Project 52/Playing with Light: Natural Light Indoors [4]

For the last few weeks we pretty much have been homebodies on the weekends. As a result my first three posts in our Project 52 month of focusing on indoor natural light were all photos from our living room.

This weekend, Loren and I decided to spend some time exploring on Saturday. Now that she is 7 and has a) more stamina for adventuring in the city and b) an ever-so-slight appreciation of culture and history, it is a lot of fun to take her to some of our favorite places from the B.K. (before kids) days. We took the bus to the Lower East Side and signed up for a tour at the Tenement Museum, one of my all-time favorite sites in NYC. We had about 45 minutes to kill before our tour and headed down the block to 88 Orchard for a latte for me and an unexpectedly foamy hot chocolate for Loren. The light-flooded cafe was the perfect spot to play with my camera.

Hot chocolate 1Hot chocolate 2Hot chocolate 3Hot chocolate 4

Playing with Light is a 52-week learning endeavor that I am pursuing with several other photographers from around North America (I suppose I can’t say around the world anymore now that our participant from Switzerland has returned to New York — but I don’t want to offend our Canadian circle member!!). One of the women I have been honored to get to know in the past year is Erica Collins, a fellow Indiana University alumna. Please continue to her website to see her final take on this month’s theme.


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