The 365 Journey

Inspiration is what has motivated me to take on such a creative commitment such as this in 2011! I followed one of the most amazing 365 photo bloggers last year and I was blown away at the growth, not only in her technique but her creativity as well. Through her blog, I was allowed to follow her through some of the most wonderful, stressful and emotional times that the year brought. What a fabulous way to document a "year in the life" of any individual! I am so excited to take this journey, to see what life may bring, and to enjoy the wild ride the next 365 days will bring. I hope you will enjoy it too!

~Marcie

Monday, January 24, 2011

24 / 365 Morning Vs. Afternoon

The snow is melting and the sun is making itself known a little more often around our neck of the woods. Thank Goodness! We may have hit temps in the high 30's today and the kids think it's summer. They're looking for shorts and flip flops and telling me how "freakin" hot it is outside! 

We still have some leaves on a few trees outside that never decided to let go during the Autumn months... I noticed this morning that if you caught them from just the right angle, the sun would light them up and they looked like they were almost glowing! I went out and captured a few shots this morning, and then decided to snap a few more this afternoon! 

I loved the comparison of the two shots side by side just at different times of day. You can sense the colder air and cooler tones in the morning shot, and then feel the heavier shadows that come along with the afternoon sun. I couldn't choose between them, although I did love the lens flare that I captured in the afternoon shot! 

After I had shot these I also shot some from the opposite side of the tree, (away from the sun) it was like night and day, the leaves just looked dead and lifeless, almost leathery, no dimension or tone or definition to them at all... so bring on more sun!!!

11 comments:

Chelsea said...

Marcie, these are just gorgeous! Who woulda thunk?! ;) I love the afternoon shot with the almost golden sparkles on the major leaf! Good capture.

Misty said...

Very cool comparison. Love the sun behind them.

Kara said...

wow, this is a beautiful set! I'd put this up on a wall in my house. Totally would!!

Branson said...

Great find! Thanks for posting the comparison!

The Clip Cafe said...

Brilliant love the colours!

Melissa said...

This is a great post. I really had a hard time choosing which one I liked too. Each is beautiful in their own way. Love the comparison.

Jaime said...

I wouldn't be able to choose either. However, I did once try something similar with a portrait of my 10 mth old son....ended up choosing the early evening pic because it was actually a bit warmer.

Carrie said...

I'm with ya... bring on the sunshine! These are beautiful.

Amanda said...

Gorgeous shots and I love the comparison. Oh, I do not think our snow will EVER melt...

Bek said...

Love them! What a difference the sun can make!

Aasiya said...

This photo is beautiful. I especially love the morning photo. I like how the light really allows you to see the detailing of the leaf. Nice job.