When we visited our soon-to-be-new city of San Antonio, TX over the holiday break, we were coerced into visiting the Alamo by our in-laws. I wasn’t exactly keen on the idea of sight-seeing just yet, considering there is much to scout-out before the big move, but I will say it was quite beautiful. The second we stepped out of the car, I knew my camera was going to get overworked. Even in its smallness (yes, believe it or not, the Alamo is small), the rustic beauty is overwhelmingly striking. I even got to use my remote clicky-thing to take a group shot in the gardens! However, once inside, there’s a big sign out front that “forbids” you from using flash photography. I got a little creative, turned off my flash, and shot from my hip. (Something that, up until now, I was too afraid to try – what kind of shots would I get shooting from my hip? I can’t see what I’m shooting? Little did I know, they may be some of the best I’ve ever taken.)
|Gorgeous doorway garden shot. Loved the stonework here.|
|This tree was MASSIVE. I immediately transported myself back to age eight and wanted to climb it. Wonder if they’ll let me. Hmm..|
|It was so interesting shooting from the hip like this. The dimensions really stood out.|
|The carvings on this sword were incredible. This picture doesn’t do it justice.|
|Ah, my sweet Baby Dude. This picture is getting printed to adorn our wall 🙂|
|I like how this picture depicted the enormity of all the visitors navigating through the teeny tiny Alamo.|
|I sat and stared at the antique pages of this book a while.|
|My children signed the guestbook with me.|
|Here’s the Alamo. You could see just how busy it was.|
|A monument out front. Gorgeous, isn’t it?|
|This Christmas tree was so striking, even from far away. Kind-of wished I could stuff it inside my minivan and take home with me. I loved it so!|
|Our group shot with the in-laws. Aren’t we cute? I love my clicky-timer thing!|
So, in conclusion, don’t be afraid to shoot from the hip – literally! Look at what you can capture!
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