Thursday, July 30, 2009

thinking too much. much too much.

Um, I am pretty lame at keeping a blog. I might be teetering dangerously close to abandoning ship or just using said ship as a photo meme place. Sigh. So many words to come up with. I really only have a dozen or so that clink back and forth in my head, none of which could complete an entire paragraph. Most of my life I've been horribly shy. Challenging myself to do things, THINGS that make me talk or connect with people I don't know well or at all is a struggle. When I gave birth to my daughter, I wanted to hold on to that feeling of accomplishment. I swore that it would give me the confidence to do wonderful things that I normally wouldn't do. Talking to a stranger should be pie after having a natural childbirth. WRITING ON THE INTERNET should be pie. And yet, it almost causes me more anxiety. Blogging where people can read and see what you've written is SCARY. I don't consider myself a writer. I don't spin words into beautifully written stories. When talking to a stranger, you are able to visibly see how they feel about what you are saying. You know you have an audience. I don't know what's more intimidating, the idea of people reading my words or typing for no one.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

you capture-black and white


I really, really love black and white. It's what I miss the most about 35mm. Developing black and white photos, waiting for the picture to appear and the image slowly growing darker is so magical. Now, all I do is click the mouse on the computer. It makes me a little sad. However, I have a very darling subject to make up for my nostalgia.
I'm still on my mom's computer, so I have no clue if it looks completely wackadoo. Don't laugh too hard if it does!

I Should Be Folding Laundry has plenty more shots to see!

Monday, July 20, 2009

i heart faces-feet

Aren't baby feet the sweetest thing? Here are Coral's 5 month old feet.
Check out more feet at I heart faces!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

you capture-food

This week was Independence Day and food. Unfortunately, my husband and I didn't go anywhere on the Fourth. Not even to fireworks. Which is sad, since we live 4 miles from Washington, DC. I was not attempting to get in and out of the city with a 5 month old. I'm lame like that. I was going to take a picture of Coral in her red, white and blue outfit, but she pooped all over it before I got the chance. So, food pictures it is.

I'm visiting my parents in Fort Wayne, IN until the end of the month. We've been eating plenty of tasty food. Also, I am editing on my mom's computer, so if the pictures look insane and too bright or too dark or the colors are all skewed, it's because her monitor is really dark.
More pictures at I Should Be Folding Laundry!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

You Capture-photographer's choice

I chose "food" as my theme this week. In my previous post I talked about going to the Farmer's Market. The shapes and color of the produce were inspiring. Plus, I really love to look at, talk about and eat food. It's the reason I haven't lost all my baby weight yet (and the fact that I gained 60 freaking pounds). Fresh food is so wonderful and sadly I fall prey to Dairy Queen all too frequently.
Garlic scapes. You can make pesto with it!
Check out more photos at I Should Be Folding Laundry!