100 Days of Black & White - Project 365 | February Favorites
I am loving this project and already see myself wanting to process more client work in black and white than before. I still struggle sometimes with which version I like better because I often like them both and am usually drawn to color but now I sometimes lean towards the black and white. I'm liking more of my images this month, it was harder to pick my favorites to share!
I love that we can play at the beach almost all year, and my son feels the same. We went to the beach in the late afternoon because the weather was beautiful so why not? My son was chasing me with handfuls of wet sand and I was trying to run backwards so that I could capture his joyful expression during our little game. I normally try to get down on his level more when I take his pictures but of course I couldn't do that and run at the same time! In the end, I really liked this viewpoint since it was what I saw while we played and how I remember the moment.
Ah grocery shopping, a necessary task but often not so exciting. I had an image in mind that I wanted to capture on this trip to Whole Foods, but it just wasn't happening. So I took a handful of others and hoped something would turn out. I ended up loving this one and it lends itself so well to that feeling we get of either boredom at the grocery store or the feeling we get when we realize how much money we're spending at Whole Foods on this full cart of groceries. The real story is not as fun though... he's actually trying to eat through a bag of marshmallows...
This one my son like to call the "leg swing". He has always loved to move and be in motion so of course he loves to use Daddy's legs as a swing. He was having a blast, so of course I needed to capture it. These are the little things I want to remember. These are the things I want to capture for him to help him remember the joy in his childhood... and the "Daddy Leg-Swing".
If you know me well, you know that our family is big on books... and we basically have a mini-children's library in our living room. Between the books I purchased when I was teaching elementary school and building my classroom library and then the books I've bought since my son was born... we have A LOT. Did I mention I worked at a library in high school and college? I really really love books! Now that we've started homeschooling, though, we've started visiting the library more often (plus we're trying not o buy any more books right now because we have so many). So I captured one of our trips to check out a couple new books.
Even after two months of this project, I still find myself not getting around to take my photo for the day until evening some days. I walked into the bathroom and saw my son writing on this paper he had stuck to the mirror and I knew immediately this was my photo of the day. I couldn't decide if I should title it "Writing on the Mirror" or "Reflective Writing"?
We took another trip down to Kennedy Space Center in hopes of seeing a launch (and use the tickets we forgot at home in January). The launch was scrubbed at the last minute but we still had a lot of fun and decided to get annual passes.
It was a tad chilly but that rarely stops us when we have the opportunity to stop by the beach for a bit. I've had to remember to keep extra clothes in the car for these unplanned trips.
The benefits of waiting until nighttime to take my photo for the day are getting shots like this. I had actually been wanting to capture bedtime story time for a few days when I finally was able to get this shot.
Inspired by a few fellow photographers who are getting in the frame for their projects, I wanted to try doing this more too. This was my first in the frame shot. I'm so so happy to have these arms around me again on a daily basis. I can always find calm and peace in his embrace.
I'd love to know which one was your favorite?
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Kimberly Tank is an award winning professional photographer and artist in Saint Marys, Georgia, servicing Camden County in Southeast Georgia (including Kingsland & Woodbine) and Northeast Florida (including Yulee, Callahan, Fernandina Beach, & Jacksonville). Using natural light and custom on location sessions, Kimberly Tank specializes in the family and child photography; providing an exceptional customer experience and helping you turn your family memories into works of art.
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