Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pathological Picture Taker

I love writing. Writing is such a creative release. I find it relaxing in a way that few other things can be. But another thing I love to do is take pictures. Of anything, from my favorite Frappuccino, to my pets, to trees, clouds, anything. I think credit, in part, definitely goes to my parents. My Mom is the family photo taker in our household. Vacation, birthdays, I always expected to see my Mom behind the camera. Family reunions, Christmas, those are my Dad. But then again, he's the professional picture taker. He usually works with video rather than still pictures, but he knows what he's doing. I've learned a lot from my Dad when it comes to photo composition, subject, technique.

There's just something about taking a good picture that's very rewarding. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and as someone who works with words, I can really appreciate that analogy. I'm thinking about starting a new project, putting words to photos. I think it might be an interesting personal challenge to see what I can pair up with the photos I take.

But for now, I just have a series of photos I took today. More clouds. Hopefully they bring some rain. Again, all of these were taken with my iPhone 4, and all the effects were done with CameraBag and Best Camera, which can be purchased in the App Store.







And now for the photos + effects.




10 comments:

Kelly said...

Fabulous pictures. I love cloud pictures.

June said...

Refreshing that you have posted! I have lost my inspiration muse...somewhere..perhaps lost in your clouds? My mind is a blank (could be the continued days of triple digit temps). Maybe I need to hit the road and snap a few photos myself:) I, too, love taking pictures. We just keep having stuff in common...two great minds? And yet...here I ramble....your idea of words & pictures is a great one. I was toying with that myself the other day. I was reading something about it online--an exercise of sorts.
Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Sarah Thomas said...

Thank you! I love them, too.

Sarah Thomas said...

@June—Thanks! If I see your muse in my clouds, I will send them back your way.
;-)
I definitely recommend snapping some shots if you're low in inspiration. Works for me! And I'm pretty excited about my words & pictures idea. I'm stoked to see how that works out!
Thanks so much for commenting!

Matt Bukaty said...

This would've been a better entry for your photography blog haha but it's fly at any rate...

-theigg

Nathalie said...

My WIP is about angels and these pictures just completely inspired me! Beautiful!

HowLoverly said...

Taking cloud pictures are always so fun. :] My dream picture is being in the middle of a forest somewhere and the air is all hazy/foggy so that when the bright sunlight streams in, they make beautiful rays. <33!

Great job with the edits! :]

Sarah Thomas said...

@Matt—I’m actually thinking about combining the two, having a separate page here to direct people to the photography like I do for my writing. We’ll see.


@Nathalie—Awesome! So happy to have provided inspiration! :)


@HowLoverly—What a beautiful dream picture! I can imagine it very clearly; it sounds serene and awe-inspiring! Thanks for the comment!

☼FunSunGrl☼ said...

I love the sepia picture out of the effected ones. awesome!!!!

Sarah Thomas said...

Thank you! I thought it turned out pretty good!
:-)