Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun

This week’s photo challenge features the sun and how it can transform a photograph.   Here is a photo that I took in Zambia.  Since I was in Africa I wasn’t looking at the photos I took to save battery life.  I was out in the bush for two weeks and didn’t have a lot of opportunities to charge batteries and checking a digital camera to see if a picture turns out uses up the battery.   Hence I ended up with a lot of blurry photos.  And now this one has a purpose.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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60 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun

  1. mac says:

    Just wondering – was it one huge Africa trip or many small..? It’s on my todo list for the 2020’s I think… 🙂

    • TBM says:

      We spent three weeks there and visited Zambia, Botswana, and South Africa. In South Africa we attended two World Cup matches. I can’t wait to go back. I would love to go for months at a time, but due to work and such we can only take off for 2-3 weeks. Where are you planning on going?

  2. Robin says:

    Yes, the African sun can blow out photos terribly. Pleased you found a use for it.

  3. frizztext says:

    oh the small elephant – more amusing than the sunlight …

  4. The sun issues don’t matter because I just love the little baby elephant!! He’s soooo cute. 🙂

  5. Valentina says:

    The photo has a flavor of antiquity, I think.

  6. The Hook says:

    Looks like a cool excursion!

  7. Gobetween says:

    Beautiful baby elephant, love this photo.

  8. Great entry. I love the little one following along, too. Ever since the Distorted challenge, I saw the significance of keeping all my photos, at least for a long while. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Imelda says:

    awesome picture and subjects. 🙂

  10. Carol says:

    But it’s still an awesome picture. I actually like the sun’s effect on it.

  11. zelmare says:

    There you go – fun in the sun! 😉

  12. lynnsbooks says:

    Baby elephants have got to be the cutest thing ever! I would have one – but then look what happens. They grow up – and an elephant is not just for Christmas.
    I enjoyed your picture. Thanks
    Meant to ask – is your banner along the top a photo you did??
    Lynn 😀

  13. lynnsbooks says:

    Whoops – a photo that you took! Doh!!!!!

    • TBM says:

      Hi Lynn…yep the banner photo is from my collection. It was an amazing experience. This photo was taken during a pit stop on a safari at sunset. We were having snacks and wine watching this incredible sunset.

      I took the photo of the baby in 2010. I wonder how big he is now.

  14. Gilly Gee says:

    You have a lot of excellent photos but I think this is my favourite – so far!

  15. scrapydo says:

    Sometimes when I look at your photos I wish I could go back once more but I doubt it!

  16. Jo Bryant says:

    i like the blur…it suggests the impossible heat there

  17. orples says:

    Your shot turned out great. I love that little baby elephant trying to keep up with Momma.

  18. pix & kardz says:

    thanks for sharing your adventure. your header image fits the challenge as well 🙂

  19. Lynne Ayers says:

    Oh Wow! An elephant ride, that should be on my bucket list!

  20. Novroz says:

    Cool photo!! That baby elephant is really the focus of these entourage 😉

  21. dadirri7 says:

    glad you did not delete it!

  22. Myra GB says:

    I so love learning about these photo challenges through you, since we are such rookies when it comes to photo-blogs. This is a beautiful interpretation of ‘sun’ indeed. Your time in Africa sounds glorious.

    • TBM says:

      I’m glad you’ve been liking the photo challenges Myra. I love seeing your interpretations. That is one of the best parts about blogging…seeing the world via other people. Africa was simply amazing.

  23. nelson RN says:

    Nice shot! Nevermind the blur, it actually added intensity of heat in the photograph. The elephants are so cute, especially the small one!

  24. Fergiemoto says:

    Awwww…the baby elephant is so adorable….my eye went right to it! The little guy makes the photo.

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  26. oneanna65 says:

    You are great !!! Thanks !!!

  27. pattisj says:

    What an adventure! Thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂

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