Today has been a perfectly gloomy, cool day. I long for days like today, like most long for the sun and warmth. However, I am clearly addicted to light and shadows, as you all can tell from one of my current series. It is days like today that make me love the little moments of light even more though. And as winter slowly creeps up on us, and the light becomes a different kind of beautiful, I find myself being even more attentive to these moments.
This week I was especially mesmerized by the light in Scott’s living room. The other evening we were sitting on the couch together and all of a sudden he said, “you should shoot that.” Just ten minutes earlier I had photographed the light on the same wall, but looking up then I noticed it had completely changed since I last looked. We sat and watched it for a bit, partly while I was shooting, and partly just enjoying it. I am so glad my boyfriend is understanding of (and even appreciates) my love of light. We decided a time-lapse of that light would be amazing, so expect that soon as well. For now, here are the images of that evening playing out on one wall.
*Saturday, January 5
Saturday I morning I packed up my car and headed out to my brother’s house on the far side of South Dakota. It was incredibly windy, making driving in some parts quite difficult. It was such a bizarre sensation driving through these patches of blowing snow; it felt like I was floating on top of a cloud.
*Friday, October 10
Yesterday I drove from Kansas to Kentucky. I left when it was still dark and saw the sun come up. There were so many times that I wanted to stop and take some photographs, but I was determined to get to KY asap so that I could see my fiance and so stopping was not an option.
Both images were taken with my phone. The left was in Kansas, and the right in Indiana.