The series below is a combination of photos taken specifically for this entry and a few photos I had taken a few weeks back when the sun was shining & the wind was blowing, making the living room radiate that sunday-of-summer feeling. I think the ladder are still my favorite, although I was happy with the way the kitchen ones came out since my view has recently been updated with plants from my birthday last week. Do you have a favorite?
Thoughts on mindfulness: I enjoyed the exercise of trying to change my perception of my windows. I wasn’t a big fan of my kitchen windows until I made myself try and take a good photo. The window in there always fogs up and doesn’t open so I can’t clean it, but it gave my photos an interesting backdrop that actually looked kinda cool once I started looking at the photos. My favorite view would have to be the living room shots. My patio was one of the first places I officially decorated when we moved in so it’s always been a nice happy place for me and I think that feeling extends into the living room area - especially during the winter months.
Thoughts on photography: I was struggling yesterday with the lighting. I was attempting to take these photos as the sun was setting… I’m sure you’ve deduced now the majority of my windows face west. I was getting silhouettes of everything and it was frustrating at times. The first two photos, the ones with my plants (two of which I just got last week so they’re still in top health) I feel as if I could have framed better. Shifting the plants to the right would have lined the photos up symmetrically making for a better composition of the photo. I think they came out okay given my challenges.
Drop a comment below. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the photos. It’s weird trying to take a picture of something you see every day because it seems so mundane, while at the same time seeing the beauty in it when attempting to capture it. If you’re interested in following along, drop your Instagram handle below and use the hashtag #21dayswindows when posting.