Catching Up…

I have a huge backlog of photographs sitting on my hard drive that I need to post. Since I have today off I figured it would be good to start catching up some. Brace yourself for completely random, unrelated images that span all the way back to April…

And expect a few more blog posts (with a little more cohesiveness to them) later today!

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14/365 – Flare

I was really stuck on what to take a picture of tonight. Originally I was going to go for a drive and do a landscape shot, but I just wasn’t feeling it. So then I played around with some different compositions of the pot on my front step. I really love simplicity, and shots that show off the small details of things, so I really enjoy this picture.

274/365 – Cumberland Falls

**Still catching up…after falling back behind before even being caught up. How sad.

Sunday, October 10

Last fall I had seen pictures of a fellow photographer (who is friends with my brother and who I have played soccer with for two indoor seasons) at Dog Slaughter Falls. I immediately fell in love with the place and since then have been trying to get there. Dog Slaughter Falls is in Cumberland Falls State Park. Cumberland Falls is another waterfall there, ad is one of two waterfalls in the world where a moonbow is visible. Elliot has always wanted to see that (which is obviously only visible at night, and only during full moons for that matter), so we decided we needed to swing by that one also. Well this past weekend Elliot and I finally had a Sunday free, and so I told him early on in the week that we were going to go no matter what and that he was not to make plans. Sunday morning we headed out, and opted for the back roads instead of taking the highway. It took is a little over two hours, and was such a nice drive. We stopped and got some lunch and water before actually going into the park, and then began our long day of hiking.

This is Cumberland falls (the one that has the moonbow). It is right next to the visitor center, and so up at the top of it there were a ton of people. Once we hiked down a bit there were less and less people, which was nice. This particular spot we had to climb over some huge boulders and jammed logs, and were completely alone there.

I will upload the “rest” of the pictures in another post with some more of the story perhaps. It was extremely difficult to choose just one main picture from this day, I am so happy with so many, which is the first time in a long time that I have actually liked my landscape photographs.

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272/365 – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

** Well, I am back to catching up. First, I lost my card reader for a night, which obviously prevented me from posting. Then I had purchased a new hard drive for my computer, and Elliot installed that along with some more RAM, which required reinstalling my operating system, which meant that all my programs were gone, including CS5. And Elliot and I have been pretty busy as of late (who am I kidding, we always are), and so last night was the first chance he had to reinstall CS5 for me. So I am finally able to catch up on all of my pictures (which for the first time in a while I am excited about so many days in a row!). Once again, to reduce the number of posts that I have, I will just upload the extra pictures I like right in each day.

Friday, October 8

The title was stuck in my head while I was taking these on Friday, and was still in my head while editing. It is a poem by Maya Angelo, a beautiful one in my opinion. I bought two of these little bird cages at Michael’s in the dollar section a couple of months ago, and have wanted to do this exact shot since I bought them. But, either I didn’t have time, or it was cloudy, or I got out of class when there was not enough day light (if any). So on Friday I decided that even though the sun was slightly higher than I would have liked, I was going to try to get the shot since the sun was out. I had to stand on a step-ladder in my front yard for some (I later moved to my backyard for a better tree/background), and I got lots of strange looks. It was also very, very tough to decide which would be my picture for the day.

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And the runner-ups:

33/52 – Warmth

I took this while at home in MN, and out of 40 or so pictures, this is the only one that turned out pretty much. My camera was struggling with the whole autofocus thing, and my remote didn’t want to work all that well either. But, all that said, I really like this picture, I am so glad I had this one turn out. The jar is the same one that was used for my 365 (on day 221).

I thought and thought and thought on what I could title this, which is partly why I didn’t get it posted right away. This is pretty much all that I came up with that I didn’t hate.

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196/365 – Keenland

I didn’t get a chance to upload yesterday, so here is my 365 from last night. I went to Keenland (the racetrack here in Lexington) to try for some self portraits, and was able to get some lovely lens flare and golden hour pictures. Not all that exciting, but I enjoy looking at it so that says something right?

26/52 – Hope

This picture was taken on a shoot for my studio project, but it doesn’t really fit with it (at least any more). However, I love it for some reason, and so I am making it week 26.

I met with my professor the other day to talk one last time about my project before a final critique. I won’t reveal much, but goodness I am excited about where this project is going. It has really turned in to something great I think. I am so excited to compile all the images into the correct order and see them coming together into a project that makes sense and has so much meaning.

Also, this is potentially some big news, I will be making a book of the final images as suggested (and unofficially required) by my professor. The images that I have posted as my 52 week project are not necessarily the final images that will make it in the book, so there will be lots of surprises in there. As of right now I plan on trying to sell it as a limited edition, so if you think you will want one you should let me know! Thanks for sticking with me through all the changes in this project!

Susannah

This was from the bubble shoot the other day. Susannah (my studio "partner", my closest friend in Lexington, and my roommate for a month) was kind enough to help me out, and the lighting was beautiful on her so I had to get some shots!

Much more to come, so hopefully you don’t get bored of all of these.

I am really in desperate need of a new camera, it is starting to really hold me back a lot. I am thinking about trying to sell prints in order to begin raising money for it? Of couse I have said I will sell prints a million times and still haven’t. But I am going to try to follow through this time. Any suggestions on where to sell or how to print would be great! And of course any request to buy would be even better!!