Project 52: Playing with [Afternoon] Light (2)

Today’s post is for Project 52, a weekly blog project that I am working on with several other talented photographers whom I’ve come to know and love over the past year. In this project, we concentrate on light and spend several weeks exploring an overarching theme. In this month’s theme we explore light at different times of day.  Last week we explored morning light; this week we will look at afternoon light; in the third, evening light; in the fourth, night.

Day light can be tricky to utilize, because it can be very strong and therefore create harsh shadows.  It is often a great time to shoot indoors, however, when extra light is often welcomed.  This week’s image was taken in the living room of the house that we rented this past week in Breckenridge, Colorado with the families of two of my dearest high school friends.  While it was wonderful to spend time with my old friends, it was absolutely a delight to see our children playing and getting to know each other.  I took this shot surreptitiously, hiding behind some furniture so that I didn’t interrupt the play.  I stumbled upon this moment, where Henry, who is almost 5, was playing with my Alexa, who is only 17 months.  All the kids got along so well this week, it was just amazing.  I didn’t get many images of the kids, but this lovely moment will remind me of how lucky we were that all of us had such a lovely vacation.


Please continue along our creative blog circle to see what my lovely friend Julie Kiernan has posted.  Julie photographs many varied subjects, from landscapes to images of her children or high school seniors to macro, and I always look forward to seeing what she will do next.  Please click HERE to see Julie’s play on day light.

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