“And of His signs is that you see the earth stilled, but when We send down upon it rain, it quivers and grows. Indeed, He who has given it life is the Giver of Life to the dead. Indeed, He is over all things competent.”
– The Qur’an 41:39
And so I’ve decided to join The August Break (#augustbreak2013) photo challenge hosted by Susannah Conway and I’ll hopefully be posting a photo a day (or every couple of days) over this month using the prompts below. I’m hoping it’ll be a chance to refresh my blog and spend this month a little more productive than the last in terms of blogging.
Why not join in too!
“Each day, for the whole of August, take a photo and share it on your blog. You can add words if you want — or not. You can use any camera. You could share a series of photos, or miss a day out, or just post on weekends. There are no real rules, basically. This is all about being present and enjoying taking photos just for the hell of it. And perhaps reinvigorating your love for blogging, and/or taking a break from writing.”
Read more about the challenge and all the details of how to take part here.
Also follow me on Instagram @VazeimaFayyaz and check out the #augustbreak2013 tag for ideas.
Happy blogging! =)
The break of dawn.
Light is the definer: it transforms and shapes the subject of your photo; hence requiring more attention than the choice of subject itself. But more so, light can elevate and intensify what would otherwise be considered as most ordinary and commonplace subject(s).
Experimentation: the loss of colour – the slightest adjustments to colour can sometimes add so much more depth and character to what would otherwise be a standard photo. And in these photographs I used desaturation and adjusted the brightness to emphasise a calmness in the loss of colour rather than creating a harsh contrast. Hence, I added a slight undertone of cream to maintain a soft mellow haze.
I wore a bright blue cotton kurta – a long loose fitting garment; paired with bright-white chinos for a crisp contrast against the vibrant blue of the kurta. I also added a stripe scarf with hints of orange, yellow and red to give the outfit a more relaxed look – simple, comfy and casual.
But my favourite part of this outfit was definitely the shoes: I wore gold-beige flats which are from Pakistan (as is the kurta) and I absolutely love them! with beautiful embroidered detailing in bright colours which I think works well this outfit in echoing the casual feel and bringing the look together, adding that little something special (they’re super comfy too!)
Casual outfits are my favourite!