Week 18/52 : See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me~

This photo was from my first beach trip this year. I have my mom to thank once again for this shot, and my parents to thank for the vacation. I tagged along on their wedding anniversary celebration and grabbed the chance to take lots of photos. I asked my mom to take a few pictures of me playing in the water. I felt a little awkward at first becauses there were lots of people at the beach (there was some sort of team building event happening), but the sun and the water felt so good that I ended up not caring after a while.

Week 17/52 : Weekend please stay

This was another shot my mom took of me during our short stay at Estrella de Mendoza in Laiya. This one was obviously taken next to the pool 🙂 We arrived around noon on a Friday so there weren’t a lot of people yet. When the weekend came the place was packed and there was no way I would have been able to get a shot like this without having to clone out at least 20 people in the background.

Week 16/52 : Estrella

This was taken about two weeks ago during my parent’s wedding anniversary. To celebrate we booked a room at Estrella de Mendoza in Laiya. The place was really pretty so I grabbed the chance to shoot several self portraits while we were there. Thanks so much to my mom for being my photographer. I only brought my 50mm lens so I know she had a hard time getting the focus right, but in the end I’m quite happy with the shots she took of me. This was taken right next to the showers by the pool, can you believe it :p I thought the plants were really nice so I asked my mom to take a photo of me there.

Week 15/52 : Don’t annoy the crazy person


A quick photo I took a couple weeks ago which I once again never got around to editing. I only ended up opening Photoshop again because the electricity went out at our house, which meant no internet for me – AKA no distractions. Fortunately my laptop was fully charged.

I love the pop of colors in this photo. I normally work with muted tones in my self portraits, but I thought the bright colors were really fun in this one.

Week 13/52 : Oh, the summer night has a smile of light

This was taken by Jason during our office workshop at Camp Benjamin last week. There was a nice little location with these cute lanterns at the resort so we decided to shoot for a while. Unfortunately most of the pictures came out grainy or blurry because it was too dark, but I still really liked them so I figured I’d use one for my 52-week project 🙂

(Quote in the title is by Barry Cornwall)

Europe 2016 : Crete, Mykonos and Athens

(This is entry has three days worth of photos from our Mediterranean cruise last July, so once again it’s going to be pretty long.)

This post picks up from where I left off where I talked about our adventures in Montenegro and Corfu (blog entry HERE). After Corfu we remained in Greece and explored the island of Crete.

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Based on the brochure they gave us we learned that Crete is the birthplace of Zeus and the Minotaur. Our tour that day consisted of the Knossos Palace ruins and the city of Heraklion (which translates to Hercules City)

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Just like our tour in Naples and Pompeii, our guide utilized these radios so we can hear her from afar. The Knossos Palace is very big and packed with tourists so these were once again very helpful.

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She also gave us a map of Heraklion since we would later have 2 and 1/2 hrs to explore the city on our own.

At the Knossos Palace we mostly saw ruins of the old buildings. It was very large and was estimated to have been built sometime around 1700 to 1400 BC. It was believed to be the center and heart of the Minoan culture during that period.

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Our guide told us that these pillars and fresco of a bull (or was it a minotaur?) is the most iconic symbol of the Knossos palace. I’m not entirely sure why.

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Week 12/52 : Here comes the sun

Summer’s here! I keep seeing photos of people enjoying their vacations on FB, but unfortunately we’ve still got about a month to go before the end of the semester.

I finally ran out of photos from our Malaysia trip, which means that I need to start shooting new ones for this project. We had a long weekend this week so I managed to shoot this in our garden the other day. I’ve been too busy editing vlogs from our trips last year that I’ve forgotten about my self portraits, but I think it’s time I work on them again.