Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Inspirational Quote of the Day: Past to Future

"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

Beyond Imagery: Blurred, Scenic Collage

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

Cloudy Goodness Scattered All Around

Went up to my rooftop and captured this perfect moment where cirrocumulus clouds hover the sky as the sun began to slowly set behind the mountains. It is spectacular how everything just comes together and forms...all at once.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Take a Look at Our Most Favorite Pyramid

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

Enlighten Your Senses: Wondrous Green Apples

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Homegrown organic green apples on the tree. Dad grew this apple tree for around 26 years and took pictures of them in the backyard.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Inspirational Quote of the Day: Dream It First

"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

Layers and Layers of Bracelets Imagery

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

The Castle by the Cliffside

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

Lights, Camera...Action (With Mirrors and Hands)

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

Charming Chain of Lakes Collage

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

Inspirational Quote of the Day: Have Courage

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

The Real Palm Tree Effect

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.