artismysanity

My words and my pictures. All I have


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Cloudscapes

I can’t believe it’s been a month. March was not the best month. I did graduate, and it was nice, but otherwise it was a forgettable month, so I’ve decided April is going to be the opposite. To begin with, I have even more good news to share: I’ve been granted the scholarship I applied for last year. I’m still trying to get used to the idea, I just got the official confirmation today, but it’s really, really good. I get paid to work on one of my favorite things: writing about science fiction and feminism. I might have to ask someone to pinch me later :).

On the photography front, I’ve discovered some filters on Nik Color Pro, and I’ve been having fun trying them on my photos. I really like how they change the mood of some otherwise boring shots. Hope you like these!

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Liquid gold

Hi there, everyone! How did your 2013 start? Mine started with overcast skies, howling winds, lightening, thunder, and rain. 2012 went out with a bang, quite literally, thwarting my plan to shoot the last sunset of 2012 and the first sunrise of 2013. I got the next best thing, though, the last visible sunset and the first visible sunrise, and all the sunsets and sunrises I shot while I was on vacation were gorgeous, so I’m not complaining about a little bit of (seriously) bad weather.

These shots aren’t from my vacation, though, because I haven’t had time to edit those. They’re from last February, a fantastic stormy sunset shot at the local beach. Hope you like them!

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Peace and play

I‘ve been thinking a lot this week. Thinking about how, no matter what it is that you love to do, every field in this world is a power play. Whatever you want to do, you have to choose what position you’ll take. This evening, while I watched the sunset and snapped some shots, I decided that I’ll be true to myself, mostly because I’m stubbornly fond of sticking to my principles.

I also decided that I want to try and write more poetry. The story of why I stopped writing it a few years ago is quite sad to me. I felt that after using Spanish for so many college-related things for years, I couldn’t create in Spanish anymore; I had to get away. That’s why I started, gradually, seeking refuge in English. First I wrote prose, then I took baby steps into poetry. Now that I’m getting more in touch with beauty through photography, and since winter approaches and my photographical eye finds fewer things to shoot, I’ve started playing with words more and more, and I plan to keep it up.

These are some more shots from last weekend. You can see the sinking fishing boat I talked about in some of these shots; I want to back and see if it’s still there. According to my father, it’s not such a bad thing that it’s sinking, it will just take some patching up. A corner of my mind wonders what could be worse than sinking for a boat, but the rest of it doesn’t really want to find out.

I have a few more shots from that day, and a lot more from today. I just love sunsets, and I hope you aren’t bored of them!