Changing Light

Our Olhanese apartment block is not aesthetically pleasing from the outside, however inside it is fabulous as are the sea views from the balcony and roof. No wonder we return here year after year. A couple of years ago, when we were in an apartment closer to the sea, I decided to attempt to take a photograph at the same time every day.


After a day or two I struggled to make it exactly the same time and after a week or two I may have missed a day or two. Looking back into the archives though I see for about a month I did take a daily photograph. For some reason I have never got round to sharing the gallery, but then last weekend Jude at Travel Talk invited us to study light and how it changes over time and I immediately thought of my balcony views.

To be honest I think Jude was hoping we were returning to the same location at different times during the same day to compile our six shots. It is a bit of a challenge though for me to achieve that during Covid-19, specially when I am still in England! However I am hoping the next six photographs of the changing light of the same view over a period of time will do just as well. Interestingly the tide seems to affect how close the lighthouse appears as much as the light and the weather. Do you have a favourite?

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39 thoughts on “Changing Light

  1. The sunrise is the best – or is it sunset? Out of the rest I think I prefer 2 and 3 where there are people in the scene as it is more interesting. The assignment was meant to track how the light changes on a subject over the course of the day, but seeing how light changes over the course of time is equally valid. The point is to gain an understanding that how good a photo is depends not only on the composition but also on the direction of the light source. Something most of us forget when we snap away. Are you heading back to Olhao this year? Or will it have to wait until we have a vaccine – if there ever is one of course. I think my foreign travels are on hold for a long while. No way could I fly wearing a mask. I’d feel even more claustrophobic than I already do on an aircraft.

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    1. It is a sunset this one, have to look out the bedrooms for the sunrise 🙂

      and yes thought I might be pushing it on the assignment. Just haven’t got organised this week. However I do been looking ahead at some of the other weeks and think I might make the grade in a week or too 😉


    2. We are thinking maybe November for our return now as September/October is going to be too early, however like you we don’t want to fly. So we are pondering driving down . . . go via the tunnel and then slowly make our way down to the south. Would be an adventure 😀 so fingers crossed it will happen

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      1. Driving down through France is something we frequently did during our French years. Highly recommended, and if you choose the right ones, French chambres d’hôtes can be wonderful stopping off places.

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