There is a particular time of the year that I love most- the first days of summer. There is magic in the air. A sense that life is long, young and free. Excitement happens in summer. And spontaneity. Although we live in a climate where the seasons are subtle to say the least, the sense of change can be dramatic. It’s still much like that first warm day in New York where coats are shed and Central Park is a sea of blankets. Here, there is a shift in the air, a new smell and a shift in the light. The energy around town changes and the ocean beckons. It seems to happen over night.
This weekend, we spent the days and evenings outside. We revamped our porch, did some planting and spruced up the yard for summer. Spending sunrise to sundown outside, makes you really aware of the light and how it changes seasonally and throughout the day. This week I am exploring light. Light in pictures, in art and in writing.
Today, I have collected a few photos that have got the light just right. Playing with the sunlight when taking pictures, can make for beautiful and unexpected outcomes. Here is a challenge, and I am doing it myself. Let’s take a few photos where we are focusing on the light. The way it falls on your walls in the house throughout the day, on your kids playing at dusk, however you feel like capturing it. I’ll post mine at the end of the week and I’d love to see what you come up with!
Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy.