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Chronicling my thoughts, one post at a time..

CatchLight- Bokeh (4)

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They say when your guardian angels are near you, you see colored orbs, I don’t know for sure if that’s true, but I can see orbs through my lens.  And maybe they are angels around me, or just an out of focus light source.  Whatever it is, they make me happy.

Sometimes I feel like my intuition is so on point that even with the smallest glimpse into a situation, I find myself predicting the outcome with eerie precision. I’m not claiming it as clairvoyance, but more as just being observant. No matter how careful someone might be in their pretense, certain traits and words give them away when you know what to look for.  And one of the phrases one can often hear from me is – I’m not surprised.  I’ve come a long long way from the naive little girl, but I still manage to surprise myself when I never stop looking for magic, kindness and goodness in this world.  After all Pessimists look for Logic and optimists look for magic.

Have a happy Weekend. 🙂

Peace & Love

xo

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CatchLight- Bokeh (3)

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Lighting can completely change a photo.  the fairy lights I was using for these pictures was the twinkling kind, which would alternate between bright to dim to completely off.  This was One of the photos turned out more dreamy than I imagined because the brightness of the lights wasn’t something I could control.  Bokeh will always be my favorite effect, especially when I have a pretty light source to play with.

Butterflies, pretty lights, dreamy aesthetics – I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don’t feel so sad. *Sing that line*  🙂

More to come..  Until then, Happy Clicking.

Peace & Love

xo

CatchLight – #IAmNikon (2)

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Armed with my favorite object, my camera, I see the world through a whole new perspective, mostly in landscape mode of whether the world in front of me would look beautiful if I cropped just a part of it into a rectangle.  Whether something is worth hitting the pause button and capturing a memory for all time.

I find that its only fitting that I honor my beloved camera with a click every once in a while. Isn’t it a beauty?

Also, is it obvious by now that my aesthetic is GOLD everything.  Something about gold tones make everything feel regal. Don’t you think?

Happy Clicking.

Peace & Love

xo

CatchLight- Signs

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One of the patterns I have noticed is when life builds me up only to disappoint me in the end (if that is what it is), my emotions go blank because heavens know I despise wasting anything, especially time and energy, and the inevitable writers block hits.  Words don’t work unless you feel them.  Defense mechanism for each of us works differently, I suppose.

The only way to get over anything is to acknowledge it and release it, and once that is done, the beauty around us becomes visible again.  I try to look for signs, something that makes the ugliness you just endured, worth it.  Because anything in contrast it feels more stark, like a spark of euphoric joy after a prolonged period of being numb.  Like coming out of a movie theater, and facing a moment of blinding light of the world.  The light has always been there, its only up to us to look for it when we are finally ready.  When you look for signs, signs will come for you.  What is it about what you seek, seeking you right back.

Sadly, I have been hearing news about ghastly incidents from my circles these past few days, news of 2 untimely deaths being the most extreme.  And although these aren’t people who affect me personally, death is always a tragic reminder that life is meant for the living, feeling and savoring the good, bad & the ugly.

The sheer uncertainty of life is the equalizer which connects us all, and it makes me want to always train myself to look for beauty, because it is all so deliciously fleeting.  Like when a butterfly flits past you on a summer day.  It lasts just a few seconds, and if you’re me, it’ll make your soul dance with joy that the Universe just gave you a little wink to let you know it’s all going to be okay somehow.

When life feels too overwhelming, look for signs.

Peace & Love

xo