Photo Friday sent out a Sister challenge around the new year, and I didn't really have any pictures of my own family that would fit the bill. I do have a half sister, but I haven't seen her in many years. When this week's challenge came up, I finally had some material to work with.
This picture was taken around Thanksgiving at the dinning room table. My precious little niece was rarely set down, and passed from one warm embrace to another. Following grandmothers, uncles and aunts finally it was turn for Rod, my brother, to hold his daughter. No flash was to be used, less it disturbed the baby, so this is shot wide open at F1.4 on my 50mm. I'm quite impressed with the warm dinning room lighting contrasting the cool window light.
One of my favorite parts of Photo Friday is improving my craft by looking over the note worthy photos from each week. The challenge from a fortnight ago had this photo submitted, and I can say I love absolutely everything about it. From the tack sharp wood grain to the noisy clouds along with the contrast, color and composition all make this an amazing photograph. I'd better keep on practicing!