All Things Bright and Beautiful: 22 Spectacular Shots That Truly Shine
You took a shine to Our Canada’s latest Theme Pic Challenge, which was to capture subjects that glimmered, glistened and basked in beautiful sunlight. Check out this luminous collection of original Canadian photography!
Shining bright in evening light
Photographer @olgirl_43 writes, “This beautiful old farmhouse is definitely ‘shining’ in the setting sun. Big skies, endless open spaces and sunshine galore is to be had here in my little piece of the country. This is my Canada-this is our Canada.” Gorgeous image, beautiful words!
Coming ’round the mountain
We really home photographer @nhdtech has a sideline designing postcards, because this shot would make a wonderful souvenir from Morant’s Curve in Banff National Park. As this talented shutterbug points out, it truly is “the land of shining mountains!”
Symphony of fire
Ever wondered what you’d get if you mixed the Aurora Borealis, fire and glow sticks? Photographer @Slackliner17 found out in what looks like quite the night! “Running around in the snow playing with different colours and effects with fire all while the northern lights dance overhead… Magic!”
In a fog
Foggy conditions make for a gloomy day, but as @dleefinancial illustrates in this shot on the banks of the Fraser River, it can actually amplify the light, creating a surreal, heavenly glow.
Photographer @tmischuk captured this serene shot of the early morning sun shining behind a historical church at the Lac la Biche Mission, Alberta.
The Lizard Range, southeast of Fernie, British Columbia, inspired photographer @KabraConnier.
Field of dreams
Photographer @linkenlodge writes, “Through the mists, the sun rose, spreading a shimmering glow on the newly awakening day.”
Photographer Eric Abbott captured this stark contrast between fire and ice at Bonavista, Newfoundland.
Sunset at Elk Island
When it comes to beauty, photographer @dianag doesn’t descriminate by season. “Winter has its majestic beauty worth exploring,” she writes-and based on her shot of sunset at Elk Island National Park, she’s bang-on.
Good morning, Kawartha Lakes!
“What a beautiful thing to wake up to,” writes photographer @photogoor, who took this sunrise snap while houseboating on the Kawartha Lakes.
Before the rain
Photographer @mikeinbc1 submitted this striking shot of the heavens opening over Patricia Bay on Vancouver Island.
For a totally different take on the Aurora Borealis, check out this stunner from photographer Megan Simmons. Her shot depicts the dancing ribbons of light shining down on Gull Lake, Saskatchewan.
Bridge over frozen water
“I captured this shot of my daughter playing on the ice on the frozen Oldman River beneath the High Level bridge,” writes photographer @tricia.hilg. “The perfect Alberta sky was shining like it never has before!”
On the fence
This is the kind of shot that makes you nostalgic for the farm-even if you didn’t grow up on one. Thanks for sharing, @jbstlouis!
“As the sun was setting over Keiver’s Lake in central Alberta, the sun rays were shining through the trees, giving the woods a dreamy glow,” writes photographer @s_peters54.
The shiny chrome finish on the back of this classic car headlight created a fishbowl effect that was artfully captured by @ssplasher, who gets bonus points for somehow managing to avoid being caught in the reflection-bravo!
Cabin in the woods
Pale winter sunlight dapples this absolutely charming snow-covered cabin, as photographed by Tanya Grealey.
Brr-it was -25C when @isabellapat captured this frost forming on a patio window. “The sun was in perfect position to make it all gitter.”
Show and shine
Photographer @jstolte found shining inspiration at a classic car show. Thanks for sharing!