Monday, December 29, 2014
Such a peaceful garden area in the middle of the city that brings you fresh, clean air after a long day. I decided to create a collage with these snapshots and add the moon, stars, and clouds onto it. The pastel colors along with the soft imagery complements the harmonious feel of the water fountain, plants and gorgeous stone steps.
There's a sense of calm by gazing at these light, delicate, earthly tones and this reminds me of the zenness of the Japanese gardens.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
Love it when skyscrapers display reflections of other architectural buildings clearly--it makes for a perfect picture! Also nothing better than beautiful autumnal leaves in earthy, rustic shades blowing (and falling) in the distance.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Dark skies, bright lights: this is when you know the holidays are coming right up! Hope your holiday season is super special and filled with cuteness (like dogs!), snowflakes (real or fake!) and bright, happy smiles all around you.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Such beautiful pastel homes during the middle of the day. With a bit of sunshine, some shade, and a little lighting effect, this peaceful, hidden alleyway gets the dreamy treatment it deserves.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Combining all the bows together in a box really shows off its magnificence. Individually, you may not notice a bow's true quality and elegance, but when they are so closely combined, you notice the beautiful array of colors, designs, and intricate details. The colors reflect each other in a whole new light. Taking these pics with the lights on give it an extra yellow glow.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Stunning man-made waterfall at the Sun Terrace rooftop garden. Love the idea and design behind this unique creation--especially the gorgeous aqua color! It glows and stands out in the distance.
*San Francisco has a series of unique, hidden privately owned public open spaces (POPOS) sprinkled throughout the city that are definitely worth checking out.*
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
These gorgeous red flowers almost look like the real thing. They have such bright luscious shades like poppy flowers, but it is just an art display inside an elevator at a hotel! They are so vivid and colorful and pops out in front of your eyes making for a very pleasant elevator ride...
Friday, November 7, 2014
Fun, bright crystal decor with translucent colors, iridescent tones, and beautiful transparency. Every angle you turn, you see different hues and reflections. I added some sparkles and gradient hues in the background, blurred it out, and enhanced the contrast. Already reminiscing about the holidays!
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Beautiful, soft, small, green palm trees that resemble feathers. I love how they looked, but decided to add an extra flair to the trees by including little hints of blue to the side of the leaves. This enhanced the overall color and tone of the image and gave an unexpected twist to what would otherwise be a generic picture.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
"Let the dreams of your past be the reality of your future." Everyone has vivid dreams about their goals, future, accomplishments, and the "perfect life"... but how can one reach them? Optimism, hard work, humility, passion, and curiosity will get you far and reach things beyond your imagination.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Recently I have enjoyed blurring out different photos--it gives such a nice, magical, surreal vibe to any picture. I decided to use blur for the background of this collage. The original background picture was of a blurred garland decoration, but I decided to blur it out even more, and I liked how some of the colorful circles really stood out. I also added a mix of bright pink and blue to the background to add onto the fun. The images are a collection of a range of adventures within the last few months.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
This Transamerica pyramid in San Francisco is famous all over--this practically defines the skyline and just one look at this pyramid...and you've identified the city by the bay! This popular landmark has been taken by so many people and in so many different angles, neighborhoods, heights, and locations. I decided to approach the building and take a closeup view of it and was amazed by the spectacular details of it (and slightly blinded after staring too long at the pyramid's windows.)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
"Dream it, then do it." Everything starts with inspiration and a lot of daydreaming and soul searching. Figure out what you want--then take action and go for it! After all, you never know the result or the outcome until you try.
Friday, October 10, 2014
I combined some of my bracelets into one stack, took a picture, and was inspired by a fashion spread to include layers of transparent bracelets in the background. I wanted to add a refreshing new take to jewelry photography by adding these various layered effects.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
A beautiful, peach colored Julius' castle located on a hillside in the city--pretty much on a cliff off Telegraph Hill. After hearing about it, I decided to see it in person, and this area has such remarkable views of the bay.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
When you have a ton of mirrors and vibrant, picturesque lights ranging in many hues and a camera, what do you get? Inspiration and a stunning image. In one of the exhibits at the old Exploratorium, we played around with the lights and reached for the mirror...and then our hands reached back at us in the reflection...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Foggy, cloudy, or overcast days can have its perks and benefits. The solemn sky gave these pictures a mysterious feel to it. The clarity of the lakes and trees were nicely defined, and the reflections added to the charm. I decided to layer the fonts for the title of the collage, changed the opacity, and added it all over the image. This is the most serene chain of lakes I've ever seen.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Perseverance is key to success! "As long as you have courage, you can face anything." Literally anything. Keep your head up and continue reaching for the stars and beyond. Nothing is impossible.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Palm trees are so amazing--just one look at them and you feel completely at ease as if you were in a faraway beach relaxing with no obligations. This palm tree was at a neighborhood park and it was amazing how the shadow and sand resembled a beach in the summertime. I decided to lighten it up and add a pink effect to the photo.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
This was originally a picture of the blooming cherry blossoms during spring time. After blurring everything out and changing the tone and color of the trees and the background, I decided to add extra lights to it for a mysterious, magical twist to winter. The ground resembles ice and the shadow brings in an extra depth to the dark winter atmosphere.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Palm trees are spectacular in its natural shade: green and brown. Altering the colors to blue enhances its overall intensity, giving it an extra glow at night. The blue shade also showcases its unique details and texture that can otherwise be missed in its original color.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Having a little bit of fun creating a rainbow colored swirl through various filters and effects. I was inspired by all the unique swirl creations out there and decided to recreate my own version of it. This has a bit of an ocean vibe and resembles the wind and the crashing waves.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
One of the most beautiful small parks in the city: spectacular in the winter, spring, and summer. Even cooler in the fall when the leaves begin to change into brown, yellow and orange hues. This picture showcases the beginning of autumn as the trees begin to turn into rusty autumnal shades. I added some sun flare and a filter to emphasize more on the changing season.