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Weekly Photography Challenge – The Light of Dawn

This set of images of dawn shared earlier are great examples of using the magic light of dawn to take stunning images.

Susanne Nilsson

By Susanne Nilsson

Weekly Photography Challenge – the light of dawn

Your challenge this week is to get up early , get out of your comfy bed, and photograph with the first light of the day, dawn. Sunrise photography can be tricky as you’re usually heading out in the dark. So you may need to plan ahead and scout some locations and shots the night or day before.

Get there early so you can capture the first light – it’s magical. Landscapes are the obvious choice for this challenge, but there are so many other subjects you can work with – so think outside the box a little. What about some macro photography? A blade of grass with morning dew, for example. Go urban and hit the city streets to see how the light plays off the buildings and early risers heading to work. There are a ton of possibilities.

Pierre Metivier

By Pierre Metivier


By Andreas


By Joe

Share your images below:

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.

Jeff Wallace

By Jeff Wallace


By 57Andrew

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Darlene Hildebrandt
Darlene Hildebrandt

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