Saturday, September 17, 2011

Aw, Nuts!

248/365; Sept 16; Peanut in an oddly lit bar

Ohio State still hasn't gotten back to me, and Welcome Week starts on Monday, so I guess I'm not going. :-( Monday was supposed to be the day I went to campus to get my parking permit, locker, transfer credits straightened out, and some fun time during all the WW festivities. Doubly sad.

Oh well! Tomorrow's another day. I've applied at a couple more local photo studios and am hopeful. Also, tomorrow I get to spend the night at my friend Katie's house. We'll hopefully be taking some shots of her gorgeous baby sister dancing, preparing for Sunday's Native-American-inspired shoot, and just being our silly selves, so if I don't post for the next night or two, it's only because I'm busy taking a ton of pictures (or resting from it). :D

Now, just for fun, I'll throw a few of my favorite shots from my shoot with miss Brandy Cruz née Gilbert.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Catching Dreams

I spent almost the entire day editing photos from fun outings that I never got to. It was a nice way to distract myself from being so upset about my lack of sufficient financial aid (and the very real possibility that I will, yet again, have to consider taking a year off to earn enough money for college).

One of the photos I edited was from my Indiana visit in March, when some friends and I joined Sandra's husband at the City Methodist church to celebrate him acing the EMT test. Which version do you like better? If neither, what did I do wrong?

Here are a few of my favorite black and white shots of each girl from the past couple weeks (that I've edited in the past 24 hours, anyway).

My ex-classmate and now partner in crime (literally, if you ask J. Imes), Katie, in action.

My fellow brown girl and new model, Abby. I so want to steal her hair. Watch out, guuurl!

The super-adorable and equally sweet Becca, who I hope to work with more. I love meeting people like her!

The ridiculously gorgeous Emily. No one will ever be able to rock that hair accessory the way that she did. 

The awesome and adventurous girl I can't believe I didn't meet years ago, Ellen. Do you believe in soul-pals? LOL

And, of course, today's photo. It's just a snapshot of part of our newest dreamcatcher, which I'll be using during this weekend's fun Native-American-inspired photoshoot with, of course, the fabulous Katie Dawes!

I cannot wait for this weekend. Hanging out with my friends has seriously been so much more beneficial to me than they could imagine. I'm going to hate when we all become too busy to have these weekends anymore.

Anyway, time for bed! Goodnight, y'all. :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Random Photo Catch-up Post 2-- DONE!

I'VE FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH MY EDITING! Kind of. At least for this challenge, anyway... -bites lip-
Okay, on to the randomness.

219/365; Aug 18, 2011; Playing with an angel statuette
220/365; Aug 19, 2011; Barely edited flower in a neighbor's yard
221/365; Aug 20, 2011; Gotta love restaurant signs.
222/365; Aug 21, 2011; Bee and wildflowers on a photo walk
232/365; Aug 31, 2011; Otherwise unedited HDR-style tomatoes given to us by a friend
233/365; Sept 1, 2011; Duck? Vintage duck? Taken from the car
234/365; Sept 2, 2011; "The Mile-High Club"
235/365; Sept 3, 2011; Weed in my dog's yard
236/365; Sept 4, 2011; "Think she can see me?"
237/365; Sept 5, 2011; Um... random neighbor's lawn ornament.
238/365; Sept 6; Really interesting texture on a bridge
239/365; Sept 7; Must have had a texture complex those days... Another *ahem* interesting texture
240/365; Sept 8; A wall that must have looked pretty cool to me at the time.
241/365; Sept 9; The view from my seat every night
242/365; Sept 10; I love my friends already. Even If I only met them within the past month. LOL
243/365; Sept 11; Speaking of people I love, these are my favorite people in the world!!! My grandparents. <3

244/365; Sept 12; Creepy little toy that my dog hates. (Small because it freaks me out.)
245/365; Sept 13; Speaking of my dog (LOL! Coincidence, I promise), this is her waiting for Gma to get home. So tyoot.
246/365; Sept 14 TODAY! YAY!; Awesomely distressed foam head in my bedroom.

Okay, hopefully I'll keep up with the editing a little better from now on. But I doubt it, so don't hold your breath... LOL

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Random Photo Catch-up Post 1

I had a plan for how I wanted to give these photos to you, but now that it's been well over a month, I don't even care anymore. So these are some of the challenge photos I haven't posted yet. Sorry for the odd array. lol

204/365; Aug 3, 2011; Crystal in Columbus
206/365; Aug 5, 2011; Child playing on a cloudy day in Columbus
209/365; Aug 8, 2011; People-friendly deer in my front yard
210/365; Aug 9, 2011; Photo-crasher in my back yard
211/365; Aug 10, 2011; Child not playing on a sunny day in Columbus
212/365; Aug 11, 2011; Jesus in my basement
213/365; Aug 12, 2011; Interesting plant on a photo drive
214/365; Aug 13, 2011; Power washing the back porch
215/265; Aug 14, 2011; Knick-knack in Grandma's craft room
216/365; Aug 15, 2011; Statuette in my basement
217/365; Aug 16, 2011 (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LIL BRO!); Statue found while out and about
218/365; Aug 17, 2011; Vintage weeds and bee during photo drive.
As you can probably tell, I'm starting to enjoy being able to drive around now. :-) More soon! These were all edited in the past 24 hours, so we'll see how it goes. <3