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Shooting star

Happy birthday to me. =)

 

This is my first post in 2010. I'm not sure why I decided to post such a dark, gloomy, and stormy image for my first picture (and for my birthday, at that). I just like what a lighthouse represents, I guess... in a way. I also like the significance of the lighthouse sitting on the edge of the world... in front of the open sea. Recently, I've been struggling to find my niche and unique style in photography. Maybe the open sea in this image is a metaphor. There are so many possibilities in terms of where I could take my photography. Moreover, the light from the lighthouse remains unobstructed, will travel far and see many things over it's life span. Perhaps I will do the same with my photography.

 

It was super stormy when I took this, standing in the freezing rain. I think the temperature was below 20F and I couldn't feel my hands. The waters were raging because it was so windy. I had to hold my tripod down to add some weight to it.

 

I like the finished product.

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Uploaded on January 6, 2010