Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hobbies...
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The definition of a hobby can be summarized as an activity or interest pursued outside one's regular occupation and engaged in primarily for pleasure. Which means that it has to be something that you truly enjoy doing, something that if you have a couple of hours of free time in your life, you would do it, and not get paid for it.
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Over the course of my life, I am not sure if I could pinpoint to one specific activity that I would define as a "hobby". Swimming was always part of my life, but it did provide me with a scholarship to college (so you can argue that it was my "occupation" for a few years) and about the "primarily for pleasure" part, I am not so sure if it was always enjoyable to bust my butt in the water day after day. So swimming was not my hobby. Golf is something that I just recently started to do, and I can definitely see it becoming a hobby in the future (and I can assure you that I will never make money doing it). But I have only been playing it for a couple of years so I would not say that it's been a hobby of mine.
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The other day, however, I realized that there is one thing that I really enjoy doing and up to this date, I have never made a penny doing it. Taking pictures! I am not going to tell you that I am great at it or that I spend hours in my basement with a dimmed red light developing film, but I do feel that I have an "eye" for it. I feel like I see a good shot before it is taken. Amy can definitely vouch for the fact that I enjoy taking pictures. Self-timer is my friend and I am not afraid to use it! We have a standard digital camera with both optical and digital zoom, but it is my no means a professional camera.
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Ok, so after all that, I have to back up my words with my work. So here you go, here are some of my "pieces":
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The "biology book" shot...
(Brazil 2007)

The "creative" shot...
(Brazil 2007)

The "intriguing" shot...
(Queeny Park 2006)

The "captured moment" shot...
(my brother and parents, Brazil 2007)

The "Xmas card" shot...
(Dexter, 2006)

The "National Geographic" shot...
(Arkansas 2006)
The "hotel catalog" shot...
(Ft. Lauderdale 2007)
The "aahhhh" shot...
(Adam & Liz, Michigan 2008)

The "honeymoon" shot...
(San Fransisco 2006)

The "animal planet" shot...
(Home 2006)
The "political book cover" shot...
(Washington DC 2007)

3 comments:

Tata said...

Realmente, você tem um olho prá coisa!!!!
Lindas as fotos!
Bjos

Liz said...

Take more pictures of your wife's belly. It's cute!!

Adam G said...

I like the "creative" shot the best