I used to love to take pictures. I was in the year book committee in grade 9 and 10 but ever since I’ve joined drama and chorus I was so busy I lost track. In my opinion taking pictures would put me into a whole new world, just like books would. Don’t get me wrong I still love photography but I just haven’t been taking as much pictures as I used too.
The thing about photography is that it “captures the moment”. When there is a memorable moment, you can freeze time for a few seconds to capture it; then you have that moment with you forever. Photos of nature and just simple objects are the most inspiring detailed type of pictures. Beautiful orange sunsets, bright tinkling stars, and the fresh green grass/ trees along with the bright blue sky. Those are the things that really makes photography attractive in my eyes. Though when you take pictures you really need to have the right lighting, the right angle and just the right moment to make that display even more creative and unique.
Ordinary objects can be beautiful pictures as well. For example if you take a picture a lone rose sitting on the window sill with the curtains open letting the bright sun cast a beautiful glow on the rose. I think that is extremely beautiful, most people wonder why because it’s just “plain and simple” but it’s not just the object itself that is gorgeous it’s also the effect of the background. Though, I find simple pictures of objects could really give you a certain emotion depending on the object. For example, if you take a picture of a tea kettle on a vintage stove and make it black and white than most people’s minds will go towards an old fashioned style picture; unless you just think it’s a normal happy picture of tea because everyone’s mind is different.
I will be honest with you I haven’t taken as much photography photos of landscapes, etc. As I used to why? Because I used to do it all the time last summer and during grade 10 but I think I have grown to the point where it’s more of a hobby than anything. My interests change all of the time as does everybody else’s; so I think I just developed a liking for other stuff and grew out of photography a little bit. I do still take photos of nature every once in a while but that’s if it’s really worth capturing, for example, a sunset or sun rise. I have been really saddened that I haven’t been taking any pictures due to school work, drama, grad stuff, etc. I am hoping to be able to get back on track with photography and continue my hobby; even if it means just going to random places outside near my house to take the pictures.
All in all, photography really moves me, even when I look at random pictures on the internet that I didn’t take it gives me a certain pleasure to look at all of the detail and hard work that is put into the pictures. I will try to continue photography hopefully once I have more inspiration in the summer or at the moment. My challenge for myself is to get back on the groove and take more pictures!
Until next time! ❤