Thankful Thursday

Nice Weekends This weekend was my weekend off and I try to spend those weekends in Lexington with Cory. This weekend we met up Friday night for the Pride Parade in Louisville. This year seemed a little bit more rowdy than normal, at least there were more flying candy, beads, and frisbees (yes, frisbees!) than I remember. I love going to Louisville’s Pride Parade because it’s always so inspiring to see people out being themselves. I’m not sure why gay marriage is still an issue but I’m happy to be out supporting people who deserve the same rights that I take for granted. Saturday we got a few things done, napped (my favorite thing to do these days), I went to the MAC counter and bought a new lipstick, lip liner, and eye brow makeup, and we went to see “Before Midnight” at the Kentucky Theater. Quite honestly, I’m still thinking about it. I haven’t seen a good movie like that in a long time. It made me cry a couple times and it had a really sad tone but it was really good. Good makeup days Tuesday I had some down time for the first time in…forever! So I […]

Week 1

My first week of Project 365 is officially complete! With the exception of tonight’s photo I’ve been pretty happy with the results. I know it’s going to become harder to get quality photos when classes starts next week. I just need to accept I may not be happy with every picture I post each day. I guess that’s the whole point: looking back and seeing how far you’ve come. Both of these photos are from Tuesday’s trip into the city. I picked the wrong day to go because it was non-stop rain and very hard to get out and take photos. I did happen to capture the fog over the 2nd St. bridge (top photo). There was much more fog, but I waited on taking the photo until after I finished my lunch. My friend Rob warned me it would be gone by the time we finished, but I didn’t listen. I guess I should listen to him more often; I probably won’t though! That night Rob showed me how to paint with light (bottom photo). I’ve always wanted to know how to do this, but was too lazy to really seek it out. It really isn’t too hard once […]

Night Shooting

Last night Rob and I ventured out in the cold weather, and we headed to downtown Louisville to take long exposure photos. The photo to the left Rob took, and the lower one I took. The photo of me wasn’t a long exposure; Rob simply placed his strobe on the ground in front of me. I was really surprised how dark everything behind me looks, given the fact the bridge (2nd Street) that we were on was fairly lit up. I imagine as he took these photos he blinded many drivers as they passed by. Fortunately, there were no accidents! Heh. By the end of the night, I wasn’t sure how I felt about my photos. Compared to Rob, who has been doing this much longer than I have, my photos were pretty mediocre. However, I was happy to find a few that I did like this morning. The photo below was taken with Rob’s 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens. I’m really surprised that he let me borrow it, considering that I told him I was going to steal his 5D Mark II camera when/if he bought it! O;-) I’ve been saving a little money here and there for a new […]

Square One?

I met with my college adviser today to register for classes for the Spring semester, it seems a little early but I guess it’s really not. I was assigned to this adviser after switching my major from “Undecided” to “Business” a couple of days ago. It was a liberating feeling at the time to finally not be undecided, but to be working toward something. I went to this adviser in hopes that he would be able to tell me what would transfer to UofL, and keep me going in that direction. Instead, he was about as clueless as I was and still am. I was already annoyed because he kept me waiting almost 45 minutes after my scheduled time, time that I could have been studying, so this added to it. He said that UofL is constantly changing their curriculum and it’s really hard to say what will transfer without talking to someone at UofL. I think a lot of it is universities want their students to get all of their classes completed at the university, and they’re making it increasingly difficult to have transferable courses available at community colleges. He found three classes for me and had a problem […]

Zombie Walk

Last night was the Zombie Walk in Louisville which was an experience if nothing else. If you’ve never heard of a “zombie walk” this will sum it up, or at least Louisville’s version of it: the zombies meet up on at the corner of Bardstown Rd. and Eastern Parkway and walk a couple blocks letting people take their picture and ending at a pizza joint. Apparently this has been going on for a couple years now but I had no idea about it until some of my local flickr friends mentioned it on twitter. I was surprised at the number of zombies out; there were probably 200 of them running amok. I’ve never got the fascination with zombies and that whole genre of movies but it was funny to see what extremes people went to. I think the best part of the evening was when a TARC bus (public transportation) was stopped in the middle of the road and zombies were beating on the windows. I can’t imagine what was going through the riders heads if they had no idea what was going on. HA. My camera and I were fighting most of the evening because I left my speedlite […]

Transferring

For months I’ve been going back and forth between where I’m going to transfer to after I finish my general education courses. For those of you who don’t know me very well I currently attend a community college in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and through that college I can finish my four-year degree via WKU without leaving that campus. This is appealing because I would only have to travel 30 minutes to school, could still live at home, and could keep my current job. Basically this is the comfortable route. On the other hand, I could transfer to UofL and live in Louisville. Outside of the five months that I spent living in a suburb of Michigan I’ve never lived outside of my parents home in the country. I don’t think I’d have any problems adjusting, it’s more of a fear of being able to support myself. I suppose it’s good to have that kind of fear. Fortunately, I don’t have any debts and I don’t own a credit card. I need to figure out a way to start building up my credit without a credit card. I’ve only taken out one loan and I repaid it in a timely manner. I’m […]

In the city

Yesterday I spent the afternoon with a couple of friends (Tim, Courtney, and Christina) snapping pictures around downtown Louisville. It was refreshing to be around other inspiring people and an inspiring city because I haven’t been picking up my camera very frequently. I should go out more often and try to find things to take pictures of, but honestly that requires too much effort on my part. ;-P We ended up on top of the building where Christina works and got a nice view of downtown; at least one you don’t get to see very often. I don’t get into downtown very much simply because I’m not as familiar but what a beautiful downtown area we have…at least the good areas of downtown. None of us girls got very close to the edge but Tim was practically on the edge snapping pictures at people walking by. He is much braver than I am. I’d really like to go on a road trip soon and spend the day taking pictures at a nearby city. In a few weeks my brother is coming home to visit and we might end up in Nashville for a day so that might remedy the road […]