Photography

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?

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Inspiration

Inspiration| Autumn

Being stuck in bed right now, with a temperature of 20 Celsius outside in mid November, is the last thing I wanted/needed right now.

Have you ever been to the point you have so many dreams and plans and then everything scrambles down like a tower of cards? And then you realise it happened for a good reason, but yet once again you are too close to lose everything for one more time? Well, I know that doesn’t even make sense, right? I hope that soon I’ll be able to explain everything.

Anyways, since I’m stuck in bed and I can do nothing else than change sides -doctor’s ordrers- I thought the best thing I can do is sprend hours on pinterest and find loads of inspiration for when I get back on my feet again, and why not share this inspiration with you!

Today’s search was all about autumn that hopefully will remember to come in my area too, unless we as humanity have already f***ed up the climate for good -scientists claim that we have and the worst;there is no turning back anymore-.

All pictures I found them on Pinterest -find me as Stamina Scar- and if you happen to know the owner message me to give credits!

Have a wonderful weekend folks!!

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Photography

Long exposure

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Lately, I’ve started enjoying photograph with long exposures. It all started when I was in my hometown, in late September, and one night I decided to wake up before sunrise the next morning and head to the beach. And, surprisingly, I did wake up at 6 o’clock and went at the beach and my only regret is not taking my Nikon with me to this trip. The result is the image above which I captured with my smartphone and uploaded on instagram and soon enough it was the most loved image in my profile, can you believe that?

So as soon as I came but in Crete I grabbed my Nikon and the rest is history. But, oh dear, There as so many places I want to photograph with long exposure. I think that I just found my passion!!

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Wild beauty

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     As you might already noticed if you follow me on instagram ( @thearcadiangirl ) –if you don’t, what are you waiting for? Let’s connect!!I did it!! I moved in Crete about 2 weeks ago, and gosh, it feels so great!
     When I was in Athens talking about this step was like talking for a dream of mine. Something that I want but it’s so distant, or even something is  not going to happen! But it did happen and I couldn’t be more happy about it. Having this view a 5 minute drive from my home, or having the most beautiful beach ever just 30 minutes away is paradise for me!
     The best part of course is that here I have a ton of interesting and different things to photograph, I regret every minute I don’t have my dslr with me. But, you know what? This why I bought the Oneplus X smartphone last year; to have an amazing camera to work with when I don’t have my heavy and not so comfy-to-carry dslr.

     If you want more often updates follow me on instagram @thearcadiangirl, plus if you are passionate with photography like me I would like to see your work and connect in more ways with you!

*disclaimer: not a sponsored article!

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Underwater magic

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Hey!

There is this beach, a 45 minutes drive from Athens, that feels like an island beach. Under some cliffs with crystal clear water. I have felt in love with it! The last time I went for a swim there I took my action camera with me, a cheap Rollei, and I went snorkeling around a bit. The first time I took an underwater view there. I was really surprised when I saw there were a lot of fish which were not scared and following me around.

Unfortunately, I hadn’t charge the battery (what a fool I am!) and these are the only images I managed to capture. They are not enough, but I hope they are good!

What do you think? Let me know!

 

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Coloring the water

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      I haven’t blog a proper post for ages. Now I feel so good to finally doing it!
      Yesterday, I felt so creative, but I was not in the mood to go out and take pictures (since most of the times I do some cityscape photography). All day I wanted to do something but I didn’t know what, until I open one of the kitchen cupboards and I saw the food colors!! Then it hit me, I would use glass and water and these colors in a white background. But… I need light. So, I found a light bulb and put it on a stand. But… again… it was too bright and wasn’t lighting in the way I wanted it to. So, I took some white paper, wrapped it around the bulb and… voilà!
     So now that you know the story, let’s just take a minute and admire the beautiful shades red, blue and yellow form! You can see green, purple and some brown. I like it so much and for the first time (almost) I’m really pleased with the final result of my creativity!
Anyway, do remember, you can create so beautiful things with the things you already have in your home. The only thing you need is imagination!!

P.S.: I have a timelapse-kind-of video from this, I will try to post it soon!

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