Photography

Thursday Thoughts: A Surprise Experiment

Yesterday, while roaming around London, my iPhone dies.

Luckily, I still had iPad Mini stashed away in my backpack.

So, I connected to the wifi to sent iMessages to my father to keep him updates on my whereabouts and I used its camera to continue taking photos.

The image was so much clearer and I felt I had a different photographic perspective to work with. So, it turned into quite a fun experiment.

Hmm… I may continue with this…

Europe, Photography, Roaming

Travel Tuesday: Roaming the Homeland

I was so worried about returning home after my stint in Canada.

Was I going to see it with a new pair of eyes or was I going to be bored in the same-old-same-old way? Would things for me to discover or was I going to be frustrated and restless being in my home country again?

Thankfully, it’s been the former.

Having had travelled around North America, it has made me aware of how little I go out to discover the UK. I’ve been very fortunate living in various parts of the United Kingdom: in York, Brighton, and Bristol. But due to not having my own mode of transport, I wasn’t able to roam far.*

Now I am armed with a new car – weather and energy permitting – I have been gifted with the opportunity to discover new places, such as Painshill Park:

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North America, Photography, Roaming

Developing Your Eye: Day 10 – Architecture

Of course.

Right after “a Pop of Colour”, our task is to do a shot in monochrome! One that had to be one of architecture. A clever twist of a challenging our perspectives in both structure and colour.

It’s funny because I shoot architecture a lot (although not all of it makes it to Instagram!). As a history lover, I do love old buildings. They reminded me that people were here before and they had hopes, dreams, and fears not dissimilar to ours today.

Furthermore, historic buildings are beautiful!

Although I usually shoot in colour, I do admire monochrome; it’s dark, dynamic, moody, and sophisticated.

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Fun Stuff, Photography

Developing Your Eye: Day 9 – A Pop of Colour

At present time, I think the world is a little bit grey.

Not because it’s the end of winter; I generally noticed that I don’t see much colour in life anymore. Perhaps it’s because of all the depressing world politics that we’ve gone a bit grey like the 70s.

We need more burst and intensity in our lives. Thus, I do keep my eye out for it. But I have found it difficult to find natural colours that are not a brand or supermarket bought flowers.

As luck would have it, I came across this beautiful door when I was in Chichester last week:

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A blue door spotted in Chichester, Sussex

Besides the blue splash, I was drawn to the unique whale door knock. I’ve never seen anything quite like that before! Continue reading “Developing Your Eye: Day 9 – A Pop of Colour”

Photography

Developing Your Eye: Day 8 – Treasure

It doesn’t take much to make me happy.

The most simple of things can fill me with glee – and make me treasure the memory – for always: a comfy item of clothing that I will wear until it gets holes in it… a catchy song to dance to… a hot cup of tea… a beautiful sunset… t-switch inductions that allow me to hear better… a funny message from a good friend… my tattoo… I could go on and on.

Food often hits the spot.

It’s the minimal requirement of our lives and I also consider it an art form, as the cooks do put so much love, attention, and care into it.

Like a few days ago, the chefs at work created this pizza for me:

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Antipasti pizza made specially for me. Look at the details; it’s so perfect!

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