Make Your Own Adventure…

We went to Twin Creek Metro Park in Germantown this past weekend, and it really was pretty fun. In the upcoming summer, I plan to travel a bit to some fun places, and do some things I’ve never done before (with my Bo, of course.) I dig coming across cool things, and so I’m hoping to do just that; I’m definitely up for the adventure… And my camera will be in hand.

This Summer is the perfect time to get out, and make my own adventures!

Better late, than never.

This trip was kind of on the fly, so I only took cell photos; but I wanted to remember it, so I’m posting the images here anyways.

Today marks 24 days sober, and I couldn’t be happier about that. I’m starting to feel like my old self again, and I know it’s because I’m doing the right thing. Hopefully it will be easier as time goes on.

Tomorrow is another day.

Love yourself.

J.Rounds ©2017 ~Peaces of ME

Trip to Philly. August, 2016

So I went to Philly for a Coldplay concert, and the trip was awesome. It was a beautiful day, and lovely clouds. I didn’t really get to see much else as my girlfriend wasn’t feeling well because of the humidity.  I did manage to get these shots just the same. I will be returning for sure.

J. Rounds (c)2016 ~Peaces of Me

Progress.

So I really love this new Photographic Design class I’m in this period; because finally we can start doing some of the editing that I like to do so much.

This is just one of the images I took the other day; after almost getting thrown in jail after attempting to take photos outside of the Army Depot here in my town.  Yeah, DON’T DO THAT. 🙂 I talked my way out of cuffs on that one; and decided to go to the church by my house on the way back home. I’m glad I did. I captured some beautiful photographs with so much potential for loveliness.

New work Mother Mary Comes to Me

This is not my final edit on this image. But you can see where it started out originally; and the significantly better quality of it after edit. I love shooting in RAW because you can literally go back again and again and create new work out of the same photograph; without losing the original image.

Anyways… this is what I’ve been doing lately. Constructive criticism is welcomed. Currently working on getting the contrasts in the clouds to pop more, and knocking the drasticness of the purple in them down a few notches to get a more natural effect. Still learning.

There is beauty all around us if we just look. ❤

J. Rounds (c)2016 ~Peaces of Me

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     ‘Mother Mary Comes to Me’

Milford Cemetery

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I Took some shots in Milford Cemetery last weekend.

I really enjoy cemeteries because they are one of the only places I feel calm. I don’t really know why.

I’m fairly happy with the shots, but still can’t wait to get my new camera next month.

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“It must be worth losing if it is worth something”

J. Rounds ©2015

GOLD KEY LAKE

100_1110I took these pictures over the weekend at Gold Key Lake. It’s the private lake in my neighborhood that I live in, and it’s beautiful. People go canoeing and boating and the lake is hooked to a restaurant further up closer to my house.

I love living in this neighborhood.  It’s safe, and there is never a shortage of wildlife and nature to photograph. I will definitely miss it when I go back to Michigan in the Spring.

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Photography//Train tracks February 25th, 2015


February 25 ·

 I took these by my house at the time in May of 2014. Ran into a man who told me to be sure not to go there after dark, as there were very many vagrants that slept and did drugs there.
I  really love graffiti. Some of the best work you’ll ever see in some instances.
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South haven Pier Lighthouse. Kalamazoo, Michigan 2012

I used to come here often when I was upset about life, or just needed to think.  My son passed  away in 2008. This was one of his favorite places to go and when I’m home I release balloons there each year on his birthday.  I love it there.  It’s pretty and calm and I feel close to him and free.

J Rounds © 2012