I wanted something that represented how the evenings get dark early in the winter. I tried shooting the porch light, but it didn’t grab me. So instead I shot one of the solar night lights in our back yard. I took the picture shortly after they came on, so there was still enough light to see the background, but you get the impression that evening has arrived.
Winter brings rain. I had a few options for this (puddles, rain falling, splashes), but I went with this. I shot it through my car windshield, and I love how the raindrops are clear and sharp but the background is completely unrecognizable. The picture was so monochromatic that it already looked black and white, but I converted it anyway to bring out the contrast.
There’s nothing quite like snuggling up in a warm blanket on a cold night (or day). These are just a few of the many we have around the house.
I love to read, and I love books. Unfortunately I have a bad habit of buying more than I have time to read. Cold, rainy days are prefect for catching up though.
It’s a hot water bottle. With a fluffy cover. Cold bed? Not anymore. Yes, I know it’s not a very exciting photo, but it was getting towards the end of the month, and I was running out of ideas!
I don’t smoke, but I’m told it can warm you up. My husband likes the occasional pipe or cigar.
Our back yard is covered with leaves. Not the lovely red, orange and yellow ones you see on the ground in the fall, but dead, brown ones. I took this on a sunny day, and added a layer in Photoshop to give the leaves a glow. I really like the effect.
In the summer we eschew socks, but in the winter we like cozy toes. These are my kids’ feet. I tried several different angles for the shot – all in a line, looking down on them, laying down – but because the baby’s feet are so much smaller nothing looked right. Then we tried this, and it worked great.
This’ll warm you on a chilly winter day. Confession – there’s no soup in that bowl. It wasn’t lunchtime, so I filled the bowl with boiling water. I put it in front of a black background to try and make the steam stand out. It didn’t work as well as I’d hoped, but it’s not bad.
Let’s end the month with a little cuteness! My baby, in his snuggly warm pajamas.
So, one month gone in 2013 already. How was your January? I struggled a little with this theme. February’s theme is ‘Love,’ and I think I can do a lot more with that, so I’m looking forward to it.