Showing posts with label Sunset. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sunset. Show all posts

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Negligent Photographer...

     My fellow photographers, writers, creators, and readers! It's been quite a long time. Much, much has happened and I won't bore you with the details. ;) 
"What's been happening?" 
Well, I'm in California for almost two semesters now, and I'm ashamed to say I haven't taken NEARLY as many pictures as I thought I would. Sad. I know.
     But, I'll have some of the ones I like! I had forgotten how much I enjoy photography! 
Silly me.
These are from last August, right after I stopped blogging and right before I went to college.
I went fishing with my dad and littlest bro:) Good memories and cool cattails!

 On the drive to the lake we saw so many hayfields, and I'm remembering how much I love the country. I miss it too. Being in California is interesting and cool, but there's something about the country...
I'm going back through my photos to catch y'all up on my photography and a little bit of my life too. :)
So these are all from my first semester of college! The mountains amaze and intrigue me; they are bare, yet some are green and alive with bushes and little trees. Others are reddish-brown and sandy. 
Here's California for ya;)

Joshua Trees! Originally from Israel, but now there are more in California than anywhere else.
Again, the mountains in the background. I just love them.
Below is a view from behind my dorm. I live on top of a hill and there's a slight rise behind the dorm and it's an excellent place to watch the sunset. Especially with my camera;)
 I think I like California, and the sun here. Hehe, and this photo.
Later on in September 2013...
 This is the inspiration for Pride Rock! You know, from Lion King?
 It's a place called Vasquez National Park. I went hiking there with a group from church. It was HOT. But totally worth it!
 Gives you some more depth... It was huge and steep.
From the top; note the teeny, tiny cars down there. 'Twas an awesome day!

Let's go to the more civilized side of Cali: Beverly Hills! Yeah, I know, what was I doing there? Haha, I was taking photos of my dear friend for her senior voice recital! Exciting, my first "official" portrait session;)
It was really good, and I got some good shots! A very cool setting;)

We took a school trip to the Getty for extra credit. The Getty is an awesome art museum. It's so full of history and beauty and evidence of man's intellect (and sinfulness) and realizing how many painters and sculptors were Christians was really enlightening. And it's on a hill overlooking Los Angeles. Soo, that was cool too;)
The details and creativity were amazing. I might say that a lot.
 And the museum itself was a work of art; its architecture and designs were captivating to me.
Also, the girl at the bottom of this picture in the white jacket may or may not be the most fantastic person I've ever met. Just a sidenote;)
I spent winter break with me familia! And snow...
This was also lovely. :P
Then, back to hotness. Please note the palm trees... I like the palm trees.
I also learned how to play the ukulele. YES. Life goal = Accomplished.

There. Don't you feel better now? I do! Got that photography bug out of my system by sharing it. Ha!
Anyway, I hope to do this more often, but no promises... 
So, see y'all around!

P.S. - It's good to be back;)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Before The Excitement Begins

Later today I'm leaving for camp! I just got back (on Sunday) from attending camp, now I'm going to work there!
Seriously fun stuff there, guys. At Camp Jim, I mean :D
These photos are a small peek at what I've been doing this past week:)
My dog had puppies (praising God that they're all sold to wonderful homes) and they are almost five weeks old. So yeah, that's been fun and interesting:)
For our Fourth of July we had a campfire, set off some fireworks, ate a special cake that my sister made (it was red and blue with whipped cream frosting and cherries on top. Just YUM.), and generally talked and laughed.
This photo would've been perfect if he had moved the sparkler a little to the side, but, this way is interesting I suppose:P
     Yes, I love puppies, so they deserved another picture:) This one is "Tonka." He just has to be the cutest, of course, I say that about all of them, but... 
     Oh, and this post is named such because I am so excited for camp! My first time being a counselor. So, I'll need a lot of prayer you guys, working with 8 to 10 year-old's can be super fun but it's a lot of responsibility for me. 
     Before the excitement begins, I must pack:)
See ya soon raccoon!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The First Day

     This was the first day of the rest of my life; just being a year older. It's funny, you always think that it will feel much different to turn "that age" but really, the difference is only you realizing the responsibility that you have now.
Huh, thinking about the possibilities of my future, the responsibilities, and the wonderful ways in which God will work has just got me very... thoughtful; prayerful. 
Whelp, later y'all:)

PS: I did an interview of sorts over at Erin's awesome blog:
Take a little look if you feel so inclined:)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Walk Through the Field (FMTSO)

 This is my weather! Fall in Minnesota is VERY nice, not too hot, not too cool; perfect for me!
Went for a walk with my Labs and my camera this week; I am not disappointed with my photos!

The sun was setting and the fountain grass in the field was beautiful! I practiced my manual focusing techniques:) 
I love this picture so much, it has three different types of seeding grass
and it has just the right amount out of focus:)

My best bud: Bear!
My town's weather is BEAUTIFUL right now; hope it stays a while longer!

Thanks for following y'all!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Lake Itasca Beauty

        We went to Itasca State Park and I didn't get as many "interesting" pictures as I had hoped to, but I managed to snap a few;)

                  Here is Itasca lake, the headwaters of the Mississippi river!

As the sun went down I tried to get a picture with depth and color. Even with the best camera on earth, nothing can capture the feeling of standing by the lake watching the sun disappear under the water in furious red and yellow... Something like my next pictures:

The lily pads on Lake Itasca. My little brother said: "Are those what the frogs jump on?" :) 


 So long for now, Eli ;)