A Hiatus…and Hostas

Lucy ran out of the empty room into the passage and found the other three. “It’s all right,” she repeated, “I’ve come back.” “What on earth are you talking about, Lucy?” asked Susan “Why,” said Lucy in amazement, “haven’t you all been wondering where I was?” In one of my favorite scenes from the Lion,…

Baby Shower-ness (a preview)

‘Tis the season for my friends to follow suit and have babies. In the last month, I’ve had baby showers scheduled for two of the five Saturdays this month. While I had to miss one of them, I was able to attend and take some photos of the other. My dear friend, Kate, was given a…

Lovers’ Locks at the Purple People Bridge

“The Purple People Bridge” is the popular name given to the Newport Southbank Bridge, a pedestrian bridge that connects downtown Cincinnati with Newport, Kentucky. People have begun attaching locks to the bridge, some of them quite elaborately inscribed with romantically significant dates and sentiments. This photo, which I took this past summer, is currently on…

One day’s ramblings

A little over a week ago, Jason and I spent a few days in Chicago. It started as a business trip that I got to tag along on. During Jason’s busy day I reconnected with a high school friend and spent the afternoon at the art museum (more on that later), but then once business was…

Chicago Impressions

Last week I was able to tag along on Jason’s business trip to Chicago. Not only did it mean getting to spend more time with him and not having to sleep in our house alone (huzzah!), it also meant a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago on my own while he was busy, and…

A Beginning

According to the calendar, Autumn has officially begun, and the trees and bushes around my house are actually in agreement with this somewhat arbitrary decree. On Friday, I ventured out to a small local park to practice vertically-composed landscape shots for the online photo workshop I mentioned in an earlier post. After playing a bit…

Simplicity

Seems a random collection of photos, doesn’t it? Yet, they are united by a common theme of simplicity of composition: in the case of the first two photos, simplicity via focusing on one element either through use of negative space or shallow depth of field (where the subject is in sharp focus, while the background is…

Beautiful explosions

I wish I could remember my first exposure to fireworks. Did I react in fear to the body-shaking sound? Did my eyes open wide in awe at the flaming colors, thrown high in the sky like shooting stars, only to fall without raining down fire on the spectators  below? Or was I simply mesmerized by the…