Sunday, November 21, 2010

Overgrown Leaves

What type of plant is this? I'm tempted to just call it Ivy, but I feel like I have friends who know much more about the botanical world than I do.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pond and Birch trees

Can't decide between these two. So I figured hey, I'm an amateur, I don't have to! I like the color in the second, but I dislike the framing. It seems to me like the picture stops at the treeline. Love the frame in the second one, yet I didn't catch the same color content. So, there you have it. Lesson for the day: watch the lighting.

Choosing between pictures is a lot like making choices in real life. Just like you'll never have that "perfect" picture, you'll always have different choices, and taking one over another will always have its benefits and its losses. Every day I make an active choice to face the normal adversity of day to day life.
I don't think a lot of people know how hard that is for me. I don't think many people know who I used to be, hiding away in my room behind my books and my oversized hooded sweater. Not daring to express my real emotions to even my best friend. Changing all that was hard, heck, even something so insignificant as cutting my hair was a challenge! Not having those long sheets of dirty blonde waves to conceal my face was an act of pure rebellion against my inner nature. Yet for some reason, I did it. Some days I ask myself why I'm pushing myself so hard, why I insist that I change the prefix to my "-troverted", and some days, I don't have an answer, just like some days I can't choose just one picture.