I took a walk today through Wahiawa Botanical Gardens. I must say, it was quite relaxing.
Lei in Hawaii Nei
It was Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, so the instructors in the office at work gave us leis. They’re such wonderful people.
Even though I have a soft spot for low-key photos, I definitely love high-key ones. And pale yellow (even though I love blue). And orchids.
Hunger Games: Kekoa
After I took this photograph for photography class last semester, I saw the Hunger Games poster of Katniss at work. When I did, I thought about taking photographs that mimicked movie posters. I haven’t done any since then, but I’m definitely looking forward to the day that I have the time to do so.
I like this photograph for the split lighting and the combination of lighting and my friend’s brooding expression. I also have a soft spot for low key portraits.
Me gustan las fresas.
Week 1: New Perspective
I was lost in a maze. Literally. And figuratively for part of 2011. Yet even in the hustle of trying to find stations in a maze as quickly as possible, in the hustle of adult life, there is always time to stop and appreciate what is around me. I sometimes forget to remember all of the things I have when there are goals I want to achieve.
I never forget the people who support me, and I never forget how far they have gone to reach their own goals. We don’t forget to think of one another in the busy-ness of the days spent achieving goals, but we don’t always have the time to appreciate everything else too. But for this year, I think it’s time to stop for a moment each day and just be happy, no matter how rotten I feel.
I always thought it was true to always plan for the future, but someone in 2011 reminded me to live in the present. He reminded me to take some chances. The past has (some) blurry recollections, the future blurry visions, and the present seems so clear.
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Oh, my favorite fish out of all the ones at the aquarium. Shh, don’t tell the others. While I know we’re not “supposed” to take pictures of things straight on or so symmetrical, those are the reasons I like it. Not to mention it looks as though the fish is either in shock or trying to eat my camera through the glass.
I thought the black and white worked better than color for this one because of the spots on the top of the head and the contrast between the fish and background.
It also looks somewhat like a stick figure you would have drawn in kindergarten.
Edited in Lightroom 3.
Fly to Heaven
Part of my self-portrait assignment.
This was part of a self-portrait project for my photography class. It has a butterfly for the main reason that I like butterflies a lot. There’s also that saying where if you whisper your wish to a butterfly, it’ll fly up to Heaven and make your wish come true. Two of my portraits for that project feature the butterfly.
Edited in Lightroom 3
My Best Friend
Unedited (I do wish she didn’t have to have the leash on.)
My friend accidentally pulled flowers off of the tree at our friend’s birthday celebration in the park.
Edited just the red to make it stand out a little more.