Category Archives: Photography

Super Blood Moon (2015)

Super Blood Moon

Super Blood Moon Eclipse Compilation of Phases

September 27th marked the occurrence of an event that was last seen in 1982, The Super Blood Moon. Seeing that this event last happen the year I was born and its next occurrence is slated for 2033, I had to try my best to ensure I captured this event. The evening was plagued with blankets of clouds (more like a blanket and sheet set :D), which reduced visibility and blocked the moon totally. I did manage to capture a few good images of the moon as it slowly phased into the full eclipse, and being color with a red hue from the red rim light of the sun behind the earth. The last image I got was just a few minutes before it fully eclipsed. If you don’t understand why the moon became red then here is an animated explanation from NASA: Read the rest of this entry

Catching Up: Photography Development

Working a full-time job and pursuing a degree part-time doesn’t leave much room for spare time to do other activities. Spending the hours from 9am – 5pm at work six (6) days a week and then school 5pm – 9pm five (5) days a week is really taxing, but as the old Jamaican saying goes “Ef yuh waan good yuh nose haffi run”. (Translation: If you want good, your nose has to run. Meaning: To be successful you must work hard.)

Despite the scarcity of time, I do try to squeeze in some time for an activity that I really love; Photography. When I find the time I read through Facebook groups dedicated to photography, read content on websites dedicated to teaching various aspects photography, watch YouTube and other instructional videos. From time to time I seek to put the information I have consumed into practise, by going out and shooting, engaging in trial and error, seeking to create images that are visually pleasing. Read the rest of this entry

The Golden Legend – Bob Marley

Back from the shadows

I’m backkk!

The continued handicap match between personal time and the tag team of work by day and school by night, has made me MIA for the past couple of months. It has indeed been a difficult challenge trying to balance my professional, academic and personal lives but the ratio among the three (3) just isn’t evenly distributed. Read the rest of this entry

New Year Portraits

Flotilla to the Goat Islands

AtHP: Multiple Installments

Here is another installment to the Around the House Project. Images were taken in side as well as outside applying some rules of thirds and depth of field. Feel free to give feedback.

AtHP: Candy Bowl

Candy Bowl

Candy Bowl

Candy bowl on the center table. Liked how the colours of the doily and the sunlight was picked up by the glass.

Opening My Inner Eye

Peppers and Pak Choy

Peppers and Pak Choy

I have recently started reading the book Extraordinary Everyday Photography by Brenda Tharp and Jed Manwaring. The aim of the book is to dismiss the perception of new photographers that you need to travel to exotic places to capture beautiful and interesting photos.

The authors encourage you to take regular “boring” objects in and around your house or neighbourhood and try to make them more interesting when you shoot. They also encourage you to take multiple shots of the same objects, applying the rules of composition, exploring different angles and perspectives as well as different times of the day exploring lighting scenarios.

This image is my first installment in the “Around the House Project” or “AtHP”, that I’ll be embarking on in an effort to develop my photographic eye.

Walked into the kitchen one evening after coming home from work and the colours of the peppers and pak choy instantly grabbed my eyes.

The Show of Love

The loss of a loved one can be a very emotional and stressful situation. All kinds of memories float to the surface especially of really awesome times spent with that person, all the smiles that they drew on your face and the laughter that they pulled from the depths of your belly bottom :).

A few weeks ago an in-law went home to be with her heavenly father. I asked one of my cousins before he came to the island how he was holding up? He replied:

I’m good! My grandmother lived a long and good life.

Not everyone who has passed from this life can say that they had lived a “long and good life”. Ms. Sama however, undoubtedly did live a long and good life caring for her family and all whom she came in contact with, backed by the love she had for her church and God.

I had started photography as a hobby I wanted to capture moments of the Thanksgiving Service for my cousins as my contribution to the memories they will have of the day. These are just three (3) of the images I took that to me expressed the unspoken love that family members had for their loved one. I did some post-processing on them in Adobe Lightroom applying techniques I saw in a Youtube tutorial done by Serge Ramelli adding a touch of drama to the shot and placing more emphasis on the subjects in the photo.

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