#lookforthelight: october/november 2014

My favourite light shots from my October/November Instagram feed.

My favourite light shots from my October/November Instagram feed.

Perhaps it seems a bit weird to look for the light this time of year:  after all, the days are getting shorter (not helped by most of us "falling back"), and the weather is getting colder -- there's hardly any enticement to get outdoors.  But honestly, this time of year is the source of some of my favourite light:  it's muted, softer, less in-your-face.  Summer light is intense; autumn and winter light is cozy. Summer light is the life of the party; end-of-year light is an intimate get-together.

I love this waning light.

And I love the way you're capturing it.  Here are some of my favourites of your shots that you tagged #lookforthelight.  (Be sure to click on the photographer's name below the images, so you can see the rest of her beautiful work.)

Left:  @xantheb Right:  @siljelutns

Left:  @xantheb
Right:  @siljelutns

Left:  @staceyechin Right:  @lolaakinmade

Left:  @staceyechin
Right:  @lolaakinmade

Left:  @here_we_be Right:  @rosesdaughter

Left:  @here_we_be
Right:  @rosesdaughter

Left:  @achilleaflowers Right:  @becks_mac

 

Thank you, as always, for sharing your light, friends.  I can't wait to see what you do for December.

 

Song:  Babylon by David Gray


Thanks again to all of you who participated this month in #lookforthelight -- keep 'em coming!  If you'd like to participate and you have an Instagram account (it's free), simply grab shots of the light in your life with your mobile device, and add the hashtag "#lookforthelight" to your shot, either in the caption or in the comments.  I'll feature my 10 favourite shots again at the end of December here on Chookooloonks, giving lots of link love, naturally.  And of course, click here to see all the submissions (and feel free to follow along my own progress at heychookooloonks on Instagram!).