Going Home

When I was growing up, I lived in a very small town and I couldn’t wait to get out of it. 18 couldn’t come soon enough. But after I left I noticed something that I never had before. My hometown is beautiful. I suppose it took some miles between us to notice little things like that.

My family always liked to take “the scenic route” everywhere and I never understood why. I do now. Because cities aren’t scenic, they are man made and unfriendly, whereas the country is natural and inviting.

Did I mention I get the best sleep of my life there? I think it’s bc it is so dark (I can actually see stars). Glorious!

Amanda Salinas: Wannabe Photographer?

The sky above the clouds

Amanda Salinas has carried a camera around with her sense she was 15 years old. She realized a film camera really did limit her and she wanted to learn more. A few years ago she got her hands on a new EOS 60D Canon and she started seeing the world in a way she’s always hoped to see it. She currently lives in Oregon with her husband.

Amanda calls herself a wannabe photographer. I think not. She is a photographer. I’ve followed her blog for quite some time now, and am always intrigued by every photograph she posts. She takes some great landscape and nature photography as well, so I’ve decided to focus on that area for this post. All of her photos are great though, so you should check out her site for more!

 Photography: waterfall in the woods beautiful sunlight on the field Zen Garden Waterfall in the Green Farm landscape photography A windmill in the flowers field of flowers beautiful night sky crashing waves seagull above the waves lighthouse
Bridge over the water

A New Perspective: Photography of David J. Lew

water plant- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

David J. Lew is a photographer. He was born in San Juan, Argentina, but currently resides in Tel Aviv.

David’s love for visual arts paired with his introversion naturally lead him to photography. Landscapes, nature and architecture are among his favorite subjects. He enjoys  photographing people, mostly when he doesn’t have to socially interact with the subject. Photography, as an outlet, allows David to express himself and the way he see the world.

I’ve always enjoyed his photography for the radiant, crisp appearance as well as the subject matter. It is always something different, yet a new perspective in the way one sees the world. Look at the ant photo below, it is amazing. Who looks at ants this way? I never did. The way they are interacting with each other and the shadows casted by the sun shows them in a whole new light (no pun intended). There is always something beautiful, yet something playful about the shot.

If you like David’s photography, I highly recommend you check out his blog Earthquakeboy. There are a ton a great images to get lost in.

ants- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

dogs- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

reflection- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

stone passage- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

sparrow- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

hanging lanterns- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

3 city towers- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

lizard- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy

sunset- by David J. Lew- Earthquake Boy


Photo credit: David J. Lew

The Storm

I have neglected my blog for the past few days. Yesterday was very interesting though.

This was a house down the street yesterday around 9am.

The basement caved in on both sides of this house nearby.

Storm cloud starting rolling in again around 6:30 pm.

And it got super dark…

Around 9 pm the sky cleared up and a rainbow came out. I don’t have pictures of that though.

It was a mess. But everything is cleaned up and all is well today. It was very sad 🙁 houses were condemned, cars were totaled but people came together and helped each other out.

First two images courtesy of Jenny K.