Sunday, February 24, 2008

oscars, and pictures of my own

The Academy Awards were just on, out of twenty-two categories (did I count right?) fifteen were ones I 'voted' for-- as if it would count. I'm very glad Juno won best original script, I thought it was very clever indeed.

Anyway, since I have no way of making my own movies right now due to inadequate/outdated hardware, and since I've been a little more into photography lately anyway (since I have the means for that), I've decided to share (with thanks to Kevin's scanner) some of my favorites. I hope you'll like them :)

I really like how shadows are accented with black & white film... This was taken at Leucadia, probably my favorite CA beach so far.

Guajome Lake Park, the first picture I took to test out this close-up setting. It turned out really well, I say.

This is probably my favorite that I've taken so far. Even though it's blurry, I like the old-timey feel of it. Those are Kevin's feet, by the way. And Leucadia sand.

So Kaitlin came down from Idaho. I just saw her standing there like this and it was so...poetic? You can tell she misses California. Kevin's brother Thomas was in the corner of this one doing karate moves and/or model poses (as he was in a lot of the Leucadia shots, actually), but I edited him out of this one. The ones that I actually took of him were really good but didn't turn out well because of the light.

I just really like this one. The foam was at the edge of the tide-reach (if that's a term), but it slipped away just as I took the picture.

This was the last exposure on the color roll that was still in my camera from before. I love the light and how Kaitlin is hanging over the surf just before it overtakes her. I don't like the pink discoloration in the bottom right-hand corner though.

I really like the ivy and the stone wall and the white "marble" bench. They make for a nice combination. Taken in the "valley" on the Irvine's ranch.

Another shot in the "valley". It was too picturesque and interesting to pass up.

This is underneath Portugese Cove somewhere on the Palos Verdes peninsula a few minutes from Long Beach that my Geology Lab went to on our first field trip. It was very Mediterranean-feeling, so I loved it of course.

I'm so glad you can see the moon in this one, as that's pretty much the focus of the photo. 'Twas almost a full moon then, I think.

I like how the huge bent branch leads right up to the hollow-type thing in the tree. It's almost a perfect setup in that department.

This one was taken somewhere at Guajome Lake park off the 76 between Bonsall and Oceanside. I don't think the shadow cast across the path is very good, but oh well. It was sunny.

Okay, so that's Thomas jumping into the air. I like that he's directed as the focus of the photo by the tire tracks, as that pretty much happened happened by accident. The sand is a little busy with all the footprints, but all in all I really like this shot. There was a profile I took of Thomas next to the cliffs, sort of in the style of a vintage shot in Vogue of some old actor or "somebody". I'll say "I knew him when".

Kevin learned to tie a double-Windsor knot in his tie today and is doing it over and over again in front of the mirror to commit it to memory. I have to do some last minute studying for my Archaeology test tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes I guess.


eric & adrien said...

what kind of camera is that? i love those pictures.

Janeite42 said...

Those are great pictures! Are there more? Really, you have an artistic eye, m'dear. (btw, boo to the oscars)