I know I posted a sunset pic yesterday, but somehow I didn't think anyone would mind seeing 2 in a row, especially considering how ridiculous this sky is. This was taken in the middle of my trip this summer on my friend's ranch in Gardnerville, Nevada. I absolutely LOVED the time I spent in the desert, surrounded by animals and the mountains and I can't wait to go back. Everywhere you look, there is something beautiful or huge or amazing. Every sunset looks like a watercolor painting and I was lucky enough to capture so many amazing images while I was out there. I am excited to share them all with you once I finish editing! Enjoy day 3 of my Work in Progress week!
Day 2 of my Work in Progress Week is exactly what the title says: a San Francisco sunset. This is taken from Nob's Hill on the first leg of my West Coast Adventure this summer. San Francisco is a beautiful place, even in the hustle and bustle of the city; add the orange glow of the sun setting and you're guaranteed to capture something beautiful.
I took these pictures last summer on a weekday afternoon. I was on my way home from work on my regular route and I decided to stop and pull into one of the lots I pass every day. It was on the water, so I figured it would be fun to explore. What I found was something pretty cool- a nautical scene reminiscent of a shipwreck out of a pirate movie (sidebar: I love pirates). Granted there was no actual ship present, but the way the old fence was distorted and covered in seaweed, it reminded me of a shipwreck, so I decided to photograph it as such. I love the lighting and the colors that came through and I always love anything nautical. This was a simple shoot right in my back yard, but one I find very beautiful all the same. That's the thing I love about art. It doesn't have to be complicated to be enjoyable and you don't have to go very far to find it; you just have to be willing to see the beauty in everything around you :) TO ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOOT, CLICK HERE!
I consider myself very lucky in the friend department, but there is definitely a top-tier of people who I truly can not imagine my life without. Eddie is unquestionably one of them. We met in middle school in chorus; we both loved music and were frequent soloists, so even though we were a year apart in school, we got to know each other at rehearsals and hanging out after school singing around the piano. We stayed friends in high school through singing and theatre and kept in touch when we went away to college. It was during college that we became very close. We just started hanging out when we were both home on breaks and it turned into one of the best friendships I could ever hope for. We have so much fun together and we appreciate each other's quirks and share the same sense of humor (we always joke that most people would run like hell if they knew what was really going on inside our heads). We really understand each other and we are always there for each other, no matter what. We are completely honest and are always there to lend an ear or tell an inappropriate joke if the situation needs one. In short, he is like my platonic other half and I am very lucky to have him in my life.
Eddie has alway been so supportive of everything I want to do in my life, and particularly with my interest in photography. We have been taking pictures together for years, long before I had any interest in actually doing anything with photography. We usually take about 30 of the same picture because we can never agree on one where we both look good. Because we are so close and so comfortable with each other, he is one of my favorite subjects to photograph. He is interesting and handsome and we genuinely have fun during shoots so I always look forward to them. We lived in different states for the last 13 years, but now we finally live in the same state, so we are having a blast hanging out and taking pictures all over the place! The pictures in his gallery are collected from a few different locations and times. The gallery starts in Humarock Beach in Marshfield, MA over the summer, then to Hanover, NH in the fall, and ends in Duxbury, MA this December. I imagine this the first of many galleries of Eddie, so get used to him!
One of my favorite things about growing up in Plymouth, MA was having an ocean within 10 minutes of my house. As a kid, my summers were spent either on the beach or doing something beach related. To me, nothing says summer like a sailboat in the middle of the sun drenched ocean. I snapped this photo the other day on the water taxi from Boston to Salem right before sunset. I love the sun, bursting behind the clouds in a last-ditch effort to be seen as the sky beneath is just beginning to change color, and the sailboat, taking advantage of this solitary moment with the water. What a wonderful way to spend a late afternoon. In my opinion this image epitomizes the end of a summer day in the Northeastern US and the best of what I remember about growing up here! Where are you from and what do you remember most about your childhood summers?
[gallery link="file" columns="4"] Remember in the 80's when people used the phrase "TGIF" to describe literally every Friday? Well, this week is one that completely reinforces the meaning of the acronym. I decided in celebration of my week from hell coming to a close, I would express how my week has been and more importantly, how I would like it to end in a series of photos I am calling simply, "the storm".
A perfect way to spend an afternoon in Gloucester...or anywhere really...