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5 Favorite Photographs – Color

Just the other day I posted my five favorite black and white photos that I have taken. Today, I thought it would be fun to post my five favorite photographs that are in color. Here it goes, I hope you enjoy them!

1.¬† Bright Eyes – This is that same owl I posted in my black and white favorites. I just can not help myself! I adore this owl! I had only just gotten my new camera and I hadn’t been able to take too many pictures of “living” creatures, only still life. When we found this owl, I happened to have my camera with me. He let me get so close! It was amazing! I consider him my first living, wild, subject. ūüôā

Northern Saw-whet Owl.

Northern Saw-whet Owl.

2. Sun-lit Rose – This photo is one of my favorites because of the color in the rose and the stillness of the sky. The shadows that play on the illuminated leaves are so lovely, I think. I just really enjoy it.

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3. Home – I chose this photo because of how welcoming the window looks. I took this picture after I stopped for lunch in Astoria. I was visiting Seattle, and we decided to see the Oregon cost. This window just was so inviting in the very industrial town and against the grey sky. I hope to go back to Oregon some day soon…

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4. Waiting to Fly – I love this photo because of the detail captured. Dandelions are my favorite! If you don’t believe me, I even have a tattoo of a dandelion. So there. ūüôā I once read that a person can either look at a field of dandelions and see a hundred weeds, or a hundred wishes.

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5. Summer’s Last Breath – This photo was taken right before the winter months came and rid my yard of its flowers. As you can see, the petals are starting to wither away, yet beauty can still be found. That is why I love it.

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Daily Photo Challenge: Cold

Cold, like the icicles that form from the melting tears of the snow.

Cold, like the icicles that form from the melting tears of the snow.

Today’s photo challenge is cold. For this photo challenge I thought an icicle would be a good way to embody the word cold. Since it is freezing here, all I had to do was go outside and find my favorite icicle. They are very plentiful around here this time of year!


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5 Favorite Photographs – Black and White

I found this fun activity while I was scrolling through my reader. Many a blogger was posting their five favorite photographs of all time¬†that they had taken. I thought this challenge would be a fun one to try, but I’m going to do it a little differently. I am going to post my five favorite photographs in black and white, and then my five favorite photographs in color (look out for the colored ones in a later post!). Here it goes!

1. The Sleepy Owl – This is one of my favorites because I just adore how sweet this little guy looks. So innocent and drowsy. It also brings about some very happy family memories.

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2.  The Empty Window РThis photo was taken before I even bought the camera I use now. It just feels so lonely, with the spider web in the top left-hand corner of the window. I just love it!

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3. Horse and His Angel – This was my first ever photo shoot with a living model! I love this photo because of how sweet the horse looks and how¬†his tail is flowing in the wind. Also, the model’s face is so serene, and her hair just delicately falls across her shoulders. I love it!

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4. A Fierce Kitty – I love the focus in the face of this cat! So serious and powerful!

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5.  Dandelion Wishes РI love this photo because of how simple it is. It is just a dandelion, yet it is more. So lovely and dreamy, I think.

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Daily Photo Challenge: Close-up

 

So close, you can see the very inchor running through the veins.

So close, you can see the very ichor running through the veins.

Today’s photo challenge is close-up. My favorite! I love getting my camera so close to my subject, that I can see every little mark, grain, and impurity it may have; those little things are¬†what make¬†each object¬†so unique, and so¬†beautiful!


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What’s in a Name?

Names are such a huge part of who you are. They are used as a signature¬†of your personal being. Your name is what you are recognized by. A name can even last long after you have passed away.¬†What about the moon? Has it ever dawned on you that the moon doesn’t have a real name? I have been pondering this questions for two years now, and it really bothers me. Is it just me, or has anyone else wondered this?

Sure, the moon has a title, but not a name. Think of it this way; the Earth’s moon, is just called the Earth’s moon. What kind of a name is that? Well, it’s not.¬†Mars has “moons,” but they each¬†have names like Phobos and Deimos, they aren’t called just¬†moon –¬†a title of the object that they are. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto all have “moons” that all¬†have names! Even if¬†one of the other planets’ moons is only know by numbers, at least¬†they have a signature! Not poor old Earth’s moon.

I don’t understand why this is, or how this has come to be. If anyone out there can shed some light on my confused mind, please do!

Doesn't our beautiful moon deserve a name too?

Doesn’t our beautiful moon deserve a name too?

 

©Lindsay Amber


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Daily Photo Challenge: Transparent

Transparent, like a glass bottle holding a secret.

Transparent, like a glass bottle holding a secret.

Today’s photo challenge is transparent. That could be represented using¬†so many things! I chose to use this lovely little glass bottle and put a key inside of it to really prove its transparency. It is illuminated by the sun, and I dropped it in the snow to give it a little mystery and texture.


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To Keep a Journal

As of late, I have decided to keep a hand-written journal. I guess I became inspired to write down my thoughts and going-ons after reading Dracula. Thus I have pledged to keep a journal for the whole of 2013 and see how it goes.

Why 2013, you may ask? Well, I feel like 2013 is a year of many changes. I am in my final year of high school, I will be attending a university, and will be a part of a collegiate sports team Рto name a few I am aware of. So why not keep a journal? I feel like this is the year when I will take a huge step into the beginning of my life away from home, and also a step forward, full of discovery and new things.

Another reason for my keeping of a journal is so¬†it can be passed along as my legacy. I would absolutely love to read my mother’s journal from when she was my age, and even my grandmother’s. Sadly, none of them kept one. I am a huge writer, I scribble down anything at anytime and anywhere. When I grow old, I want to be able to look¬†back on the memories I gained, the laughter I shared, and the friends I once knew. Perhaps¬†even the pain I had to endure, to remind me of how I became stronger.¬†If anything were to happen to me, I would like to leave this little piece of me for my family to refer to when they think of me, like the one left by Anne Frank.

There are so many reasons why keeping a journal may be a good idea, this is simply my reason. So if you’re up for a challenge, try it out for yourself. Keep a journal as your legacy.

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