Welcome to this month's photography challenge! This month I'd like you to think about light - how it enhances your photos and how it can really create a more compelling and visually striking image. In photography there is something know as the "golden hour" - the time before and after the sunrise and sunset. This golden time is about one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset. This is when the sun is at a lower angle to the horizon and casts a warmer and softer glow on the earth. This is also known as the "magic hour" and is the time when photos really can shine. The light cast during this time can illuminate your subject with softer shadows and warmer, richer colors. Your challenge this month is to take a photo outside during the golden hour. This should be a new photo. Watch how the light created during this time can really impact the image you capture. It really is magical! This is my photo, from our recent vacation, scrapped with some amazing papers and elements from the Memory Pockets Monthly: Foundation and the mpm add-ons from Paislee Press, Valorie Wibbens, and Amber LaBau. We just got home a couple of days ago and I haven't had a change to look at the photos with my big camera yet so this photo is from my iphone. Any camera device will work for this photo challenge! Have fun exploring your surroundings and looking for that sweet golden light! I can't wait to see what you capture and create! Happy shooting and scrapping! Please remember the monthly challenge rules: Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the Challenge Layouts thread so it can be tracked, and to this thread. The Lilypad uses a percent system for our challenges; the number of challenges you participate in determines the store discount you will receive at the end of the month: 2 challenges = 10% off 4 challenges = 20% off 6 challenges = 30% off If you complete 7 challenges, you will receive a coupon for 30% off, plus you will be entered to win a guest spot on the Lilypad Creative Team! The first seven challenges will be posted on the first of the month; the eighth challenge is the BYOC challenge, which is posted on BYOC release day. Each page counts for one challenge (you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges).