Tag Archives: Beauty

Painting With Digital Light

9 Jan

Remember the post where I told you about painting with Digital Light by Live Rasoloarison ?? ( worry not, it’s just a few posts below) well, I went ahead and gave it a shot some time back. Just this instant I thought to myself that it might make a good blog post. Well, how wouldn’t it?

Anywho, it was epic giving it a trial. I took a rather boring image and post processed it, kinda looking to give it that amazing light streaks that the other photographer had blown me away with.

Here it is,

 

Incase you are wondering, those are my pals. I am/ was involved in a dance group in school last year (this year too, God willing) An amazing bunch of dancers these guys are.  Okay, so yeah, I accredit all the inspiration behind this from that other post I told you guys about. What do you think, is it a type of processing I should explore??

peace

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9 Jan

So I told ya’ll I started my 365 project. Mine is a random one, where I get to create mini challenges for myself and  make sure that I complete them in the best way possible, for the next 3 hundred and 60 something (I think 1) days.

So today’s post was as random as any photo could be. I’ve always wanted to do a street shot. Which I think I will do many of them this year. Especially night shots, when I’m out of school. (Watch out for that) . So I was chilling outside a store in Bungoma. There is something about this town that is just so magical to me. I love how small and bursting with life this small town is.

I did not really plan this, that is why I’m saying that it was random, but I absolutely fell in love with the shot afterwards, I decided to do some cinematic with a greenish tint to it.

Here was the result.

 

So any way, my prayer is that my images grow even stronger this year. That I take time to strengthen my vision and my artistic abilities. I hope to make more friends, learn more, grow more…and also maybe, do a blog post more frequently.

I suggest viewing my flickr to see more of my images and comment on them.

 

ITS BEEN A YEAR.

3 Sep

So its been a year since I decided to start this blog specifically for photography and creativity related stuff. True, it has gone through major changes and I have taken time really discovering myself and what I really love and would like to pursue. I was looking through and at some of the images that I have shot over the year. Actually. almost all the images I have posted here I shot last year. Yeup, I have almost shot zero photos that I have uploaded to this blog.

As a year elapses, I am just about to acquire my first DSLR camera, and I gotta say, things done changed. I have not uploaded any photo that I shot this year, since most of them have been going into my photography sketchbook. Where I have learnt many things, including post processing and even lighting. As  I acquire my first DSLR, I hope to give this new year a run for its creativity. I hope. man, lets pray.

Anywho, as a year elapses, this are some of the photos I shot and I liked. I would probably do it all differently if I had the chance, but I thank God that I had a place to start from and this was it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These should be like the 5 images that I have liked so much over the one year that has passed. I know that I may be able to do so much better now than then, but dont everyone got a place to start. Plus, I shot these using the Sony DSC-HX1 that my Dad owns . I was really limited into what I could do with the photos, plus, I had almost zero lessons in composition and all that other photography related stuff.

WEll, I think I can only say that this is the beginning of newer stuff, strengthening the passion, learning more, and be keen on the road to awesomeness. Oh and by the way, I am not ashamed of my first photos ( those I shared with the world that is.

Rock Art

22 Jan

You have heard of it, seen it in History books, well, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, 21st Century Rock Art.

Rock art happens to be among the earliest forms of writing and art that man ever did. The first drawing pad was against the wall, its unfortunate to think that that has evolved into Graffiti, but then again come to think of it, Graffiti is actually a very cool form of art. Solid line of thought there, that there were budding and passionate artists that just spent their time drawing on the walls. I can imagine it grew into a fad, it was the in thing, Rock artists would meet and make sure they scribble in all the Rocks that they found. Then we also got Rock art enthusiasts, the Chiefs and elderly people who purchased the forms of art. Those who Bought a Cave, as a collection since it had Art in it.

There were respected Rock Artists, those whom everyone died to emulate, an art icon, one who in the villages was known more that Da Vinci would ever be known, whom got all the girls, all the pretty ones. Of course, the girls would almost do anything to be drawn by this now artistic Lord.  The Lord of the Rock Art.

We can only imagine how it was. Any ways, I came across ROCK ART that I thought I should share. The beauty of Rock art, is that it was designed to pass a message. It was a way of Communication, a Story told, talking of Wars, Famine or even Love. This one right here is to cover the same purpose. To Communicate to tell a story, to show.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Rock Art.



 

 

 

Painting with the sunset.

22 Jan

::INSPIRATION::

4 Jan

This is definitely going to be a big year for me, I believe. I have already told some of those reasons before. Well, I desire to grow in various aspects and fields, like Photography and Design. I also join school. Yes, Finally I join College. I do not know how the experience will be but I sure do hope it will be a good one. I also hope that School won’t make me too busy for my blog. Yes, that is another area where I also hope to grow, I hope to grow more in my blogging, I hope to create more friends, and have more fun. Speaking of which, I have now decided that this blog will not continue trying to post only a post a day, but it will go a long way to posting whenever and wherever I get a chance. ( like right now I’m in a Cyber Cafe’) Regardless, I pray that I will keep this blog alive. that it will be what it was supposed to be, that it will be my online playground, where I get critiques and corrections and also get to share what I have designed or Photographed.

So yeah, you can now see just how big this year may turn out to be. My request is keep reading this blog, show it to your friends, and your friends friends, Keep learning with me, shooting with me and enjoying with me. 🙂

You can also follow me on twitter @_krox and get to share my world. Have a good one. Its not wrong if I said I love all of you,….. peace!!

1631 AD.

3 Jan

Happy New year folks. Its been a good year (2010 that is) I mean, I have totally fallen in love with photography. Digital Photography to be precise.

I think this is one of the best fields in our century, being able to showcase art, and the ability to give forth that ‘feel good’ feeling.

I did not start this blog a long time ago, but heck, It is here to stay, I used to have a personal blog for two years, which I have not posted a thing since I started this one. I hope that this year will be one full of growth into this photography field. I have big plans this year. I plan to get my first DSLR camera. Plan to take my skills to a whole new level. I plan, pray and hope that I will be able to learn the most from my photographer friends who are waaay ahead of me in the game.

Any way, I’ll be telling you guys more, so keep it locked.

On to the next one. The blog title, 1631 AD. Why did Io decide to name it that way, well, I was kinda thinking that I should post the shots I took on Jan 1st., you know, just so as to start the year with a bit of  style 🙂

lol, its called so because It gave me a feeling of Vintage, like real African vintage. I was at my grandmas for New year, ( a family get together) and here is the 1631 AD inspired photo.

The Sunset.

29 Dec

Hey there beautiful people,.. how have you been?? ( for some reason, I keep believing that all of you who read this blog are beautiful people. 😉 lol, that is super good of me.

Any way, I told myself this blog won’t take a break, you know, like for the holidays. I will keep on posting whenever I feel like I am supposed to. Speaking of which, you should totally forgive me. I have been very lazy in posting. I have a bunch of images with me, just not knowing when to share. So today I was with my boy Nelate , somewhere in the Hills of Bungoma waiting for the sunset. He insisted that he would love to see one from my point of view,. so I showed him around.

I feel like I have so much to say, but as you know, the most important things on this blog are the images I post,.. so with no further ado, the posts, oh, and by the way, today you get more than one post a day. I have another post coming immediately after this.

 

 

 

and here is Nelate. Catching the flame and basking in the Glory

 

 

basking in the Glory.

 

 

there is a story behind this, but I choose to leave it for another day.

The Spirit of Christmas.

17 Dec

The Spirit of Christmas. Well,  Christmas is a beautiful thing, it is. It is one of those moments that spark a lot of emotion in us. Personally, I got in the mood just as December finally got here. I have been involved in trillions of Christmas activities both in my church and around my home town,. Trying to bring out the joy that is associated to Christmas. So what I decided to do, now that there is no snow in Kenya, and well,. Trying to showcase the Christmas mood photographically speaking is kinda hard,.. so I decided to do doodles whenever I get time, these doodles usually take less than 15 minutes. So be prepared for more of these stuff, as it is exactly a week before Christmas.

 

Here we go,.. I plan to  always post something everyday till Christmas day. Keep checking for more stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

stay tuned,.. this week is going to be amazing,…. lemme take this early opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas. ( the Happy New year one is coming soon!!)

Yes, I’m Back.

1 Dec

So I told you guys the Blog will be taking a break till the 29th. Well today is the first of December. World Aids Day. ( Hint! Hint!) yeah, I know, a post should definitely come up because of that matter. But true to my words, the blog did make a comeback on the 29th. With some changes of course, I know now you have noticed that I am spoting the modularity lite theme ( the good looking template on this blog.) It was not particularly easy to go to this theme. And I have reasons. First of all, I did not want to look like I was copying or imitating how other Kenyan Design and Photography blogs look like. That is why I had the other theme on for such a long time.

I know, that now its looking rather similar to other blogs out there. That’s a good and a bad thing at the same time,… anyway, to cut the long boring story short, I did change the theme. so, you better like it, and I have tried to make it as different as possible from the others.

The others are generally unique in their own self.,… any way,.. we are back. Expect some awesome stuff as I continue learning in the fields that interest me the most. Design and Photography Baby!

 

Any who,.. here’s today Image. Hope you like it.

When is the last time you saw an actual cow??