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Birtyday sunset Vol. II

Here are some more shots from my birthday celebration.

It’s been a pretty eventful couple of weeks for me, I finished my last college class yesterday, and now all that’s left are a couple of finals and a few papers. Last week I was sad to be almost done with college, but suddenly this week I’m rejoicing in the feeling that the future is wide open for me, that I have absolutely no idea where I’m going to go, but I’m going somewhere.

And while I figure it out, I’ll keep shooting :). Hope you like these!

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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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Golden days

I’m on holiday! At long last! Has it ever happened to you that some years you wonder where the months went, and other years you’re just happy the long months are over? This year I’m happy the greatest part of the work is done. Now I’m actually having fun writing papers, perusing books, writing down my ideas about them… I’m beginning to enjoy my career again. I’m also doing some spring cleaning in my life, and hopefully I’ll manage to sort out at least part of it and have a little rest this summer.

The end-of-teaching-practice party was a lot of fun, although I caught a slight cold from waiting for the bus in the early morning hours, so I took the rest of the week off to do nothing. Doing nothing is great sometimes :). I did manage to edit some photos, and I hope you like them.


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Reaching for the pot of gold

It feels great to have some time for the blog at last! I’m going through that part of the semester when all the partials pile up, and I’ve been pulling all-nighters and then dreaming about the stuff I studied. The upside is on Tuesday night, after all my partials are done, the whole class is having a party to celebrate the end of our practice. It’s a costume party, and we have to dress up as something related to the subject we taught. I’m going as an alien, and I will never, ever post any photos ;). I’m looking forward to some relaxing, since afterwards I’ll have to start writing papers and reading for finals. I won’t be off until January this year, but I don’t mind because I’m graduating on February!

I’ve been blessed with some breathtaking sunsets lately (I think it’s the universe’s way of patting me on the back.) Hope you enjoy the photos!


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The beauty of now

now is a ship

which captain am
sails out of sleep

steering for dream

– e. e. cummings

I’ve been reading cummings for one of the many papers I have to write, and I just loved this poem. It touches me at this moment in my life.

Things at the kitty front are going better. I can now let Mora and Robin be in the same room without fearing for their lives. They chase after each other and play in that feisty way cats play, and when the game gets too heated I call it off and send Mora back to my room, where she’s now living. Robin sulks a little when I take his play mate away, so I guess he’s finally accepting the idea of having a little sister :).

I’m enjoying this beautiful spring by spending time outside with the kittens, reading and tending the garden. I really love this time of year. And of course, on the weekends I get away to shoot my beloved sunsets. Hope you like the photos 🙂


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One year later

If anyone had told me a year ago that so many things could happen to a person in 365 days, I would have told them that person could never be me. And yet it is. Here I am, one year older, and my life has changed so much that it’s hard to believe. Not everything that happened was good, but I’ve grown a lot and learnt a lot and so far I’ve been able to handle everything.

I’m not a fan of birthdays, but this year I can look back and feel really happy for the last twelve months I was granted. Life has been beautiful, and I intend to make it even better.

These are the last of my “watercolor” shots and some from last week. Sunsets are very strange these days, thanks to the ash. Hope you like the photos 🙂


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Watercolors

For the past week I’ve been in an amazingly creative and inspired mood. Maybe it’s because spring makes me happy, maybe it’s because I can officially see graduation in the near horizon, or maybe it just is. I don’t particularly care, I’m just enjoying the ride.

I’ve come up with a great topic for the paper I have to write as the final assignment for Contemporary Lit II, and I’m really excited about it. Mixing e.e. cummings and Ursula Le Guin is one of the coolest crazy things I’ve ever done. And since I’m majoring in sci-fi, I guess the craziness will continue for a long while.

For all those who asked about my mother and sent us their good wishes, thank you. Her surgery went well, and aside from some discomfort she’s doing ok. We’re waiting for the final results, but so far the doctors seem to think there’s nothing else wrong with her, and apparently she will only need preemptive treatment so the nodule doesn’t grow again.

My driving lessons are going better and better. Shifting gears isn’t as hard as I’d thought it’d be, and I find myself enjoying the rides. Most of the time anyway. When I have to practice driving between traffic cones for the upcoming test, I’m reminded of studying Math in high school. And I still have nightmares from time to time where I fail my Math tests. I’m afraid both will haunt me forever.

I’ve spent a week editing these shots, mostly because I came up with different versions of each one and then I couldn’t decide which one I liked best. It happens all the time. These shots were one of those surprises you sometimes get when you download the pictures you’ve just taken. The day was obviously overcast and I was by the sea only because it was warm and I had to read a relatively complex book for college and there was no way I could concentrate at home. I didn’t really expect the shots to turn out well, what with the lack of light and contrast and the high chance of blurry pictures. But when I saw them on the screen, I was stunned. I discovered the unsharp mask in PS and that dealt with the blurriness wonderfully, and it has since become one of my favorite PS features.

I’m still going through the rest of the photos from that day, so expect another post with more of them sometime soon (not too soon though, I’ve got a really busy week ahead of me). I hope you like them, and as usual, thanks for stopping by, liking and commenting!