Saturday, July 6, 2013

Day 29: Night Photography

It's a good thing I have only one more day of this challenge. While my husband has not been particularly enamored of my frequent photography and blogging for the past month, I may have finally pushed him over the edge tonight. After dinner and a movie, I bid him goodnight at 11:30 p.m. and headed out into our backyard with a tripod, camera, and remote.

Here is our backyard pool at night.

swimming pool and Adirondack chairs at night

For my final day of the 30-Day Photography Challenge, I'm going in the opposite direction. Even the amateur photographer knows that the golden hours of sunrise and sunset are the best light for photography. We also know to avoid harsh, bright mid-day sunlight and always look for shade or some alternative.

In life, however, stuff happens in daylight. I'm not going to avoid taking photos of my family just because their activities happen to occur mid-day. That means I need to learn to work in bright sunlight. Tomorrow's challenge is to photograph in bright mid-day sunlight. We've having a heat wave here, so that shouldn't be a problem. You just might see that swimming pool again tomorrow, because that's where we'll be.

If you've lapsed in your 30-Day Challenge, here is where you can jump back in. It's a summer holiday weekend, and you'll likely be spending it outdoors with your family. See what you can do in the bright light and post it to the Flotsam of the Mind Facebook page. Even if you haven't taken a single photo as part of this challenge, there's no time like the present.