Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #244-Glowing moments

Today I have the honor of serving as guest host for the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge. The prompt this week is glowing moments.

One of my earliest memories is of me sitting cross-legged in a darkened closet, awestruck by the glow cast from a jarful of lightning bugs. Though I donโ€™t have pictures of that magical moment, I have captured many glowing moments since then.

A High Desert sunset glows with fiery colors.

Glowing moments sunset

While the rising moon shines in subdued tones.

Full moon

Purple lupine flowers shine on a cool spring morning.

Blooming lupine

While yellow prickly pear cactus flowers absorb and radiate the warmth of summer.

Glowing moments cactus

A woman’s gentle smile glows in a room full of cool, blue lights.

Glowing portrait

While a young boy beams a smile on a warm sunlit day.

Boy on trike

Pale fireworks cascade and scatter across dark skies.

Expo fireworks

While I gaze in awe at their fleeting light, like the lightning bugs of long ago.

Expo fireworks

Looking forward to your glowing moments

What glowing moments have been special in your life? Please share them in the comments. I’m looking forward to your interpretations of this prompt! ๐Ÿ˜€

Be sure to link your contributions to this post and include the lens-artist tag.

Many thanks to the regular team of Tina, Donna, Patti, Sofia, Amy, John, Anne, and Ann-Christine and the many guest hosts of this challenge. Your thoughtful prompts have inspired so many of us to share magical moments we have captured with our various lenses.

Special thanks to Donna, of Wind Kisses, for her “It’s Tricky” prompt last week. Many of you came up with fun “tricky” photos, including reflections, double exposures, artistic effects, changing the lighting, and offering a different perspective. It’s great to think outside the box sometimes.

Next week, Tina, of Travels and Trifles, will offer the prompt so be sure to visit her site and see her amazing photos.

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #244โ€”Glowing moments

115 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #244-Glowing moments

  1. I love this so much, Siobhan. I can picture you with that jarful of lightening bugs. That sentence defines who you are ( at least the person I know through your blogging). You gave us lots of ways to travel through this prompt and I am going to work on it today. Thank you for joining us. The responses will be fun and varied. I love your fiery sunset, your moon rise, and how the rest is reflective of your life. Donna

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  3. This is such a great theme Siobhan. And wonderful images too. They’ve given me a lot of ideas, but right now my family is glowing with the preparations for my granddaughter’s wedding. Mine might be a two-parter.

    • Thanks, Anne! Sounds as though you will have many glowing moments very soon. Congrats! Two parts is fine – the more the merrier. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Loved your challenge Siobhan, as well as your post. I especially liked how many different types of examples you shared. My favorite it the little boy but they’re all wonderful. Thanks again for leading us this week!

    • Thanks so much, Tina! It was fun to come up with a challenge with many interpretations. The two people pictured are my kids, both adults now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thank you, John! The blue lights picture was taken in the Guinness brewery in Dublin. Lots of opportunities for pictures of moon and sunrises from my yard. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Very creative challenge topic. Memories are amazing. Highlights of our lives. Something like sitting in a closet with a jar of lightning bugs can last a lifetime. Great set of photos, showing lifeโ€™s glow.

  12. Iโ€™ve been obsessed with the thoughts of fireflies lately and I want to see them again. In Japan. The smile of the child truly gives anyone a warm flow.

    • Hope you get to see fireflies again soon! Yes, a smiling child brings out good feelings in us all. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Gorgeous photos, SoyBend. I never knew what the purple flowers were called. Now I know they are lupines. They are beautiful. You have a great variety in this post. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Marsha! Glad I could help ID the lupines. They come in a wide variety of colors, but the wild ones around here are all purple.

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