A Word A Week Challenge – Vibrant

A little red shoes.

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A pink brush and a mirror.

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A couple of green bears on snow.

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A shining stars.

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A wild red sheep.

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A pair of big-eyes red cats.

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Sue has posted the word for this week challenge which is ‘Vibrant‘ and I decided to approach it by using my Ricoh R6 for taking macro photos of my earrings. I think these small things have their own character along with a vibrant color.

The war inside

I think ignorance might not be able to save me anymore. When I feel like there is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. I’ve never thought I would encounter this kind of situation before. Last night it happened again and I couldn’t sleep well so I have a headache all day. It seems that I can’t do anything about it. When I dare to touch an issue, that person turns the hate toward me.

I could feel that there is an invisible war inside this place where used to be a warm stay. Even though I wanted to ignore it, that person wouldn’t let me. I’m punished because I chose to turn a blind eye to that issue. As I chose to walk away, the war has started…

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I’m stressed.

I fear for the next untrue accusation that person will throw at me.

I’m exhausted.

App: Oggl

Re-size & Text: Typesetter

Phoneography Challenge: Black-and-White

Start a War by The National

We are family

Wilbur, Charlotte, Babe…Come here. Let’s take a photo together.
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Hurry up!
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Say Cheese!
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Our Family Photo. Let’s send it to dad.
Our Family Photo.

Behind the shots
Lens: iPhone4’s camera
Filtered+cropped+framed: Line Camera
Re-sized: EverClipper
Blog Credit: LabelBox

I misunderstood that this week’s phoneography challenge is Black & White but it actually is macro. So I didn’t prepare anything for a response to this week’s challenge until before typing this post.

I chose to snap photos of this small pigs made from glass. The big one has diameter around 0.8 inches while 0.2 inches for the small objects. They looked like a family so I created the story for the above shots.

See more Macro photos: Phoneography Challenge: Macro Mobile Photography.

Natural beauty

Yesterday while my dad and I were arriving home after going outside, my dad met this creature on our garage floor. He hurriedly told me before I stepped inside home building. And then that winged creature flew from the ground to catch the edge of a plant pot. Luckily, I had iPhone with me so I could snap a lot of shots while this beauty was standing still.

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My dad guessed that this budgerigar fled from an unknown owner who resides in our neighborhood. That’s why, this natural beauty was so tame and not afraid of human (me).

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Look at the camera!

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This beauty was just standing and let me take many photos as I wanted. After I retreated to my bedroom, this natural beauty flew from that spot to somewhere in the sky. We just hoped that the beauty could find the way back home.

 

Behind the shots:

Camera: iPhone 4’s camera

Crop and re-size: Ever Clipper

Photo Credit: Phonto

This post is in a response to Phoneography Monday Challenge: Nature (Formerly the iphoneography Monday challenge). Right now, the challenge doesn’t limit only iPhone but everyone who uses your phone as your lens can join this fun.

Arrive soon

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Don’t worry, I will arrive soon.

Behind the shot:

  • Photo taken by using Hipstamatic app. with ‘Americana’ Lens and ‘W40’ Film without flash.
  • Afterward, applied tilt-shift filter in Snapseed app.
  • Finally, writing blog’s name on the photo in Typesetter app.

I chose this photo to response to iPhoneography Challenge which the 4th Monday’s theme will be any of the following choices: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography (my choice for this time), and Travel.

Although I enjoy street photos, I don’t think I can do it myself as I’m not good at initiating conversation with strangers or pointing my camera to anyone around me. However, I like observing people or every thing surrounding me and if I’ve got chances I might take photos from afar.

For the above photo that I took from a flyover in front of department store near my home area. At that time, the ray of light was beautiful as it was in the evening. The sun prepared to leave the sky. Everyone seemed to be ready to go home by various forms of transportation; bus, car, taxi, tuk tuk, motorcycle, or bicycle. In order to make the bicycle stands out, I decided to use tilt-shift filter for the required outcome.

A Word A Week Challenge – Face

Faces at museums.

 

Details:

  1. Face01: The promotional picture for the exhibitions at British Museum.
  2. Face02: Buste de satyre, dit “Faune de Vienne” (I can’t find information in English)
  3. Face03: Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat (verso: The Potato Peeler), 1887 by Vincent van Gogh
  4. Face04: Self-Portrait, 1889 by Vincent van Gogh
  5. Face05-08: The Art of the Brick by Nathan Sawaya who creates arts from LEGO.

This post is the response to Sue’s a word challenge this week.

Travel theme: The Four Elements

Travel theme from Alisa this week is quite challenging for me because I’m not sure whether I could find photos representing some of those four elements or not. Gladly, I can.

The 1st photo is for the Earth which I chose the photo of sunflower field in Thailand where I went there with my family around four years ago. For your information; between Nov and Feb of each year in Thailand, there are many sunflower fields in Lopburi or Saraburi that let tourists to go inside and take photos. The enter fee is inexpensive.

Sunflower | Lopburi | Thailand | 2009

 

The next photo is for the water element which I snapped this picture of Pacific ocean while driving along the Highway 1. The magnificent Pacific Ocean! Let me tell you that the trips in 2012 made me fall in love with the nature in the American land since I was lucky enough to visit both East (Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and Washington DC) and West (California). I was amazed by various kinds of nature in the US (from Big ocean to the giant trees). Hopefully, one day I will go back there and get other opportunities to visit astounding places especially those national parks.

Along the Highway 1 | CA | USA | 2012


 

The third one is quite hard to find a photo to stand for. The Wind. The carp-shaped koinobori flags were flown against the wind. I got this photo while doing the Nakasendo Walking Trail. I truly recommend this trail for anyone who love hiking. It’s not too difficult and it passed a lot of interesting places with different scenery. I really enjoyed my walk on that day.

Japan | 2010

Japan | 2010

 

Although I said the wind photo is quite hard, but the Fire element is the hardest for me as I rarely take photos of anything burning. Fortunately, I has this shot from my recent trip to Japan.

My friend and I visited Hasedera (Hase Temple) in Kamakura, the city not far from Tokyo. I was impressed with this temple because there were many interesting things to do and see such as the walking path where you can see the far-away sea, Japanese garden, lovely statues, and a little cave.

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This week’s challenge is sort of my lesson learn to realize that I sometimes should step out off my comfort zone in taking photos in order to get the different angle of my surrounding.