Okay so not a great photo I know, but its my 21st Birthday today. Hope everyone has a great day. Enjoy Friday 13th
This entry was posted on 13.January.2012 by William Allen. It was filed under Photography, Thoughts and was tagged with 21, 21st birthday, 550d, birthday, cake, candles, Canon, celebrate, festival, friday 13th, london, photo, Photography.
Happy Birthday! And wow…you are only 21 years old! I just turned 40! It is funny how the time just goes yet I feel 21 still. No one told me that one. Looking back, 21 was such a glorious time in my life. THe world is your oyster yet you don’t totally know it then. You have so much freedom to figure out what way to go in your life. It is thrilling yet terrifying all the same. I have no regrets but do wish I had been more adventurous as a traveler back then. I lived abroad and spent my 21st year in France, traveled across Europe and loved it. But now I’m wishing I would have done more. It just took me twenty more years to see other far off places! So my advice is go for it! Enjoy! And have a great birthday! P.S> The forties aren’t as bad as I thought. I finally feel like I’ve figured it out and now the direction with certainty that I want to take!
13.January.2012 at 1.58pm
Thanks, i had a great day, well i hope the next 19 years don’t go too quickly! I’m currently a Business student in London, so this year I think will be spent working hard and getting my head through some books, but I have some exciting plans for the summer, including a bicycle and Europe. I’m looking forward to it!
14.January.2012 at 9.50pm
Happy 21st (or, as it said on my daughter’s 21st birthday cake, “Happy 21th Birthday”! It was so funny and memorable I didn’t make them correct it–we still laugh about that cake). You don’t need any advice from this 66-year-old granny, but I wish you the best and will continue to look at your photos. Getting an SLR camera and getting serious about photography is on my bucket list, but so far other art media, writing, grandkids, volunteer work etc. are taking up my retirement time. But when I do, your work will be an inspiration.
13.January.2012 at 2.20pm
Thank you, well my 21th birthday was great. I do sometimes wonder if i’ll make it to the ripe age of my 60s, or if a hard and fast lifestyle in my youth will prevent me from doing so. What kind of writing do you do (apart from on your blog)? I tried to write a book on my travels, which was probably terrible, but it was stolen in Cambodia, so thats the last of my writing efforts. It was a pleasure to read on my birthday that my photos would be an inspiration to you.
14.January.2012 at 9.56pm
Happy birthday! I think it’s a great shot.
13.January.2012 at 7.49pm
thanks and thanks!
16.January.2012 at 6.21pm
I don’t know you (didn’t until you “liked” a recent posting on my blog), but Happy Birthday anyway! 🙂
14.January.2012 at 7.59pm
Ditto, Cindy Dyer’s comment. I trust you had a good birthday. Happy belated Birthday!
16.January.2012 at 2.49am
WOW! Happy Birthday To you, dear William! This is wonderful. You are now one of my youngest blogger and photographer friends, nice to meet you, once again. Thank you, with my love, nia
17.January.2012 at 3.15pm
Happy Birthday. 🙂 I love your blog.
19.January.2012 at 9.11am
You might not think it’s a great photo but it certainly has the makings of one. All you need to do is some post-processing in a digital photo editing program. I’d make the blacks blacker, the darks darker, and the shadows shadowier. Remeber that what comes out of the camera is just the basics to start with. Then you get to improve on that ol’ camera to tell the viewer (that’s us!) what you want us to see. In today’s world of digital photo editing (Photoshop CS5, Paintshop Pro X4, Lightroom, Picasa, Picnik, Gimp, Photo-Paint………………), there’s rarely a reason to say that something is not a good photo. Make it good! No, make it great!
25.January.2012 at 11.34am
Don’t be hard on yourself. When it comes to taking great photos, just two things … your imagination and practice. And thanks for liking my post.
25.January.2012 at 3.47pm
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