Photo 52: A Play on Light

Week 32:  Exploring Daylight

Around noon the sunlight floods my son's room from the west, creating some amazing shadows.  On a particularly bright day this week (thank goodness spring has finally arrived!) I captured him playing with not only his toy cars, but trying to catch the sunbeams that were streaming through the window.  There were moments where he was so mesmerized by these beams that he didn't even notice me or the big lens encroaching in on his personal space.  My favorite sight however, at this particular time and in this particular room, is always the angelic halo that the sunlight creates as it lands on the hair of my little angel boy.   

 

 

Please continue along the circle to see the rest of Photo 52's work for this week.  Next up is the sweet and talented Texan, Kim Dupree.   

Photo 52: A Play on Light

Natural Light Indoors - Week 3

Lately my son won't go too far without his Fischer Price toy camera (the same one I had as a child in the late 70's) taking pictures of whatever is before him.  This past week he spent time "snapping photos" of the cars and busses on the street below the living room window.  Documenting this moment of his childhood with my own camera, I wanted to convey a sense of him taking a peek into what lies ahead, the great white expanse of his future, so bright and so infinite.  

Budding photog

Please follow along the circle to see the rest of Photo 52's images for this week.  Next up is Erica Obenchain Collins, my friend and beautiful mother of five living in Indiana.  Her images are always so touching and rife with emotion.  

 

Photo 52: A Play on Light

Natural Indoor Light - Week 1

Well it's now January of 2013, and because it's a winter month for most of us our photography group decided that Natural Indoor Light would be an appropriate theme to challenge us to find available and interesting light in our hibernation.  

For Christmas this year Santa put a Lensbaby in my stocking and I have been spending time striving to master its capabilities.  (A Lensbaby is a special effects lens that creates an area of focus in your image surrounded by beautiful blur).  For this month's debut image I chose to capture my son at play near the window which was getting some diffuse afternoon light.  My vision was to show the detail of some of his hair while the rest of it faded into a blurry mane and the Lensbaby helped me achieve it.  Below is my little Lion King.  

Lion King

Please follow along the circle to see the rest of Photo 52's images for this week.  Next up is Jill Cassara, my photographer friend who is insanely talented at capturing the daily life of her family, particularly her two adorable children.