Chasing #realraysfordays with @maurensparrow
For more perfectly captured rays of light, follow @maurensparrow on Instagram and browse the #realraysfordays hashtag.
Little Rock Instagrammer Mauren Sparrow Kennedy (@maurensparrow) is the creative brain behind #realraysfordays. Though sunbeams are commonly enhanced in digital post-processing, Mauren spends her time both photographing and curating photographs that feature “the most beautiful, interesting, unique—and totally real—sunrays that Instagrammers could catch on their phones.” Looking at the ever-growing gallery, Mauren is excited by how the community has picked up #realraysfordays. To help create more light chasing images, she shares her top tips for capturing sunrays:
- Always be on the lookout. “The sun behind certain clouds or the way it can shine through the trees gives you completely natural, absolutely real rays that are incredible.”
- Be aware of your light source and the objects around it. “Shooting directly into the light with your light source slightly obscured by either a thing or person will give you some awesome sun glare.”
- Practice. “Once you figure out how to shoot the rays you like, shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot! See what shot works best for showing off the awesome rays you’re trying to capture. Shoot from different angles and with different exposures to make sure you’re getting your rays in the best light possible (pun intended).”
I’m not like other girls!XD
I only have guy friends. I mean all girls do is start drama.
Oh my god, i hate sluts!
Other girls my age like to drink and party but i like to stay inside and read or watch netflix! I’m so weird.
All the girls in my school care about is makeup and shopping and all i care about is FOOD and VIDEO GAMES. lol sometimes i think i was born a guy.
This is everything.
Flourite is Calcium flouride. Cubic, octahedral and rhombododecahedral crystals and masses found in China, Mexico, South Africa and the United States.
History and Folklore
Fluorite is a relatively new stone and does not have a long line of use by priests and magi.
Chakra: Brow; Astrological Sign: Capricorn, Pisces.
Creates order from chaos.
Healing and Magickal Uses
Body: Aids the immune system and the skeletal system. Helps maintain tooth health. Fights both anorexia and bulimia. Protects against infectious diseases.
Mind: Relieves stress
Magick: Aids focus. Good for protection.
Care and Cleansing
Sunlight will fade fluorite. Do not cleanse with water. Do not use for elixirs. Recharge under the light of the moon
Flourite is corrosive and can cause skin irritation and damage to the eyes. A mask, gloves and eye protection should be worn if you are shaping or engraving your flourite stones. Good ventilation is also recommended. Wash your hands after handling flourite.
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