[Photography] Spring Flowers in California

I’ve said this before and I’ll probably say this many more times. I really do like Spring. Everything wakes up and starts blooming. The trees get a new breath of life and flowers start to peak out.

Here are some pictures I snapped a week or so ago.

Yellow flowers worshiping the sun
Is it just me or do you also think of yellow as the perfect spring color.

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Sunsets in San Francisco

Northern California is by far considered a very pro green, nature friendly and every tree huggers delight. Nevertheless it still had a decent amount of pollution in the air. Part of the blame can be put on the constant fires we have as extended dry spells visit. San Francisco’s smog content is not however the main focus of this post. The presence of this smog does how create the settings for some spectacular sunsets, and these sunsets are the main focus of this post.

This picture has such a zen like state. I can’t help but stare at it. I took this picture at a park next to the beach in San Francisco. The rolling hills in the background really helps to bring everything together. I really love the sun’s reflection on the picnic bench.

San Francisco - Sunset

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[Video] War Photography – In Harms Way

Photography has been a very strong passion of mine. But, why? There is a beauty in being able to capture an instance in life that in turn becomes part of history. Being able to capture not only a still of that instance but also the passion, the energy, the life that is packed into that instance is what all photographers strive to achieve.

To be able to make your photograph affect another person’s life is your ultimate goal. In effect letting them see and experience a part of what you have. Making them feel like they were right next to you when the picture was taken.

In this episode of “In harms Way“, we have a look at two war photographers who go into the Gaza strip and get a glimpse into what they experience.

This video is a great example of a war photographers life, I don’t necessarily agree with the ending of it and would have liked to see what pictures were finally used by the Israeli News media that purchased them and in what context, but nevertheless its a great insight into a conflict/war photographers life.

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[video] – Amazing Hug

I recived this via email today, and I must say, the video completly blew me away. It is completely safe for work, so go ahead and watch it.

The text of the email read:

The woman in the video found this lion injured in the forest ready
to die. She took the lion with her and nursed the lion back to health.

When the lion was better she made arrangements with a zoo to take
the lion and give it a new and happy home.

This video was taken after some time when the woman went to go visit the lion to see how he was doing.

Watch the lion’s reaction when he sees her. Amazing!!!!!

I dont think any one reading this could every anticipate what will happen in the video. I know I could NOT.