294/365 – Match

**Saturday, October 30

Last night I shot two events for the magazine that I shot for during the summer. It was a bit crazy doing two in one night, but for the most part went smoothly. When I got done with all that though I was pretty tired and feeling too lazy for a picture, and Elliot said I should take a picture of fire. So I had him light a match, and I flipped my lens around, and this is what I ended up with. I didn’t have my card reader with me so I had to wait until today to get it uploaded.

293/365 – Holding It All

Friday, October 19

I was at Target in the cleaning aisle the other day and caught these gel beads out of the corner of my eye. They are an air freshener thing. They come in a tub, and you take the cover off and as the fragrance is used up the gel beads shrink. As soon as I saw them I immediately got some photo ideas in my head. Plus, as Whitney and I found out, they feel so cool. We were playing with them for a bit before taking a picture, haha. I had a tough time deciding which one, so I may upload a few others later on.

And, I am taking title recommendations, because I couldn’t think of a good one.

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292/365 – Bobble Head

**Thursday, October 28

Last night I took pictures of a classmate for a project of hers. I had the studio checked out until midnight, so Elliot met me there are we messed around with the lights for a bit. It was so so much fun! I had forgotten how much I missed the studio, and missed watching Elliot go crazy, haha. So many laughs and so many cool pictures. More to come most likely, but this was for sure one of my favorites. But, we didn’t get done until after 11:00 and then hadn’t had dinner yet, which took until well after midnight, so needless to say I was too tired to edit/post last night.

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291/365 – Brownie!

Elliot is looking for a coffee table, and so yesterday we were driving around to places like Goodwill and other second-hand stores. We thought we were done for the evening and were headed home, when we passed the Peddler’s Mall/Flea Market. I made a comment about how I wanted to stop in there sometime and see what they had, and he wondered if they would have coffee tables, so we turned around and headed on in. It was an experience to say the least. There were all of the booths, hundreds and hundreds of them (the place seemed to go on forever), filled with the most random things you could think of. Everything from floor mats for your car, to hot wheels cars, to old bottles and signs. I can’t even begin to describe how random it was. We were walking around, just glancing in each booth, and my eyes locked on this. It was still in the original box (which is very worn, but still cool), and came with the flash and an extra bulb. I will have to post a picture of that soon because it is awesome. I immediately fell in love with it and knew I had to get it. I have been wanting a retro camera for such a long time, and you can probably imagine my surprise to find it amongst all of that crap in there. Anyways, without further ado, say hello to my little friend (sorry, I had to).

(Oh, and this is not the shot that I had wanted to do with this little guy at all, but today was a rough day, filled with coughing uncontrollably and being homesick)

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290/365 – driving through the rain

Real creative title, I know.

We had some crazy weather today. It was warm right away in the morning, and super super windy. Then all of a sudden we were in tornado watches and warnings. Every radio station was being interrupted every few minutes for the emergency broadcast or whatever. It poured, that is for sure, and the wind kept right up the entire time, but nothing as bad as I was hoping for (I love storms so so much!). It was a bit of a let down really, haha. But, we did get lots of rain which we desperately needed. And I did get this picture, which I like. And I did get a video that I kind of like and may upload tomorrow.

Oh, and to ease the worry of anyone out there (aka my parents), Elliot was driving his truck when I took this.

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289/365 – Fall Rain

Yes I am aware that almost all of my titles lately have “fall” in them, but hey, it is fall and I love fall.

It finally rained today, which we needed desperately. So of course after teaching I went outside with my camera and took some reverse lens shots of the drops on the leaves.

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288/365 – Prayer Journal

I have decided, as of tonight, that I am going to start back up my prayer journal. I used to be so good about writing in it every night, but then I got busy I guess, and just forgot to write in it. I have been stressing out a lot lately, and I realized tonight that I need to give up those worries to God. He controls everything, and he will provide for me, so I shouldn’t be stressing and worrying. Now I know that starting back up regular, formal prayer is not going to magically take away my worry, but it is a step, which is what I need to do. I need to begin to trust God in every aspect of my life, and in order to do that I need to start voicing my worries to him.

34/52 – Simple

It has been such a long time since I have done a 52 week shot. I took this on the same day that Whitney and I went on out shoot (it took me a while to get around to editing it). After such a failed attempt at Raven Run (where I wanted to do my self-portrait) we just went to my backyard where I decided to do a simple head shot.

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Cumberland Falls

I totally forgot that I never got around to uploading the rest from our day trip to Cumberland Falls. So here we go…

When we got there, we had to cross this bridge to get to the parking lot, and we both loved it so we walked down the the river and took a bunch of pictures of it.

As I mentioned in my first post of our trip, Cumberland Falls is one of two waterfalls where it is possible to see a moonbow. Obviously this makes it a huge tourist attraction, even during the day, so we had to battle for good spots to get pictures for the first bit of our hike. The park has 3 main overlooks (if I am remembering correctly) built for the waterfall; one at the top, one very close to the bottom of it, and then one further away. This shot was taken from the overlook that was closest the the bottom.

This one was taken while hiking, just looking off of the path. After those three main overlooks the number of people that we encountered went way down, it was kind of funny.

There then was a path that led down to this beach area (no swimming allowed though) that had such beautiful fine, white sand. There were quite a few people here again, but we hiked down the beach back towards the waterfall and after climbing over some boulders and piles of logs jammed from when the river is high, we were all alone and had a perfect view.

We then continued our hike, heading for our main goal for the day, Dog Slaughter Falls. The entire hike out there we didn’t encounter a single person, and on the way back, only two people. It was so nice to have the trail to ourselves, and especially on such a pretty hike.

And here are just some details from our hike.

I should mention, that we never actually made it to Dog Slaughter Falls. We had been hiking for a couple of hours, and it was already 5 o’clock or later, and we came upon a sign that told us that the trail was closed due to erosion, and that we had to take a detour. We didn’t know how much further we had until the falls, or how much the detour would add to the hike, and we were definitely not prepared to hike back in the dark, so we just turned around. Hopefully we will be able to get out there once again and actually make it.