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Fade to Black (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word. 
Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]
Week #26
Letter ZZero, ze’ro n. cipher; nothing; the point from which the reckoning begins in scales, such as those of the barometer; exact time (hour, minute and second) fixed for launching an attack of beginning an operation.
——
Sooooooo. This is it. The Alphabet Tales end here, today, right now.
And I have a few thank you notes to spread around:
Thanks to my big, fabulous, noisy family, who didn’t look at me too weirdly when I covered myself in fake blood that wouldn’t come out for three days. In all seriousness, I couldn’t have done this project if I didn’t have their support, both in spirit and in objects that I stole and couldn’t find a way to put back (have you managed to fit all the keys with the right locks, Grandma?)
Thanks to my friends, especially those of you who helped out with photos, with moral support, with pushing me on when I really didn’t think I should continue this project. Both online and offline, you were an inspiration and a joy to work with and for.
Thanks to all of the people who followed, commented, liked, favorited and shared this series. It became a lot more than I expected, and I hope the next step that it’ll take (I’ll tell you all about it when it’s all arranged) can also count on your support. In all seriousness, few things feel as frustrating and disheartening as thinking that you’re working for no one, that your work isn’t seen; I didn’t feel that, at all. You guys made it possible to me to hold my head high and keep going with your kind words and one-click-acknowledgements. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Lastly, to my M, who was there every step of the way, who was always the one to say ’stop’ when I wanted to sort the words, who was always the first to see the results and to endure countless hours of ‘I HATE THIS PHOTO’. None of this would have been possible without you, love.
Thank you for being here, and I hope to keep seeing you around! From now on I’ll be posting random self-portraits that I have stocked up — at least until I find another series to work on.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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luminous-lu:

Fade to Black (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word.

Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]

Week #26

Letter Z
Zero, ze’ro n. cipher; nothing; the point from which the reckoning begins in scales, such as those of the barometer; exact time (hour, minute and second) fixed for launching an attack of beginning an operation.

——

Sooooooo. This is it. The Alphabet Tales end here, today, right now.

And I have a few thank you notes to spread around:

Thanks to my big, fabulous, noisy family, who didn’t look at me too weirdly when I covered myself in fake blood that wouldn’t come out for three days. In all seriousness, I couldn’t have done this project if I didn’t have their support, both in spirit and in objects that I stole and couldn’t find a way to put back (have you managed to fit all the keys with the right locks, Grandma?)

Thanks to my friends, especially those of you who helped out with photos, with moral support, with pushing me on when I really didn’t think I should continue this project. Both online and offline, you were an inspiration and a joy to work with and for.

Thanks to all of the people who followed, commented, liked, favorited and shared this series. It became a lot more than I expected, and I hope the next step that it’ll take (I’ll tell you all about it when it’s all arranged) can also count on your support. In all seriousness, few things feel as frustrating and disheartening as thinking that you’re working for no one, that your work isn’t seen; I didn’t feel that, at all. You guys made it possible to me to hold my head high and keep going with your kind words and one-click-acknowledgements. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Lastly, to my M, who was there every step of the way, who was always the one to say ’stop’ when I wanted to sort the words, who was always the first to see the results and to endure countless hours of ‘I HATE THIS PHOTO’. None of this would have been possible without you, love.

Thank you for being here, and I hope to keep seeing you around! From now on I’ll be posting random self-portraits that I have stocked up — at least until I find another series to work on.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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catch a falling star (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word. 
Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]
Week #19
Letter SStar, stär, n. Any of the heavily bodies, especially those visible at night whose places in the firmament are relatively fixed.
——
she has it in a jar, guards it with a cloth to keep coveting eyes from stealing its light. It’s been a while, years perhaps, but she hasn’t changed, she hasn’t aged one day. the star maintains her youth and gives her strength, all the while hearing, absorbing, cataloguing every thought and prayer. it’s an entity, this creature of the light, and she knows it. they get lost in deep, soulful monologues and bouts of tender care, in which she cradles it like a child. this is indeed her child. this is her reason to be alive — the light she must keep going, the love she must nurture every day. and she’s happy. she caught it, and there go her rainy days.
———
It’s been so long since I posted! I’m so sorry, my friends. Life got completely insane — my family’s patisserie closed down for renovations and we all had to help out with the details, I had a couple of weddings that I absolutely needed to tend to and lots and lots to do. I had to put my Alphabet Tales on hold for a couple of weeks, so that I could dedicate myself to my commercial photography. (Also, if you’d like to get more constant updates that aren’t all fine art photography (mostly weddings, photoshoots and random shots) please like my page on facebook, since it’s the one I update more often, and several times a week. That way you don’t have to wait for me to randomly update this project.)
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And sometimes there is darkness that seeps into her bones, crawls along the edges of her vision and cools the skin where it is most vulnerable. Sometimes it gets so tough that the pressure behind her eyelids and the clasp around her ribs threatens to suffocate her, crush her into the size of a postcard.
And then she remembers.
There is light.

luminous-lu:

catch a falling star (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word.

Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]

Week #19

Letter S
Star, stär, n. Any of the heavily bodies, especially those visible at night whose places in the firmament are relatively fixed.

——

she has it in a jar, guards it with a cloth to keep coveting eyes from stealing its light. It’s been a while, years perhaps, but she hasn’t changed, she hasn’t aged one day. the star maintains her youth and gives her strength, all the while hearing, absorbing, cataloguing every thought and prayer. it’s an entity, this creature of the light, and she knows it. they get lost in deep, soulful monologues and bouts of tender care, in which she cradles it like a child. this is indeed her child. this is her reason to be alive — the light she must keep going, the love she must nurture every day. and she’s happy. she caught it, and there go her rainy days.

———

It’s been so long since I posted! I’m so sorry, my friends. Life got completely insane — my family’s patisserie closed down for renovations and we all had to help out with the details, I had a couple of weddings that I absolutely needed to tend to and lots and lots to do. I had to put my Alphabet Tales on hold for a couple of weeks, so that I could dedicate myself to my commercial photography. (Also, if you’d like to get more constant updates that aren’t all fine art photography (mostly weddings, photoshoots and random shots) please like my page on facebook, since it’s the one I update more often, and several times a week. That way you don’t have to wait for me to randomly update this project.)


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And sometimes there is darkness that seeps into her bones, crawls along the edges of her vision and cools the skin where it is most vulnerable. Sometimes it gets so tough that the pressure behind her eyelids and the clasp around her ribs threatens to suffocate her, crush her into the size of a postcard.

And then she remembers.

There is light.

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luminous-lu:

Dinos are a girl’s best friends (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word. 
Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]
Week #17
Letter QQuote, kwòt, v.t.(orig) to divide into numbered chapters, verses, etc; to refer to; to cite; to give the actual words of; to adduce for authority or illustration; to give the current price of.
This will go a lot smoother if you actually do as I’m doing and pretend that the photo is related to the word of the week. Shhh. Just keep nodding. Yes.
(Truth be told, though, the idea came from the famous ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friends’ quote, and degenerated into this. So it has some relation to the title. But not much.)
I hope you guys had a wonderful Easter! I spent it in Berlin with my darling and had a blast! I’ll blog about that soon. :)
Have a fabulous weekend!
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*Nods vehemently*
Very professional. Yes. Indeed. Very good use of the topic. Hm-hm. So deep.

luminous-lu:

Dinos are a girl’s best friends (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

[Every week, there will be a letter, going through the order of the alphabet. Every Monday, I’ll open the Chambers Compact Dictionary and I’ll randomly pick a page of the said letter. Out of that page, I’ll randomly pick a word. And every Friday, there will be a picture based on that word.

Welcome to the Alphabet Tales. ]

Week #17

Letter Q
Quote, kwòt, v.t.(orig) to divide into numbered chapters, verses, etc; to refer to; to cite; to give the actual words of; to adduce for authority or illustration; to give the current price of.

This will go a lot smoother if you actually do as I’m doing and pretend that the photo is related to the word of the week. Shhh. Just keep nodding. Yes.

(Truth be told, though, the idea came from the famous ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friends’ quote, and degenerated into this. So it has some relation to the title. But not much.)

I hope you guys had a wonderful Easter! I spent it in Berlin with my darling and had a blast! I’ll blog about that soon. :)

Have a fabulous weekend!

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*Nods vehemently*

Very professional. Yes. Indeed. Very good use of the topic. Hm-hm. So deep.

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luminous-lu:

sunny kitchen blues (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
4/?
sunny kitchen blues. because sometimes you just need to bake it off. also, I like my apron.
[my 52Stories is currently on pause, until I figure out what I want to do with it. I’ll keep you guys posted!]
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My favorite picture. All the time. Right now. So beautiful and gorgeous and miraculous and wonderful and sweet and I LOVE IT. And I want to be there and help you into that red polka-dotty apron. Or maybe out of it. And drink that cup of tea. Or BE that cup of tea… I mean what? Huh?

luminous-lu:

sunny kitchen blues (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

4/?

sunny kitchen blues. because sometimes you just need to bake it off. also, I like my apron.

[my 52Stories is currently on pause, until I figure out what I want to do with it. I’ll keep you guys posted!]

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My favorite picture. All the time. Right now. So beautiful and gorgeous and miraculous and wonderful and sweet and I LOVE IT. And I want to be there and help you into that red polka-dotty apron. Or maybe out of it. And drink that cup of tea. Or BE that cup of tea… I mean what? Huh?

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luminous-lu:

a memorial for the butterfly (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
24/?
bat your wings, bat your wingsfor the dawn is soon to come
—-
After a ridiculously busy June, I’m making an effort to get back on track with this semi-daily project. I hope I didn’t lose many of you in this absence, and that if I did, I can bring you back!
Thank you so much for the continuous support of my work. I’ve been away for a month, but there wasn’t a day when I didn’t get at least a handful of Flickr notifications. Thank you so very much to taking time out of your days to see my work. It’s a privilege to have an audience like you guys.
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(aka, let’s pretend I’m actually a photographer. I’m posting something! Yay!)

luminous-lu:

a memorial for the butterfly (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

24/?

bat your wings, bat your wings
for the dawn is soon to come

—-

After a ridiculously busy June, I’m making an effort to get back on track with this semi-daily project. I hope I didn’t lose many of you in this absence, and that if I did, I can bring you back!

Thank you so much for the continuous support of my work. I’ve been away for a month, but there wasn’t a day when I didn’t get at least a handful of Flickr notifications. Thank you so very much to taking time out of your days to see my work. It’s a privilege to have an audience like you guys.

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(aka, let’s pretend I’m actually a photographer. I’m posting something! Yay!)

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luminous-lu:

life in film — scotland - by ana luísa pinto @ luminous photography

(more photos beyond the link)

The best photographer in the world. If you ask me. But I might be biased.

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luminous-lu:

There’s an awkward raccoon on the bridge! #raccoolina

luminous-lu:

There’s an awkward raccoon on the bridge! #raccoolina

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luminous-lu:

If you want to see the rest of Kim Helen and Kristian’s portuguese wedding, head on over to the blog!

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luminous-lu:

a celebration of love (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
36/?
it’s a play of light and shadows, a celebration in its ownhow you pour you heart inside mehow the flowers grow in stone
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luminous-lu:

a celebration of love (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

36/?

it’s a play of light and shadows, 
a celebration in its own
how you pour you heart inside me
how the flowers grow in stone

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luminous-lu:

melberlin:

luminous-lu:

the spring within (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
23/?
the spring within has come to shower me 
with the peace I craved for long.
I’m currently on vacation in the south of my country, but this photo was taken when I was still in Porto. I’m a little bit in love with it, and I might work on a couple of companion pieces. I hope you have a wonderful rest of week! Also, Darling Heart is coming to stay with me for a little while (YAY!) so I’ll be a little bit absent. But we’ll do our best to shower you with photos.
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We went to this flower field! Or actually, let me tell you the whole story:
First, we got lost a little so we checked on the phone.
We followed the direction of the phone….and got lost again. The phone satnav apparently didn’t have the exact location programmed. So we went around some more, searching for it. We passed this turnabout that we’d passed ten minutes before. Then we passed it again. And again. We went around some more, stopped again.
We tried the phone navigation system again and magically found the right location. We drove there (passed the same turnabout again and basically went back to where we’d started half an hour earlier…)
AND WE FOUND THE FIELD!AND ALL THE FLOWERS WERE GONE!!!!!!!!
.
.
.
(…it was very anticlimactic…)


Yup, we did take some very lovely pictures in that field. *happy sigh*

*happy sigh*

luminous-lu:

melberlin:

luminous-lu:

the spring within (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

23/?

the spring within has come to shower me

with the peace I craved for long.

I’m currently on vacation in the south of my country, but this photo was taken when I was still in Porto. I’m a little bit in love with it, and I might work on a couple of companion pieces. I hope you have a wonderful rest of week! Also, Darling Heart is coming to stay with me for a little while (YAY!) so I’ll be a little bit absent. But we’ll do our best to shower you with photos.

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We went to this flower field! Or actually, let me tell you the whole story:

First, we got lost a little so we checked on the phone.

We followed the direction of the phone….and got lost again. The phone satnav apparently didn’t have the exact location programmed. So we went around some more, searching for it. We passed this turnabout that we’d passed ten minutes before. Then we passed it again. And again. We went around some more, stopped again.

We tried the phone navigation system again and magically found the right location. We drove there (passed the same turnabout again and basically went back to where we’d started half an hour earlier…)

AND WE FOUND THE FIELD!

AND ALL THE FLOWERS WERE GONE!!!!!!!!

.

.

.

(…it was very anticlimactic…)

Yup, we did take some very lovely pictures in that field. *happy sigh*

*happy sigh*

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luminous-lu:

the king’s son is dead (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
10/?
it’s pretty sure to say that whenever I’m happy, my pictures get dark. and twisty. and really really dark. a little bit like this. but I’m so in love with my camera and it’s sharpness and the amazing things it does. I just want to spend all day photographing.
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luminous-lu:

the king’s son is dead (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

10/?

it’s pretty sure to say that whenever I’m happy, my pictures get dark. and twisty. and really really dark. a little bit like this. but I’m so in love with my camera and it’s sharpness and the amazing things it does. I just want to spend all day photographing.

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Les filles de Madame Laplace (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
22/?
six girls. all alike, all distinct, all troubled by the notion that they were together and united. indivisible. unable to function without five other breaths beside them.
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luminous-lu:

Les filles de Madame Laplace (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

22/?

six girls. all alike, all distinct, all troubled by the notion that they were together and united. indivisible. unable to function without five other breaths beside them.

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luminous-lu:

selective universe (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
21/?
I hate selective coloring just as much as the next person. I really, really hate it. It makes me laugh and then gag. But this came as sort of a challenge, to try to make it work as a concept. What do you guys think? Epic fail?
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I think in this case it is acceptable to use selective colouring :)

luminous-lu:

selective universe (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

21/?

I hate selective coloring just as much as the next person. I really, really hate it. It makes me laugh and then gag. But this came as sort of a challenge, to try to make it work as a concept. What do you guys think? Epic fail?

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I think in this case it is acceptable to use selective colouring :)

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make the best of it (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
19/?
when you’re making pasta and the first batch comes out awful, you use it for photos.
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This is the kind of picture that makes my heart flutter stupidly. ^.^
So adorable, so joyful and creative and unique. Lovely. :)

luminous-lu:

make the best of it (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

19/?

when you’re making pasta and the first batch comes out awful, you use it for photos.

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This is the kind of picture that makes my heart flutter stupidly. ^.^

So adorable, so joyful and creative and unique. Lovely. :)

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luminous-lu:

naked back against a tree trunk (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])
18/?
this title was suggested by darling heart. she might have been mocking me.
had a lovely afternoon photographing with Joana, and this is one of the pics that came out.
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Other suggestions were:
- Bark.
- Tree Love
- Hug a tree.
- NEKKID!
- Leaning with Shoulder against Tree in Opened Dress
- BARK!

luminous-lu:

naked back against a tree trunk (by Ana Luísa Pinto [Luminous Photography])

18/?

this title was suggested by darling heart. she might have been mocking me.

had a lovely afternoon photographing with Joana, and this is one of the pics that came out.

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Other suggestions were:

- Bark.

- Tree Love

- Hug a tree.

- NEKKID!

- Leaning with Shoulder against Tree in Opened Dress

- BARK!

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