just an ordinary evening in the backyard / by Carey

I've always felt like my photos work best together in series to tell my stories.  There are amazing artists out there who tell a whole story through a single image.  I'm not there yet.  Perhaps my verbose nature with words crosses over into my image life and I have to include lots of images to tell my stories, too.

I love golden hour backlight.  It inspires me.  But lately, I've really been enjoying the "golden hour" of our backyard.  We don't get golden hour there because all of the trees surrounding us block it.  But I get this hour of even light.  It's different than all the other times of day.  For most places, you only get a few minutes of this before the sun goes down.  But I feel like our trees at least give me a little more of this time since they take away that golden hour glow.

I notice  my kids' eyes most during this light.  They seem to just pop.  But the other night, I just observed them playing.  I love their little relationship so much.

I shot these with my Nikon D800
Nikon 85mm f1.8
Nikon 50mm 1.4D
Sigma 30mm f1.4