Almost a year ago, I splurged on an entry-level Nikon DSLR. But I never learned how to use it — until this weekend.
Here’s my favorite picture from my 4-hour PhotoTourDC class on the National Mall: two kids taking pictures at the Lincoln Memorial.
Thanks to Lyn at PhotoTourDC — highly recommended.
I occasionally entertain dreams of the ultimate home office — a cozy yet productive space where I can do a little of everything (music, reading, writing). So when I stumbled on from the desk of…, a project by Kate Donnelly on the workspaces of various professionals (often graphic designers), I found myself drooling. Here are two of my favorites:
I’m not there yet in terms of pure space and storage, and double monitor heaven isn’t quite within my grasp. But here’s a glimpse of my current setup, which I finally purchased this past September after going desk-less for over a year. It may be a tiny space, but it’s a little slice of tranquility and I couldn’t be more thrilled to call it my own.
When I’m not stalking other people on the internet, I’m stalking myself. Just kidding. I just like to keep an eye out for what my internet persona is telling other people about me. So tonight, I decided to do a little snooping and look what I stumbled upon:
Am I vain or am I vain? (Don’t answer that.) In reality, this “serious” face is not indicative of my normal bike demeanor. I’m usually more jolly, or at least I hope. Regardless, it was very fun to discover these photos nine months after they were taken by Brendan Smialowski for Micheline Maynard’s New York Times piece. I took the liberty of posting my favorites below. It’s not everyday that someone documents your journey to work.
Thanks to Brendan Smialowski for posting these. You can check out some more of his photojournalism work here.
1. A Norwegian visits. Sight-seeing occurs and Newseum volunteer takes terrible (but funny) photo which she deems “great”!
2. Piggy back rides back from 80s Night at the Tombs, a Senior Dis-Orientation Event.
3. Housemates dressed up for the Super Hero Keg Party at Leo’s, yet another Senior Dis-O event.
4. Jazz Party at DPE House, a much classier event than I’m used to.
I’m finally back from my 2-week romp through Austria, Hungary, and Croatia. School is upon me for the first time in 6 weeks, and there’s definitely a readjustment period that I need to get through. Still, I can’t help but enjoy it since it’s my last month and a half in London.
Now down to business. I’m not sure if I can actually summon the will power to summarize the happenings of the trip in one go. So, as they say, a picture says a thousand words.
Go to my Picasa to see all the albums or click individually below.
Above is a picture of Jared and I as we got a little picture happy at the ruins in Dvigrad, Croatia. As it said in our guide book, you can really let your imagination run wild. There are no signs, no gates, no fences, no educational information of any kind. All we knew is that it was abandoned due to plague in the 16th century. We walked on walls dating back to the 15th century and we actually climbed into the church of St. Sophia. We were the only people in Dvigrad at the time (hurrah for low season!), which made it even more surreal. Ok, enjoy the photos.
So I’ve been a lousy tourist and haven’t taken many photos… until now. Here is a preview (click on them for a less distorted picture) but you can see all of them by clicking HERE. Meggan has more and so does my aunt so those will come soon, since I know looking at pictures of old building is boring.