One of my favorites. In focus? Out of focus? You decide.
See my blog post featuring this photo framed and hung in my apartment here.
See more of my photography here.
It’s a rare moment when the sun hits something so perfectly and you happen to be there to capture it.
I took this photo around seven years ago in Luxor, Egypt. I was joking around with the locals as best I could (with my zero Arabic and their limited English). It was a really fun experience that I will never forget.
Below: A sunrise I captured a couple of years ago. Yes, it was heavily edited, but I was going for a super saturated, psuedo-surreal effect.
Speaking of morning, I hit up a great yard sale this AM; can’t wait to share my finds with you! 🙂
Quaint, beautifully whitewashed, and boasting a stunning valley view, Arcos is one of Andalucia’s many gems. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring its narrow, winding streets when I visited six years ago. At that time, the place was was virtually unspoiled by tourism, but I suppose things could be different now.
Speaking of traveling…I head to the beach tomorrow and am thus taking a brief hiatus from the blog. Until next week! 🙂
This week’s WordPress Discovery Challenge is titled “The Things We Leave Behind.” Here are a few interesting photos that I think fit the theme.
Such found objects, in my opinion, truly tap the essence of “the things we leave behind.” I encountered all of these exactly as you see them; the photos were not staged in any way.
Vestiges such as these have always piqued my curiosity. Some seem abandoned, others intentionally left behind for a purpose. They are literally and figuratively perplexing, as they cause us to ask questions regarding the who and the why. I have always loved photographing them.
For this week’s WordPress Daily Post photo challenge: Details.
Here’s the deal. I’m really interested in photography, but I can’t afford a high-quality camera. So I take pictures with my iPhone and then painstakingly doctor them with my app until I’m satisfied.
I’ve seen a lot of criticism hurled at iPhone photogs–criticism that seeks to undermine the merit of their photos. Well, all I can say is that I like my pictures. And while quality-wise, they may be lacking in certain aspects, I legitimize them because I find them artistically pleasing.
The point of this post–and there is one–is to encourage you to display your own creativity in your home, in whatever form that may take. Showcasing your own artwork not only saves you $$$, but it fosters a sense of personal accomplishment. I don’t believe it to be vain, and I haven’t met anyone else who thinks so.
Here are some of my photos that I’ve framed and hung in my home.
I’ve received tons of positive feedback from friends and family who have visited, and it just makes me happy to see my own work on display. In terms of affordability, I buy my frames from IKEA and print most of my photos using an app called Postalpix. You select the photos directly from your phone and they mail the prints right to you. The quality is pretty decent, in my opinion, and the cost is minimal.