I want on a kind of spur of the moment photo adventure with some friends this afternoon. We walked through some woods, got muddy feet, washed them in a fountain, and walked along a lake. And the weather was absolutely beautiful. It was a nearly perfect day.
I had quite a few shots I really liked, and that were more “me” but I really liked the lines and texture in this one.
I haven’t done a self-portrait in such a long time. Mostly because I have been lazy and uninspired. Today I finally had an idea I liked, but when I went out to shoot it I realized my hair isn’t long enough for what I had hoped to do. After messing around in photoshop quite a bit though I managed to turn it into something I think works.
My oldest brother and his wife are in town, and I couldn’t be more excited! They both climb a lot, including ice climbing. Kyle (my brother) had heard of a spot not far from our house in MN where we could do some ice climbing. I was so excited because he was going to anchor me to the top so I could take pictures. But, we hiked out there and there wasn’t a single chunk of ice on the cliff. It was fairly disappointing, but we had a nice hike, and went back to the house to play some hockey. Plus, the rest of the day involved an excellent dinner with all of us, some playing of sporcle, and then going to see a Thelonious Monk tribute band in downtown St. Paul. It couldn’t have been better.
Oh, and these are my brother ice climbing tools for those who are curious.
Elliot used to have these HUGE bushes in front of his apartment, which was so nice because it completely blocked him off from the street and made it much more private. But, the other day, he got home from work, and they looked like this. Completely bare, and only as high as my knees (they used to be double my height). They just look so sad and bare. I really liked the colors and shapes in the background of this, so I thought it would be a good shot for today.