Entries Tagged as 'Photography'

if walls could talk

posted on: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Yesterday afternoon I headed to Belmont, North Carolina. It’s an adorable small town, just twenty minutes north of Charlotte. I was joining Lindsay to explore the outskirts of the city in hopes of finding some funky, cool spots to take some photos for a project. Lindsay is an awesome photographer here in town and we’re collaborating on some photo shoots, which is so much fun. We didn’t manage to find a whole lot of interesting in the outskirts of Belmont, really, and our attempts at getting lost didn’t seem work. It seems as though when you actually want to get lost, it’s nearly impossible. Did you know that? Isn’t that just like life? Anyway, more on our time in Belmont soon.

I just had to talk about that gorgeous, abandoned home up there that I couldn’t stop taking photos of. The house that made all of the driving and NOT getting lost completely worth it.┬áHere’s the deal with me and old buildings, homes, abandoned chimneys in the mountains and places like that, I get so lost in imagining who must have lived in those homes and what their lives must have been like. For example, with this house, I like to imagine they were farmers and harvested everything in the large, open field behind their statuesque abode, when the asphalt road ten feet from their front door was nothing but dirt. They would wake up in that very house, before the sun even rose, to get to work and harvest their crops. Perhaps they held their children’s weddings there. You know, I imagine stuff like that. I just get absolutely lost in it and all of the history. I think it’s one reason why I love the Biltmore so much. It’s also another reason why I wanted to move north of Florida, to live among these antique structures with a story of their very own. How I wish walls could talk.

Mr. Snowman

posted on: Friday, January 14, 2011

I think we have next year’s Christmas card pictures down.

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After Christmas and trips to Asheville and Charlotte, we headed back up the mountain to my mom and step-dad’s place for New Years Eve. On New Years day we loaded up the car and started the hike back to good ol’ Florida. But with the snow starting to melt and stick, we knew it was time to build our first snow man ever before we hit the road.

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Even if that meant throwing Adam’s hoodie over my PJ’s and slipping on my wellies first. Then right before we left I raced to take a couple more pictures with my phone before we pulled away. Snowman doesn’t look as friendly when his tree branch mouth falls off. He was just sad we were leaving. So were we, snowman, so were we.

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Happy weekend, everyone! I’m hoping to get out of this house for most of it. I’ll be back blogging on Monday!

Fog.

posted on: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Driving home from work the other day, I noticed what seemed like patches of smoke along the highway.

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I live near a few smaller lakes and as I drove closer to home, I noticed the thick clouds forming right over the water like a hazy smoke. It had just stormed and the air was slowly getting cooler. I quickly drove home, grabbed Adam and we drove to the lake so I could take some pictures before the last bit of daylight disappeared.

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I’m still very much learning my camera. One of my goals for the new year was to play with the settings more so I can become very comfortable with making adjustments on the spot. This night just showed me the difference a little change in my camera’s settings can make.