Spotlight #6 (with second special guest)

Continuing on with the trend from last week, I've got on another friend who's venturing into the rabbit hole of photography. 

Funnily enough, Doug was my roommate for an entire year, and I had no idea that he was such a visual person, and yet now almost a year after moving out, we've reconnected over this simple common interest. 


One look at the picture, and you can see why I as interested in finding the story behind it. Here's what Doug has to say:

"So this is a photo I took while my family was traveling around Cinque Terre, back in September. There is a hike between the five cities that make up the Cinque Terre coast, we had been hiking most of the day, and we approached Manarola right around sunset. 

I shot the photo on my iPhone 6s, using the panorama function, and only lowered the brightness before taking the photo. I take a lot of sunset pictures, like too many, but there is something incredibly beautiful about this photo, it captures something beautiful, but it also captures a memory, which is how I feel every photo should be taken."

-Doug Lappe

Listening to what he had to say about it was awesome, because it's exactly how I feel about the pictures I take. It's the memory that makes up most of it, and invoking an emotion in the viewer is the best part about photography. 

Follow Doug here.

What are your thoughts on the picture? Do you have another view on photography overall? 

I would love to hear it. Leave a comment or two below. 



Spotlight #4 - The eye in the sky

It took me a while to capture this picture perfectly. 

The landscape is photogenic, which is easy enough to capture the vibe, but what really makes this picture what it is is a really subtle part of it. 

Check it out below.

Can you spot it?

It's a massive part of my life - keeping out a keen eye for birds, especially raptors. Ever since I can remember I've always been OBSESSED with all birds of prey. 

When I was looking up at the mountain side, I noticed this bird, which I guessed to be an eagle and I just knew I had to get it. 

Can you tell what bird it is? Leave a comment or two below and share your thoughts on the picture as a whole