We just got back from a trip to London to visit my grandparents. It was magical. My favorite pictures from the trip are these ones I took of my grandparents' house. They've lived in this house for 53 years. My mom and her seven siblings grew up here. My grandparents are selling the house this year and moving back to Canada where they're originally from, which is a huge tragedy but also really great for them. I had to get some pictures of all the pretty little details of this beautiful home.
I went to a photography conference in Utah last week and came away with a list of weaknesses in my photography. One of the big ones is the tendency I have to shy away from bright, open light. For some reason I've just got a mental block and I can't make myself do it. I would much rather only shoot in the hour before sunset, all the time. But that's silly, that's like eating dessert for every meal! It's not real life! Sometimes photos will just need to be taken at noon with nary a speck of shade to be found! I practiced today at the beach with a new awareness of light after the things I learned from Heather Nan at the conference last week.
P.s. I can't even believe how great a place LA is these days. I'm just so happy to be in a part of the world where this is what February feels like.
We were nearing the end of our drive and only had an hour left before home, but the girls needed to get out and run off some energy. I didn't mind, I love a reason to stray from the usual route!