I took over ten thousand photos this year. Here are a few of my top favorites.
A Day at the Fair
This may be one of my favorite photos ever, I just love the colors and the retro feel of it.
A view of Manhattan from the top of 30Rock. It was amazing to view the city from that height. Post coming soon!
This was an evening in late summer spent exploring the latest construction zone.
A Walk Among the Dunes
Discovering a new place to explore at our favorite beach.
An appreciation of all the Crepe Myrtles in my neighborhood.
Lake of Geese
After attending my company picnic, we wandered around and found a lake full of geese.
An attempt to capture a rainbow that appeared as the sun was setting, ended in what will probably be the best photo I will ever take.
National Botanical Gardens
One of my favorite places I have ever visited was the National Botanical Gardens in Washington DC.
I love our flower explosion in the springtime!
Early Spring Feeling
To me, this photos reminds of me those first days of the year, where the weather is starting to get warm and the days are just starting to feel longer.
March is Exciting
And this photo makes me think of March, one of my favorite months.
The first flower sightings in my garden!
Quiet Winter Woods
The woods are a pretty place, even in the winter.
A Fog Colored Cemetery
Winter always brings lots of fog. Great for cemetery walks.
What are your favorite photos of 2016? I’d love to see them!
Early spring is a funny time of year. You can feel the days trying to get warmer, but winter just doesn’t want to let go, and returns as soon as the sun begins to fade away each evening.
The sky says it is still day, but the long dark shadows cast upon the houses say that night is nearly here.
The warm air that held the promise of spring during the day, has once again been replaced by winter’s cold grasp as the darkness creeps nearer.
The sun paints colors in the sky as the cold night begins to take over.
Time to race home and hope that this was winter’s last appearance.
It’s that magical time of year again, when the fair comes to town..
I love everything about it. The bright colors, the wild food, the crazy atmosphere.
I just like to wander around, and try to capture the the fun and excitement in my photos. I could spend an entire day and night here, just taking photos!
My favorite thing to photograph is the big ferris wheel. And guess what…
It has a baby now!!
I thought it was so cute that there was a tiny ferris wheel which was almost an except replica to the big one.
When I was younger my friends and I would ride all the rides, all day long, but now they make me nauseous. This one always scared me. I thought I was going to go flying off into the air every time I rode it.
Now the only thing I ride is the ferris wheel, but it scares me too. It goes waay faster than you’d think! Or at least it feel fast to me. But I like seeing the view from the top, when I stop screaming long enough to pay attention.
Since I don’t ride rides anymore, the main event is the food! But that’s a whole other post 🙂
(I kind of wanted a cotton candy colored gorilla!)
Is there a fair that comes to your town? What is your favorite part?
We usually sit under the stars on the beach once or twice during our trip. But we had so much fun doing it the first night, we went out just about every single night we were there! The best part was seeing SO many shooting starts, which we found out later was due to the Perseid meteor shower. What luck!
I haven’t had the chance to do a lot of long exposure star shots before, so it was great to get some practice and play around with settings. I love how the photos reveal strange colors and things you can’t see with the naked eye. We learned that what we thought was a cloud in the sky, was actually the milky way! It was the first time I have ever seen the milky way! I have always lived in the city and rarely venture out into the country, so I was quite amazed by all the starry sights.
During the day we could see this ship sitting just off the coast. It was there every day.
I zoomed in and saw what pretty lights he had.
This was the result of somebody walking through my shot with a flashlight. I kinda like it!
And in this one, some crazy dogs with lights around their collars were running rampant.
This shot reminds me of the beach scene in the movie Contact.
I didn’t alter the color of any of these photos, I was too intrigued by how they naturally came out.
I want to take so many more photos of the night sky!
I have been working on fixing up my polaroid land cameras. Getting them all cleaned, restoring their batteries and writing a little user guide. Then I got inspired to do a photo shoot with my first and favorite one, and before I knew what was happening, I had a whole 1960s thing going on.
And maybe it was because I have watched a little too much Mad Men, but I couldn’t seem to take a photo without having a crabby expression..
I sure do love this camera and I can’t wait to share more about it soon! I also can’t wait to find some vintage clothes to fuel this new 60s vibe I’ve been feeling.
About a year ago I found this vintage polaroid land camera on a thrifting trip. I had been wanting one for a while, but wasn’t ready to spend a couple hundred bucks on a restored one. I luckily found this baby in great condition for 20 dollars! All I had to do was replace the battery and now it works great! I even found this flash for it a few months ago.
Fujifilm still makes film to fit it and I wanted to share the photos I have taken in this past year. There aren’t a whole lot, due to some tragic film jams I ended up losing quite a bit of film. 😦
This is the first photo I took with it (that came out!) I forgot to focus, however..
We spent a weekend in the mountains last spring and I snapped this view from our motel.
We took a trip to a dairy farm last summer and I brought my regular camera, but forgot my battery at home! I was so mad, but I luckily I brought my land camera with me! I think a land camera photo is worth about 100 digital photos.
From our beach trip. I forgot to focus again.. But I kind of like the dreamy out of focus look.
My Mom’s haunted house.
Christmas day. This is where I realized the camera shouldn’t be used indoors unless you have a flash. Surprisingly this was a bright and sunny morning!
This was taken with my new flash bulbs!
And this is my latest photo which I am very excited about. I tried to take a picture of the house, but didn’t hear the click of the shutter so I thought it didn’t work. I took it inside to look at it and then I took a test shot of the backyard, (because a neighbor had come outside in the front of the house, and I didn’t want them to see me of course!) And it turned out the shutter had worked the first time and I ended up with this amazing double exposure!
I definitely want to take a whole bunch more land photos this year, I just love the way they look!
Sometimes I get a feeling, like I want to write about something, but the words are just beyond my reach.
I have something that I want to say, a feeling that I want to express, a moment that I want to capture.
But the words won’t come out.
Maybe that’s why I take pictures.
As much as I love taking pictures of pretty flowers, and things that most people would consider “regular photo subjects”
My favorites are ones like these, that make me think of something that I don’t have words for.
Like seeing glimpses of a mostly forgotten dream. Memories of a time that seems like it was lifetimes ago, but also, not that far past.