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Weekly Photo Challenge: AMBIENCE

13/01/2017

“The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present.” Paul Scott

Weekly Photo Challenge: AMBIENCE - Settings and lighting that evoke that feeling

Weekly Photo Challenge: AMBIENCE – Settings and lighting that evoke that feeling

Definition of ambience: a feeling or mood associated with a particular place, person, or thing: atmosphere; The restaurant’s soft music and candlelight gave it a romantic ambience.

When I think of the word – Ambience  or Ambiance – what comes to mind are beautiful settings with warm lighting that evoke a mood. I love places with great lighting that pull you in and invite you to enjoy not just the beauty of nature, great food, or spectacular entertainment, but also the colors and warmth of the space. That is what ambience says to me. As I searched for poetry or ideas that would add to this exercise, I was led to a site that identified one of my favorite childhood poems as a classic example of ambient poetry. I chuckled as I recited the poem; it is full of bright imagery, lights and warm feelings… Can you guess what the title of this famous ambient poem is?  I have added the poem below but, take a guess before you look and let me know in the comments if you guessed right…

In my photo collage above, I have included photos I took of some of my favorite settings, lighting, and locations. Do come back later for an introduction to the settings and some more photos.

 

More Below!

“I find the past so fascinating. Photographs are strange, almost surreal, almost here yet gone. I slip into thinking what the past must have been like and I enjoy creating that ambience and atmosphere – 1730 to around 1870 is the most interesting period.” Kate Atkinson

Weekly Photo Challenge: AMBIENCE - Settings and lighting that evoke that feeling

Weekly Photo Challenge: AMBIENCE – Settings and lighting that evoke that feeling

Weekly Photo Challenge: AMBIENCE - Settings and lighting that evoke that feeling

Weekly Photo Challenge: AMBIENCE – Settings and lighting that evoke that feeling

When you hear the word AMBIENCE, what comes to mind?  Would you have imagined that this beautiful childhood poem would be a perfect example of an ambient poem? It makes perfect sense when you read it because it evokes feelings of warmth, light and the magnificence of nature and all things wonderful about it.  So, in case you are still wondering about what poem fits this week’s theme, here you go. It’s – The Star!

 

The Star – by Jane Taylor

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark:
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark
Lights the traveler in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star. via rc.umd.edu

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Weekly Photo Challenge Post: – AMBIENCE – What have you photographed with exceptional ambience? Perhaps you’ve visited a spectacular garden, indulged in a candlelit dinner, experienced a roaring fireplace on a cold night, or enjoyed some laughter with friends in a wonderful place? We look forward to seeing the photos you share!

Have a relaxing weekend!

Positive Motivation Tip: Reconnect with those joyful spaces that hold evocative memories for you.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All other Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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