The week is finally over, on Wednesday morning as i peeled open my eyes to bright unwelcome sunlight, i felt like skipping over Thursday and Friday just to get to Saturday but Thursday came and i had a lil excursion/ Trip with a good friend and after a really long time i got to exercise my photography muscles and free my thoughts. Which brings us to today.
This blog was first a tester of my new camera then a therapy now i want it to a mini gallery of the photos i take that don’t fall into Architecture, which my Instagram account is for. If you haven’t checked it out, you are really missing great Archi shots of Lagos 🙂
Shameless Instagram Plug – @RubysPolaroid To start off will be posting a little docu series on life in a slum boating community in Lagos.
Silence doesn’t have a sound, it’s the absence of sound. Sounds define our world, the wind rushing through car horns blaring on the street. The ever present background hum of voices, sound is everywhere but sometimes your ears go silent not because the world is silent but your soul is crying so loud for what it has lost every other sound gets drowned out.
Took this shot 2 days before the New Year, the sun was setting and it felt like the year was saying goodbye. The dusty air and cold haze acted like a blanket for the sun, and this was the only peek i had of the one of the last sunsets of 2017. Lots of wishful thinking went on in 2017 for me but i’ll try to make the most of this year (hopefully) and not spend it dreaming like last year.
Wow…its been quite a year and its also already over…..,well not quite we’ve still got 8 days left but 11 and 3/4 months have gone by in a flash. Through all the Global News drama over ‘Fake News’, the Continent wide Eclipse and major disasters of history shattering scale we have gotten to the end of 2017. Time to stake stock, *looks over 2017 Resolutions* I’ve ticked quite a few while some took a complete swerve off the path and some i just plain missed by miles but i still loved it. Oh and i changed jobs and changed mindsets on things.
My best shots of this year are alot but the shots in this post show my passion. The day i took these shots (early Dec) i had woken up really early to travel to a far place and raced back like hell to get to the location of the Auto Event, even though it was raining and i was late i still wanted to take at least one pic.
Sounds desperate right? but if you don’t have a passion for something you’ll quit when it gets tough. Some days later a friend saw one of the pics and said “This is my fav from all your shots, you’ve made my 2017”.
For a pic i took at the end of a grueling day, it was definitely worth it. What made your 2017 awesome, and adventure, a friend or rediscovering something. Share in a comment 🙂
What better way to host a Halloween party than at an abandoned secretariat with several high-rises in a large expanse of land close to a cemetery, lol.
This is my submission for Cee’s BW Photo Challenge with the theme- ABANDONED/ALONE.
This is just one arm of the large complex, its been abandoned for close to 26 years ever since the seat of the Federal Government moved in 1991 form Lagos to Abuja which was carved out of other states and designed to be the centre of power; The Civil Servant state.
Hi guys, how was your week? have you started on the ever long Christmas Shopping list.
It’s just 8days to Christmas *big grin*, that means work break and lots to eat and drink. Parties and gathering around every corner, by far the most tedious part of the year (-__-) .
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is ASCEND. My take on it goes with the endless cycle of New Year goals or Resolution. Ascending from one level to another takes focus (inner compass) to stay on track and make it to the top.
My shot shows what it feels like to stand at the beginning and see your end goal all the way up there.
What’s your take on goal setting / New year Resolutions?
It’s not everyday you get access to a buildings rooftop especially in Lagos. It’s dusk and the cool ocean breeze slides over buildings, through streets and into the minds and homes of the city and in Lagos the cool is always welcome. ALWAYS!!!
It’s the Launch Party of Lagos Biennial and honesty i went there more for the opportunity to bask in the open cold air of the evening than the photo party and eccentric music, i did enjoy the music tho.
Eclectic was the word and the tunes where right my alley but my accomplice a rogue typical lasgidi gal didn’t care for Electronic Music or the likes and kept her round eyes glued to her phone all evening. sigh Today’s WPC Theme is SERENE and what better way to enjoy the evening in a hot, chaotic city than escape to the rooftop. From my perch high up Lagos feels calm, pink hue clouds and cold blue skies all round it really doesn’t feel like the sweltering, noisy beast it usually is. (Motorists and civilians in Lagos will attest to this)
My take on the challenge. Link to the main challenge below WPC: SERENE
P.S- Did a Black&White conversion to one of the images. What do you think?
I know it’s Monday but cheer up, it’s just for today……..and then the rest of your life (-__-). Today i’m focusing on something else asides the day, WPC over the weekend gave a theme for the Photo Challenge; GLOW.
Most photographers time their shots for early morning or late evening to get soft warm diffused light on their subject but that’s not the only time nature glows. It glows during a thunderstorm as well.
I got 2 beautiful shots of Lightning cracking through the skies last week and after looking at in on my laptop screen, i noticed they make the sky glow but in a vastly different way.
Do you agree or not?
To see other entries to the challenge, the link is below.
Happy Monday Morning 🙂
….not exactly what most people are feeling right now but One great thing about it is it comes only once a week, thank God for little mercies. .lol.
My WordPress Photo Challenge post today is on SCALE. Seems simple enough but it’s one secret ingredient to a good picture becoming great, that element of human scale.
It’s simply putting a human subject in frame to better tell your viewer how big, wide or otherwise tall your subject is.
Even on instagram, beautiful landscape shots have someone sitting backing you in the foreground and thus you appreciate how huge the mountains or how high up they took the pic and it gives depth as well.
I picked 3 images of different scenarios to show, no matter the context a human figure always makes a picture more relatable.