Our May flowers this year have come with lots of May showers. The rain had stopped by evening on this particular day, so we made a stop at a favorite pocket park by the East River to check out the blooms. The overcast open sky above the river served as my diffused light for week 3 of our May theme.
Head on over to see how my friend and fellow New Yorker Stacey Vukelj is diffusing her light this week.
It didn’t seem like a promising time to catch a diffused light photo as we headed to a playdate at 4pm. We were on the south side of the street in heavy shadow, while the north side was in harsh sun. Then we spied a white building across the street reflecting the sunlight, giving me even, diffuse light for this snap of my daughter (showing off her new front tooth growing in).
Next, please head on over to tinsleyhousephotography to see the work of my friend Kennedy.
Diffused light has neither the intensity nor the glare of direct light. It is softer and does not cast harsh shadows. Diffused light is scattered and comes from all directions, seeming to wrap around objects. For the month of May our Project 52 blog group will seek diffused light in a variety of settings.
This afternoon I found some beautiful diffused light in a place where I did not expect it – an indoor gymnastics birthday party. The light from the large windows created lovely catchlights in my daughter’s eyes and a vibrancy to the colors behind her in the room.
Please continue around the circle to see the work of my friend Jessie Wixon.
This post marks the start of a new project with 9 fellow photographers, who are a mix of old friends and new. Once a month we will post together on a topic designed to push us outside of our comfort zones — hence the name of the group. This month’s theme is “Through glass”.
If you came here from Tessa’s Wyoming blog, you’ve seen we have quite some geographic diversity in our new circle. Please continue on to see how Sara has interpreted our creative challenge.