France

Best of 2014 - 2016 Part 1

At the end of 2013 I compiled my favorite photos from that year. My life became much busier after that and I haven't been able to find the time to keep this website updated as much as I'd have liked. In the time since my last compilation, I've traveled to 5 different countries, covered protests, and taken a cross-country road trip to move to a new state. 

I now have a slightly more regular schedule that I've more or less adjusted to, which means it's time for a new compilation of my travels and adventures in the last 3 years. Enjoy, and perhaps be reminded of some pleasant nostalgia. 

A World Away

So I went on this trip...

Departure from SFO

My journey began in London with a friend.

That's a mighty rectangular garden.

That's him down there.

Pictured right before he casts away his camera.

Returning to London after a couple years was quite a nice experience. I really missed it from the semester I spent studying there.

Look at that big ol' building!

The last time I carried a less capable camera, and perhaps a less experienced eye for photography.

Neat!

Not to say I'm any more experienced now, of course.

So moody.

We naturally went about looking at all of the sites. Churches, monuments, things, etc. The weather was quite pleasant.

Oh, look at that! Wow! Train station!

After a few days in London, we boarded the Eurostar and made the two-and-a-half hour ride to Paris.

Golly! Look at that field!

An image from out the window of the Eurostar while we were rolling through the French countryside. Mighty pretty out there, and boy is that train quick.

That's tall! Yowzah!

I feel like I've seen that thing somewhere before, but I'm not totally sure where. It sure was tall and quite metallic.

"Quit that"

Ever grumpy.

Neiiighhhh

I wasn't totally sure about this horse and its significance, but it sure looks intense.

Shortly after the above image, we met with a friend of my friend who just happened to be in Paris at the same time. What a small world!

"Aww!" That's perhaps your first impression. Or perhaps it's, "Eww!" The latter would be more accurate. Almost immediately afterwards they started making out quite passionately.

After meeting in that royal park or some such nonsense, we acquired macaroons from supposedly the best macaroon place in Paris (and also a macaroon ice cream sandwich because there was a minimum purchase). I'd describe them as reasonably good. Afterwards, we made for some mall with a dome.

Those clouds.

So there we were atop this mall with a dome. Turns out it had a pretty decent view too.

We then parted ways with his friend, and the next morning, France. The next stop: Marrakech, Morocco. But those photos will be up in a second part.


Yesterday was the birthday of a friend, recent graduate, and fan of this blog, and I will embarrass him by posting this along with an image of him. It is a day late, and I'm sorry for that. If it makes it any better, I started this post on Tuesday. Anyway, happy belated birthday!

How Long Must I Wait?

Forgive my lack of posts. Trying to edit all of these photos in such a short amount of time really burnt me out. I promise to bring you a lengthy post with many photographs within a week. I have a couple things to say about this photo which I've organized into nice bullet points for your convenience:

  • This is one of the reasons I haven't posted anything. I finished it the other day and if you look closely you can tell I didn't really finish it, but rather just called it a day.
  • It is many many many photos and is a very very large file on my computer. Taking this many photos in almost a complete circle meant my camera was up to my face for rather a long time. This draws attention to you. After I finished, a man came up to me and asked me to take a picture for him, then asked me to teach him how to use his camera.
  • If you want to download it to see it in its full glory, life sucks for you. You can't! You see, if I wanted to upload this at its full size, it would take approximately the rest of time.
  • If you wanted to purchase it (hahahahaha!), I would actually finish editing out the lines which may not be apparent in this small version, but would definitely be apparent on a print on a wall.
  • Napoleon's apartment is ludicrous.

It was a good day for a panorama

Did I mention I have a Tumblr? Yes, yes I did, but I'm going to mention it again. Kyle Cameron Photography on Tumblr!

Why did I bring this up again? Because I'm about to bring up another person on Tumblr, inkyletters. I'm starting the first part of a collaborative project today with Inky Letters that will involve lettering, people, stories, photography, and video!

Standby

I've been at this fun intersection of busy, tired, and lazy since I returned. I hope I write a proper blog post soon, detailing my adventures in distant lands, but until then, here is an image with no comment. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. It hasn't worked on any of my essays, but perhaps it will here. 

Fun fact: This is actually a panorama!