Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Guess what? I got my camera finally! AND it snowed AND I got the day off! So I spent a lot of the afternoon messing around, trying out different settings and getting cold. I didn't have any subjects to photograph besides myself, some park statues and the snow-- so the photos are pretty simple but it's a start! I also had an excuse to wear my recently thrifted red poncho around. Today was a good day.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Well I have some news. I finally did it. I bought a nice, fancy digital camera. It may not be the exact camera I want right now but it's the one I can afford, and because of my little incident with my iphone a few weeks ago, my camera phone has completely stopped working. It was time to bite the bullet and do it. I figured it would be smart to invest in something that fulfilled what I wanted for the most part but wasn't going to empty my pockets (and then some...)..so eventually I might just be able to take steps towards getting my dream camera. It's supposed to come today...so I imagine that is how I will be spending my weekend :)
Also, check out these links...
HOTEL: dreamin'. Um, can I please stay here and here.
WATCH: Barry McGee's Brooklyn Mural.
VALENTINE: tattoos for the timid, i.e. me.
BALLOONS: I think I need more of them in my life.
DIY: dreamcatcher. (more)
PERFECT: little red flats for the summer.
SECRET: passage bookshelves. like the movies.
GROWING: up. this video is adorable.
GIRLS: how do you feel about it?
PHOTOGRAPHY: love his work. (via here)
STYLE: in Charleston. (love her little online store too!)
BOOK: I want to buy. (watch this video about it)
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I am constantly looking at photography that inspires me-- whether I'm browsing Pinterest, immersed in Flickr, or scanning a blog, it is always good to get lost in some photos for a while. These photos in some way or another, made me stop and think. They may seem simple at first glace, but I like to imagine that they all tell a little story the longer you gaze into them. Today I thought I'd just share a few Flickr faves because, even though I don't use it nearly as often now that Pinterest is around, it is still a great tool for finding new photographers. So here you are-- hope you enjoy them as much as I do...
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I'm pretty sure last weekend was the coldest weekend this winter so far...and it just happened to be the one we chose to go up to Mount Princeton. It was below freezing the entire time, but the chill in the air made the plunge into that hot water all the sweeter :) The only time I really found myself cursing the snow was climbing down the rocks into the river, but once I found a good spot, laid back and looked up at the sky, all was forgotten. It was such a beautiful night. So many stars! We even saw a shooting star towards the end of the evening, which made all the cold completely worth it.
For dinner, Liz and I made spanakopita and this roasted red pepper soup (omg, yum). It was the perfect hearty cabin meal! I'm just going to come out and say it...it was a bit of a "couples retreat," but the evening ended -- as most of our hangs do -- with the girls drinking wine and chatting away while the boys played cards and talked metaphysics. It really was such a nice weekend escape. I'm know I'm just scratching that itch to have a cabin of my own one day. One day. Sigh.
Friday, January 11, 2013
WATCH: Eliza Was Here.
AD: campaign. So beautiful!
RECIPES: I want to try.
READ: this story...and look at these beautiful photos...it looks like a magazine shoot. and also makes me miss Boulder.
ABANDONED: places have such a sense of wonder to them.
PHOTO display: trying to find some unique ways to display my photos around the house. So far I'm liking this, this and this.
RESOLUTIONS: Do you have any? I like to look at others for inspiration.
PLANTS: all over. all the time.
INSPIRATION: by Lisa Congdon.
ILLUSTRATIONS: I find these fascinating.
SONG: Soooo overjoyed to be going to this show this summer!
and just a photo, because it's an awesome one.
(Photo by Melissa Green)
Thought this was a suitable quote as we are heading into the weekend. We are driving up to Mount Princeton on Saturday morning and will likely be seeing hundreds snowflakes, along with amazing natural hot springs, both of which will most definitely be leaving beautiful impressions on my soul. I can't wait to escape for a bit!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
favorite areas, catching up while playing dress up. You see...I really like sparkles. And because I don't live somewhere glamorous like New York City, where sequins are accepted even in the light of day, I don't get much of a chance to wear them. Blasted! Now I had to do something fun! So we danced. First at our apartment and next, at Lost Lake. It was exactly how I wanted it to be....cheap, fun and surrounded by friends.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
1. I haven't been shooting enough film lately and have relied on my phone too much for my photography endeavors
2. I become overwhelmed in simulating photo taking situations (i.e. Christmas) due to the act of juggling both my phone and camera resulting in messy picture taking and mediocre results.
3. I gotta back up my sh*t
4. taking little breaks from technology is good for me
So...in a way, those jeans were the best decision I've made all year. ;)