Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Document your Day" Project

It has been more than.. what, a month? Since I posted anything here. I've been very busy this last month. And during this time, I've had what a dear friend of mine calls, a "photo block"!

I can't work under pressure, I can't write, I can't think, I can't do anything. But.. I've discovered recently that photography and I do very well under pressure!! Which is weird, considering what I've stated earlier.

So.. to fix this photo block of mine, I've decided to do a very intense photography project, which is basically, taking a photograph every hour, for a day. My day started at 6am, and ended at 10pm.

So without further delay.. here are the 15 photos taken on a typical (lazy) day :)




Mmmmm gotta love the smell of coffee in the morning!!

A lovely gift from my mother :)

Eggs for breakfast (a very late one!)

My little munchkins!

The gorgeous tortoiseshell Soda chasing an e-mouse :)

Cooking cat food!! and yes, they do eat veggies!

Preparing lunch...


The very weird "deep fried Mars" dessert my little sister made!

Raspberry flavored iced tea.. very refreshing!!

Surat Youssuf..


Wow!! Time flies!!!!

This is a long exposure shot. I actually drew this with my hand, using a small torch.

*I apologize if the signature on the photos was a bit annoying, but there are weirdos out there who might steal the photos and claim them as their own.
Which reminds me, please don't copy any of the photos without my permission!


Saba said...

Beautiful, Masha'Allah! These photos are inspiring! I love photography.

Zuhra said...

I'm in lovee with your photos! I really like the first several ones, a lot. you have a great eye, mash'Allah.

Mariam said...

Glad you both liked them!! Thanks for the comments :)

جيسي فهد said...

Amazing photos!
What kind of camera!?

Asma said...

beautiful documentation of the day .. loved the idea and you have made such a scrumptious lunch too :>

.hopeful. said...

I love your photography, mashallah. And your cats are adorable!


Fatty said...

Gameela gidan! I absolutely love them, the coffee one could easily be put into the pages of a food magazine and everyone's mouths would be watering =P

Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum sis, I love your blog and your photographs. Everything is just beautiful
I just wanted to ask, what camera do u use and how do you get your pictures lookin the way they do?

Sara سارة said...

Assalaam Alaikum Mariam,

You have an absolutely beautiful blog and take breathtaking pictures. Thanks for following me. I'm glad I came across your blog. =)

I see you love photography from your current and older posts. I love photography myself, although I really don't do it as much as I would like to. Insha'Allah, planning to start up again!

Mariam said...

Thank you everyone!!! I've been away for a while.. but hopefully I'll resume my "blogging" activities soon :)

@جيسي فهد and letters from a stranger, I use a Canon 50D camera, but I've learned through my experience that the photographer is the one who makes the photo, not the camera!!

@Fatty.. its so good to have you back!! (as if I wasn't absent my self! :P lol)

@Sarah, wa alykom alsalam! Thank you so much!! Can't wait for your new photos!!

Farhah!! :D said...

Salaams :) Can I please use the pic Surah Yusuf as a profile picture on my fb?

Mariam said...

Sure.. as long as you link back to the source (which is this blog.. of course :D)

Naimah said...

Assalamu 'alaykum sis, Masha'Allaah just noticed you had a blog, your a contact of mine on flickr.
I love this project masha'Allaah, very inspiring.