Tuesday, September 6, 2011

waiting for your return.

waiting for your return.

are you ever coming home?

- Hello Alone by Anberlin


This was taken last Tuesday, on mine and Yona's unforgettable adventure ;) I still need to blog about that day. Crazy. I will.

I didn't get the chance to shoot today, so I edited this instead. I'm sure you guys won't mind. I won't miss a day of uploading, even if i post an old picture.

I don't like that the exif data changes when you process a picture in photoshop. At least i think it does. . .? the date and time it says I took this is actually when I edited it.

Seaside, Oregon. Way too early in the morning. Especially when you've been driving for 4 hours after pulling an all nighter.

Yes, we were foolish.
No, we will never, ever do it again.
Yes, we will always remember how we celebrated my 18th birthday.
No, we will never regret it. Well, not really.

I have lots more from this day to upload. Just a heads up.


Yesterdays shot.
This is bad, I know.  When it gets late and you still haven't taken a picture, you have to settle for less.

Post and run, sorry guys.  I'll catch up as soon as I'm able, I just have no idea when that will be. 
Thanks for your continued support :D


My lovely mom and sweet brother. 

Oh darling, don't you ever grow up.

Oh darling, don't you ever grow up.

just try to never grow up.

With 8 minutes to spare.
This is pretty suckish. Not what I envisioned. But I'm committed to doing a 365 so I had to upload it.
Please don't look for flaws, you will find many if you do. I'm too tired to fix them.

I'm officially an adult. Or so I'm told.

This is also my entry for the contest we're having on my group, Immaterially Focused. The theme is "goodbye." This is me saying goodbye to childhood.

Friday, September 2, 2011


Shem, my little brother, sidled up to me and asked in a sweet voice, "Lula, can we have a sleepover at your house soon?"

I sarcastically replied, "Sure, I just love having such peaceful, well behvaed children stay in my house."

His face lit up, he let out a gasp, and jumped into my lap. "Thank you!"

I felt awful.
So the kids are coming down tonight ;)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

From strange to stranger.

This picture is #1 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page

I finally got up the nerve to start the 100 strangers project. I've been wanting to do it for months, but always had an excuse as to why I shouldn't start. Well, I started. And I plan on making it a regular thing.

Meet Dave and Susie Payne, whom I met at a beach along the Oregon Coast. I actually don't remember the name of the beach, or where it was, as I drove a lot of the coast that day.

Now, I am a very shy person. I'm not very good at talking to people I don't know. This is one of the reasons I was so intent on doing this project. I thought it would force me to get out of my comfort zone. I think the key thing is to not be self conscious. So what if people think you're strange? You're probably never going to see them again anyway.

So, I kind of just jumped right into this. And it just so happened that the first people I asked were more than willing to be a part of what I was doing. Remind me why I was so scared?

This lovely couple intrigued me with their stylish bikes and leather jackets. Despite the rough biker look, they were very warm and friendly :) It just goes to show that stereotypes are meaningless.

I can't describe the feeling I had after taking this. . .it gave me a much needed boost (I'd pulled an all nighter in order to get to the coast early, so I was quite tired.) Just doing something you never thought you could do makes you feel so good ;)

So, thank you Dave and Susie for not backing out when I told you that you were my first "victims" ;) I hope you see this!

My best friend took this. I'm so proud of her :) (Sorry Yona if I got impatient when I was trying to teach you how to compose the shot :P) [hehe you see that little red dot that blinks when you press the shutter half way? You want that right on my eye. Right on my eye Yona!]

Yona and I went to the coast yesterday to celebrate my coming birthday and we took lots of pictures so I'll be posting those soon.

I look very tired here. . .perhaps because we left for the coast at about 2am without going to bed the night before. I figured out that by the time I went to bed I had been up for around 43 hours :O

More info on our adventures later. . .I might write a long post about it if I find time.