behind the lens:

behind the lens:
hi! i'm rebecca. i'm the face behind this blog and these photos. in short: i'm a christ follower, tea lover, book reader, and... photographer. in length: visit my "about me" page in the tab above. in other news: i am currently exploring the 365 project... so hop along with me and enjoy the ride.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

week twenty-three: rainy days, silver nights, and shadowed skies...

I've had an interesting time coming up with new things to take photos of this past week. on average i'd say about 90% of the photos i share from my 365 project are those taken in my home. this is purposeful as the large goal of this project (for me) is to capture the beauty in my most ordinary days - the little bits and pieces and odds and ends that make up my life. the pieces of life that i need to stop and appreciate more like the pretty shadows hovering over my teacup or the golden light painted across my walls. keeping my photo shoot location largely in my home forces me to explore deeper beneath the layers of the ordinary. and it is doing just that. just when i feel like i've taken a photo of every aspect of my everyday life in my everyday home i have to venture upon something new. 
this past week my attempt to capture new in the old resulted in a few nature shots (taken from my home) and several shots framing rain (had many a rainy day this past week). these are not my regular photo subjects, but i'm glad i experimented, and that all my photos unintentionally came out with a common theme! 

another common theme in this week's photos (again: entirely unintentional!)... they all seem to have a dark coloring... lots of blues and blacks and whites. 

please enjoy this week's 365! 

Thursday: photo one-hundred-fifty-seven: 
something i've had to get used to: with chickens comes extra responsibility. every evening they must be checked on for food and water and to ensure they are safely locked into their coop. i enjoy scoping out the evening sky each evening as this task is completed. this evening there was a darkly luminous storm rolling in... thunder cracking in the distance... evening coming to a shadow sooner than usual. the evening ended in a cozy downpour of rain, with me safely, happily inside. love my stormy evenings. 

the layers of clouds... 

Friday: photo one-hundred-fifty-eight: more rain. watching the raindrops roll down the window silently. and who doesn't have at least one memory as a child of silently cheering on their favorite raindrop to the finish line? 

Saturday: photo one-hundred-fity-nine: texas weather and the sun is back out. miss mo sits in her newest favorite cat-nap cubby.

Sunday: photo one-hundred-sixty: oh forget the sun. the rain came down, down, down, and came down some more. and it came down so hard it made for some of my favorite photos i've taken in a while. 

Monday: photo one-hundred-sixty-one: light shinning through a single window. and darkness. lots of darkness. to me it could represent that even when there is an overabundance of darkness in our lives there is still goodness and beauty in this time if we just look around for it. there is always hope and there's always light and there's always God even in the darkest night. there is always light. 

Tuesday: photo one-hundred-sixty-two: the night comes and the sky is painted in silver... 

the end. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, the blues and the blacks! I am loving this entire post! I think these shots are some of your most epic shots yet! I like the way you framed them and how there is a lot of emotion in these shots because of the dark colors.