Saturday, April 24, 2010

I ♥ Alex!!

I love Alexandria!! It's such a beautiful city! The weather there is almost always nice, the buildings are lovely, the sea is calming and very peaceful, and there is something vintage in the Alexandrian air that I just love! Here are some of the photos I took on my last trip there..

The lighthouse at Montazah Park (my favorite place!)

The Library of Alexandria

Qaitbay Citadel

Taken from inside the Citadel

A view from Montazah Park

Sunset at Motazah Park

Sunset at Stanly bridge

One more sunset shot :)

Hope you've enjoyed the photos!

Monday, April 5, 2010

I have a weird imagination...

It was a surreal moment. I was about to fall asleep, when I heard absolute silence, and everything went blank. It was dark, but suddenly it became darker. I usually open the curtains and windows when I sleep, as to let in a little breeze, and some light coming from the streetlights. I got out of bed, it was quite chilly as I looked out of the window, and all I could see was blue darkness, and not a single sound! It seemed that the electricity blacked out. It felt so strange, standing there before the window, the white sheer curtain swaying in the darkness, like the ghost of a jellyfish, swimming in a black sea. And me.. cold and small, standing there in my fragile little nightgown, so alone. I felt like I was the only person in this universe, the only survivor of a deadly epidemic. I heard distant howling, probably just a few stray dogs fighting, but at that moment it sounded like the cry of an enormous carnivore, a hideous beast. My mind strayed, horrifying thoughts streamed into my head. I shook them them all out, climbed back into bed, snuggled beneath the covers and fell asleep.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring in pink and green

The other day I bought flowers from the local grocery store. Carnations, Gerbera daisies (my favorites!), and chrysanthemums. I had so much fun shooting them yesterday. It was sunny, the sun was shining through the window, so I had plenty of light. Here are some of the photos from that photo shoot.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

[52/52] Last Entry!!

Week 52!!! I should have posted this entry on the 14th of march. That was the date on which I started this project, a year ago.
A year has gone by, and it seems like it was only yesterday! I thought it would be a good idea to start a project like this to document my progress in photography.
A lot has happened over that year. I have learned lots of new techniques, and my skills improved. Over that year, I have had my eyes opened to many new things, I have learned that photography is not just about knowing what settings to use, but rather how to see everything that is around you. The world is full of beauty, even in the smallest, most unnoticeable parts of it. Photography teaches you to see this beauty, and not just look at it. It teaches you that nothing in this world is insignificant. Over that year, I have learned to appreciate this beauty, and tried to understand the purpose of it's existence. All in all, it has been a great year for me! A year of learning, growing, and having fun in the process!!