Sunday, June 19, 2011

A New Look, A Little Weight Off the Shoulders

Today I gave my little space a much needed little makeover.  My web design skills are novice at best, but I still love it! The picture above, and now also the blog's new banner, is my one and only self-portrait from school.  It, and the pictures below, are some of my favorites from the semester. In fact, this is one of the few shots of myself ever that I truly like, and I think its mainly because it was shot on an evening I have lovely memories from, and it looks to me how I actually see myself.  I'm not super comfortable yet in front of the camera and feel like most of the time, in shots of myself for the blog, it shows.  That's something I want to work on.  I especially love how in the shot below you can see one little piece of the dandelion floating away in the wind. I am thinking of using it to create a new blog button.
This morning my dad and I went out to an early breakfast of french toast and blueberry pancakes, and wound up chatting the morning away, until my mom finally called to ask if he was coming home for lunch!  It was a great morning, a morning that I definitely needed.  How does the old adage go, "By 25 you realize that your father was right about nearly everything..."? Well, regardless, one thing I know for sure, no one listens and gives guidance quite like your dad can.  After chatting about some pretty heavy things, I feel much more at ease, perhaps a weight has been lifted off my shoulders, so thanks Dad.  Sometimes I feel like I was born to be your daughter.

I hope everyone had a wonderful day with the important men in their lives.  I'll leave you with two more shots taken on the same evening and in the same St. Augustine park as the three above.


All shots taken by me with 35mm B&W film.


  1. great photos! i took a photography class last semester as well and i loved b&w film photography!

  2. oh my goodness - such beautiful shots! the self-portrait is breathtaking.

    and your blog sprucing looks lovely.

    you're creating lots of wonderful stuff, friend. :)