Happy Halloween

In honor of this wonderful holiday, I’d like to share with you all a simple photo of a gravestone I found one day. I thought it was interesting looking! Have a happy Halloween!

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Cemeteries

I know this is going to sound weird, but I love cemeteries! It’s not for the death, or knowing that there’s death all around. It’s for the peace. Everyone there is at rest, and their souls have moved on.

I always love to go to the old part of the cemetery here in town, and look around, and take a few photos. I never go into the new section. I have respect for the dead, and I feel that taking shots of people who have just died, and then posting their photo to be sold would just be rude. And I could get in trouble.

The old part of the cememtery dates back to the Civil War. I love to walk through, and get some pictures of the graves that are falling, or the words have faded. Once, I even found a gravestone that looked like a tree stump, but it was stone and had Celtic designs on it. I just might post that one on Redbubble!

But I just wanted to share that the cememtery is one of my favorite places to go, and that if you find the old part, you can get some excellent shots!

In the Woods

Nature is part of my passion. Without nature, I wouldn’t have that niche to photograph. I’d be nothing. So everyday, I thank nature for being there, for helping me and aiding me to be the best photographer that I can be. I know I can’t be number one, better than everyone else in the world…BUT, I don’t want to be. I don’t really want to say “Well I’m better than you!” Because in reality, who is better than anyone? We’re all just learning this. Not one person can say that they’ve learned all there is to know about photography. And that’s what I like about it.

So, back to the photo. I love this one. It’s simple, yes, but at the same time, nature is so complex. Who knows how old these trees are? Who knows who was standing right in that exact spot 100 or 200 years ago? It’s all such a “mystery” in a sense, and I love to be there.

There’s nothing more refreshing than going out to the woods on a cool autumn day. And then capturing the moments that you have there is even better!

Never Giving Up

For a good majority of my “younger years” (not to imply that I’m not young any more. 16 is pretty young, but hey.), I wanted to be an astronomer. I loved space. I loved learning about it, and one day I wanted to study it for a living. But after a while, I discovered a little thing called music. I thought, “This is it. I don’t need to search for anything anymore. This is what I’m going to do with my life.” For hours on end, I’d sit in my room, singing along to Guns N’ Roses songs to try to sound as great as my then-hero, Axl Rose.

As time went on, about a year or two passed and I was in 9th grade. (Or 8th. I can’t remember exactly…) I remember not owning a camera, but my dad wanted me to take some pictures of the flowers outside to send to my aunt. So I grabbed my phone, and went out to take the picture. And what turned out was better than I expected. I never really used my camera phone for anything other than talking to people, but soon after that incident, it was my tool to bring my photos into the world.

And, just like anything else that I got interested in, most people around me thought that this would just be a phase of mine, and that I’d get over it or something. But truth is, it was the other things that were the phases. But I’m grateful that I did have those phases, because I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. And some days, I still think about being a singer, but I know that it’s not for me. I’m not giving up what my real dream is. I’m not usually one to give up that easily.

So, I know I hope that you guys never give up on your dreams, and that you always follow your heart! I know doing that has helped me a lot. Hope to see you all around here soon! Leave your comments!

Hello!

I’ve been thinking about getting a blog for a while now, and finally I have! I don’t have a topic to really talk about right now, but I’d like to share a photo with you all. It’s one that I took yesterday!

My Airos (my maple tree) as his leaves fall off.

I wanted to try something different yesterday. I usually stand underneath Airos and take photos like that. But yesterday, I lied down on the ground to get this shot. It hurt my knee and made me dizzy, but I think that it was worth it!

Will post soon! Thanks!