I just got back from Nassau in the Bahamas. I stayed at the beautiful Atlantis resort. I had gotten a Nikon D3100 for Christmas, and this was really the first time I got to take pictures of anything pretty. I’m still learning the ins and outs of photography, but I’m happy with most of the pictures I took.
I learned that low light conditions are very difficult, especially when your target is moving (aka fish).
Here is a selection of some of my favorites:
I really like this one because when I saw him, he reminded me of myself and the journey I face. It was this lone snail, trying to crawl up a giant palm tree. It’s like me trying to build video games and form a successful studio. The snail had a loooong way to go, but I felt his determinism. Thanks for the inspiration, Mr. Snail.
People ask me why I don’t have many pictures with other people in them. It’s because the picture won’t capture the real beauty, unlike nature which is raw and exposed.
Nature is beautiful to me because there is nothing hiding, and it does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It follows simple rules that can be easily understood. People are unique. We have the gift and curse of a higher order of consciousness. It still follows rules, but those rules are enormously complicated. So much so, that some people devote their entire lives to figuring it out. The problem is that it’s something that can grow and evolve a huge amount in a very short amount of time. By the time you think that you’ve figured it out, its completely different.
Growth is what makes the human consciousness so beautiful. Why do you think we all love babies and kids? It’s just too bad that most people choose to stop growing after a time. We should never finish growing up.