PHOTOGRAPHY: Loved & Abandoned

"Loved & Abandoned"

“Loved & Abandoned”

 

I shot this on Sunday afternoon near my home. I caught one glimpse of it and had to make a U-turn.

The scene represents a friendship left to die, passion allowed to wither and a life once energetic, ultimately not lived to its full potential…

 

Photo credit: Yekemi Otaru

Today, I’m Thinking About Family

Chicago, Oct 2013

Chicago, Oct 2013

Photo Credit: Michael Otaru (Uncle Oye)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

Nostalgia n sentimental longing for the past (Collins English Dictionary)

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My son is growing so fast. He has just finished Primary 3 and he’s looking forward to a fun-filled summer.

Nostalgia n sentimental longing for things to remain the same (The Task Mistress)

Photo Credit: Yekemi Otaru 2013

My Photography Challenge: Self-taken Self-portraits

“As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.”
―     Suzanne Collins,     The Hunger Games    

 

I’ve heard people say how difficult it is to take a picture of yourself – not with a timer but by literally turning the camera on yourself. It’s sort of my way of seeing myself through my own eyes… and I do this a lot.  Here’s my best attempt:

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Taken with an iPhone 4

 

The trick is to look as if you didn’t take it!

 

Now it’s your turn. Share your best attempt of a self-taken self-portrait in a post and link it in the comments. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through My Eyes

 

My lens is my eye

My lens is my eye

 

A beautiful world surrounds me - my backyard

A beautiful world surrounds me – my backyard

 

My eyes see need the protect children from the less beautiful world around me

My eyes see the need to protect children from the less beautiful world around me

 

 

Photo Credit: Yekemi Otaru

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