my giveaway today will bring a little bit of a glow into someone's life. I have a copy of my ebook for one lucky winner: Photography Outside the Box: loads of creative ideas and inspiration for what to photograph next. It has over 150 photos and enough ideas to guarantee you'll never run out of inspiration again. You can read more about it here.
Your creative holiday prompt for tomorrow is: MAGIC
Wishing every one of you a warm and glowing mid-winter holiday, and a new year filled with the glow of love and happiness.
gilly of the camera points both ways
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