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Relax In The Sepia

I really do love this photo. The first thing I thought of when I saw this photo opportunity was, one of those vacation commercials we often see on TV during the summertime. A lonely chair just before someone comes with a Piña Colada w/ alcoholic beverage in his or her hand, and sits down for an hour or two for relaxation. Actually, just looking at the photo if this chair appears to be very relaxing. So don’t forget to every once in a while take a break. As human beings we all need them.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.9
  • Camera: SM-G920T
  • Taken: 4 May, 2017
  • Focal length: 4.3mm
  • ISO: 40
  • Shutter speed: 1/391s

Walking Sepia

I love this photograph so much, because it is one of those rare shots I’ve taken that looks both modern and vintage at the same time. Also, as I’ve mentioned before, sepia seems to enhance the beauty of subjects that are either seasoned folk, of objects from the past. Just my humble opinion.

  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Caption: I Know You Got Soul
  • Taken: 13 September, 2014
  • Exposure bias: +5EV
  • Focal length: 280mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Title: I Know You Got Soul

Warm Greetings


Here is a simple creative project that anyone can do. I used a large red cardboard (purchased from  a 99 cent store) as a background, and I purchased a xmas tree ball (which I also purchased from the 99 cent store. Geared up my flashes and tubes and fired it up. I think it came out a beautiful photograph, and yet I paid less than $3 dollars to achieve it. If you wanted to, you could even create something like this as a postcard and mail it to your family overseas. Staples always has printable postcards in stock; although I don’t remember how much they cost, I can’t imagine they would cost more than $10 depending on how many cards are in a box. Do you see why it helps to be creative? Instead of doing the same thing, day in and day out? I love being different, and I love being unique. All it takes is a little open mind, and the ideas will flow.

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