Rule of Thirds… or not

Apparently I’ve got the “rule of thirds” wrong all this time. When I first got interested in photography some 15 years ago, I borrowed books on photography at the library. I don’t remember much about what I read except that one of the basic principles of good photo composition is the “rule of thirds“. Another guideline was to have…

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Thistle me purple

Bought thistles for the first time today. Love the striking geometry of this prickly plant, as well as its purple crowning glory. This is quite a handsome flower, don’t you agree? While reading up on thistles, here are some fun facts I came upon today: * The humble weed is the national emblem of Scotland *…

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Oh, to be warm!

As I write this post, I’m standing by the heater to keep warm and occasionally peeking out of the window. I’m waiting for snow to appear. According to the weather forecast, there’s 100% chance of snowfall from 0100-0200 in Brussels tonight. But all I see and hear are fat raindrops. The latest weekly photo challenge…

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Stars in my eyes

Over the last few months, I’ve been taking photos mostly with my iPhone and editing them using the VSCO Cam app. Sometimes I miss using my Fuji x100, processing the raw files on Raw Photo Processor and making the final touches like straightening the lines in Photoshop. However the former option is more convenient than the latter…

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SIN-NRT-SFO-MEX-ACA

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is “endurance“. I usually don’t participate in this but the photo of the Mayan ruins in Tulum reminded me of a journey I made a few years ago. Though it was to the other side of Mexico. If you are a frequent flyer, pilot or air steward(ess), you’ll…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

I’ve never participated in the Weekly Photo Challenge as I rather blog whatever/whenever I feel like. Until today. This week’s topic: Selfie Oxford Dictionaries declared “selfie” as the International Word of the Year 2013, emerging ahead of other shortlisted words such as: Twerk – all credit to Miley Cyrus for bringing it to the forefront…

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