Watching the sunrise or the sunset is one of the most beautiful views that no one actively needs to travel miles to see. It’s a free performance directed by Mother Nature herself, where the sky gradually turns from canvas to painting. The majority of these pictures are taken at sunset throughout summer, while I was either on a bus home from work or on a train back from seeing my friend in Hereford.
I never used to take pictures of the sky so early or late in the day. I used to be set on the idea that you don’t need to take a picture to fully appreciate your surroundings- that taking a picture ruins the effect of looking at something so beautiful. But after studying psychology for a year and being so focused on memory, I now find it hard not to take a picture of whatever I’m gazing at. Taking a picture doesn’t ruin the atmosphere of the moment. It captures it in its own memory- one that can’t fade out and be forgotten over time. Even our most beloved memories will eventually fade into oblivion… so why not take a picture of it to remind you of a particular time?
Disclaimer: I’m not the best photographer (yet!), but I’m hoping that with the following Tea-Stained Photo Journals (TSPJ) I can practice my skills in both photography and editing so that I can eventually look back on such blog posts to see my improvements over time. For now, I hope you enjoy spontaneous pictures!
(All pictures are taken with Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and edited with the free version of Adobe Photoshop Express.)