When you hear the word water what images come to mind? When I think of water, I picture sunlight creating rainbows, off the cascading, arches, created by a fountain. I hear the cheerful, gurgle, of water circling a drain, bubbling over the lip, of an ornately designed, carved, stone bowl, in the center piazza of town. I picture a child, clutching a copper penny, eyes squeezed tightly shut, as she concentrates on her wish. Then I picture her bright eyes, two endless, pools, reflecting the sparkling sunlight, as she happily tosses her penny, glinting brightly, through the air. I can hear, the satisfying plunk, as her wish is added, amongst the others, sinking to the vast depths of the wishing fountain. That, dear friends, is what I think of when I hear the word water. What do you think of when you hear that word?
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
All roads lead to somewhere. All traveled paths are worn from the soles of enthusiastic individuals choosing to follow these roads to their destiny. Whether the path be gravel, dirt, grass, or pavement, we soldier on towards our destination. Though the path we travel may not always be smooth, something inside of us wills us on, causing us to put one foot in front of the other, intrigued by what lies beyond our line of vision. What is waiting for us just beyond the bend in the road? Are you willing to see?
Thursday, August 21, 2014
What is it about a subject or object that causes you to take out your camera capturing that moment for eternity? Is it the way the light reflects off an object that captivates you? Perhaps it is the pale hues in the evening sky that draw your attention. Maybe you notice a unique looking flower or insect that will make an excellent subject for a macro photography capture. Whatever it is that causes you to take out your camera, is something you feel has untapped potential to become a magnificent moment.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Nature offers us breathtaking moments of beauty that are fleeting yet leave an indelible impression on our minds. Have you ever admired the elegance emitted from paper thin petals soaking by sunset's receeding light? The "veins" within the individual petals are enhanced by the brillance of sun's final rays. The warm glow of the remaining beams of light illuminate the pastel petals producing an eye-catching show of elegance!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
"Not everything is black or white". You may have heard this phrase repeatedly throughout your lifetime. Basically it was used to point out that there isn't always a definitive solution to every situation in life. However in photography the incorporation of black and white photography produces additional details not initially seen by the eye. I feel black and white photography is an effective tool to enhance shadows, highlight outlines in patterns, and bring to light elements of a scene or aspects of an object that may be overlooked.
I present for example the first photo of benches lining the boardwalk. The use of black and white photography allows the lines in the grain of the wood in the boardwalk to become intensified. It captures the shadowy outlines cast by the benches, as well as shadows of objects not visible in the capture, thus adding to the viewer's visual experience. The capture of shadows of unseen elements allows the viewer to envision the scene for themselves, creating pictures of what the additional objects must look like. In a way black and white photography is the "imagination filter of photography". Writers use the words on a page to form a vision of the scene for the reader through descriptive imagery. Photographers using black and white images do the same through reflections and shadows.
The viewer must imagine the colors possible in a black and white capture. In this way writers and photographers using black and white film captures are similar.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Landscape photography is similar to art, wherein the photographer recreates a capture of a specific landscape, highlighting the best features for their viewers in order to create a magical scene. The blues of the sky and water are enhanced, making this landscape capture appealing to others. The billowing white clouds captured with a hint of color or shadowing, depending on the time of day, add a dimension of volume. The photographer strives to expose the most beautiful aspects of the landscape to the viewer. Just as an artist paints a landscape blending colors to match the natural earthy shades using their skills to bring out reflections and shadows created by natural light. This post is dedicated to the beauty that is found in the varied elements of the natural landscape, and how elements of shadowing, reflections, and natural blending of colors, highlights the landscapes we photograph. The finished result is beautiful pieces of photography, found from the daily view individuals have. The beauty of the soft glow emitted from the sun, the rainbow hues found within sun trajectories, the sparkle of the water, and the sheen found on surrounding greenery and plants all can be easily overlooked. The photographer's job is to open other's eyes to the magnificent textures and colors found in our everyday world. Landscape photography can appear as beautiful as the most intricately painted portrait, when the photographer incorporates naturally occurring aspects into their photos. The end result is something spectacular to view!
Do you know what makes a great blog that attracts attention and draws an audience? Are you new to the blogosphere and unsure if your blog will get followers? Does the niche you are blogging about seem like a strong topic of interest to only you or will it be enticing to others as well? Here's a fun four question quiz created by A-List Blogging to test your knowledge on what aspects create a successful blog. This is a great quiz to take especially if you are know to the blogosphere and contemplating starting your first blog. Everyone wants there blog to be seen by a multitude of followers and to create content that is interesting. This quiz will give you a nice starting off point and as a reward for doing well you are given a cute "Blogging Hero" badge to show your prowess when it comes to blog knowledge! This is a brief, fun, quiz this arms bloggers with the required skills needed to design a blog that will be interesting in topic, and appeal to the masses! The link for this four question quiz is below and the badge you receive if you score well is that happy little superhero guy at the top of this post! So what are you waiting for? Take this four question quiz and see if your blog measures up to them standards to achieve success or gain the tools required to create a first class blog if you have yet to create one of your own!
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Friday, August 1, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
With so many options available through social media, one might wonder why i consistently frequent Google+ over the other available social media platforms. The answer is simple - no fake fronts and genuinely honest, caring individuals who aren't just out to further themselves. Sure not every individual I add to my circles is this way, but a majority of this social media platform is comprised of friendly, positive individuals who are looking to connect with other like-minded individuals.
You may be asking, "Isn't that what all social media sites are like?"
Sadly the response is no. While many sites begin with the purest of intentions at their conception, something happens along the way to sidetrack them from seeing this vision through to fruitition.
The creation of intimate communities created for specific topics allow Google+ (or G+) members to connect with other individuals that share their interests.
Regular circle shares between members allow individuals to share their posted content with a broader audience, resulting in more content exposure.
The key to creating lasting friendships among G+ members is to dive in with both hands. You need to be active on G+ by plussing posts by other members, providing feedback, and adding content of your own. This is especially essential when you first join G+. As you continue to make your way through the "Googlesphere" you will start to find your niche. People from all over the world use G+, and before you realize it you will have found a large group of like-minded individuals whose personalities mirror your own! Some wonderful, caring friendships have been created between individuals who may never meet, yet they check in daily with one another to just say hi and show they care.
I'm not saying that G+ is flawless in its creation, no social media platform is, but it does allow people with similar interest and idealologies to intermingle in one place and is always evolving in attempts to further enhance the user's experience.
A circle of friends spanning the globe is what G+ creates. Friendships, networking, caring individuals? Sign me up for Google+!