Photos From 2012

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So while it’s been a long time since I blogged on my regular blog (shaminachristian.wordpress.com), it’s been even longer (over a year!) since I posted any new photos of my travels and every day life happenings here. So enjoy a few of the photos I’ve chosen from 2012. Just to update you – I’m now living in North Carolina, and I also had the amazing opportunity to travel to Kenya (for a work conference) and Uganda (to visit a friend) during the past year. Enjoy!

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Chasing light

 

My iPhone 006

Market Square, Pittsburgh

Hiking in North Carolina

Hiking in North Carolina

Just a few miles from my new home in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Just a few miles from my new home in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Lazy Sunday afternoons in Tennessee

Lazy Sunday afternoons in Tennessee

Gardens at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina

Gardens at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina

Uganda

Uganda

Seeing the River Nile with my own eyes

Seeing the River Nile with my own eyes

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Simplify Your Colorful Kaleidoscope

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Dear Photography Enthusiast,

After letting this blog lie dormant for more than a month, I decided that it was time to provide you with some additional photographs for your viewing delight.

Below I have included photos of: 1) a boy in Sikkim, India, filling up his water pot, 2) Elephant Island near Mumbai, India, and 3) a man carrying mangoes on the streets of Kolkata.

 
 

Going to the water pump to get his pani (water)

 

The way to paradise

 
Bringing mangoes to the masses

Check back for more photos soon! I think that I may provide you with a dash of color in my next photographs! Enjoy!      

 

To Start Off With…

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Innocence Enough

This photo is one of my personal favorites. If I had to make a choice and choose to take pictures in only black and white or only in color, I think I would choose black and white. While I love VIBRANT colors, there’s just something about a black and white photograph that keeps your imagination guessing. Your imagination keeps trying to fill in colors and paint a picture when it’s in black and white!

What do you prefer – black and white or color?

P.S. – I think these young boys are better at skipping rocks than I am. Check out the boy in the middle – what a radical spin move!

The photograph below is probably my second favorite. I seem to have a fascination with taking pictures of doors. This was originally a color shot, but I decided that I liked it better as a b&w.

A Doorway in Kolkata

I’m Back!

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Dear Faithful Reader and Fellow Photography Lover,

I am back with a new blog! While I loved writing and sharing my incredible adventures in India with you, I am no longer in India (are you surprised?). But, I decided that I still really do love to blog, so I decided that I would showcase my creative side and write a photoblog instead! Sooo, this blog will consist of mostly pictures, but I’ll ask for your input and your opinions on what I post. I’ll occasionally put up a poll, asking you about the photos I post, and I may ask you to use your deductive reasonsing skills to figure out where I took the photo!

I’m excited to get started! Have fun and thanks for being my Faithful Reader once again!