52 Frames: Week 16: Lamp!

While we like to focus on the lighting used in photos, we want to include a lamp this week! That means including a lamp IN your photo, not just the suggestion through lighting.

 This simple little device has so many forms – Perhaps you could share a story of your own little reading nook where you enjoy some solitude or showcase a scene where the lamp is the hero of the image.

I had an idea, but in the end I was too lazy to do it. I have done nothing this week, well related to photography that is, I did manage to do this.

I took an easy route, I took a photo of one of the lamps in my entrance, did not even dust of the lamp before the shot, well it does a tell a story of the owner for one. To be honest, I think it has a story in it, a story of a girl sitting and reading under a lamp. That is why my art statue, is placed there and I am rather happy with this one.

Some of the suggestions to guide me were: Maybe you could do your own take on some classic art with chiaroscuro lighting. You could even try to use wabi-sabi concepts to bring out the beauty of a much used object, go for a low-key style with lots of shadow in the shot, or take an HDR shot with multiple exposures to illuminate your composition thoroughly. Don’t just take a snapshot, take a photograph that tells a story.

Was mine just a snapshot?

How to survive November 2021 Day 12

What would I not do on my quest for green, the sacrifices one has to make 😀

I saw a friend after work yesterday, I was already going to the mall to buy some art supplies, and on a impulse I thought I would ask a friend on for a cup of coffee, no planning or making calendar appointments, just are you free for a cup of coffee.

I am getting old, I miss times when you could pop to a friends house unannounced, you could walk or drive by and see if they were home. Pop in for a quick chat. Nowadays it is more planned, I think it is a shame. I miss the spontaneity of impromptu visits.

Oh, back to yesterday: She said it was too late for her to drink coffee. So we we ended chatting by a glass of wine for few hours. And what a nice surprise, I saw green 🙂

Our favorite month, November! This year we’ll get rid of gray by painting the month in green. Lepis from Parallel lines has hosted this challenge for years, I have been part of it for several years too, feel free to join us 🙂

Open your world to a green November and enjoy your creativity. How you do it is free as long as it’s green!

How to survive November 2020-27

Table lamp

Friday!! Yes, weekend !! As if it made a difference – not! The same continues with only one difference, I can serve myself some wine. I don’t drink during the week, so tonight I can enjoy couple glasses of wine and relax! Small joys of life.

I took this photo from our hallway – entry – foyer( I could not make up my mind as to which word to use, I wrote them all down) yesterday, but as I edited it today… I should have paid more attention to cleaning, as you can see cat hair on the lamp shade if you look closely. Apparently I didn’t , must be the dim light 🙂 as it is there for everyone to see.

One of the lamps on the side console tables is giving nice muted light to the space, on the wall is a rya (A Scandinavian knottedpile woollen rug, used as bed-cover and tapestry) I did 30years ago. It nicely takes the eco away from the space.


Last night the moonlight beautifully shone into our bedroom.

If you wish to participate in this survival of the darkest month challenge, use this link to add your post to it. PARALLEL LINES

Valo / Light

it is getting there – the darkness is about to embrace us for the months to come, so this lights are to soften the harshness of it all.

candle 2 candle 3 candle 4 candle candle5 light light2

more photos of light at

299. haaste

Wonders Challenge -Photo a day 16.1

I’m going to participate in Wonders challenge ( http://wordsbyirma.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/tammikuun-haaste/) and try to take a photo once a day – topics are listed below.

Come and join the fun.

 16.  inspiration

Animals, and people inspire me


 Nature most absolutely inspires
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Wonders Challenge -Photo a day

I’m going to participate in Wonders challenge ( http://wordsbyirma.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/tammikuun-haaste/) and try to take a photo once a day – topics are listed below.

Come and join the fun.

1. The first day of the year  2. in the bathroom cabinet   3.  on the table   Done

4. light


Evening had arrived before I was able to take my photos – so the my only source of light are LAMPS …