Black n’ white

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     As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m stuck in bed for a few days due to a medical condition. So I was wondering all this time. What can I do to be creative and productive? And then it hit me. I have a ton of images I shot during all these years I do photography, which I never published a) because I thought they suck b) because I was too lazy to edit and c) because I didn’t have a real editing program. So now that I cannot shot new images and have a lot of time -literally- and an Adobe Photography subscription -AT LAST!!!!- it’s time for me to go back, review all the photos one by one, choose the ones I feel I can do something with them, practice my editing skills and at the same time posting here, on instagram (@thearcadiangirl) and on pinterest (Stamina Scar) -btw, you should find in other social media and connect in more ways!-
     So my first few edited photos are these black and white. Who doesn’t love it after all? It’s like transfering to another time, like it’s giving this special feeling to the image. Plus it can make an image from okay interesting actually -and most of the time takes less time to edit. What can I do, I’m a pretty lazy person-.
     What do you think?

Challenges, Photography

#365DaysChallenge| Week 1

The arcadian girl Day1Day 1: Reflections on my window.

the arcadian girl day 2Day 2: While walking up the mountain. What a beautiful day it is today! It is the first day with sun this week.

the arcadian girl day 3Day 3: Walking in the Athens center.

the arcadian girl day 4Day 4: Doing some sightseeing or, to be more accurate, having my coffee in front of the Ceramicus ruins in the Athens center.

the arcadian girl day 5Day 5: Sitting in the hospital waiting room is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life.

the arcadian girl day 6Day 6: A candid shot from Syntagrma square.

the arcadian girl day 7Day 7: Does the weather synchronizes with our mood or, maybe, the opposite?

     As you already know, if you follow me on instagram (@thearcadiangirl), I have started a 365 days challenge! In a few words this means that every single day for a full year I will post an image on Instagram. I have started since last Thursday, and since it’s already a week I thought to post all the 7 images here. Just to let you know that I didn’t forget the internet, haha.
     I just have a lot of things going on in my personal life right now that the time for myself is actually really limited. I would love to share with you, but there is nothing cheerful to be said. However, since I promised to myself that I won’t let anything stand between me and my passion for photography, I thought of this challenge, to be forced to work more on my skills.
I would be glad if I had you by my side, giving me feedback and shake me up every time I get a little lazy. So, follow me on Instagram @thearcadiangirl, and if you don’t use the app don’t worry, I will also post here once a week (probably every Friday) a weekly roundup!

Hopefully by the end of this challenge there will be some improvement!

     Do you think that this challenge, if I stick with it of course, will help me become a better photographer?
Have you done anything similar? Any other challenge maybe?



New beginnings


Hello! New blog address, new name, new beginning!
But, first things first, happy new year to you all!! I hope this year is the best one yet.
I am sorry I didn’t post for almost two months, but life happens. Moving plans, hospitals, jobs and much more things kept me away from the internet. I only made it to post a few images on my instagram feed (username @thearcadiangirl, go follow me!) But I promise you, and I shall keep this promise, I will never leave anything to distract me from my baby blog again!
About the name and address change now. I know you are wondering yourself, why would I do something like this? Well, it is something I was thinking  for a long time, and I also attempt it once again in the past (hence the “fromarcadia” instead of “thearcadiangirl”, but I will fix that!) Since the new year came, I had this constant thoughts of changing it all, and I finally decided to do it. And, oh god, it feels so myself now.
Why am I the arcdian girl? Because I grew up in arcadia and is something that has left it’s mark on me. Arcadia is one of the most beautiful regions of Greece. Combines mountains and rivers and lakes with the sea and the beaches. If you haven’t visited toy should! So my region was the main influence for me in getting passionate with photography. So now I am the Arcadian Girl!

Will you follow along my adventures?

P.S: For more information about Arcadia visit Wikipedia!

Image by me from January 2015 (no edit).