I started taking photography more seriously a couple of years ago. This isn’t professional work at all, it’s merely amateur. My focus and inspiration is to capture moments I don't want to forget. I think that’s the magic in photography. Every single one of them tells a story, even if it didn’t really mean to. Also, every photographer has a different aim, and mine is just to collect memories of what I've been able to witness in all the places I've visited. That’s what this article is about.
Image by Psicodelia
[Chihuahua]
I took this picture last December. I was looking for a “natural” souvenir and found this lovely snowy scene. I’d like to say something cheesy like: “I wanted to capture the way snow froze the natural state of the art in the form of pinecones and how they reflect the cold society we now live in”. However, that wasn’t at all what was crossing my mind right there. Although, I do think it looks quite poetic, doesn’t it? I just love it. It’d make a terrific wallpaper anywhere. I might print it.
Image by Psicodelia
[Chihuahua]
I believe this is one of the most beautiful sceneries I’ve ever seen. I loved the combination of the lake with the snow and the trees. Imagine yourself standing on a huge rock, one of the many that you can see all around you, it’s almost dawn, everything is freezing and you feel this lovely blue eerie moment like you’re living some sort of gothic story. Except it’s not you, it was actually me and it was that incredible. And oh, the smell, it smelled like a fantasy story, blue, water and trees. You should message me if you want tips on how to make this trip.
I edited this picture a bit so you could see the sunlight a bit more. I also love how the colors morph from one side to another, did you notice that? Like there were two seasons at the same time. It was a meaningful moment.
Image by Psicodelia
[Cancún]
Even though I adore the ocean, the beach and the freeing feeling they represent, that’s not why I included this picture.
I love pictures that show power, and for me, power is reflected in the energy of the sky. I see this and I see this angry storm waiting to let out all of its rage. I love that, and I love to remember how almighty it looked. It made me feel like something mystic was about to happen.
It only stayed like that for a few minutes. I don't ever want to forget how this made me feel.
Image by Psicodelia
[Sonora]
In the area where I live it used to snow every winter just for a few hours on every other night. However, since it’s a desertic zone and global warming started to affect the environment, it stopped snowing... until last year. It only lasted a few hours, but lots and lots of people traveled to see the snow and play with their kids or loved ones.
One of my friends took me there and we played in the snow. We took pretty amazing pictures but this one I liked the most. Can you see the way the desert and the snow contrast each other? It may seem like they don’t belong together at all, but the best love stories start like that. One more time we see power in the sky. That type of dramatic skies are the ones that made me feel the almightiness that's going on up there. I wish I could express myself better on this, but stay with me, pay attention to the snowy clouds, those are what add power, color and texture to every sky.
Frozen cacti are just a plus, poor bastards, I'm sure they didn't expect snow and ice.
Image by Psicodelia
[Sonora]
I find it quite difficult to take pictures that involve the sun. It never looks good and sometimes it messes with the scenery you want to capture. I think in this capture it complements amazingly a ranch picture. Pay attention to how it puts everything together and keeps everything in reference. It’s the literal center of the picture and of life itself. Besides, all the elements have their own spotlight, the plants, the dam, and I really liked how the fallen door looked there...
This is definitely one of my favorite places that are near where I live. A lot of people in my town are serious ranchers. This is the one my friend’s father works in. He is in charge of taking care of the cattle and other farm animals. There’s also a huge dam. You know, I sleep better in places like this. You can smell peace... and other animal-ish smells, but I swear is very comforting.
Honestly, pictures help remind me how an amazing life I’ve had after all the ups and downs. I am very privileged to have seen all of this and lived all of this. If you ask me, a non-professional photographer, I'd say everyone should have this hobby, especially if traveling is in your plans. It doesn't matter how old you are, you have to keep finding beauty and amazement everywhere. That way, you'll never get bored of this tale we call life.

If you want you can check more of my photos on my instagram: @beautyreminders and this is my personal instagram: @paulinadelallera in case you're curious of who I am.

This article was written by Paulina @wildewriter Creative Manager from the We Heart It Gazette