Friday Photos: Fall 2011
While visiting my sister and nephew up in North Jersey on Tuesday, I wrangled them into going out for an impromptu photo shoot. There were a few places around the town that I thought might provide interesting backdrops, and the weather couldn’t have been more glorious. Also, taking pictures of these two is so simple because they both have great, natural smiles!
This first photo made me smile because I caught my nephew laughing his head off after telling my sister a silly joke. He’s at such a magical age–almost 5–and it’s so easy to have fun with him. My sister is trying to adjust to her dark brown ‘chemo curls’, but as a former dark blonde who had thicker and straighter hair than you can imagine, it’s been a bit of a challenge. Thankfully, she’s feeling great and if her biggest complaint after all this is crazy hair, I for one say YAHOO!
In the two hours we were out, I shot over 230 photos at four different locations. The old firehouse provided a great brick wall backdrop, a churchyard offered up old trees and lots of leaves to throw, a semi-abandonded train track (with a few old trains) was terrific, and a random garage and cobblestone driveway was my favorite.
I’d like to take some photography classes–hopefully in 2012–because I really enjoy this hobby. How about you? Are you a fellow shutterbug like my friend Meg (from Write Meg!) and me?