These are some captures from my garden and around my yard using my mobile phone. These were during the early morning period. The Samsung M30 is a budget camera so not the quality and sophistication of the flagship phones. Nevertheless, I am a seasoned photographer who knows how to make the best of the equipment that is available to me. To my surprise there was a large mushroom growing in the yard. There was a period in the past where I was specifically looking for mushrooms to photograph.
I am no stranger to long distance walking (between 5 km and 10 km). I woke up and decided I had the energy and I had never walked along to the end of Warren Road, heading West, which gives direct views of the Northern Range and Caroni plains and planes descending into Piarco airport. It is a narrow road, so be cautious, if you ever have to walk that road. It is agriculture and empty land on both sides for the first 1 km. My walk took me from Warren Road onto Ajodha Road and Munroe Road and then back to the Southern main road. These are some photos from that walk.
This was an unplanned outing. I started in Cunupia and reached as far as the Chaguaramas Board Walk. I passed there many mornings when I was working in that area but never got a chance to stop off and experience a morning walk there. Placid is the word that comes to mind, as you may imagine from looking at the photos. Chaguaramas has certainly changed from the earlies. Adjacent to the board walk is the Skallywag Bay theme park and further from there is the 5 Islands Amusement Park. Also, it was the first time ever, I have been (walking or driving) through West Moorings, along Columbus Circle road, behind West Mall. I stopped off at West Mall going and coming and then made a short detour through downtown Port of Spain to purchase some households.
Had errands to run today and passed through Movietowne. Here are a few photos from that outing. Around Movietowne is Port of Spain, the Northern Range, main road to Chaguaramas, Foreshore, Invaders Bay and The Gulf of Paria. That has been my usual spot for watching cinema for many years. It is a fairly new property (2002) but has incorporated old architecture.
I feel like surfaces can be easily ignored in the photography world but there is a a lot of beauty in these. These can make great screen wallpapers or framed prints for your wall or backgrounds for your youtube videos, among other things. From surfaces we can look for colours, textures, patterns, symbols, etc. I journeyed around my home and took some photos of surfaces I found interesting to me. Maybe there can be a part 2 to this.
These are some captures from my garden and around my yard using my mobile phone. These were done closer to sunset i.e. the golden hour. We don't have many flowering plants. We have crotons, palms and harder plants that can withstand the hot sun. We do have "jump up and kiss me" flowers that open fully during the sunnier parts of days. The big drain in front is filled with lilies and other wild plants.
I was perusing my archives the other day and decided to pick some to share here. These would have never been shared on the blog before. Most are these would have been taken with mobile phone and shared on social media. I am always photographing and this should mean that I don't get rusty and at the same time, I am getting better. What better time to do this when most persons are doing "year in review" blog posts. These photos span several years though.