Saturday, May 14, 2011

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

energy

I have found out that I am not the type of person who can do a 365 project. Don't get me wrong... I actually do pretty good. A lot better than it looks like online. I get this huge backlog of photos because I am always too busy to post them or even put them online. Maybe in a few years, I will be able to successfully do a 365 project. For now, I would MUCH rather focus my effort on something that I am passionate about. Like a photography project. I want to focus my energy on photographing signs. I would love to take photos of vintage signs. I already have about a hundred photos of old signs.

Monday, February 7, 2011

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38.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I feel like the nut sometimes

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37.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Super bowl Sunday and I watched the game.

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36.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I spent the day with my family in Carlsbad going through my grandmothers things. I came home with a few strands of pearls that might or might not be real. Along with a few other things. It was a very productive day. The guys were outside tearing down the patio cover with plans to put up a new one soon. Sometimes life moves so fast that if you blink, you'll miss so much. You have to be present every day of your life.

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35.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

yet more driving.... I was totally stopped when I took this picture. :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

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34.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

In my photo class, we are starting studio lighting. This is part of my upcoming project. My theme for the class is signs... so I am creating signs for my models to hold that defines them and use lighting that fits that sign. Hope it all goes well. This will be the first time I am in the studio, creating lighting effects, and using a large format camera. Well. If nothing else... I'll learn something new. :)

For now. KO signing out.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January 2011


January, originally uploaded by emberangel.

One month down... 11 more to go.

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32.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

This weekend will be the maiden voyage of my holga camera. I'm going to Downtown Carlsbad and taking pictures of the old signs and payphones. While the two don't exactly go together, they are the things that I love. I love downtown areas. I love vintage signs that are still in use (I hope there actually are some in dt Carlsbad). I love Carlsbad. I love payphones (probably because they are going to be extinct one day). And I love film photography because you take so much more time composing the shot, getting the right settings and the final print. There is so much more effort put into it than many people put into digital. I will admit though, when it comes to digital photos I don't really have any any idea what I am doing when I am post processing. I guess I need to take a class. : )

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31.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

If you can, always take the stairs. It keeps you in better shape. (You never know when you'll have to outrun the zombies).

Sunday, January 30, 2011

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30.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Sometimes my friend and I will try to find the worst outfits and document it with our cell phones. This was my worst outfit. Sadly some of the outfits looked redeemably cute, but that's life.

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29.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Today I went to Downtown Riverside to celebrate my Dad's birthday.

First, we went to Logan's for lunch. The family plus my boyfriend. It was actually really nice that he was included. Then we traveled to the Star Trek Exhibition. Afterward we wandered around main street and had a little fun. Then we went home where I made dinner for everyone followed by some ice cream cake. yum.

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27.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Remodeling Target... guess they remodeled the carts too. And my car realllllllly needs a wash.

Spent the day working hard. I went to work, went to class, ran some errands, cleaned, did laundry, and generally just worked my little butt off.

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26.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Seems like lately I have been driving everywhere.

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26.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Top ten percent of senior class would mean so much more if I tried harder in college.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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25.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Boyfriend coming over soon for movie night ... so of course I have to wear my red flannel slippers.
Time for Transformers 2? I think so.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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24.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

School library reading An Enemy of the People. Makes you think about the ends you would go to to protect your city

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23.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

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22.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

The weekend is time for relaxing and enjoying a movie (or three)

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21.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

more from the stamp collection

Friday, January 21, 2011

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20.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I went to the City of Orange to take photos using 35mm color film. Once they are processed and I print them, I will upload the correct image for today.

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19.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I think I'm falling in love

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18.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I just started taking another photo class. I spent the day taking photos from a pinhole camera that I made myself. It was actually really cool because I was in 100% percent of the process.

I made the camera.
I mixed the chemicals.
I cut the paper that I used to make the "negative."
I took the picture, by lifting up a piece of tape to uncover the pinhole and I acted as the shutter by keeping time.
I printed and processed the negative.
I dried the negative.
And I made the final picture.

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17.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I went on a walk today, looking for color. I was taking pictures of some berries, when I saw this vision of loveliness. Thank goodness it's owner was not home, because I would have been afraid to knock.

Monday, January 17, 2011

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16.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I took this photo on the 16th and edited it on the 17th so that I could frame it an put it on the wall.

I just love flowers in the winter. There were two orange roses in the garden, so I got out my camera a took some pictures. There is something simple and honest about a rose. It doesn't pretend to be anything that it isn't.

I wanted to pull out my hair when I was editing this because my printer kept turning the image red. Which means I have to send it out to be printed. It also meant that I tried to manipulate the color more before I printed it, so it took more time than needed.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

15.365 (We speak engrish here)


15.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I went to Santa Monica today with my boyfriend to see Photo LA. Afterward we went and got some cheep Chinese food and walked around Santa Monica. It was a nice day.

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14.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Too much driving lately... and its not likely to end soon. My Friday was drive to work. Drive to school. Drive home. Drive to boyfriends house. Drive home. Then on Saturday... drive to Santa Monica to see Photo LA.

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13.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Working hard. Spent all day at work...and I'd just had a flu shot.. so I had mild flu symptoms.

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11.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Got my supplies for my photo class. I'm taking intermediate photography. I think I will focus on street photography.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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10.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

Went to my grandmother's funeral today. She was 87

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9.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

half of a stamp collection found in my grandmother's house

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8.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

time to get crafty

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7.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

At the mall with Kt and Kelly. The time we spend with loved ones are the best moments. They should last forever.

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6.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

I had a headache... or maybe it was just because I woke up too early.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

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5.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

These are a few of my favorite things (coats). It sure has been cold out lately.

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4.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

It might be winter, but don't forget to take some time to appreciate the things around you.


This is a little statue called "surrounded by love." I got it for my mother for Christmas to remind her that we all love her. It came at a good time too.

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The mountains in socal are getting a coating of snow.
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Sunday, January 2, 2011

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2.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

"To the world
You may be just another girl
But to me
Baby, you are the world"


Sometimes I am amazed by the way my boyfriend treats me. Its like I really am the world.

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1.365, originally uploaded by emberangel.

A fresh start at a 365 project.

2011 project

This is my attempt at a photo a day project. I tried it last year, but it didn't quite work out. So there a different rules for this one :)

Rule one:
have fun!!
Rule two: don't beat your self up if you forget a day.. just keep on moving.
Rule three: can either take a photo that day, or edit it that day.
Rule four: if taking one photo a day becomes impossible, you can switch to a project 52 (one photo a week).

Those are my rules, I hope that I make it through this year without too many bumps.