SO. @mantiheaer created this beautiful piece of artwork for me based on a story idea I’ve had kicking around in my head for the last er… two years. (I’m not a fast writer, okay?) And… well just look at it, guys. I don’t know what I could possibly say about this stunning painting other than that it captures my mental picture perfectly. It’s the perfect combination of sweetness and melancholy and I’ve been staring at it all day and will probably do the same thing tomorrow.
Ok so there’s a 99% chance Caspar took this picture and that’s why he’s tagged here. But just imagine Caspar randomly looking up from his phone and whispering something like “Damn, he’s beautiful.” and decides to snap a picture, to capture this perfect moment. And Joe goes all like, “What the–?” Then Caspar shows the picture to Joe and Joe just smiles at it, not because he himself looks hella good in it but because Caspar took it and he just loves it so much. Ok, on second thought– don’t imagine that.
Virgo Aesthetic:These quiet, romantic images capture the essence of Virgo, beautiful, thoughtful, and sensual. An Earth Sign, Virgo is a stable, solid person - as steady as the Earth itself. Perfection must be found in every moment for a Virgo, and these pictures capture those perfect moments.
But it was so beautiful. One of those days where it would make a good picture, but the picture wouldn’t come close to capturing the perfect hint of late night summer humidity and last minute ice cream stops. Every breath felt so refreshing and I ached for wanting more; to run forever and ever.
A kingfisher eats a fish, caught in a small lake in Mala Subotica, Croatia. The brightly coloured bird was photographed by Petar Sabol who visited the lake in northern Croatia numerous times over the course of two weeks, patiently waiting for the opportunity to capture the perfect shot of the birds and their prey. Picture: Petar Sabol/HotSpot Media
‘I can’t believe how big you’ve gotten’ Ashton’s voice goes quiet in awe as you stand in your usual weekly space in front of the kitchen door to get your picture taken. After being inspired by youtubers and other soon-to-be dads, Ashton had begged you to start a progressive video on how your baby bump would grow in the next 9 months. At month 4, you were really starting to show. After the picture had been taken - within more than 20 shots due to Ashton’s need to get the perfect picture to capture ‘the loves of his life’ - you had arranged to paint the nursery before you were unable to help. ‘Thanks Ash, you really know the way to a girl’s heart.’ you rolled your eyes at his previous comment before rolling up your top to reveal your little protruding belly. A few flashes went off and you could hear him chuckle in the background. ‘What’s so funny?’ you question, hands on hips. Ashton lowered the camera and grinned smugly. ‘Nothing..it’s just that not only have I made my way to your heart, but my little swimmers also made it to your egg.’ He looked at your confused expression. ‘Yep’ he murmured, bringing the camera back to his face ‘definitely funnier in my head. Gonna be a long 5 months.’
It seems like an appropriate time to reflect on the year which, save for a handful of photos, coincides with this blogs existence.
I have met some great people on Tumblr, and am lucky enough to now call a few of them my friends. I’ve received a lot of support, and had the opportunity to see the works of some truly great photographers, on both technical and aesthetic levels. Sometimes the best pictures are not technically perfect, but capture a moment, a feeling, or something of the photographer themselves. I’ve experimented with my own photography, and learnt a lot from your responses, and from seeing the photos you all create and share.
Thank you to everyone for the likes, comments (when we could make comments…), messages and reblogs - every single one means something to someone who puts out original content. It’s still a fantastic feeling to see my work on someone else’s blog, or scrolling up on my dash unexpectedly.
Happy New Year to you all. Have fun, stay safe, and may 2016 be full of health, happiness and personal fulfilment.