Monthly Archives: May 2012

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***the Vineyard Ant Hill***

oh lovely

wall-E will be here eventually

but Libby is gorgeous

but we aren’t leaving planet Earth any time soon, right???

well.

i always dreamed of a vineyard with an ant hill

i know you did, too, Ashley.

LIVING THE DREAM IN LEMOORE!!!!

moral of the story?

there is beauty everywhere.

does anyone even read what I write, anyway????

well, if I can’t heckle my own art, what can i heckle???

***omg i’ve been a blogging slacker***

I have really slacked on the blogging.

actually, i have slacked on all things creative for a bit

sometimes you just need a little bit of down time

dormancy

yes, i did that.

check in the box

time to be done.

i am not usually very happy when i am not creating

even if i am happy in other aspects of my life

like making fabulous friendships

throwing parties

creating my outdoor oasis

being a mom

getting in shape

keeping up with cooking meals

being a supportive swim team cheerleader

creating gelato magic

and reading goofy smutty book trilogies.

something is always ‘off’

****

i just need to be taking pictures.

plus it was a good excuse to buy an orchid.

i am not going to decode.

i just need to motivate

i took it with my D3 and i used my extension tube on my 85mm lens.

that is all.

***to the hanford market***

we took the top off the jeep

and went to the hanford market it last night

oh, the freshly popped kettle corn.

i had missed that.

it was strange to go back.

Evan was 20 months or so the last time we went.

***

the boys are out of shape with the modeling.

no chatting while snapping, Ian.

***

decoded

where? hanford

when? last night

how? All four with Fuji – first two with 35 mm, last two with 18mm

what?  kettle corn!

why do i love it?  just a nice little memory and a chance to wipe the dust off my camera.

***before swim lessons***

before swim lessons

***

decoded

where? home

when? yesterday afternoon

how?  Fuji X-pro 1, ISO640, 35mm, f/1.4, 1/500 sec

what? my good little model

why do i love it?  i love the two dimensional feel that i created with editing.  Sometimes camera’s make things feel too real.  real is boring.

 

 

***hyper-reality***

a little hyper-reality for today

just because i feel like it

it is kinda cool

***

decoded

where?  Old Stuttgart

when?  November 2009

how?  D3, ISO 1250, 24mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec

yes, i know.  funky exposure.  nice balance there, paula…..  whatever.

what? an adorable 7 year old boy

why do i love it?  i love the 2 dimensional feel of the editing in this image.

***one step forward***

one step forward

feeling a rut right now

so baby step

just one

that is all i can do

gotta leave my old spot

***

decoded

where?  my old apartment

when?  after I’d already moved out

how?  my d3, ISO 640, 24mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec

what? this is where I would have been sitting to type this – had i not moved

why do I love it?  I am so glad I made this picture.  this picture is what little I have left to remember my amazing flat and wonderful view