Photo 52: A Play on Light (Week 19: Indoor Natural Light)

Week 18 of our blog circle. I borrowed a Macro lens this week to take photos of my best friend's precious newborn baby (photos to come later) and I took the opportunity to practice on some still life shots (per my 365) and of the girls. I snapped this one of Harper by the window in our dining room looking out at the city around 3:30 pm. Macro lenses are best used in manual focus which takes some getting used to and I have learned it's important to have your aperture very narrow in order to get everything you want in focus. Macro lenses need a ton of light to work properly and it's hard to nail focus, but when you do, photos can be magical. When I saw this photo, I was really pleased with it. It's bittersweet for me as Harper is looking older and I think I can really see what she is going to look like when she's a teenager. She'll be beautiful no doubt, but won't be a little girl anymore. Here is my take for this week:

Up next in our blog circle is my lovely and dear friend Justine Knight. Please click HERE to see what her take is on indoor natural light. She never disappoints!