This month was one of adventure! I made a vow to myself that I would make more time to push past all of my lethargy and get out of the house this month. Although, there were a couple weeks of very unfavorable weather, I still got out and about as much as possible. The sun goes down so early this time of year, for me this means accidentally waking up too late and hardly being able to enjoy any daylight. Although, this also meant more evenings where I found myself out of the house and more liking to capture a nice sunset! I finally went out to Cathedral Park to get some much wanted photographs of St. Johns Bridge. After spending the evening gathering rocks out of the river, I sat and watched the sun go down behind the trees. Portland surprises me with it's beauty all the time. I also spent a couple days at the beach and saw a couple glorious sunsets there as well. I was in awe over the way that the clouds reflected their colors on the wet sand. Overall, this month was a better one for photographs but much too cold. I am looking forward to when the weather warms up a little in Oregon!
July, July. It was a good month. A busy one as well. For the beginning of the month I took a trip a few states over to visit my sister in Denver. It was nice being back in a familiar city with new eyes to see it with. After a few days of spending much needed time with my twin sister and friends and going to museums and shows, I headed back up to Wyoming for a bit. It was nice to see family and my friends, although being back where I came from was unsettling and I was very uncomfortable most of the time. It confirmed for me that Oregon is my home. I thought about it constantly while on vacation. The town was quiet and desolate as usual, but it seemed more so since I've been living somewhere larger. I missed Portland. After a few days at home, I hoped on another flight and met my aunt in Los Angeles! It was a fun trip. We spent a day downtown at the Broad museum where I got to see some of my favorite artists like Barbra Kruger! We had lunch in Manhattan Beach and Pasadena. We went to the beach in Santa Monica. We spent an entire day at Universal Studios at Harry Potter which was the highlight of the trip. I enjoyed staying in LA with a view of the San Fernando valley from my hotel room. My sister and I drank butterbeer and did magic in the park until we had no energy left. I was so happy to return home and I've been cherishing it ever since I've been back. I wonder what the next month will hold for me.
This month seemed like a hectic one, but had a few advantages as well. Labor Day weekend, I drove down to Denver to visit my sister and spend time in the city. It was refreshing and very much needed. We found good coffee on Broadway, we dined downtown in the city lights and noise, we found nice antique shops, went to Taste of Denver, and ended up seeing Joan Jett in Civic Center Park! It was probably the best time that I've had in Denver, Colorado so far. The rest of this month was spent working my new job and starting to miss college a little bit. My job requires me to be on the road some of the time and staying in different small and desolate cities in the state. I don't mind in part because being out of town is always nice for me and I love driving and traveling. Even if the destination isn't always incredibly desirable, the journey is usually relaxing. On the way home from one of my recent jobs I stopped at the historical site Independence Rock, since I hadn't been since Elementary school. I'm so glad that I did; it was so beautiful, calm and solitary. In my spare time this month, I've been playing music and getting coffee with my friends and considering when I might move. I enjoy September most of the time, when it's just starting to be autumn and I made sure to get some photographs of the newly changing trees.
Here are a few more photographs I took this month. I hope everyone's September was good.
This month seemed to go so quickly. I left the state of New York on the 1st and spent until the 10th in the wonderful and warm state of California, which I always enjoy very much. My aunt and I got to spend this week and a half relaxing and enjoying the time off that we had. We went to San Diego, which I've never really spent much time in, we went to Los Angeles of course, my favorite, and the beach a couple times. I returned home, to my own dismay, and was welcomed by a new job. This is exciting because it is my first full time job and also my first job with the title of "Photographer". Although I had to leave my two current jobs at time time, one of which I have worked at for years. I'm ready for the opportunity and ready to have the experience and take the steps that I need to get where I want to be. This is the first time that I won't be returning to school in my entire life, which is a strange but validating feeling. This month I felt much more motivated and ready to make changes and I'm very glad. Here are a few photos that I took this month in Southern California.
Wow, February! This month has been incredible. I can't believe the good weather we have been having, I have never seen a winter in Wyoming this nice. This month I went to Denver to visit my sister and go see my favorite band in the entire world. It was the first time that I've ever taken a trip completely by myself and it was so nice. It was wonderful seeing my twin sister, I hardly ever get to see her since she lives in Colorado now. We had a blast. Denver is so fun and very pretty, I always enjoy it there. The concert was probably the best things that has happened to me so far this year. It was.. just amazing. I saw Sleater-Kinnney, if you were wondering and I shot the show which I'll probably make a separate post about it so I can show my favorite photos! My photo of the month this month is my favorite picture I took at the concert of my biggest idol, Carrie Brownstein.
Here are some more photos I took in Denver!
My first post of 2015! This is so exciting!
Well this month has been amazing, mostly because the hectic Christmas season has long ended and I am able to enjoy some of my time off of school. I always love the beginning of the year, so many things to plan and look forward to. And of course, at the beginning of this month I was in California for a week, which was very rejuvenating for me. I love traveling, I love getting out of Wyoming and being able to relax for awhile. Also, I always get good photos in California! What a wonderful trip. This semester is my last at Casper College which is going to be very bittersweet, I feel a bit sad about it since I've had a very nice time there but I'm looking forward to being done. I have a feeling this year is going to have alot to offer me!
This photograph I took at Huntington Gardens near Pasadena, California. These below are some photographs that I took this month while in California!
Well, it's about fall once again. This time of year is nice because it's hot once day and then cool and rainy the next day, but I'm also not excited for the winter and you can feel it in the air. I have been busy with the first few weeks of school, I'm realizing how fast this semester is going to be. This month I have been shooting some self portraits and developing all my rolls of film from this summer and adventuring around to enjoy the last nice weather of the year.
September's Photo of the Month is a digital photograph that I took while on an evening nature adventure to Casper Mountain. I have been happy that it has been so warm out and I've had just a bit longer to go up on the mountain before it snows again, yes, it has already snowed once this month. But even more strange, it's been in the upper 80's ever since! Wyoming weather.. The trees have started to change and there were some really beautiful colors. I do wish that we had more of a fall here, usually it goes straight from hot weather to snow. I really see this as the last time of year to get photos before I don't have much else to take photos of the rest of the year.
I hope everyone is having a nice beginning to their Autumn!
Here are some more photos I took this month!
California has always one of my favorite places to be. Throughout the years I've been spending more and more time there, exploring the many exciting places to visit with my family. I love California! And I love shooting California too. There are so many interesting things to take photos of, different plants, more museums, different buildings and landscapes that I'm completely in love with.
This year I spent alot of time going around various places with my aunt for work and for fun! One of the first things we did was spending a day and night in Santa Monica, which was great! I loved how close the beach was but there was still the fast paced environment of the city. I spent time wandering around shooting the nearby buildings like city hall and the pier. I even got to watch the sunset from the beach! I also spent alot of time in Palm Springs, just wandering around and shooting the area, it was so hot! I'm a fan of the heat but 112 isn't ideal shooting conditions, even for me. I love the mountains in the Palm Springs area, they are so tall and rocky, mixed with the palm trees, it's one of my favorite things about that area. The plants too! They are very different from the plants inland and they were so great, giant agave's and succulents. My aunt and I went to Los Angeles a couple of times, which made me extremely happy, I love Los Angeles! The mountains are beautiful and the whole area is so alive and seems to have a haze of blue over it. We went to the LACMA which was amazing, it was my first time every visitiing and they had the most exciting Impressionist exhibit that I was completely in awe of. They had everything from Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Braque, Picasso, and even Matisse! That was almost my favorite part of my entire trip. Art History is one of my favorite subjects so it's always exciting getting to see old paintings in person like that, something we don't have in Wyoming. Anyway! I also spent sometime in Vegas and snapped a few photos as well, I'll be posting them separate!
Hello! Sorry that I am late with the Photo of the Month for July. I have been in Southern California for a few weeks and I'm busy getting all my photos up from the trip :)
The Photo of the Month for July is a photograph that I took while I was in Santa Monica! I never get to experience how wonderful it is to see the sunset on the beach and the wonderful pier in Santa Monica just makes it so picturesque, don't you think? This month was full of adventure, I'm very enamored with California and the many things to photograph there. Here are some more pictures that I took while in Santa Monica!
At the end of June I took a three hour trip from my home town to visit the Snowy Range in the Medicine Bow National Forest. All my years in Wyoming and there are so many places that I haven't been! This was one of them and I was so excited to go.
Although it was a bit more snowy than I would have liked, everything about Snowy Range is absolutely breath taking. Actually, there was way too much snow, we didn't get to do all the trails and see all the lakes that we wanted because the roads were still blocked off by huge drifts of snow! In June! I guess I shouldn't be surprised since Snowy Range is at it's lowest, 10,000 ft and in an Alpine climate. A friend and I visited Mirror Lake and walked over many banks of snow to the other side of Lake Marie. They were both just absolutely gorgeous. I have never seen anything like it in Wyoming before. They had tall and grey mountains, clear and calm lakes surrounded by pine trees and white stones. We wanted to see some other lakes and do some trails, but they were blocked. We did climb over some large drifts on a hillside to see a waterfall that we wanted to see badly! It was a fun and beautiful day, even the drive through the forest is wonderful, you can see the whole forest from the road! As soon as it warms up there a little more, I'm headed back for even more landscapes!
Just a heads up, I will be in California for the rest of this month so the Photo of the Month for July is going to be a little late!
Each month I will be posting a Photo of the Month! Also I'll try to work in any requested posts or things I find interesting to post! Enjoy!