Monday, January 20, 2014


In an effort to improve my photos, I am trying not to make all of these images of food or flowers. Although I naturally gravitate to those I know I should focus on other types of inspirational things. It's tricky...

January 12 - Doing boring chores

January 13 - If i leave work exactly at 5 I can catch a gorgeous sunset

January 14 - Sometimes shadows are more expressive than the actual object

January 15 - Yes, it's a type of flower, but I have never taken a picture of this before!!

January 16 - The beginning of a very firey season

January 17 - Parking at work on Friday mornings is the best!

January 18 - Checking out some wedding venues...

January 18 - Another venue

January 19 - Lunch in Laguna Beach mid winter
January 20 - Plato loves to sit in the sun...almost as much as I do!

I LOVE So Cal!

Until next week!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

New Year, New 365...

As a the New Year came, so did my one do things that are good for my soul! This includes becoming better acquainted with my camera, get an overload of animal cuteness by volunteering at my local animal shelter, and become more musical by learning to play the piano.

Although I have tried before (and successfully failed) I am going to attempt to COMPLETE a 365 project. My previous attempt had me taking pictures that revolved around specific themes each week, which became daunting (and not always feasible). So this time around I will take whatever works for me. I have made the decision to take my camera with me every day and try to catch all the mundane things I experience.

Not all of the pictures will be great, but this is a challenge to work on my technique and try and make every picture as amazing as possible!

Enjoy another year filled with sporadic posts!!!

January 1: Alan was very excited about getting a Lava Lamp as a white elephant gift

January 2: I did get weird stares as I took pictures of the bike holders

January 3: Eating healthy

January 4: Even adults lose their toys in trees

January 5: Oslo was added to the clan in April last year

January 6: My Christmas gift!

January 7: Technology (which is the most confusing thing EVER!)

January 8: Home repairs...Home depot is way more fun when you are looking at toilets through a camera lens

January 9: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! Need i say more?!?

January 10: The pink tint of sunset on a white building

January 11: Homemade street tacos ( and they were delicious!)

Happy 2014 and I look forward sharing my year with your through my camera.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Desert Beauty

Traveling to climates outside of mine is one of my favorite photography adventures. This is because I get to take myself out of my comfort zone and get images of plants (but sadly no animals this time) and landscapes that I would not usually have access to. At a family reunion (for Alan's family) we headed back to the desert. The desert was full of life and beauty. I got to adventure deep into it on a dirt bike, which I successfully rode for the first time!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Decrepit Buildings

I have this overwhelming urge to take pictures any time i see buildings in decay! Driving through rural areas I want to pull over and take pictures of barns and broken down sheds. Even run down vehicles peak my interest. At Emerald Cove, near Parker, in Arizona I was driving along and found some buildings, abandoned long ago. Obviously, I am not the only one who had interest in this building, but for very different reasons.

Completely covered in graffiti

A trailer next to the abandoned building. Probably won't be taken camping anytime soon.

Another view
Although this old fire truck is in really good condition, I still loved it because it is a classic!

Not the best picture, but it does not cease to amaze me how beautiful the sky is when you can getaway from the light pollution.

Not sure what type of bug this is, but it was totally freaky, so I had to get in close :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Better late than never...

The 'Blue' Moon

Wine tasting with my sisters

My beautiful sister of

My other beautiful sister of

Reminds me the face of a troll doll!
As many of you may know I am currently in a clinical psychology graduate program working on getting a masters degree. With that said, blogging has been on my to-do list, but always manages to stay at the very bottom. I have continued to take pictures over the past (hmm, too many months!) So here are a few to show what I have been working on.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Exciment!-Week 15, 365 Project


Super excited about the gunk he found in the stream!

Didn't mean to be a creeper, but what is more exciting when you are young than a make out session?!?
Week 15 is titled "Excitement!" Although I am a few pictures short of a week I am going to post these for now. I may add to this week later, but I will decide that at another point in time.