Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My new collection....

You'd think I was a Film Enthusiast or something with all this -

(left to right : Yashica TLElectro w/a formula5 lens and original 50mm lens (completely manual, from what I can tell) ; a Gossen pilot light meter; a Vivitar 28 (?) flash; a Vivitar PS35 auto point and shoot; a Milolta Maxxum 5000i w/original 35-80mm AF lens and a Samyang AF 70-210mm macro zoom lens; and last but not least a Nikon N2020 base with like 3 lenses- 28 mm, RMC Tokina doubler, 50 mm, and 70-210 mm all AF; a Vivitar 3700 flash; and a couple rolls of film)

Well I'm not not (yes, a double neg = a pos) a film enthusiast - I actually love the thought of taking film shots and developing them myself (tho the darkroom at Columbia is very murder movie-esque)- but I have no idea what I'm doing. With all this stuff though, I figured that I should start figuring it out. SO, with that, I've enlisted the help of a fellow photoblogger, Sebastian a.k.a sull3n, to help me out- actually he offered, but I gladly accepted. He's a true film enthusiast (ok, he just really loves it) and I'm glad because he has passion I can sense when we talk about it that makes me want a taste.

So starting tomorrow I'm going to shoot some film and he's promised he'd pull some film out of the freezer for me and shoot as well. :) 36 exposures, I believe?

I'm VERY excited!

Ok, Sebastian- Ready, Set, GO! :P

Monday, July 28, 2008

A good day...

I woke up today with :
- full 10 hrs of sleep for the first time in like I don't even know how long
- messages in my inbox from three of my favorite photographers (you know who you are!)
- a phone call reminding me that my brother-in-law is on vacation, therefore I wouldn't have babysit(all week)

Not only all that, BUT!

- I got to take my time in the shower
- I have my infamous White Chocolate Coconut Sour Cream Cake in the oven
- I got a request from one of my brother's friends to shoot a wedding on Friday
- And we have a double birthday party tonight!

Today is a Good Day

Oops! Got to Go, cake timer is going off...


Friday, July 25, 2008

"So great is the Father's Love"

I'm sitting here sobbing after having read THIS blog post. For some reason the last picture just totally took me away.
This is something I've been noticing lately - I absolutely LOVE it. I'm not even sure what to say, but someday, I want this.
I want a husband who's everything is his family. Who's love for his children goes beyond disciplining them and beyond a bedtime kiss.
A man who will allow himself to get lost in time with them- forgetting anything and everything-
They'd be his priority.
And while he'd provide for them, wouldn't let providing get in the way of being with them.
God bless the fathers with guts enough to wear pink beaded necklaces their daughters make for them.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Portfolio Additions?

Sorry, y'all, for not being around or really answering to comments lately - I've been so incredibly busy with everything this summer, it's nuts! I'm also still only borrowing Ben's camera on a "when needed" basis, so I'm lacking oodles of pictures this season.

Still, with the lack of camera and the business, I've gotten to take a few pictures that I'm very proud of.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I present to you- Alyia :)