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!
My friends and I teamed up with Photo Art Pro to spread analog love to the Zaporozhye community. Last month, we hosted a Yeti Scavenger Hunt and had a LomoKino camera as prize. We challenged participants to shoot a roll of film based on a checklist. It was tremendous fun!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.
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You read the right, folks! The 175 Years of Petzval Legacy Competition is officially extended. Discover the additional prizes awaiting our lucky winners and meet the esteemed Petzval photographers that comprise our jury.