This may just be my favorite flower picture in my collection. Probably because it’s a picture of my favorite flower, a lily. Every time I see a lily it always seems to be the most beautiful and brightest flower in the bunch. They just give a bouquet a whole new dimension; sometimes a tropical touch, other times something classy, it’s always different and perfect. In my eyes, there really isn’t an individual flower in the world like it, at least not one that I have ever seen.
There’s nothing I love like a good evening shot. Honestly I just really adore the colors of sunset, it always manages to be beautiful and calming, but I think the coolest part is that it’s constant. It’s like no matter how horrid a day seems or how impossible the world feels, sunset comes and just feels the whole sky with color in harmony, and for the moment you can feel the pause and enjoy the calm brings. And it’s not just once every now and then, it’s every day always, like the world itself is demanding you take a breath to enjoy the world we live in.
Some mums I got on the day we celebrate our moms. Once again, Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing woman in our lives who have fought throw thick and thin for their children and never asked for anything in return; our real life superheroes. I’ve always loved Mother’s Day, mainly because it was always a guaranteed mother-daughter day. We never did anything extravagant but that was okay because all I really wanted was to spend time with my mom. It always started with my attempt at breakfast in bed, followed by my favorite Sikh temple program and then for the afternoon, evening time it always varied. We did things from going to a walk at the beach to a family dinner with my cousins to going out for a movie to baking cookies together to just lounging around at home watching Mother’s Day specials, my favorite was always the Kim Possible Mother’s Day episode. Whatever it was we did I just really loved getting spend the with my mom. I didn’t get many full days with mom growing up so even though it may not be that common for a child, I might go as far as saying Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays; third to be exact, right after Christmas and Diwali.
A bird’s eye view; or more accurately this bird’s eye view was directed to me, does that even make sense. Anyways, I was so impressed with myself when I took this picture, I mean as if it wasn’t amazing enough to be in New York and at the time on top of the Empire State Building but then this pigeon came. I need to make one thing clear though I have a love-hate feeling for pigeons; they are living creatures and have pretty feather but they can be kind of gross, none of that is relevant right now though. So my point was that I was taking pictures from atop the Empire State Building when this pigeon came and just as I was about to take its picture it looked at me and made my random snapshot about a hundred times better. Not kidding, I was so excited by this simple picture.
Nothing profound but I have to admit, I love carpet. I am so much more of a carpet person than tile or hardwood; if that’s even a thing to be. I just feel like a carpeted room is more home-like and even more comfortable. I mean yeah I see the appeal of hardwood, it usually classes up and modernizes a house, but shouldn’t the place you live in be more than that. Shouldn’t the place that you live in, that you call your home be more than just a visually appealing building; when I think of my home I think of a place of comfort, a place where you can lounge around in your pajamas and feel warm, inside and out. I feel like we as a society keep cutting away things that we like or find comfort in because it’s not considered popular or pretty or expensive, and our homes are just one of many examples of this.
A showcase of my first macro picture. My old earbuds, which can also be a representation of my constant listening to music. Seriously though, like half my music library is just instrumentals and background music mainly because I just don’t like there not being anything playing in the background. I’m not a musical expert or anything but I have a mixed pallet I think, I mean I don’t have a preferred genre I just categorize music as like and don’t like. I have even surprised myself with the things that I liked. Anyways, musically I’m not that complicated but I know I love it.
From the peak of one of my favorite mountains to hike in Kelowna. Actually, I think Knox Mountain was my first hike when I was a kid. I love the hike up to the highest lookout point, mainly because I love seeing how as I walk I higher up I see more of the town. I guess that can be said about most hikes those but this one always feels special to me, maybe because of all the memories or because whenever I hike it some of my favorite people are with me.
Not sure what I love more, the architecture or how stunning the dusk sky looks. I was walking the streets of Downtown Vancouver one evening and for some reason, this Clocktower just stuck out to me. I had already pointed my camera up multiple time to capture the sky that day but this stood out of the picture I took that evening. Between the structural beauty and the perfection I saw in the sky, I knew I had to capture it.
One of the earlier pictures I took with my first personal camera. Granted I got it 2010, so it took a long time but I was still so excited when I got it. The greatest significances of this picture is that it was the start of me being able to explore my love for photography. I never saw myself as an artist but I loved to look at the aesthetics of the world and photography let me do that. And the opening helped me get to the more creative point I am at now, which makes me love it even more.
Now, do I have some profound connection or explanation for this picture, not really. Honestly, it was a birthday present from when I was in grade school and I always found it kind of creepy, mainly because of those eyes. But then again it did work as an excellent guard. My mom put it right in view for when someone entered my room, meaning younger siblings, or cousins, or whoever was undesirable at the time was, didn’t enter all too quickly. I guess everything can find a use, even creepy ceramic dolls.