For this weeks photo challenge, Inspiration, I decided to go with a picture that was shot as is. There has been no editing to this picture. No manipulation. What you see is what you get. I picked this particular shot because it inspires me as a photographer to keep bettering my techniques and improve upon everything I already have learned. When I can take pictures like this one and see it in its full beauty, knowing I don’t have to tweak it the slightest bit, it inspires me to go out and do it again. In the recent years I have really worked on learning my camera better and understanding how to compose a perfect shot. As I learn I can see the results when I upload them and see them on a large screen. With each session I can see more and more pictures that need no fixing, and that inspires me as a photographer.
For this weeks photo challenge, Close Up, I was torn between so many images. To be honest macro photography is just what I do. It is my one true love…if you catch me out in the field it is most likely because I am taking macro photos. I just can’t help myself. Over the years I have honed my macro photography taking abilities and in recent months have ended up with beautiful shots like the one above. As you all know I love lily pads and boy when they bloom I am on them like a hawk. This shot just got lucky enough to capture the bee buzzing around this beautiful open bloom. I hope you enjoy!
“Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists… When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.”
-Edmond de Goncourt
For this weekly photo challenge, Half and Half
, I decided to go back to my Italy photographs. I have to be honest, this was a tricky challenge. Looking through my photographs nothing screamed half and half until I came to this image. This image was taken in Florence, Italy. I was there with family and we were just walking the streets aimlessly. The clouds in the sky were picturesque and the architecture was incredible. And thus this photograph was born!
Well its been quite a few months since I decided to take a break from blogging. I guess the main reason was that college was stressful and the medical drama was piling up. It was just becoming frustrating maintaining my blog writing about such deeply emotional topics. But I have returned sort of? I have reopened up my blog and plan to update here and there, but mostly turn this into my photography page. I will continue to give updates about my health, but as for the really deep personal stories I think they are going to come to a halt for now. As much as I loved sharing, and how therapeutic it was, it was just becoming overwhelming having those memories back in the forefront.
But I have decided to take on another venture! For awhile now I have been thinking of creating a beauty blog, since I got the hang of things running this site. So alas it is up and running! If you want to go check it out it’d be greatly appreciated. I think having that will create a nice balance between this site and that site. So I look forward to connecting with everyone again and look forward to writing updates about my health along with posting my personal photography! I have high hopes for my beauty blog and am keeping in mind that the skies the limit!
And if you’re interested check out my new blog Not Always Knotty