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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.

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

Wellington, CO. // iPhone 5 & Instagram

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.


How people did photoshopping before Photoshop was invented.


Yep, the act of photoshopping existed before Photoshop!

Image manipulation has been around much longer than you think! When I went to college for photography, everything i learned was with film, not digital; so I am fully aware of how much effort it took to do some of these! (And some I can’t imagine doing because it must have been painstakingly time-consuming! – like the one of Ulysses S. Grant)

Check out these interesting Before + After images: http://fstoppers.com/pics-manipulated-photos-of-notable-historic-figures-before-the-digital-era-before-and-after-images#more-27708

p.s. I find the one of Abe Lincoln so funny!

(Source: http://fstoppers.com)


And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. I know that the accident of my being a photographer has made my life possible.”
– Richard Avedon, 1970