As much as I love my quirky hometown of Austin, Texas, I love to escape to my wonderful lake house on Lake Buchanan in the scenic hilly county of central Texas. Fun can always be found on this relaxing lake!
I’ve lived in Texas for all 16 years of my life and Lake Buchanan has been a huge part of it. Every summer of my life has been spent at my lake house situated on the beautiful Lake Buchanan. What sets it apart from many lakes is the fact that it is not in an urban area. No, when you visit this lake, you’ll get a full immersion in to the friendly country-folk of Texas. Because the lake is so big, there are many places to explore. Why not go to the waterfalls? How about some rock jumping (there are many good places for that)? You can even keep it simple and go to “Picnic Island”, pull your boat right up to the shore, hop out, swim, explore, and eat.
What also sets Lake Buchanan apart from other lakes is the fact that it is so calm. There are plenty of boats on the lake, but they never congregate in one area, so you never have to deal with a “busy” day. You can go out on the lake on any given day and never find it too busy or full of boats. There is no way that I can compile every thought and memory I have of this lake into one article. All I can say is this: if you are ever in the area, be sure to hang out on the waters of Lake Buchanan. I guarantee a good time!
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
As a scientist, Pierrick is often curious about the mechanism behind how things work. His first brush with analog photography is no exception. Eager to know more about the inner workings of a film camera, he started from scratch and tested his DIY skill with the Konstuktor camera.
On July 4, 1776, the redrafted version of Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence made it to Congress. Some 90 years later it was made into an official holiday. Since then, Americans have celebrated Fourth of July in full regalia. Some parade in flag-themed costumes or party in their best dresses, while others bond with friends over beer in the park.
This article is dedicated to one of the most important masters of photography, Robert Capa. Capa is well known for his photos of war, from the famous image of the Republican Spanish soldier collapsing backwards after being fatally shot to his images taken in Indochina. He was also a co-founder of the famous Magnum Photo Agency, the first cooperative agency for freelance photographers worldwide. For this article, I took advantage of a rare event held in my city, Como, some weeks ago: a military drill for civil protection purposes.
There are things that artist Valeriie Liin can't leave the house without: her earphones, two notebooks, keys to her home in Taiwan, and a little color palette for painting. It's not always that she can paint, though, so for those times she turns to her cameras.