I enjoyed my August photo challenge so much that I decided to continue to push myself in September. Again, my goal is to simply take more pictures, not necessarily one photo for each day. My goal is to make practicing my photography skills more of a habit, not a second thought. I was failing miserably at this during the beginning of the month. I regressed into not pulling out my camera as often, and on the 19th I had only collected 9 pictures for my September collection! I think that is a sign that I have to continually be on the look out for subjects. I am still a little shy about using my camera in public; I don't want to be that annoying person who has to take a picture of every meal (just the best meals!) I know my persistence in practicing will pay off eventually; until then, thanks for joining me as I click along on this learning experience! Pens

1. So, I bought new pens. Again.

30 September planning

2. Macaroons and a little planning for the future...

30 September Charmed

 3. Charming necklaces.

30 September Shadow

 4. Our shadows, Korea's sand.


 5. My first silhouette attempt!

Pink Flower

 6. I love fall, but I know I am going to miss all these beautiful summer flowers!


 7. I'm pretty sure I could survive on only cheese. And chocolate. And wine.


 8. BFFs


 9. This beauty was towering above me. It just looks happy, right?

30 September Muscle

10. Work it

30 September pup

11. I couldn't resist getting a picture of this cute pup! Look at those curly ears!

30 September flower_

12. It may be another flower picture, but this one is floating!

30 September Jared

13. Cameraman

30 September Pagoda

14. Pavilion in Naksan Park

30 September Vans View

15. Vans...on a wall

30 September photos

16. Outdoor photo display- my kind of decorating!

30 September fly

17. Spread your wings and fly away

30 September Pinecone

18. Pinecone

30 September Hoddeok

19. Street food is the best food!

30 September Subway

20. Subway time!

30 September Say Cheese

21. Say cheese!

30 September bracelets

22. Bracelets

Ihwa 16

23. Fly!

30 September Milkshake

24. Dreams really do come true at Once Upon a Milkshake

30 September Candle

25. Every fall I become obsessed with burning candles. It just feels right.

30 September Lemon

26. When life gives you lemons, take pictures.

30 September Beach

27. Beach Weekend!

30 September Flowers

28. More Pink!

30 September Cola

29. No matter where you go, there's always Coke!

30 September leaf

30. Welcome Fall!

That's my September in photos! Although not all of them show things that are essentially Korean, I think it gives a little peek into my daily life. Not so different from daily life anywhere. I feel that I am understanding what I am drawn to more in life and in photography. I like photographing flowers and food more than people (interpret that as you choose). I prefer bright colors. I tend to focus on details more than the big "picture." I'm really enjoying my little challenges, especially this one where I see how how the seasons are changing just through my camera lens. Get camera has big plans for October! Did you miss the August 31 Pictures in 31 Days? Check it out here!


  1. Reply
    Krystle 30 September, 2013

    You had me at the pens 😉 Great pictures as usual. I REALLY liked the sunflower one too. Keep up the good work! I think it will be very fun to follow you though the seasons in your photos.

    • Reply
      Bethany 30 September, 2013

      Thanks! Those pens are more than just a pretty picture. The set came with its own container. Beautiful. I wonder if I could become a professional pen photographer?

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    Jeremy 30 September, 2013

    Save me a Korean Coke bottle and I’ll save you an Arabic Coke bottle!
    Those are all really good. Wish I could get out and get more myself.

    • Reply
      Bethany 30 September, 2013

      I’ve only found the Coke bottles at once place, you may have to fight Mom for it! You could probably do a photo collection on Saudi Arabia- “Shades of Brown” or “Camels that Inspire.” 😉

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    derf 1 October, 2013

    Great pictures as always. I want one of those bracelets! You are doing a great job with your 31 days in pictures! Love you! oxoxo <3

    • Reply
      Bethany 1 October, 2013

      Thank you!

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    Sandy Gardner 4 October, 2013

    Lovely photos. And an even better eye!!
    I really liked your backgrounds: the black behind the cheeseboard, the light behind the sunflower, and the blue behind the lemonade.

    • Reply
      Bethany 4 October, 2013

      Thanks Sandy! It’s so funny that you mentioned the blue behind the lemon- it’s a lawn chair! I thought it made yellow lemon really pop! Don’t worry about the blog ending yet; we still have a lot of time here. Maybe we’ll move somewhere even more exciting to explore… 🙂

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    knitwgrace 5 November, 2013

    These are really fabulous! Yes- dreams DO come true at once upon a milkshake! I tried the Tiramisu and loved it so much I can’t even bring myself to try any other kind!

    • Reply
      Bethany 6 November, 2013

      For years my favorite ice cream flavor has been vanilla (sometimes the simple things in life are the best), but the salted caramel is definitely in the running!

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