weekly photo challenge: let there be light!

Saturday, November 30: The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Let There be Light!

Writes Ben Huberman of WordPress:  We’re entering a truly light-filled season. Christmas trees, Hanukkah menorahs, and Kwanzaa kinaras are spreading their glow in homes the world over (or are just about to), while main streets and public buildings are being prepared for the winter holidays with an explosion of bright decorations.

Take a look around you. Choose one of the light sources you see, and make it the focus of your challenge entry. It can be a dramatic chandelier or a pair of dying candles; the moon, a row of glaring lightbulbs in the parking lot, or a gaudy lava lamp stored in your attic: anything goes. The light doesn’t even have to be switched on: some lamps are just as fascinating for their shape as for the photons they emit.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO THAT FEATURES A LIGHT SOURCE.

Here are some understated lanterns in Kyoto, Japan.

Lanterns in Kyoto, Japan

Lanterns in Kyoto, Japan

And a beautiful lantern at Kargeen in Muscat, Oman.

lantern in Muscat, Oman

lantern in Muscat, Oman

I adored the colorful lanterns in Istanbul….

lanterns in Istanbul, Turkey

lanterns in Istanbul, Turkey

…and in Granada, Spain.

Lanterns in Granada, Spain

Lanterns in Granada, Spain

But most of all, I’ll never forget the lanterns at a lantern festival in Seoul, South Korea.

lantern festival in Seoul, South Korea

lantern festival in Seoul, South Korea

lantern festival in Seoul

lantern festival in Seoul

lantern festival in Seoul

lantern festival in Seoul

lantern festival in Seoul

lantern festival in Seoul

And the lights in Seoul during my son’s visit to South Korea. 🙂

Christmas lights in Seoul

Christmas lights in Seoul

Christmas tree in Seoul

Christmas tree in Seoul

Finally, here’s the last Christmas tree I decorated in my Virginia home ~ Christmas 2009.  I’m looking forward to my first Christmas at home in 4 years. 🙂

Christmas 2009 in my Oakton home

Christmas 2009 in my Oakton home

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    • Thanks, Annette. I love Islamic lanterns of every style. I guess that’s why the Istanbul and Granada lanterns also appealed to me. I wanted to buy them all, and I did buy some in Istanbul. I even bought a Pakistani Islamic lantern in Kyoto, and as it was quite large, it was no mean feat to get it back to Korea! 🙂

    • Ahh, you are too kind, Madhu. I love all the Islamic style lanterns, from Turkey to Oman to Granada, but I also love the Asian lanterns as well. Our light fixtures in the U.S. are so boring!! 🙂

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