travel theme: bright

Sunday, November 4: Ailsa’s Travel Theme for this week is Bright. She writes: So what bright delights have caught your eye?  Show me your brilliant brights. (Where’s my backpack? Travel Theme: Bright)

Here is a chanting church service at Bet Mikael, one of the churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia, with bright light shining over the believers.

Priests and boys chanting in Bet Mikael at Lalibela, Ethiopia. It’s almost as if the bright light is God beaming down on them….

There are beautiful bright paintings found in all the Lalibela rock-hewn churches.  These churches, built in the 11th century, are still used today.

a bright painting of the Virgin and child at the Lalibela churches

At the Saturday market in Lalibela, bright textiles are offered for sale.

the Saturday market at Lalibela, Ethiopia

And finally, at Lake Langano in southern Ethiopia, the evening twilight casts a bright light over the landscape of acacia trees.

the landscape of Lake Langano at twilight

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9 thoughts on “travel theme: bright

  1. Fantastic light captures 🙂

  2. Beautiful shotws – particularly like the last one.

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  4. Wonderful photos for the theme, Cathy. That last one looks like a beautiful painting. I love it. 🙂

    • Thank you Sylvia. I love the pictures I took at this place on Langano Lake. I can’t wait to post them. I have some beautiful blue light photos and sunset and moonrise photos….. The light in the countryside of Ethiopia was wonderful, a certain quality I also found in Jordan….

  5. The last one is stunning of course. But I also love the mystical quality of the first! Well done Cathy.

    • Thank you Madhu! I’m glad you like the first one. I wasn’t sure about it because of the overexposure, but that’s exactly what it looked like and it seemed so ethereal, especially with the chanting…. I can’t wait to post all my photos of Lake Langano, where the last one was taken! It all takes time… 🙂

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