Scenery, Sri Lanka, Study, Travel

Study Blues

Continuing the colour- emotion thing, pretending I have a theme going, here are some wonderfully blue landscapes. Blue mountains, Blue skies reflected in Blue water – soak it up, while I sit at my desk and pretend I’m there, cold wind on my face, legs aching after the walk, camera in my hand – in Kandy, at Horton Plains, at Lake Gregory.

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the reflection kinds looks like an oil painting?
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Sri Lanka has the most gorgeous mountains and lakes and skies – and you will always, always be able to find a coconut tree 😛
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Lake Gregory was done up a few years ago – this is the done up side – I move my camera lens a bit, and there’s a shanty town. Urban development for tourists only? A picture and a rant for another time.

 

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Yes, these are the mountains on the home page of the blog – just blue mountains on blue mountains on blue mountains – at horton plains I think. Ed Sheeran, I expect another good mountain song to go with this picture. thanks.
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My absolute fav, I think I took it from a hotel window – so it isn’t the most focused picture – but the colour and the mountains and the mist and the trees!

Currently so overwhelmed and anxious, I’m just breathing in the picture, and feeling at least a little better. Escapism is a definite perk of photography.

looking forward to some post-exam wanderings.

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Black and White, Scenery, Travel, Uncategorized

Stop. Take pictures – feel less carsick.

Bandarawela – cooler weather, breath taking scenery and that finally-out-of-the-effing-city feeling. The vibes you get from travelling to cooler climates, upcountry are so happy – makes you want to go on walks and hikes and DO THINGS – until asthma and the reality of my lack of fitness kicks in- but it’s a nice feeling.

I didn’t actually take many pictures in Bandarawela as I was only there for one night, but I made many stops on the way to and fro – to take pictures, stretch my legs and feel less carsick

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all of the lines and all of the green
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I just loved the contrast of the soil and the grass and the road, with the white road signs
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This is the kind of view I aspire to wake up to
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we stopped by this small cemetery by chance – the scenery  was lovely so we stepped out of the car and stumbled upon this – burial on the hills
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why not have black and white windy roads. Also kind of makes me feel more 1900s as opposed to 2017
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cosy little road marker, with all the wild flowers and just green-ness to make your soul feel good
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look! the weird trees from the earlier post – this time in focus, with a complementary telephone post + wires for accurate representation of the view:P

It’s a rather terrible confession, but as much as I love dramatic, spectacular pictures – with depth of field and brilliant composition, there is a certain charm to the mundane, basic pictures that just kind of say ‘this is what it looks like, and I think it looks pretty’. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that jazz.

I will leave you to the mundane, and go attempt to study.

bye bye.

 

Travel

Blurry Days

There are days which are blurry, out of focus. They lack purpose, or I run away from it. My study schedule is abandoned, I stay home and feel as put together as a ball of fluff. Days like these are just one of the days I turn to my pictures.

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blurry telephone lines giving the grass prime focus
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This children’s park in the heart of the city was recently done up, we occasionally discuss readings in here and I try to remember my camera.
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I love Ixora, and most definitely have not captured their beauty in this overexposed, unfocused picture. I have nicer ones, but they are just not for today.
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Yes, that’s more Ixora in the water. No, once again I have failed to capture them in their glory. But this is also at the park
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Butterflies are usually just a blur in the corner of my eye. Although it wasn’t what I was trying to capture, the Ixora is in focus here – for those I irritated with blurry red smudges in the other pictures
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Glorious Trees #1 I don’t know what they’re called, or why they’re in the middle of tea plantations (prevent erosion? who knows), but they are weirdly blurry and wild looking and I love them, so you may look at three pictures of the trees because I could not choose one.
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Glorious Trees #2
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Glorious Trees #3 I Feel I like this one the best, with the other two tying in second. The trees look so HERE, and almost defiant. Don’t tell me it doesn’t make sense.

 

I’m now feeling a bit more put together. This is the first post on my blog, and a rather odd post to start with. I feel like I’m setting my standards low – with unfocused, blurry pictures that have no narrative cohesion – to kind of make that okay. The main reason for starting my blog is because I love photography, I love my pictures and find a strange comfort in them, but I didn’t have a medium I enjoyed sharing them on. I started with instagram, and while I still do post there I don’t enjoy it. My instagram is full of people I know and sharing my pictures there gets restrictive and a bit like throwing a baby to the wolves. The anonymity of strangers is infinitely better.