Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A picture is worth a thousand words

I love photography.  Landscapes.  People.  Weird things.  Cool things.  Beautiful things.  Sunsets are the best!  The ocean.  Horses. 

Ansel Adams is one of my favorite photographers.  I have five or six of his photos in my house.  I love the black and white landscapes.  So simple yet so striking.  My all-time favorite is a photograph of a graveyard.  I understand it was a time release photograph, so the moon is high in the sky, yet the grave stones are still lit up as if they were in sunlight.  I love it! 

My friend, Andrew (Liquidpulp Photography), takes amazing photographs as well.  He also takes beautiful landscapes.  And when he photographs people, he is often looking for a look that is interesting, more than something beautiful by society's standards. 

I've always loved photography.  I have a camera in my purse at all times.  I am constantly snapping photos of the sky with my iPhone as I'm driving down the road.  This is how my love affair with Creepy Tree started.  One day I took a picture, posted it on Facebook, and now Creepy Tree has his own fan club!

I dream of one day buying an expensive digital SLR and traveling the world to photograph cool and interesting places.  In fact, if I am one day blessed by the lotto gods and win my $350 million (wait, $317 million), that is exactly what I will do!  Until then, my fantasies and little camera will have to do.  :-)

 Sunset while driving home from Alameda (Oakland), California

Full moon from Concord, California a couple of years ago

The flag in Las Vegas, Nevada (outside of Mandalay Bay) in July 2009

Sunset and Creepy Tree's cousins in Walnut Creek, California

Creepy Tree in Clayton, California with no leaves in late 2009/early 2010

Creepy Tree with the sun peeking through in early 2010 (and growing leaves now!)

A photograph Andrew took of me in March 2010

2 comments:

  1. Agreed, Ansel Adams is awesome! (How's that for alliteration?) And you are a gifted photographer yourself! :-)

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  2. Thank you!!! I do love photography. Maybe someday I'll get a cool camera and go learn how to really use it.

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