Friday, September 18, 2009

Mornings in Africa

I know. I know.

I haven’t posted anything on this blog in the longest time, and then return after months of unexplained silence with this highly photoshoped image. It goes against everything I believe in, and then again it doesn’t.

I know I once said I don’t photoshop and that every image on this website has been put up in the natural state in which it was taken – no tampering, no editing, no nothing. But in this one case, I’d like to make an exception. This photo comes out of my archives. It was taken long before I ever had an inkling of an interest in photography. Long before the world was introduced to digital cameras. Long before I even owned a camera I could call my own. Long before I ever decided to blog.

Over the past couple of months of my absence on this blog, I’ve grown increasingly nostalgic for home and unbearably homesick. And so when I finally end my silence on this blog, it’s only befitting that I would use a photograph taken years ago in Kenya to end the dry spell on this blog. I dug up my favorite memory of my favorite place in Kenya but unfortunately the film had grown old, the photograph turned grainy and I turned to photoshop to restore an old memory.

In the end, I remain true to what this blog represents – capturing moments that hold deep meaning to me.

PS. To read about the memory that lies behind this photo, click here.

~vagabond~ © 2009