It’s 2015’s World Photography Day today and I’m using it as an
excuse reason to post some of my favourite photos I’ve taken this year.
Photography is something I enjoy. A lot. I can get lost in it. Working forever to get that perfect shot of whatever it is I’m trying to capture. I’m by no means anything but a very amateur hobbyist with the will to grow my knowledge by just taking photos.
This post is a reminder. A reminder to myself to just keep taking photos. Photos of the every day. No matter what it is. Even if it’s not deemed shareable. I’ve fallen back on the excuse of just being home all the time to not take photos. Because they won’t be interesting. But the only way I’m going to keep on learning is to keep taking photos. Keep practicing. Keep learning.
From the rooftop of the building I live in. You can’t get away from the new high rises that keep popping up.
The beautiful sunsets perfectly blocked out by this new building on the right.
Impressive sunsets made even more impressive by some dramatic smoke in the skies.
Those impressive sunsets just make everything look better. Even weeds.
Cody in one of her rare moments where she looks pretty damn majestic.
Sunset – check. Beautiful countryside in the background – check. Horses – check.
Trying to get a different POV from the same view I see from the living room and balcony. I’ll say it again, I can never get tired of this view.
And then there’s this view… an accidentally grubby view of the things I can see from the balcony.
If I hadn’t persevered (and maybe been a bit stubborn) I would never have been able to get this shot.
Anish was preparing an Indian spice starter kit for a work colleague of his. Helped him pick out the must-haves and put it in this little dabhu.
Bahrain National Museum isn’t half bad. Great place to take photos inside.
Wandering around Manama souk’s a good place to practice shooting from the hip. And feel like you’re getting it totally wrong. But you know what? That’s okay.
Taking photos of fast cars – a lot harder than I ever suspected it to be.
More practice at taking photos of fast-moving objects. And learning which lens would have been appropriate for the night. Spoiler alert, not the one I took.
Obligatory Grand Canyon shot, I feel.
It’s VACAY time!
Taking photos while Anish is slowly dying of allergies. Not sorry.
The quietly stunning Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, OR. Definitely one to just wander around in endlessly taking snaps.
Never did I imagine Phoenix to look like this. Never.
While you don’t get architecture like you do in Europe, there are some beautiful buildings in Portland.
I still have a tonne to learn in photography and taking photos. I’ve barely scratched the surface. But just needed to remind myself to just keep going with it. Never stop. Right?