Project 365 – Day 50

Hey y’all! How are you fairing these dreary winter days? For us, we’re facing day 5 of school cancellations and cabin fever has defintely set in. I was SUPER thankful this morning to have a few hours of sunshine. Nothing makes me smile like the sun shining!


Today’s Capture Your 365 prompt was “Isolate It.” I bundled up and ventured outside before working this morning to see what I could find. The tree in our front yard had a few straggling leaves and the sunlight was just gorgeous on them! This little guy caught my attention as it was holding just a bit of snow.

Nikon D3300, 50mm @ f/2.5, 1/4000, ISO 100

Though that was my chosen photo for the day, I was snap happy before heading off to work. The texture on this leaf was lovely in the sunshine as well.

Nikon D3300, 50mm @ f/2.8, 1/4000, ISO 100

I also caught this lone little tree standing strong after the strong winds and snow we’ve had over the past couple of days.

Nikon D3300, 50mm @ f/4.0, 1/4000, ISO 100

I caught this awesome curvy branch as well. I’ve never seen it before yet it’s sat in my front yard for who knows how long! I’m not happy with my focal area but sharing anyway. I may find myself back out to get a better shot of it in the next couple days.

Nikon D3300, 50mm @ f/2.0, 1/4000, ISO 100

And how could I pass up the icicles hanging from our little barn? I really like how the air bubbles are frozen inside of it.

Nikon D3300, 50mm @ f/4.0, 1/4000, ISO 100

After my fingers went numb (about 5 minutes in below zero temps!), I ventured back inside. I took advantage of the sunlight coming into the living room and dropped this basket on the floor. Texture + light + shadows = one happy me!

Nikon D3300, 50mm @ f/6.3, 1/60, ISO 100

I also really like this basket snugged up against this dark brown one. (I have a thing for baskets and they’re all over my house.) I struggled with the focal area and light, using a wide aperture to compensate for lack of light, but afterwards I realized I should have just upped the ISO and went with a smaller aperture for better focus on the lighter basket. You live, you learn though, right?

Nikon D3300, 50mm @ f/1.8, 1/100, ISO 100

I put my camera away and went to get my bagels for breakfast. As I waited I realized how thankful I was for our new toaster. So thankful, that I had to go back and get the cam to record this for my February photo book. You don’t realize how much you’d miss your toaster until you don’t have one for weeks. Ours died and we kept forgetting every time we were at the store to grab another one…lol! But alas…

Nikon D3300, 50mm @ f/2.5, 1/100, ISO 100

And with that, I was off to work.

Thanks for joining me along my morning journey and my project 365! Have a superb weekend!

~Amanda Brown


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