52 Photos a year

WEEK 41: 52 {Inspiring} Photos A Year

Anyone have guts to try this? I've seen worse--just happened to have my camera out for this one! :)

WEEK 41: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/1.4 - 1/6400 - ISO 400

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4 - 1/6400 - ISO 400

One time I saw someone carrying huge pieces of glass that sat in between the driver and the passenger. The glass was much taller than the guy holding them, so he was holding onto the sides, with his face pressed into it. Don't think I'm interested in carrying glass like that! :) There has to be a better way. 

Fun times! 

-Ashley

WEEK 39-40: 52 {Inspiring} Photos A Year

WEEK 39: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/1.4 - 1/6400 - ISO 400

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4 - 1/6400 - ISO 400

Want some street food? Don't do it. I don't even have the courage--I guess that's why I haven't been sick at all these past 6 months! :) Some things I try, but others I stay away from. This above--I stay away from.

I think these kids were occupied with something--although I'm not sure what. Don't think it was me. :)  

WEEK 40: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/1.4 - 1/100 - ISO 400

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4 - 1/100 - ISO 400

At the mall there are always elaborate decorations for whatever they plan for that weekend. Due to a major Hindu holiday, these beautiful streamers hung from the ceilings as we walked around. It gave the mall a very festive look. Thought this would make a fun picture!

Thanks for looking! Leave a comment below and "LIKE" my post! 

Ashley

WEEK 37-38: 52 {Inspiring} Photos A Year

While people were taking pictures of the Taj Mahal...I decided to take pictures of them!

WEEK 37: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/4.5 - 1/8000 - ISO 500

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/4.5 - 1/8000 - ISO 500

I didn't just take pictures of people taking pictures of the Taj Mahal. :) Here is one of my favorites from the day. 

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WEEK 38: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/1.4 - 1/1000 - ISO 400

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4 - 1/1000 - ISO 400

We were hanging out at a friend's house and I loved their windows. I started taking photos and this is what came of it. I really like this photo. Not 100% sure why, but it just looks nice to me. 

"Like" this post and leave a comment below of something you want to see photographed! Would love to have a challenge! 

-Ashley

WEEK 34-36 52 {Inspiring} Photos A Year

Anyone want a pair of sunglasses? 

WEEK 34: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/5.0 - 1/125 - ISO 500

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/5.0 - 1/125 - ISO 500

Can you tell where the seller and buyer's are? Thought this was a fun shot! AND, I was able to ask the seller if I could take a photo in Urdu! Score for me! :)

WEEK 35:

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/3.2 - 1/800 - ISO 640

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/3.2 - 1/800 - ISO 640

While I was with Josh looking at some factory second polo's, this man asked me to take his photo. How could I say no? :) He seemed very happy of his shop. It was quite colorful and varied! 

WEEK 36: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/7.1 - 1/500 - ISO 250

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/7.1 - 1/500 - ISO 250

I love sitting at the steps of this mosque. It's beauty is so captivating! Thought it would make a great POTW! 

Thanks for looking! Hope you're having a great Monday. :) More to come soon.

-Ashley

WEEK 30-33 52 {Inspiring} Photos A Year

Anyone know what these are?

WEEK 30: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/5.0 - 1/30 - ISO 640

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/5.0 - 1/30 - ISO 640

They are one of Josh's favorite fruits! It's called Rambutan. They are very colorful on the outside with all the spikey things coming off of it, and the inside is white. They are juicy and sweet. They are GREAT on a hot day. 

WEEK 31:

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/2.8 - 1/2500 - ISO 400

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/2.8 - 1/2500 - ISO 400

While walking around a beautiful park I just happened to see these branches hanging down and I loved the colors and lighting. 

WEEK 32: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/2.8 - 1/800 - ISO 400

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/2.8 - 1/800 - ISO 400

The great thing about this city is all the history! You can see any time period from the 15th century all the way up. The colors and textures are amazing. Love it. This is an old mosque that has been preserved at Lodhi Gardens. It no longer works as a mosque, but you can go and look around it and appreciate everything about it.

WEEK 33: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/1.4 - 1/1000 - ISO 200

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4 - 1/1000 - ISO 200

This little girl is adorable. Some friends of ours from the State's are here and we've been hanging out with them lately. This is one of their daughters. We were having fun at a park and I happened to get her attention to look up and this is how the picture came out! Love it. She's really sweet. Unfortunately I didn't get her smiling--which would make you smile as well--but this one still captures her beauty. :)  

Thanks for checking these out! Can't believe that I'm already on week 34 for this week. That means there are only 17 more weeks left of this year! Crazy how fast time flies! 

Enjoy your Saturday!

-Ashley

WEEK 26-29: 52 {Inspiring} Photos A Year

I'm so behind in life! 

For the past month I have been immersed in the most intense certification ever--the CELTA. I think all my friends who are here with me would agree that it was a lot more intense than expected! But alas, I am done! YAY! I finished yesterday with my last teaching practice. Joshua on the other hand will be done tomorrow. 

The CELTA is for those seeking to teach English in some capacity. Many universities and language schools abroad require that teacher's have it. If you are interested in it, shoot me an email! I would highly recommend it. Just know that you won't have a life outside of it for a month. :) 

Getting back to the reason for this post--since I've been going through this certification my entire life has been put on hold--including my photo project! I am 5 weeks behind (including this week)! And sadly the certification was so busy that I wasn't able to take too many photos. :( But, I still have some good ones to add to the project! So without further adieu...

WEEK 26: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/1.4 - 1/20 - ISO 1250

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4 - 1/20 - ISO 1250

The school that we are at for the cert has amazing symmetry to it. Every time I walked through this corridor I wanted to take a picture.  

WEEK 27: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/1.4 - 1/125 - ISO 160

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4 - 1/125 - ISO 160

Lobster, anyone? :) Seafood is in abundance here and CHEAP! Yum!

WEEK 28: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/2.2 - 1/1600 - ISO 100

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/2.2 - 1/1600 - ISO 100

Probably one of my favorite photos at the beach! Love the texture of the sand. Makes me think I can just put my hand in it right now.  

WEEK 29: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/2.0 - 1/3200 - ISO 100

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/2.0 - 1/3200 - ISO 100

That's it for now. One more to come for this week (week 30!).

Thanks for taking a look! 

-Ashley

WEEK 25: 52 {Inspiring} Photos A Year

This photo is from the Red Fort--a Historical spot in the city we live in. The architecture is intricate, and the history behind this place is amazing. They have headphones and a narrator-pod that you can use around the entire place, to learn about why things were made the way they were and history about the Mughals. Joshua and I were so fascinated by it all! In fact, we took so much time we were not able to complete the tour. We hope to go back and finish it. 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/2.5 - 1/2500 - ISO 100

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/2.5 - 1/2500 - ISO 100

So I was going to use this next picture as the photo of the week, but, I decided to stick with my rules of using the 50mm f1/4. It's hard to not want to bend the rules, but I really want to stretch myself in this project!  

Canon 5D Mark II - Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 f/14 - 1.3 - ISO 1000

Canon 5D Mark II - Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
f/14 - 1.3 - ISO 1000

This was taken at one of the busiest metro terminals in our city. This place is always packed full of people--it's hard to even move at times!! These escalators are normally jam packed with people, and I've always wanted to stand their with my camera and get a good shot of all the moving people. We happened to be traveling through the station and I decided to stop for a second since I had my camera with me.

Hope you have an awesome week! This week's photo is coming soon! 

-Ashley

WEEK 22, 23 & 24: 52 {Inspiring} Photos A Year

Want some pottery? I know where to go. :)

Week 22: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/1.4 - 1/500 - ISO 400

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4 - 1/500 - ISO 400

I am constantly amazed at how people sleep here. At night, you see people on mats on the sidewalks, maybe they'll have a mosquito net around them, or they might have a charpai (not as common in this city). This person decided to sleep inside of a moving truck. I would be so afraid that if driver stopped fast I would fly out! Crazy.

Week 23:

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/1.4 - 1/5000 - ISO 400

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4 - 1/5000 - ISO 400

So when the kid below asked me to take his picture, I was very excited. However, after taking the picture he proceeded to ask me questions in Urdu. My Urdu is at a survival level at this moment. Before I knew it, I had a crowd around me, trying to see what was going on (this strange white foreigner with a big camera--this is interesting!). Different people tried to explain, and this kid's friend was cracking jokes. Eventually I just gave up and moved on. I can't wait until my language is better!

Week 24: 

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4 f/1.4 - 1/640 - ISO 250

Canon 5D Mark II - Canon 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4 - 1/640 - ISO 250

This week's photo will be coming soon! :) Anyone want to see anything specific? Have a great week!

-Ashley