K is For…

Yes this is like a month overdue. I’m way off schedule, but I’m still determined to finish this by the end of 2015. I only have a couple for K…could not think of anything good for it.

1) Kayak

These are cool. Nothing too special about them except I like how I photographed a kayak in the winter and you can clearly see that from all the leaves inside of it. And I remembered that black and white is always an option when colors are dull and uninteresting.

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2) Knitted

Selfies are hard, yo.

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I is for…

1) Ice

It’s that time of year where we have to start leaving the house 10 minutes early so we have time to scrape our windshields…unless you’re fortunate enough to park in a garage.


2) Instrument

My parents’ stores these babies. The drum set – my brothers. And the clarinet is mine from middle school. It certainly brought back some memories when I took it out of it’s box!

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The clarinet pictures reminded me that black and white is beautiful…I always seem to forget¬†about that option. It makes a photo entirely different.

The lack of photos doesn’t correlate with a lack of interest. There were simply just not a lot of creative things to photograph that start with “I”. I have been photographing a lot of Christmassy things though, with all the decorations that have gone up. Winter is actually a very good time of year for pictures. I’ll probably do a whole post with Christmas photos after the holiday passes.

H is For…

I had to give myself an extra week this time. I’ve been slacking off pretty bad. “I” won’t be any better…it’s probably one of the worst letters in the alphabet to take pictures of. But I’ll try my best I suppose.

1) Hug

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2) Happy

My beautiful friend and her beautiful smile. I have to say, I got to do two portrait shoots with friends these last 3 weeks and I loved them both! It was such good practice…gave me a lot of insight into things I still need to work on.


3) Holiday

This one was easy because we had Thanksgiving, and then the Christmas decor went up. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for most people.


Drinking, talking, pie-making. Pretty much sums it up.




^one of the many beverages I had this evening.


So there it is. Overdue, but I’m glad I took the extra week. Hopefully I can get my momentum back.

G is For…

Daylight savings time has wreaked havoc on my photo-taking schedule. So much less daylight to work with now. I didn’t get out as much as I wanted to these last two weeks, between Halloween weekend and recovering from having my wisdom teeth out. So it’s a short one this time. But what can I say…I do what I can with what I’ve got…which at the moment is only my 50mm prime lens because my other one is still not working properly.

1) Geese

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2) Glasses

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3) Glitter

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F is For…

Alright here’s the deal: A and B were flukes. I had a lot of pictures for those because I had lower standards of what I let pass through into the cyberspace for the world to see. I also was not nearly as busy as I’ve been lately, which I know is the lamest excuse in the world, especially in my book. But it’s been true these past few¬†weeks. I’m also going to use the excuse that the season of very limited daylight is approaching so my window for taking pictures during weekdays is pretty much nil at this point. I did what I could on the weekends.

There aren’t many pictures again this time, but I actually love them all. And enjoyed taking them. Most of them were taken at the state fair last weekend because there are a lot of fair things that start with the letter “F”. I’m also going to do a whole separate post on my fair pictures because I took a bunch and they’re pretty cool.

Ok, enough rambling.

1) Farmer’s Market

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I love this picture. The sun hits the vegetables just right and makes them pop.

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2) Fall

I have a lot for this word. I love fall so I’ve been taking as many pictures as I can. The leaves haven’t quite peaked yet though so I haven’t gotten anything with spectacular colors in it.

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3) Fair

With fall comes the state fair. I do love the state fair. I don’t love sitting in traffic for three hours and having an anxiety attack behind the wheel though. Since we didn’t make it before sundown the first time, I went back first thing Sunday morning to get more pictures. I’m very glad I did. Being there that morning reminded me that I still love the fair. Just not the first Saturday night that it’s open.

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4) Fried Food

The main thing the state fair is famous for is deep frying everything. So this happened.


5) Ferris Wheel

Ferris wheel at Night. Pretty cliche but I like it.


I currently have a broken 18-55mm lens so the only one I have is my 50mm (I guess it’s fortunate that I bought it recently). However, it’s not a very versatile lens…so hopefully I can either get my kit lens working again, or still take some cool pictures until Christmas when I can get a new wide-angle.

E is For…

E was actually a much harder letter to come up with subjects for than you’d expect. But here it is:

1) Emerald


This is the necklace Bryan gave me for our first anniversary (three years ago, damn)…it’s got a real emerald on it and it’s one of my favorite necklaces. This shot was actually fairly tricky. I’m getting used to my new lens and was using my macro attachments with it- focusing was a bitch for this shot to say the least.

2) Eyes

Okay, so it’s just one eye. But it’s my multi-colored one.¬†These are both the same picture, I just couldn’t decide how I liked it cropped.



3) Empty

This was inspired when I saw the empty bottle of wine on my living room floor on Sunday morning. The bottle of wine that I drank Saturday night when I had my best friends over and we played Cards Against Humanity. (AKA best game in the world)


4) Early

So occasionally Saturday rolls around and – despite how much¬†I hate hearing my alarm Mon-Fri – I am miraculously wide awake at 6:15am. That happened this weekend and after an unsuccessful attempt at sunset pictures the night before (too cloudy), I ventured out for sunrise pictures and didn’t regret it one bit. Reminded me of a quote I read the other day.

“There are only a fixed number of sunrises and sunsets to be enjoyed in a lifetime. ¬†The wise photographer will do the math and not waste any of them.”



I took a lot of photos that morning and¬†didn’t¬†end up deleting the majority of them. A good thing, but also a bad thing because it was hard to pic these two. They stood out compared to all the other standard sunrise pictures though.

5) Evening

I asked Bryan what he visualized when I said the word “evening” and he sent me a link to the google image search for it…it was all sunsets. It was my intention to get a sunset picture, but if you read #4, the night I went out did not provide me with a photogenic sunset. So I improvised. I thought “what else about evenings do I like?” Answer: Sitting on the couch watching TV after eating dinner. That couple hours between dinner and bedtime where I just unwind and do whatever I want to do. Sometimes that means taking pictures of my feet while watching TV on the couch, or eating dessert while watching TV on the couch…but usually there’s some TV-watching-couch-sitting action going on. Especially when I have no more books to read…


6) Equipment

Yea I’ll throw this one in here I guess. I took this when I got my new lens and put it on facebook. But I did try to be creative with it (see the reflection there?). I didn’t realize until after I posted it on facebook that I could use it for the letter E. (NOTE: I did not actually take this picture with the new lens…it was still in the box. It seems very silly that I did that now.)