Wednesday, August 3, 2011

down by the riverside {photo project}

Yesterday I mentioned how one of my favorite things about Louisville so far has been my view of the Ohio River. Since we just moved into a new rental, we won't be living quite as close to the river anymore... but I'll still be sure to stop by my favorite photo-spot every once in a while.

Every so often I would pull my car over and snap a picture of the city skyline along the river... always from the exact same spot. It almost became a little project of sorts... my goal being to capture different seasons and times of day... but always from the same view...

October 23, 2010 {7:30pm}

November 6, 2010 {5:00pm}

November 21, 2010 {6:30pm}

February 13, 2011 {7:30pm}

March 11, 2011 {4:30pm}

June 30, 2011 {9:30pm}

I loved this little project. And I definitely want to try this project in other ways. For example, if you have children, try snapping a photo of them from the door of their room at various times... you may catch them playing on the floor, maybe reading a book, or even asleep... Ali Edwards does this beautifully, and I think it is a precious idea. Or what about photographing your garden at various times of the year... but always from the same vantage point? Or how about the prep area on your kitchen counter? Snap a photo every so often of your dinner ingredients, or the groceries you just brought in, or the kids school books thrown on the counter. You get the idea... think out of the box... and try looking at your everyday moments as photo-worthy. Would love to hear if you already do something similar.


Jaimie said...

Having just gotten married and moved to our first apartment, I've been taking pictures of--well, the whole house really--at different times. I just looked back at pictures from move-in day. The house has changed quite a bit! I never thought of putting them all together to compare, but that's a great idea! :) LOVE the skyline photos, by the way. It's interesting how the October, 7:30 pm, the February, 7:30 pm, and the June, 9:30 pm are all so similar.

Flossie said...

Beautiful pictures! I've been toying with an idea similar to this, actually. Haven't really worked out how I'm going to execute, but I love your river pictures.

I'm getting ready to invest in a "good" camera. Right now I just use a point and shoot. I would welcome any advice you have on the matter. Looking at purchasing sometime around the holidays when I can (hopefully) find some good sales.

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The enchanted home said...

Stunnig pictures and love your ideas. The river is such a beautiful subject at all times of the day and night.