Thursday, July 28, 2011


PRINT GIVEAWAY!! (+loads in comments!)

I went on a photoshoot with my lovely sister yesterday :) I must say, it was the most successful photoshoot I've ever done because the lighting was incredible. It doesn't hurt that Willow is gorgeous, and very good at modeling ;) She looks so comfortable with a guitar in her hands. I can totally see her on an album cover. . .the next Taylor Swift perhaps?

Now, I really, really want feedback on these. I tried out some new things and want your opinions. So, as a little motivation, I'm doing a print giveaway :D Here's what you have to do.

Rate each one of these on a scale of 1 - 10, and tell me why you like/dislike it. Then pick 3 of my pictures that you would like to receive. (look in the archives and tell me the date of the post, then give a description of the picture. I'll know which ones you mean.) Tell me why you like them. It's that simple! I'll put the names in a hat and pick 5 winners. You do not have to be a contact of mine to enter! It's open to anyone :)

This is what it will look like:

1) 5/10 - I like this because. . . but I think it could use improvement in these areas. . .
2) 8/10 - I love this because. . .
3) 1/10 - I hate this because. . .
etc. etc. etc.

Thank you ahead of time for doing this ;)

Some of the colours look a little off on flickr :( Oh well. They look different on different monitors too.

Completely natural lighting in all of these. Editing done with GIMP and Photoshop Elements 9. All taken with a 50mm f/1.8.
















16) The main!

A solar flare shines through her hair. 3/365

A solar flare shines through her hair. 3/365

it's so unfair
when you compare
the one who's fairest of the fair


The song was so random. But oh well.
Lots of outtakes.


This is my sister, Willow :)
I think she's one of the most beautiful people I know. This picture does her no justice. We seriously look nothing alike :( I'm particularly envious of her bright blue eyes and high cheekbones ;)

This isn't my 365 by the way, just a shot from a few days ago.

I've been shooting quite a bit of film lately. I just can't afford to get it developed right now.

I'll catch up with your streams and flickmail later!

I don't wanna cry no more. 2/365

I don't wanna cry no more. 2/365

and here I wander aimless
i just wanna find the cure
to my growing weakness
but the one who wanders is not lost, my friend


Dead End Moon by Kevin Max. I love this song. But it was a hard theme because the lyrics are so poetic.

Hmm. Sorry for all of the b&w's lately. I don't really have a reason for it.

like an outcast waiting to belong. 1/365

like an outcast waiting to belong. 1/365

From the corner of my eye
There's a tear I'm trying to cry
But the feeling can't be found

Like a note thrills in a song
When I play it again, it's gone
Cuz it was never in the sound

And it keeps me wanting
That mysterious thing
Like a night is waiting for a dawn

Every prayer I say (a little closer)
To my resting place (a little closer)
Where my final breath is the beginning
To never needing
And I will find my last amen

I could swear I have two hearts
One to stay, one to depart
This sad, tragic kingdom

And it burns me down to the core
Because I know there's so much more
It's just a pale reflection

And it keeps me wanting
That mysterious thing
Like an outcast waiting to belong

And while the thrills are fading
The joy is in the waiting
Somewhere in the grand design
It's good be unsatisfied
It keeps the faith and hope a little more alive


I'm starting my 365 days of shuffle today :) I'll put my iTunes on shuffle and whatever song starts playing will be my theme.

I've been tagged a few times by various people. . .

1.Your favourite song right now: Either (*fin) by Anberlin or You're Beautiful by Paul Wright
2. The nicest text message you ever got: Like I'd post that on flickr!
3. Your favourite place in the WORLD: Broad Haven, Wales.
4. Your favourite foods: Marmite on toast
5. Your favourite WORD: Preposterous
1. What's the last movie you watched? Uhh. . .I honestly don't remember. I haven't watched anything in weeks.
2. What's your favorite noise? Acoustic guitar.
3. Do you like some kind of light on when you go to bed, or just darkness? Depends where I am, and if I'm actually trying to go to sleep or not.
4. What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten? Eel. I don't recommend it.
5. What's something you really want right now but don't need? Enough money to buy everything on my camera equipment wish list ;) And a Pro Account on flickr!
6. What's your hair look like right now? A curly mess.
7. Have you seen waldo? Sorry, not since 4th grade.

5 foods you like
-Marmite on toast.
-Chicken Tikka Masala
-A yumm bowl from cafe Yumm
-Envy apples
-Green peppers
5 foods you dislike
-Courgette (or zucchini as you Americans call them)
-Anything really oily


Oh and hey, you guys need to go and vote for David's pictures on the American Eagle contest! His are by far the best, he deserves to win ;) Here are the links!! And tell your friends to vote too!!
link 1

link 2

link 3

Friday, July 22, 2011

I quit.

I quit.

A few days ago I lost my remote. I was shooting outside and dropped it in some grass.
I've been going out several times a day to look for it, but to no avail.
Today I went and stood in the general area I had been shooting in, and prayed. A simple "Father. Help me."
It was right by my foot.
I cried.
Not because of the silly remote.
But because He was reminding me that he was right there. All I had to do was ask.

Now if only he'd answer my other prayers.

let's walk on the road that has no end.

let's walk on the road that has no end.

steal away where only angels tread

here we are now with the falling sky and the rain.

here we are now with the falling sky and the rain.

we're awakening

i wanna wake up kicking and screaming
i wanna wake up kicking and screaming
i want to know that my heart's still beating
it's beating
i'm bleeding
i want to wake up kicking and screaming
i want to live like I know what I'm leaving
i want to know that my heart's still beating
it's beating
it's beating
i'm bleeding

day 40.


I've been tagged numerous times by numerous people, so I'll attempt to do a few now :)

15 Songs on shuffle:
1. Dare You To Move - Switchfoot
2. We Could Run Away - Needtobreathe
3. Reclusion - Anberlin
4. Dust Bowl Dance - Mumford and Sons
5. Voices - House Of Heroes
6. Dead End Moon - Kevin Max
7. Oh No, I Tried - Right Away Great Captain
8. Missing Persons 1 & 2- OneRepublic
9. Samskeyti - Sigur Rós
10. One Of Those Days - Joshua Radin
11. Love and Some Verses - Iron & Wine
12. Birds Of A Feather - The Civil Wars
13. Tubular Bells (part 1) - Mike Oldfield
14. You Raise Me Up - Celtic Woman
15. Red Letters - dc Talk

Ten Facts:
1. I went and saw Owl City yesterday and it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. :O
2. It's been raining here when it should be in the 90's.
3. I drank way too much coffee yesterday to keep myself awake while driving. I quit coffee and tea a while ago so the caffeine had quite an incredible effect on me.
4. If you were to zoom in on this picture you'd be able to see tons of goosebumps on my skin.
5. Mat Kearney was wearing the most amazing shoes at the concert.
6. Adam young just danced around in his socks. (he's a strange boy)
7. I get told several times a day that I'm stubborn.
8. I really appreciate the taste of good water.
9. I look sad in most of my pictures because I look goofy when I smile.
10. I appreciate you flickrites more than you can know. Especially those of you who take the time to send PM's.

10 wishes:
1. For certain people to realize how desperately they need a Saviour.
2. For opportunities to open up in certain areas.
3. For God to work on some very specific flaws of mine.
4. For a Canon 5D Mark II to somehow end up in my mailbox.
5. For the world to get so crazy that people are shaken out of their comfortable lives. I think part of our problem is that we think we can get by without Jesus Christ. Some people have to learn the hard way.
6. The
7. Last
8. Five
9. Are
10. Just for me to know.

If you're reading this, consider yourself tagged.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saphi :)

I took some pictures of her on her birthday (the 14th).

Click to read descriptions.

Senior portraits!

I did my friend's senior portraits a week ago. Some were taken at the coast, some in the mall.


Senior portraits (+3 in comments)




Senior portraits (+8 in comments)


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oops. . .I forgot about my blog again.

Sorry for what I am about to do. . .put wayy too many pictures in one post.  Click on them to read the descriptions on flickr, it will make more sense.

for Erin.

If you won't look down, I won't look back.

Hiding in plain sight.

i wish we could open our eyes

how can you expect to win this war if you're too afraid to fight?

Yeah. . .you must read the descriptions for this to make any sense :P