The wrap up: we chased the sun and captured its light

Our lighting month got off to a wonderful start with our #cs_chasethesun challenge. Here is the weekly wrap up of the challenge…I think we well and truly captured the sun!

Speaking of capturing the sun, I loved this whimsical image by @photos_by_anahy. Who doesn’t love a sunny balloon and a yellow dress, not to mention a candy coloured sky.

Capturing the sun. Source:  @photos_by_anahy

Capturing the sun. Source: @photos_by_anahy

Our mentor for the week Hannah from @hannahargyle did a wonderful job at inspiring us all week and sharing her invaluable lighting tips with us. Hannah was particularly taken by @peyluvrain’s images. Pey certainly seemed at home with this theme and captured the sunny challenge perfectly. Those speckled shadows and summery vibes really created some beautiful imagery.

Some of Pey’s beautiful sun filled captures.  Source:  @peyluvrain

Some of Pey’s beautiful sun filled captures.

Source: @peyluvrain

Another one that captured Hannah’s heart was this image from @e_sweet_little_home_. A lovely fresh flatlay to mark the beginning of June.

A welcoming June image. Source:  @e_sweet_little_home_

A welcoming June image. Source: @e_sweet_little_home_

I think all our hearts were taken by Tracey’s heartfelt images, especially this beautiful still life of flowers from her garden to commemorate her mother. A chase the sun capture both literally and symbolically.

I’ve so enjoyed this week’s theme and the entries have been beautiful and joyful
— Tracey Hunter
A light filled window cill vignette. Source:  @traceyjhunter

A light filled window cill vignette. Source: @traceyjhunter

Chantelle submitted this wonderful entry playing with different coloured liquids and the result when the sun hits them, and isn’t the result spectacular! Very clever indeed!

Rainbow chasing, minus the purple. Source:  @minimarshmallows_mum

Rainbow chasing, minus the purple. Source: @minimarshmallows_mum

I hope you enjoyed this first challenge of lighting month as much as I did and you are enjoying our new format. I’m very excited to get moody this week.

Love Marisa xx

@marisa.young

See more of the entries by visiting the hashtag #cs_chasethesun. To join in with our latest challenge go to our challenge page and get involved.