Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Don't tell him I said so, but...

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera." - Lewis Hine

Photography. Pictures. Images, I love them. I adore them. They make my mouth smile big and my heart so so happy. So, it's pretty safe to say that pictures will be a large part of this blog. And if you haven't caught on already, the complete and utter focus of this post. I guess this is the part where I should confess that I have no training whatsoever or really any particular idea of what I'm doing. Just love it. I have a lovely little camera that i like to putz around with and with a little bit of practice and a little bit of editing... some turn out pretty dadgum good :) However, photography doesn't just happen to be one of my life long passions, but my husbands as well. And therefore turns our little hobby into quite the source of competition in our household. We tend to take very different kinds of pictures and then like to argue over who is the better photographer :) Oh, just friendly little arguments, of course. But I probably should go ahead and let you guys know the real truth... I'm better ;) So with greeeeaaattt reluctance ( I must be in a particular moment of weakness) I'll have to admit he has taken some pretty spectacular photos as of late. So, don't tell him I said so, buuuut I just had to share a few..... Theses are some of my most favorite instagram photos he has captured over the last month or two....
This is my absolute favorite. It was this past monday in Sebastian inlet. Had to practically lay on the rocks and scraped his arm up pretty good to get it, but boy was it worth it.
This is another one from monday. A rainbow around the sun. I mean, it doesn't get any better than that. Craziness. Crazy awesomeness.
This was from a couple months ago when we went camping at Anastasia state park in St. Augustine. A cicada. They are born under ground and can stay there for up to 5 years. Then the dig themselves out and shed their skin becoming adults. Randy just happen to come across this guy during his molting process. Lucky freaking timing.

This is a perfect example of how different our photography styles are. Broken window in our favorite taco shop. I would have most definitely never have thought to take this picture. But I kinda like it. And I like to see what other people's eyes are drawn to...

Random pretty tree caught at a pretty cool angle :)

 I just love this one. Makes me feel just like I'm the one laying in that hammock and drinking that Corona.
Another example of a picture I would have never have thought to take. Graffiti does't really stop me in my tracks. But maybe it should? I think this is super interesting. 
This is a rainstorm a brewing out our front window. ☁☂ Wow. I can't imagine I have to explain why I love this one. Second fave.

We all see the world differently. We all notice different things and perceive things in our own way. That's my most favorite part of photography. Getting to see through someone else's eyes... and I do love seeing through his♥ 

"A photograph is a secret about a secret...the more it tells you the less you know."

XO -Amanda


  1. Well I have to admit his photographs are pretty damn good. Nice post.

  2. May I borrow the quote you borrowed by Lewis Hine?

    1. Yes, of course. I borrowed it from someone else :)

  3. Your photos are lovely. I think they do a perfect job of telling your story :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}