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I am a Connecticut based photographer. I'm an amateur but I take it very seriously. I love what I do. I love who I am. I love my life. I'm surrounded by love, color & art.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

I have been here many times before

Well hello there, everyone!
I'm so sorry that it's been so long since my last update. I've been busy with family, school and my car blowing up. Yes, that's right, I said blew up. I don't remember if I've mentioned it, but about two weeks ago, Andrew, Kyle, Lauren and I were supposed to go to the New England Aquarium, well on that drive my car broke down not two minutes after we crossed the border into Massachusetts.
It finally snowed here. Today's storm is actually going to leave a good amount of snow on the ground, so it will finally look like winter here. It's only the second storm this winter. I honestly hope it stays that way. I'm a horribly nervous driving in a two wheel drive car during the winter, especially when it's snowing. I've spun out many times in two wheel drive cars during the winter and I just don't trust them anymore to drive during a snow storm.
I've started school again. I had my first class on thursday, and my second class was supposed to be today, but because of the storm, campus was closed. I'm happy about that because I really didn't want to miss my first class of the semester for that class.
I had a difficult time photographing the snow, since everything around where I live is a lighter color, so the snow doesn't really pop out at out. I had to use a leafless tree as a background so you could somewhat see the snow fall. It's the same background in every photo, I apologize for that. I didn't want to move too far out into the snow fall for fear of ruining my camera.

Friday, 6 January 2012

water room

Well everyone, I have officially given my camera her first underwater experience with my EWA marine housing that Andy's mother gave me for Christmas.
She seemed to enjoy herself! I didn't have much trouble with her, except for her buoyancy. I managed to fix that a bit by sucking the extra air out through a little air plug.
I will admit that I have edited these in photoshop, so they look grainy. The water was ridiculously cloudy and yellowish. I wanted to give the water a more appealing color of blues, cyan and teals so I reluctantly gave in to editing them in photoshop even though I absolutely hate to edit except to add my watermark.
Here's the photos that managed to come out more attractive than the rest. Keep in mind that this is my first time doing underwater photography, so they aren't extremely attractive like Sarah Lee's (on flickr) are. I'm a big fan of hers and hope to one day possibly come close to her underwater talents.

completely submerged looking up towards the surface of the water.

I love the reflection area that's in focus of the water

little bubbles created by Kyle kicking to propel herself through the water.

me swimming with my monofin.

jacuzzi bubbles!

jacuzzi bubbles!

jacuzzi bubbles!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

The stars lean down to kiss you.

Well I tried a new type of photography that I've always been interested in. Celestial Earth Rotation photography. (That's obviously not the correct term as I don't know what the correct term actually is.)
I took out my tripod tonight, mounted my camera and set up shop outside, pointed my camera towards the sky and hoped that I got at least one or two shots that were good.
I'll have to try again with a different lens, and when it's warmer out. It's 38 degrees out and slightly windy. So naturally, you never want to stay outside with your camera exposed to that kind of temperature, especially when it's windy.
So here are the few photos that I deemed worthy enough to share. Please be kind, it's my first time trying this.

This one is my favorite, even though it's horribly blurry. I just love the feel of it.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Salt water room

Hello everyone!
Happy New Year! We have all successfully made it to 2012! Without any apocalyptic events!
I am on an adventure of some new photography projects, my main will be underwater photography. As most of you might have started out, my models will be my close friends. I might ask a friend of mine from my studio art courses to be a model as she is currently modeling and has had Jeremy Saffer take modeling photos of her!
As you might be wondering, how can I do underwater photography? Well Andy's mother bought me an EWA Marine underwater camera case for Christmas! I am so excited to start using it!
So I hope you can bear with me on these photo adventures.