People always ask me what interests me… nine times out of ten I say I do not know. Until I went back to school on September 2nd, 2014 as a junior in High school. I sat down in my English class and met my teacher Ms. Woodward. She told us what our class will be doing throughout the year. I usually stick to Twitter to express myself, but I am realizing that my thoughts and experiences are much larger than 144 characters. So here I am…this is the assignment creating a blog about myself and my interests. I will be doing this assignment all school year, it will force me to figure out exactly who I am and what I really truly love doing. In saying that what I currently love doing is taking photographs of nature and finding that sweet angle that is just breath-taking. I rarely want to use a filter on my photos because I feel like the natural light is all you will need for your photo. ALL NATURAL! Over the summer my family and I went to the renaissance faire in Sterling New York. To make this even more intriguing my parents gave my brother and me a photo scavenger hunt. On this scavenger hunt we had to find things they put on the scavenger hunt list. Some of the things that were on the list were: someone with a painted face, a hipster in plaid, any food on a stick, someone jousting, a king, a queen, and the best for last a shirtless person who should NOT be shirtless! That was a few out of the thirty-eight on the list. I really enjoyed doing this with my family, because ONE I liked all the picture-taking and TWO I actually had a great time with my family (a teenager enjoying time with her family? WHAT!?). Photography has not always been in my life, it is more of a new-found love. I started about two years ago, because I thought the world had many different sides to it, and every picture taken by a photographer of nature just shows people how great our world is. There is something about a great photo that will draw your attention to it, and it is different for everyone (one of the many great things about art by the way). For example in abstract art people usually love the way it looks; the different colors, shapes, and sizes. The bright colors attracts the human eye, because that color is just so vibrant and exciting. I guess I got the “artsy” eye from my mother’s side of the family, we are related to the Peale painters, Charles Willson and Rembrandt. Many of their paintings are very famous and are featured in world-famous museums. I will attach one painting from each of them (the first one I attached is by Rembrandt and the second one is by Charles). Art runs in the family, my mother and grandmother are amazing painters. I hope to “paint” my blog with my nature photography. I am so excited to share my pictures with everyone, and I cannot wait to take new pictures just for this blog. Thank you for taking your time to read my first blog post ever!