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Kite surfer

I finally finished editing some photos from last December. I was wearing a parka when I shot these, so you can imagine the beach wasn’t too crowded, which was really lucky, since otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to shoot these. This guy was kite-surfing for a while during sunset, and there were moments when he was literally flying. It was unbelievable, and I will be posting some more shots of his athletic prowess. It was a lucky time to be shooting :).

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Morning walk

I have so many photos to edit I don’t even know where to start. While I figure out which way to go next, these are from my vacation last summer, the one sunrise I shot that time. This time there were more days that weren’t completely overcast, so there will be more sunrise posts from this place. Until next time!

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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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Taking stock

Happy Holidays, everyone! I love that it’s time to make Christmas cards and plan vacations again. I know that I did a lot of things this year, but December still catches me wondering where the heck 2012 went. How come 2013 is almost here??

Anywho, since it’s that time of the year again, I decided to make my two lists, 2012 Achievements an 2013 Goals, and while I was at it I also decided to make a slideshow with my favorite shots from this year. My, what a year it’s been! I’m glad to read my 2012 Goals from last year and realize I met most of them :).

I’m going on vacation in a few days (provided we can get the car fixed on time, cross your fingers for me!), and I’m going to spend New Year’s Eve by the Atlantic Ocean, because I couldn’t have it any other way. I decided to start my year by shooting the departing year’s last sunset and the coming year’s first sunrise, on my favorite beach in the world, by my beloved ocean. Expect a lot of photos when I get back :). Wish you all a magnificent 2013!Xmas tree2The best of 2012

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2012 Achievements

– Became a more positive person

– Smiled a lot more

– Learned to love myself

– Met new people and made new friends

– Got back in touch with old friends

– Took risks

– Had fun

– Invested time and effort in my dreams

– Improved my personality

– Took some of my best photos yet

– Tried new things

– Graduated (I almost forgot this one!)

– Enjoyed my last year of college

– Grew up and matured (it was time!)

2013 Goals

– Keep working to make my dreams a reality

– Keep being positive

– Start worrying less (seriously!)

– Take lots of pictures

– Save up and go on vacation for at least two weeks on my own

– Keep learning patience

– Tame my OCD

– Meet more people and make more friends (it’s fun!)

– Let go of the things that hurt me and hold me back

– Be courageous

– Take more risks

– Be passionate


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Birthday sunset

This post is for you, Jeff, because you asked for it :). I love photography, and I love this blog, but sometimes I get so wrapped up in everyday life that I forget to make time for my passion, so thanks for reminding me I needed to post right now!!

Fortunately, I’m passionate about my work, too. I can’t believe it’s almost December and my last semester of college is almost over, but I’m glad because I know I made the most of it. I’ve started working on my thesis, and it’s so much fun! I don’t mind the paperwork, I don’t mind the crazy deadlines, I just love being able to write about something that I love. There’s nothing better than waking up every morning feeling grateful for all the wonderful things I have in my life :).

I took these shots on my birthday week, this beautiful sunset was nature’s gift to me. Hope you like them!

 


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The ocean, the fishermen, and the muddy sneakers

I can’t believe how fast time goes by. It’s October already! I’ve been trying to shoot on a weekly basis (for the sake of my sanity), but unfortunately I don’t have much time to edit. These are from last summer, I’m really looking forward to going on vacation to this awesome place again, I miss the open ocean.

I have most of this week off, so I’ll try to work on some of my more recent photos. See you soon! (I hope).

Before I leave, I wanted to share with you the lengths I’ll go to in order to get the perfect shot. This is what happened to my “good” sneakers yesterday. Oh well, that’s what the washing machine is for, the sunset was gorgeous :).


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Fishermen and reflections on the sand

I’m alive! I don’t exactly know how, but I’ve already survived two weeks of this crazy semester. It’s just the same as high school, when you’re almost done and you can see the finish line, teachers throw everything they have at you. So if I don’t post often, don’t worry, I’m just trying to keep up with the endless workload (and I’m loving Art History!). I’m still shooting, but I don’t have a lot of time to edit the photos I take.

I’ve lost count of how long it’s been since I last shot a sunset – I’m hoping to go shooting this weekend, if I can organize my time. For now, I went to the archives and edited some more shots from my summer vacation. This sunset alone can keep me sane through the entire year, it’s so gorgeous :). Hope you like these!