Friday, March 26, 2010

Playing With Textures

One of my favorite places to shoot macro-shots is on the windowsill in my dining room, mainly because that's the part of the house that get's the most sunlight, hence it has the most natural light. I took some random shots of different objects around the room, and the result was pretty interesting. The items I choose all had mostly smooth textures, and it's interesting to see the contrast between them and the rough wood of the windowsill. See for yourself....

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A few rocks from my candle display.

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A much more precious rock!

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Yummy M&Ms! Which is your favorite color?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Colorful Macaroni = LOVE!

Not too long ago, my son fashioned a hand-made bracelet made out of colorful macaroni. This is him wearing it...

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Imagine my surprise when he says to me, "Mommy, I want you to have it. That way when you wear it, you'll remember that I love you." Boy did my heart melt! It was actually a bit small for me, but nonetheless, it's probably the most treasured piece of "jewelry" I now own.

Later on that night, after he had gone to bed, I was still so touched by his gift that it prompted me to write him a little note, an outpouring of how much I loved and appreciated him....

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A child's love is truly unparalleled, unconditional, and everlasting.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Beginnings...

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Welcome to the first post of my new PHOTO BLOG! I've been wanting to undertake this project for some time now, so I'm glad to finally be getting it off the ground. I've always loved taking pictures, especially after my son was born. Most of the gazillion photos I have are of him in various stages of his young life. Lately, especially after hubby surprised me with my very own Nikon D3000 Digital-SLR camera, I've been fascinated with capturing images from my everyday wanderings, trying out the new and exciting features my camera has to offer, and learning how to use light to produce beautiful images. Here I hope to post both untouched and digitally enhanced photographs, as working with digital design has also been a passion of mine. And every once in a while I my share with you all some of my scrapbooking pages, for what better way to showcase photographs that tell a story than in a scrapbook page?

I decided to name this blog THROUGH MAAN'S LOOKING GLASS..Maan was my childhood nickname, one which my parents and siblings still call me by, and I like to think of my camera as my Looking Glass, whereby I'm able to look upon the world in varying perspectives, while in the process seeing a reflection of me in every image. So I hope you all enjoy these pictures as much as I've enjoyed taking them.

These first images were taken this past weekend. Spring is upon us, and these delicate flowers show how beautiful the change of seasons can be. Looking upon them, I imagine the sheer happiness and heartfelt joy that Persephone felt as she ventured out of the Underworld to visit her mother, bringing with her the beauty and warmth of Spring...

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