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.
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 🙂
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?
What??? *exaggerated shock face* That has got to be some silly idea I came up with as a millennial. (I imagine that’s what flashed through your head when you read the title.)
….In all honesty really think about that title again………thought about it? Sadly that’s the truth.
You’ll never be at one job all the days of your breathing life, no job or position or title or place (yes, places evolve over time) is permanent. We grow and change, our needs grow and change. So we have to decide what do we want out of that place/job? and make sure we get it when it’s time to leave, and that’s how I choose to interpret this week’s WPC theme: Temporary.
Above is a picture of my old desk, in the span of a few days I changed desks and time and place. Same me but now with a different desk.
In what way have you exchanged something or somewhere old for a new one, share in the comments.
Have a lovely week ahead
Here’s a link to the WPC post to see more entries.
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.
Morning Guys? 😀 Been a while hasn’t it but first…..
Happy Independence Day Nigeria (it’s on Oct 1st but better late than never)
.…now back to the post. Took a much needed blog break for about 3 weeks, didn’t post anything except read articles and posts from around the blogsphere. Creative Burn-Outs are real and a break is a good idea to ease up and get back into it.
So……today i’m posting on this week’s WPC topic: WINDOWS ;what do you see through yours? Our eyes are windows to our souls and vice versa, so it’s also true that the photos we take and create are windows into our minds. My long exposure shoots are of the Lagos Lagoon the night before a morning rainstorm. The clouds are low and the lagoon glassy, mirroring the sky and city lights.
What interesting sight have you seen of recent that you would love to share ?
Morning guys 😀 ,had a wonderful weekend talking biz and life with good friends. The WP Challenge was to show waiting, but how to do photograph a moment like that in nature.
It really got me thinking, maybe the slow drag of clouds across the sky will show the slow passing of time and the approaching sunset i was waiting for.
Waiting along a debris strewn beach for a warm sunset.