62/365 – American

I am back to civilization after a week-long camping trip in Rocky Mountain National Park! Before I get down to the picture and explanation of the day, I should give a quick update.

We drove straight through yesterday (almost a 17 hour trip), and got in late last night. So now it is time to play catch up, which is going to take some serious work. I am incredibly backed up on everything now. Between the wedding I shot the day before I left and the hundreds of pictures that I took each day while camping, it is going to take me a while to sort through everything and get caught up. I only have a week in Minnesota before I head back to Kentucky, so I also have lots of catching up to do with friends that I haven’t seen in almost 9 months. Add in various things that my mom wants me to get done for her (paintings and prints), and keeping up with my 365, it is going to be a crazy busy week. I will be posting lots to get back on track, and will be giving accounts of each day with the picture as well. Then, after I am caught up on my 365 and wedding stuff, I will post all of the pictures from the trip that didn’t make the main 365 image. So stick with me as I try to sort through everything and get organized and caught up!

 

*Saturday, July 30 – Somewhere in South Dakota (I think)

After getting just a couple of hours of sleep I woke up to finish packing and get ready for the trip with my family. We were on the road by 8:30am or so, and headed to my brother’s house in South Dakota where we spent the night before continuing on to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). This was taken at one of the many stops for gas, but I can’t remember if it was in Minnesota or South Dakota.

49/365 – Grilling

While watching the world cup final today I made dinner with a friend this evening. It was absolutely delicious. And yes I am doing yet another food diptych.

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218/365 – Summer Sweet Corn

Sweet corn is one of my favorite things about summer. I could eat it almost (if not every) every night. I was outside on my parent’s patio shucking the corn, and looked up into the big locust tree and immediately knew I wanted a picture of the corn with that as the background.

I also took a different approach to editing this. I read somewhere today that you should never edit the same way twice. Which is sort of what I do, constantly. I have my saved presets in curves and things like that, and obviously I tweak for each specific photograph, but I haven’t really tried anything new lately. So, I took a few new approaches to this one, and absolutely love it. Enjoy!

Oh, and, I really wish corn started with an “s” so that I could have had triple alliteration.

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