Shafts of Light by Dawne Olson

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This image was taken late afternoon in the loft of our barn (badly in need of a new roof). At first I was captivated by the points of light in the semi-dark loft and tried capturing them. Then I thought to myself how much more interesting they would be if you could see the light in its path from the roof to the spot of light on the floor so I began to move the loose hay on the floor from one side of the barn to the other. (I am terribly allergic to hay.) The dust worked its magic and created a spectacular light show. Several hours later my lungs are still agonizing over the assault!
Shown here with off white mat in mocha flat frame.


  • Ogre
    Ogrealmost 7 years ago

    Care for a Zyrtec-D? Some Nasacort? Afrin? I have ’em all :)
    VERY nicely done! You should send this one to Dusk And Dawn Light.

  • Lol!! can you send some over?! I’m dyin!
    (Thanks for the nice comment!)

    – Dawne Olson

  • KeepsakesPhotography Michael Rowley
    KeepsakesPhoto...almost 7 years ago

    worth the sneezing, this is a great shot well done

  • Thanks Michael, I had the thought later, that I should go shoot some more holes in the roof with a shotgun but you have to draw the line somewhere…? :0)

    – Dawne Olson

  • leslie wood
    leslie woodalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful shot and great thinking!! So sorry for you having to deal with the allergies to get this though. :)

  • thank you Leslie… It was a moment to lose myself in, so the allergies didn’t bother me too much (at the moment!) lol

    – Dawne Olson

  • Barbara Morrison
    Barbara Morrisonalmost 7 years ago

    Very pretty! Don’t fix the roof.

  • Thanks Barbara… I love the feel of the loft when the light beams through it like that (feels like a sanctuary) :0)

    – Dawne Olson

  • fullcirclemandalas  is Marg Thomson
    fullcirclemand...almost 7 years ago

    I used to believe that it was fairy dust sparkling in the shafts of sunlight – your photo has captured a truly beautiful moment:)

  • ashpipedevil
    ashpipedevilalmost 7 years ago

    Lovely work…..great shot…well caught.

  • gladders
    gladdersalmost 7 years ago

    Love this too…love the laser beam shafts of light. Great to see this in the flesh!

  • Robert Goulet
    Robert Gouletover 6 years ago

    I know that your lungs suffered, but I believe that you think it was worth it. It was this is wonderful.

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 6 years ago

    WoW! Stunning capture. Very effective Dawne :-)

  • Thank you!

    – Dawne Olson

  • chriso
    chrisoover 6 years ago

    What wondeful capture of the light – beautifully tones of the inside of the barn too.

  • Thanks for the comment!

    – Dawne Olson

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