Photography

Enjoying editing

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Photos: LifeOfAChickpea

I’m just playing around a bit tonight. The music is playing calmly, my room is looking clean and I’m sitting under a blanket on the sofa and editing some photos in ways I haven’t before and I just thought I would show you part of what I’m doing.

This is one way I enjoy spending my time – and maybe next time I forget I will be able to find this again and remember.

This weeks photo challenge was “A Good Match“. For me it was the contrast of the colours. And even the part of the giraffe. Top and bottom. Black and white.

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Casting light on what’s beautiful

There’s even beauty in the dead flowers. Maybe there’s beauty in me too then.

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My brother-in-law has borrowed my camera, so this sudden burst of inspiration only came out through the lens of my phone. I still like it. It’s details. It’s colour and light.

Wish I had a background..

Favourite place, part two

IMG_2295.JPGBornholm, Denmark. Fall. (Photocredit: lifeofachickpea)

Last time I told you about this place I didn’t tell you everything about why I like it so much. But here goes part two.

The photo sort of says it all. It’s a place where two very different forests meet. There’s a clear line between them, and it’s filled with contrast.
One is bright, free and happy while the other is dark, closed and impossible to enter.

It’s almost like good and bad, side by side, so close to each other, but so different that they’ll never unite.
The contrast. Black and white. Good and bad. Bright and dark.

I like seeing it like that. They’re beautiful in each their own way, and together even more maybe. It makes me think, but it also brings me closure in some way. I can’t even explain. Maybe some of you feel the same and can explain it to me?

I don’t need to fully know why I like it so much. I just do. I appreciate it and I never forget it.

Favourite place (One of..)

IMG_2270.JPGBornholm, Denmark. Fall. (photocredit: lifeofachickpea)

Don’t think this needs all that much of an explanation.

It’s one of my favourite places.
It’s beautiful.
It’s calm.
It’s peaceful.
It’s special.
It’s free.

My mind can wander when I’m there. Or it can settle down. There’s no judgement – no expectations.

It’s far away. I only go there around once a year, but I love that time. Always in the fall so the leaves are colourful and the sun shines so beautifully.

My kind of art

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It’s (still) that time of the year, the leafs have fallen off the trees and bushes. They’re brown and boring, and not all that great to look at.
Thankfully it’s almost time for the green bits to peek out into the world again – and I can’t express how happy I am about that.
But, since the leafs are boring, I decided to try and see if I could do something interesting – or pretty.. and I think I did.

On one of my walks, I picked this up and photographed it several times. And the amazing part was that it was nearly see-through. The tiny holes adding to the ability to see right through it. I don’t know what exactly did it, but I sort of fell in love with it right there, and it became one of those little things that made my day fee good.

Beauty in the details

I fall in love when I see these pictures, and I feel so proud knowing they are mine. The flowers are from my parents’ 25th anniversary, so more than being extremely pretty, they provide great memories.

I hope I will forever keep seeing beauty in the little things. I wanna capture it and show everyone how beauty can be more than what we see at first glance. Beauty in details, in texture and shapes. In colours and shades, and in smell and taste.

 

Favorite macros

These are some of my favourite photos that I’ve ever taken. It’s been a while since I took them, but they’re still the ones I prefer. Partly cause of the photos themselves. Partly cause of the memories of the day taking them.

I love the light flower petals, especially in the bottom photo where you can actually see the texture of the petal and to me it just looks so soft my eyes can practically feel it. I also love the colours. The white mixed with the green and the small yellow addition in the middle.

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Flower shoot

Wanted to share some photos I took a while ago. Sadly I am still using the settings already put in the camera, macro and auto – but I love the pictures I got out of it.

Flowers are one of my favourite things to photograph. There’s so many nuances and small things to focus on. Things you don’t usually see when seeing them in a vase or outside and you walk by.

Let me know what you think, please. And maybe link me a few places to get inspiration, or to see the difference between the manual settings and the auto ones?

Taking a trip with my new macro lens

I have bought some lenses to use with my smartphone, and I’ve been looking forward to trying them out.

For this shoot I used the macro lens. That’s my favourite. I love macro photography. I think the result is actually rather satisfying, considering it’s a mobile phone picture and a cheap lens. It’s certainly worth trying for those days when I don’t wanna carry around the big camera and I’ve always hated the zoom-function on my phone.

However, it will never be anything other than an alternative to the real cameras. I’m okay with that though, so I definitely feel like it was a good buy.