Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tree hugger

This week Shawn and I are visiting family in Colorado. Shawn took his camera and most of our lenses of course. I, on the other hand, decided I wanted a break from my DSLR and decided to only shoot with our Canon G12 and my iPhone. I thought of it as a mini challenge of some kind. A way to force myself to think (and look) in a different perspective.

We have been here since 3 days so far and within the first 2 days I found my eyes constantly being drawn to the bright fall leaves enhanced by blue skies in some areas and bare trees jutting out from the ground like bony skeletons silhouetted against the same skies in other areas. I hadn’t consciously noticed that most of my photos so far were of the trees.

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Fort Collins, CO. // iPhone 5 & Camera+

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Wellington, CO. // iPhone 5 & Instagram

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Cheyenne, WY. // Canon G12 & Luminance

I think part of the reason why I was inclined to taking photos of fall-going-into-winter trees is because I don’t get to see that too often being a Miami native and all. So while these photos may just be every day scenery to others, it’s a shot of something in nature that I like to be reminded of. I imagine people who live in the north (i.e. where there is snow) think the same way when they come across sands and beaches.

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