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It’s been almost 5 months since I started my little photography blog. This is my first real successful attempt at blogging. Like MANY people, I start one, post a dozen or so times and forget about it. There’s something about photography and writing that I love so much it’s become a part of my daily routine. Thanks for all who follow, stop by, comment and like these entries! I thought I’d make my 100th post my 10 most favorite entries. I will only share 1 or 2 favorite photos from each one, to see the rest of the photos (if any) click on the title.
I looooooove Philly. I’ve lived all over the country and while Seattle will always have my heart, Philly holds my soul. This was one of many trips around the city for the sake of walking around the city.
Not only did I get some neat photos, but this happens to be the very first time I went out for the sole purpose of taking pictures.
This was a fun outing. You know you have an addiction when you tack on some time at the end of your kid’s birthday party to go explore some crusty old trains!
This day was another early dedicated trip for photos. I just really love how these turned out and how I got to talk with so many people in town. It was a great day.
#6 Hello, snow!
The first snow (and so far only snow) of the year was short lived, but at least I have good photographic evidence.
I love this place – it just never gets boring and there’s always good stuff to see! This would be one of my top posts had it not been for my utter disappointment in how the photos turned out. Looks like I will need to go back soon with my better lenses and external flash… do a make-up session. Unfortunately this part of the prison is only open to the public once every couple years.
Not a particularly “popular” post, but this early entry was the “holy shit, I can totally do this!” moment. I’ve taken a million pictures of my kids, and this one is one of my very favorites.
My favorite macro shot so far. I think I captured something beautiful here.
This was a seriously fun explore. It was me, just driving around and finding something incredible.
#1 The Colorado posts. (not all, but most)
Yea, it’s cheating to have FIVE number ones but it’s my blog and I make the rules. The simple truth of it is I adore telling stories. Writing from memory comes so easily for me and I find that of all the posts I’ve gone back and visited the most, it’s these.
I’ve been slacking on these because well, I’ve had better shit to take pictures of. I took the kids to the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, where they had a whole display on building toys old and new. Those pics will come later, but for today I’ll post a neato close up of this cardboard scultpure in the doorways of the building.
On my way home from that terrific missile test site, I found this fantastic grain mill. I wanted to get up into the second floor of it, but it bordered a county correctional facility soooo…. I climbed into what I could from the road entrance ;-/
I’ve had a VERY busy weekend – so busy I haven’t had a chance to update my blog. I have lots to share but let’s start with the good stuff: an abandoned missile test facility.
Sadly, I was RUDELY interrupted by an onlooker who was looking to get me in trouble so the buildings I was REALLY looking forward to seeing will have to wait til next time. I did get in to quite a few buildings, one had a truckload of schematics, blueprints, purchase orders, and tons of other paperwork from the 1950s on. *sigh* I wish I had more but I’ll have my second chance soon enough.
*sigh* next time…
If you have kids, you probably understand the onset of temporary insanity that comes with chronic, lousy weather. It means being stuck in the house, at a play gym, at the same children’s museum for like, 3 months. Today, it was beautiful here in Joisey so we packed up and headed out to the park. Now I’m even more anxious for spring!
My little blog officially has 30 followers! Doesn’t sound like much, but hey – you’ve got to start somewhere. There are many folks who come here regularly, like a post, leave a comment; most of whom are photographers. You know who you are! Thanks a million to those folks and all who stop by and serve as encouragement to keep doing what I’m doing. I’ve come a long way in 4 months.