Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. -John Ruskin
As you’ve probably noticed, I mostly take pictures of nature or landmarks or architecture or events… I don’t have a lot of fancy photography equipment or enough experience to do a legitimate photo shoot with families or for a wedding (yet…), so I figured this was the perfect place to start- with my own family. It’s always fun to try new things with my camera… This was my first experience as close to an actual photo shoot as it was (with my own camera and my sister and I as the photographers). We definitely had a good time experimenting with different lighting in the field and seeing where the winter sun hit our faces for the perfect picture.
These were all taken on a warm, December day… It almost looks more like October. My next goal is a winter photo shoot… Preferably with snow 🙂
I think we get the perfect amount of snow around here… Just enough to make it feel like a magical treat when it comes and not too much where we are overwhelmed by the amount or tired of seeing it all the time. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind if it snowed a little more often. Enjoy the pictures from our first snow day here in New York!
It was snowing and cloudy all day, until about 4 pm when the sun peeked out right before it set beautifully behind all the snow 🙂
The snow on the tree branch almost looks like a cotton ball!
As you’ve probably noticed the past couple of posts, I’ve been posting single photos instead of 3 or 4 at once. I’m probably going to be doing this more often because it’s easier for the viewer to concentrate on one photo instead of a mini gallery in each post. Also, it’s much easier on me because I can post more often now and keep all of you updated more often instead of a bunch at once 🙂 This way, I can fulfill my goal of posting more often and keeping my blog active.
Anyway, here’s a picture of a gorgeous swan 🙂 I love the rippling effect right at it’s chest… It happened from the swan taking it’s head out of the water! I have to say I had really lucky timing with that shot. Enjoy!
I really need to be more consistent in blogging! It’s much more difficult to find things to take pictures of in the winter than in the spring and summer, when life is budding all around you. There are many beautiful photography opportunities in the winter as well, but I just find it harder to see the beauty around me when it’s dark and dreary outside. That’s when photography gets interesting though… When you have to look hard to find creative things to capture!
Anyway, here’s a picture of a cold, rainy day… Yuck! We can always find beauty in things we despise 🙂