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Saturday, September 12, 2009


So, in case ya'll haven't noticed, I haven't exactly been blogging a photo a day on this blog for a while now, so I decided to just change it to a photo blog. The end. My first post, then, as a regular photo blog will be just a bunch of highlights from the time that I last posted until now.

First we have some picture I took at Thanksgiving Point when I was in Utah for a family reunion:



3: This one was taken when my daddy and I went to the Hogle Zoo together.

4: Next, Tom and I took a mini-trip to Garden of the Gods in Illinois. If you ever find yourself in that area, you should definitely go! It was soooo gorgeous. This also begins one of many "Tom looking dramatically into the distance" photos. Kind of weird that I ended up with so many of those, but I promise they're not all staged. It's possible that none of them are.


6: Now we begin a series of photos I took around D.C. (where I'm now living). These were all taken last week when Tom came to visit. This one was taken from inside the Lincoln Memorial, facing the Washington Monument.

7: Tom at the Supreme Court Building.

8: Looking out at the Capitol from the Supreme Court Building. Tom is really good about really focusing on and taking in the places he is at, especially if they are of any significance, like these one, so the feel these are supposed to evoke is authentic.


10: Look out at Washington Monument from direction of Lincoln Mem. again.

11: Couldn't figure out whether color or black and white was better.

12: Tom communing with Lincoln.


14: Lincoln Mem. from afar.

15: Washington Mon. from afar.

That's all! Hope you've enjoyed! Don't forget to give feedback!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Day 66: Sunday, July 19, 2009

1: Union Station turned hotel.

Here is day two of Nashville. On this day we walked around to a bunch of the old buildings, like Union Station and then we went to to the State Museum, Kevin had me take some photos of some of the people at his booth at NAMM and then we visited the Grand Ole Opry and Opryland.

2: Isn't she cute though?






For Emily: Day 65: Saturday, July 18, 2009


I'm back! At least for today. I also moved to Fairfax, VA for any of you who'd like to know and didn't. I have one more blog already set and ready to go after this one and then a whole bunch of photos to finish going through. This post comes from all the way in July when I went to Nashville and met up with my sister Emily, brother-in-law Kevin and niece Josie! It was a great weekend and we had tons of fun. And isn't my niece the cutest baby you've ever seen? On this particular day, we went to a mansion and garden which I can't remember the name of (Emily?) and at night time we went down to Broadway where all the clubs are and just walked around. Hooray for a new post!

2: Jos under the glass table, looking a tad confused.

3: Gardens




7: While at the gardens we met up with one of Emily's friends and her cute little girl.

8: She was such a great model!

7: Jos tried to eat every single leaf.

8: Brownie smile.


10: I somehow manage to take photos of plants and bugs no matter where I am.


12: Nashville's life-size, and quite impressive, replica of the Parthenon and a nice family who decided to be in the photo too.

13: My pretty sister.



16: Broadway

17: My attempt at taking those photos where the subject is in focus, but the background is blurred. Only semi successful.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Day 64: Thursday, July 9, 2009

So, in case you haven't noticed.  I haven't been blogging very much lately.  It's been a combination of me not taking very many good photos lately (I'm finding it difficult to find good material) and just plain not having the time to devote to photography.  I've had a LOT going on lately.  I'll keep trying my best to find photos opportunities though and will continue posting any good photos I take.  The following ones were taken when I watched the sun go down over the Ohio River yesterday.  I like to try to get things done places other than my room and yesterday that place was the Evansville Riverfront.  I found a great spot and really enjoyed getting things done while witnessing this gorgeous sundown.  I still wasn't too happy with my photos though, including these two.  The only reason I chose these is because they looked kind of creepy, and I think it's neat.  They looked unnatural to begin with, but I admittedly edited them to make them look even more unnatural, but more striking.  So, don't worry, I know they don't look real.  Anyway, enjoy.


2:  This one really was unnaturally blue to begin with, by the way.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Day 63: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

On Tuesday, Ari and I went to the Newburgh waterfront.  We biked (or rather she walked with her "skuut" and I just walked) along the river and then sat down on a bench to eat some snacks.  While we were sitting there, a couple in probably their 50's strolled over to a bench close-by (not pictured here).  Not long after they sat down, the man got on one knee and proposed.  Yes, with just Ari and I as audience.  I waited for a while until they were just talking again (rather than kissing) and then went over and asked if they'd like me to take a picture of them there and then email it to them.  Out of respect for their privacy I decided not to put the picture on the blog.  You can use the picture I DID provide, though, and a little bit of imagination instead.

Day 62: Monday, June 29, 2009

On Monday, Ari and I went to the park.  I don't know that any of these photos are exceptional, but I feel like they really exemplify the joy of being a kid, in summer.

1: For example, this first one, I don't know why I like it.  I really can't explain at all.  But something about her position and facial expression and everything is nice to me.  Also, by the way, I have no idea how to crop most of these ones.

2: Once again, can't explain why I like it, I just do.

3: I can say I like the symmetry on this one.  This is also the only one I could figure out how to crop.



Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Day 61: Saturday, June 27, 2009

So Saturday I took a road-trip to Kentucky and went kayaking!

1: Just after we got out of the kayaks I saw this gorgeous butterfly (who, granted, was sitting in the not so gorgeous mud) and took it's portrait.




5: Here's the cabin we rented the kayaks from.

I've decided I love Kentucky.