I’m breaking this up into 2 posts. I took a lot of photos at the zoo that made me happy!
I started another 52 weeks set with Shaun a bit over a month ago. I’ve actually missed a week or two, but I’m not fussed. Here are the first 5 shots:
1. Ohoho! Love the lighting! – Prompto,
This was just a moment where the light was really interesting, coming in through the front door and I thought, aha, it’s time to start this new set I’ve been wanting to do.
2. I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.– by J.R.R. Tolkien
On the airplane flying to visit our bestest friends in Seattle.
4. well, I’ve been afraid of changing cos I’ve built my life around you. – , Fleetwood Mac
We went for a walk. It was almost a little too cold, but actually perfect. We saw a bunch of cats, and cast long shadows as we turned towards home. I missed another week after this because I spent the whole week finally getting back on top of things around the house after having been on vacation and then ill.
When I found this camera on the shelf at Goodwill for $3 I yelped out loud. I had one of these when I was a teenager but I had given it away. It’s just a gem of a cheap 35mm point and shoot camera.
Most of these photos are from our road trip to St. Louis in 2009, which remains the most chill and relaxing vacation we have ever taken.
Forest Park, St Louis Missouri:
Missouri Botanical Garden:
Dogsitting at my brother-in-law’s house-with-a-pool:
4th of July:
2013 was an extra fun year. I crocheted A LOT, all year long. I upgraded the power supply, graphics card and RAM in my desktop which turned my computer into a wonderful piece of work, we got passports because we road tripped all the way to Canada, via Seattle, we spent about a month in the PNW, which was a total dream, my mama painted a beautiful tree for me and I felt really creatively fulfilled all year long. The full set is here, but these are my favorites:
I started another 52 weeks of Us in November of 2012 when I shot a photo for our Christmas card that year. These projects are some of my absolute favorites because without them, there wouldn’t actually be a lot of pictures of us together, and I try to keep them fairly candid, so it really feels like a peek back at our real life over the course of a year. In this case, it’s a little more than a year. I missed a few weeks here and there, but I decided not to give up on having a full set of 52 weeks.
The full set is on flickr, but here are my favorites:
Okay, so, things were weird in November, right? As such, I didn’t share all of my Halloween week photoshoots here! Luckily I believe in celebrating Halloween all year long (with a short break for Christmas) so this isn’t an inappropriate post for the middle of February at all.
Since I was shooting and editing and sharing the photos in real time (on my instagram!), as well as actually doing most of the things I photographed, the edits are pretty sloppy but I’m not bothered, in fact, I’m really happy with how this all turned out.
On my 27th birthday I started this project where I shot a few seconds of video every day until my 28th birthday. It was super fun, but unfortunately I lost the HD edit of it! Ahhhh. I still have all of the raw footage on an external hard drive, but the prospect of putting it all together again is absolutely exhausting.
I should do this again, though, it really packs in a lot of feelings for me.
In December I finished and printed the book I had started working on in 2014/15 for my 30 before 30 project. The main holdup was cost, but another one was that initially the book only spanned June – December, when I got my dSLR ,and I had to hunt down CDs of photos from January – May, and then settle on the decision not to rescan film photos.
Blurb often has really wonderful coupons around Christmas, so I was able to take advantage of that and print a 404 page book with over 1000 photos for about $85.
Sifting through and editing so many photos from 2007 is what led me to make my @ten.years.ago Instagram account, where I am sharing these newly edited photos exactly ten years after I originally shot them. That’s where you want to go if you want to see the highlights from the book. I definitely plan to get started on fresh edits from my photos in 2008 later this year, though who knows when I’ll get THAT book printed!