I soooooooooooo needed this break, and I am happy to report I enjoyed every minute of it! Well almost - there is always an old, dormant family issue ready to pop up and ruin everything - but I had fun regardless.
I spent the morning and nights with granny and the rest of the day with my best buddy and his fiance. I was saddened that they separated a few months back but I am happy to report they went back to each other
I am so happy for them... the last time I was in Syria I attended their engagement so it was a good thing they came back together.
I spent a good deal of time outdoors but unfortunately I didn't have the liberty of time to take "well composed" shots. My wide angle lens was my companion, even if I didn't need to take a wide angle shot. I shot a lot of "snapshots" but very very few of them turned out to be dA-good but I am gonna "deviantisize" them. You can scroll down for the rest of the images
I tried HDR photography. Unfortunately they turned out hideous. I didn't really know how HDR worked, and I couldn't take the tripod with me as well. Most of my other shots were taken from a moving car - so yeah good luck with those too.
Anyway, photos isn't the point. The point is that I am back and as refreshed as ever!
I have had a tremendous amount of exposure to humbleness
, and I blogged about it if you're interested to read
(you can find photos of granny there too).
I will attend to your deviations and journals in the coming days CLICK ON THE IMAGES FOR A BIGGER VERSION