Tuesday, September 18, 2012

365: 13 - 16

Moar pictures!

13: mobile snapshot. A piece of wall I have walked past so many times. And only now I did I realize that I could maybe do something cool with, some time. Just not sure what yet.

14: mobile snapshot. Another piece of wall in the middle of the town I live. Some day I'm going to do an epic photo shoot here.

15: and another mobile snapshot. This random piece of wall stands in my street, and I have no idea why. No signs or anything. It would be mysterious if it wasn't so small.

16: here, you may need to click this picture to see the larger version, because the cobweb isn't that visible like this. Have I mentioned I love autumn? I love to take pictures of the world changing like this. Once the leaves start changing colours and autumn really begins, I'll be taking a lot more nature-y pictures.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

365: 9 - 12

So here's some pictures!

9: some pretty plant growing on my balcony. I love the combination of the pink flowers and some dead other plant. Very autumn-y.

10: first shoot. This is the one I've been telling you about before, when I joined an amazing photographer to help her out, and in return was able to learn something. This is the first time I took a picture of a modelling person. Quite exciting!

11: second shoot. I wish I had thought of bringing my tripod, so many pictures of this shoot are way too blurry. This shoot also made me realize how hard duo shoots are. But I still had a lot of fun! 

Credits to Karen Akkermans for the make up, Rooster Baby & Bubbles and Frown for the headdresses, and Shana, Helena, and Xanthy for being such great models!

12: mobile snapshot. Silly flower. You're supposed to bloom in spring. What are you doing here in September?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Owls and writing.

I saw an owl today! A very beautiful one, just sitting beside the highway. It was really a shame we couldn't stop the car and take a picture, because it was a real beauty. I looked up some owls that live in this area, and apparently it's a short-eared owl (or velduil in Dutch). I do wonder what it was doing there, in the middle of the day...

The second beautiful thing I saw today was a movie called Ruby Sparks. Writing-wise it was very inspiring, and besides that it was also simply a wonderful story. If you don't know what to do on a lazy day or when you feel sad, I recommend seeing Ruby Sparks. It's really something unique.

And I haven't forgotten about the picture challenge, don't worry! I just decided it would be better not to spam my blog every day anymore, and only update every three or four days. So get ready for some cool pics tomorrow!

Monday, September 10, 2012

365: 8 & photo shoot.

Meet my cat, Mischief. He loves to sleep in little made up tents. This is my bed sheet drying on a chair (because my laundry rack isn't big enough), and he loves to hide under it. I'll try not to post too many "look at my cat he's so funny!" pictures, but when he does something crazy like this, I just have to.
Usually he looks really grumpy when I disturb him in his little tent, so subject-wise this is actually a pretty decent picture.

In other news: Wednesday I'll be joining an awesome team on a photo shoot, and practice some "real" photo shooting skills! Mostly I'll just be helping out the real photographer with small stuff, but I hope to get a chance to learn something from all this. Either way, I'm excited!

365: 6 & 7

6: mobile snapshot. 
Not much time to take a decent picture, because we were in the Ardennes for my grandfather's birthday. Here's the view over a little village called Thuin. I have no idea how to pronounce that.

7: unedited photo.
We hung up a lamp in our living room today! This is a huge accomplishment if you know that we've been living here for two years now. We never hung up a lamp in the ceiling before. When we just turned it on it made a suspicious popping sound and it smelled a bit burnt, but it looks fine now. It's hard to take a picture of a lamp!

Fun fact: our ceiling is actually white.

Friday, September 7, 2012

365: 5

Mobile snapshot.

Another world I've been visiting again recently. This time in Italian. I've read all the books several times in Dutch when I was a kid, and in English when I got older. So I figured it would be a nice way to keep practicing my Italian, since I've finished my English-Italian studies recently.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite one of the series, because of Sirius, Lupin, the Time Turner and the Patronuses.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

365: 4

Mobile snapshot. Because I still have a cold and my brain is full of tired.

Behold, the world I've been living in the past two days. No matter how much it snows, I never get a cold there. I love that place.

Also dragons.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

365: 3

Hurray, it's only just September and I have a cold already. So here's some herbal tea!

Tea is the best medicine for everything.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

365: 2

Day 2: my small balcony "garden".

It seems to be overrun with weeds. The thing is, it's quite small, and I'm not really sure what to do with it. I was thinking about making a small Japanese-like garden with tiny trees and paths and such, but my cat would just massacre it.
The only things currently growing in it that I would like to keep are my raspberry plant, a small chives plant, and some mint.

So... what should I do with it?

Monday, September 3, 2012

365 Project: 1

Today is the first day of a new project: a 365 day photo challenge. The goal is to just take one picture every day, completely retouched or just a mobile snapshot or anything in between, and share it. So far, there's four other people taking up this challenge with me. One of them is a really amazing photographer already, the other three I don't know. I really look forward to seeing their pictures, and hopefully we can learn something from each other.
I'm not really much of a photographer (yet), so I'll just be experimenting a bit and hopefully we'll see some improvement along the way!

So here goes, day 1. Subject: soap bubbles.

Taking pictures of bubbles is really hard! I took about 60 before I had some decent ones. I might try this again some time, but perhaps with someone to blow the bubbles for me instead of having to switch really quickly all the time. But I did have fun today.