I’m always talking about light in photographs, but I think it’s because that’s what draws me into photography in the first place.
I know that seems a given for any photographer, because inherently you are always dealing with “light”. But there are still other things to think about, like composition and subject matter. Although I think of these too, I believe I could safely say that nothing is more important to me while taking a photograph (or looking at one, for that matter) than light ambience.
I’m especially drawn to the soft, ethereal quality of natural light, and it seems like when I do have my camera with me, it’s what i’m after the most.
I’m also interested in the way shadows and light interact. I could make a whole book on shadows and light and they way the play against one another.
I already did that.
But really. It’s kind of amazing how much photography has made me appreciate my surroundings more. There are mornings when I wake up and head outside for a jog, like today- when I catch myself actually mesmerized by the lighting, how it hovers over everything like a blanket, merging with the fog to make something magical.
As much as I love a good rain storm and a little snow to keep things exciting during the winter, I have to say, lately i’ve been really missing summer.
It’s not the cold, or even the rain that’s getting me down, it’s just that I miss all of the things you can do when it’s sunny and hot outside.
I found this list awhile ago, via a blog whose name I can’t seem to remember at the moment (sorry to whoever’s this is! if it suddenly comes to me, I promise to give credit).
It immediately sent me into summer nostalgia mode, and i’ve been pining for everything on the list ever since.
I suppose it’s a terrible idea- like bad luck or something, to post a summer list in the middle of winter. But i’m going to do it anyway, because it’s too perfect to hold off any longer, and maybe it will give us all a little boost to get through the months ahead.
Today is the first day of my last semester of college.
I’ve doing this for a long, long time-
and let me tell you-
it feels good to know that it’s almost the end!
I’m ready (and excited) to move on to the next chapter in my life.
Wish me luck!
This morning we woke up to snow, on the ground and trees and everything.
It was beautiful.
I ran outside with my camera and Sammy so he could play in it for awhile and I could try and capture all that white. Funny thing is, my favorites ended up being the abstracted photographs above- which I took from inside, looking through the window. They kind of remind me of paintings, and I like that.
Some books from my current reading list.
Pretty lace and lots of white and stripes from my closet.
…and just because it’s so cold outside, an old photograph of John in summer light.