Comforting Photograph for Tea Lovers

I was playing around with Instagram and Hipstamatic while waiting on my tea to steep the other night, and I came up with this shot. I think it’s very simple but very comforting at the same time. I’ve had so much Lady Grey that I can practically taste it just by looking at this picture!

Manual Photography: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

I’m an amateur photographer (read: I have a camera that I don’t quite know how to use, but I really like taking pictures with it) and seeing this simple yet massively informative “cheat sheet” made a lot of things make tons more sense to me.

Manual Photography Cheat Sheet

Manual Photography: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet | Bit Rebels.

Benches (Some of the Nicest People I Know)

Benches outside


There are some benches outside of where I work that don’t seem to serve any purpose. By and large, no one even knows they’re there. I’ve never seen anyone sitting on them, despite the fact they’re in a somewhat shady spot behind the building. I was roaming around this morning looking for interesting and/or unusual things to shoot (as I am wont to do from time to time) and decided that even though these benches aren’t particularly spectacular, I wanted to document them; patiently waiting for when anyone that happens to walk by might be tired and need to rest a moment. Something about that struck me as being very kind and generous of them. Taken with my iPhone using Hipstamatic.

The End of the World?

Another photograph that I’ve edited to give a gloomy, apocalyptic feel to. I took this with the default iPhone camera app, and then I used an app called PhotoForge2 to apply various filters to it. I like the way this one turned out. It reminds me of a cross between a classic sepia-toned photo… and the end of the world. 😉

Prison… or School?

Took this photograph with my iPhone using Instagram.

I was doing some work in an IT closet that’s just off of a major street. It’s fenced in due to the public nature of the closet. I happened to notice these school buses going by, and had to grab the shot. I played with the original image in Instagram to give it that dreary, somewhat apocalyptic look I’m so fond of. 🙂

Beautiful Shot of the Grand Canyon

This is one of the most gorgeous photos of the Grand Canyon that I’ve ever seen. I wish my stuff came out like this!

Photo courtesy of Chris Moore. ©2009 Exploring Light Photography.