All posts by “Jaina

Photograph of an interior of a living room with an open patio door in the background letting a shaft of light in.

Feeling a little dramatic

There’s a short timeframe where natural light is actually able to enter my home. More specifically, the living room. And in that short time frame, there are some wicked shadows thrown in the room. And I love it. The only downside? The lack of natural […]

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Photogaph of a tree with light behind it. But it's so dark you can only really see the outline of the tree and branches.

In the shadows

Wanted to share another occasion where the photo I had in mind mind didn’t exactly happen. And I’m not exactly pleased with this shot, but there are elements of it I don’t hate. I wanted to emphasize the light streaming through the tree branches more. […]

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Photograph of a brightly lit scene in an alley way in a souq with a tall stack of colourful plastic bins on the left.

Surrounded, on all sides

Closing my eyes with this image in mind, I can feel the same breeze on my sun on my skin and breeze in my hair from this day. And I can remember the sound of the tarp blowing gently in the winter breeze. That was […]

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Photograph of the closeup of the face of a beige building with 4 green tinted windows

Inward facing

You know, I don’t have many words for this image. It was just a very pleasing scene that I saw while getting some fresh air on the rooftop of the apartment building I used to live in while in Bahrain. Funny—I captured a lot of […]

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Black and white photograph of the close up of the trunk of Bahrain's famous Tree of Life

The infamous, Tree of Life

There’s a tree in the middle of the desert in Bahrain. It’s called the Tree of Life. It’s believed to be over 400 years old and no one seems to know how the tree is alive considering it’s in the middle of the desert and […]

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Photograph of the rooftops of villas in Bahrain.

The favourite view

On the one hand, it’s hard not to love a sea view. Which was actually the view through another set of windows from this same apartment. But this view—the rooftops of villa upon villa—was my favourite from this apartment. Every villa looking a little bit […]

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Photograph of multiple buildings completely filling the frame.

Penned in

One of my favourite ways to take photos is to completely fill the frame. (And also, completely oppositely—capturing images where there’s a lot of negative space. I like the extremes!) Totally filling the frame often asks the viewer of the image to spend just a […]

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Photograph of the city of Phoenix in the distance, with views of South Mountain in the foreground.

A stone’s throw away

Waiting for the day when I’ll stop being amazed that these sort of views and sights are just a stone’s throw away. That’s downtown Phoenix in this image, taken from South Mountain. The wonderful thing about South Mountain is how accessible this view from it […]

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Photograph of a house covered in graffiti off Roosevelt Row in Phoenix, Arizona.

Covered, head to toe

On 5th Street and Garfield Street, you’ll find this house. It’s covered in graffiti. You can barely see an inch of this house’s original paint colour. I have no idea about the history of this house. Why is it covered in graffiti? Who owns it? […]

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