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All About Light: Week 25

All About Light is a weekly photography project by two friends who met virtually while working on their respective Project 365s in 2013-2014. We quickly realized that we enjoyed each other’s photos and always looked forward to seeing what the other one shared. Since we both have a love for the genre of street photography, we found ourselves capturing intriguing signage in unexpected places and laughed about who might get the next best shot of a crazy sign. After finishing our Project 365, we decided to take on a weekly project to study the use of light and learn about ways to improve our photography by focusing on different light sources. Each month we will focus on a different source of light in our photos. We hope you enjoy what we capture as we learn all about light.

I was in D.C. this weekend for work, and didn’t have much time to hang out around my meetings. A friend of mine suggested I go see the Lincoln Memorial lit up at night. I’ve been to see it a few times during the day, but I definitely recommend going back for the nocturnal view. This image is clearly taken from a distance. The water is part of the WWII Memorial that lines up with the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument (not pictured).

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{lincoln}

Beth of Beth Moses Photography and I became friends in 2013, while sharing our photos in a large group of Project 365ers online. As the year went on, we realized how much we had in common and even had a friendly competition of shooting odd signage and tagging the other one with “Your turn!”. Besides our shared interest in photographing everyday moments, we also share a passion for coffee and the south. I’m so glad I get to continue to share my thoughts on photography with Beth, and now, this project, too. Now, head over to Beth’s page to see what she’s sharing with us this week: Photograph Me!

 

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Perfect Timing: Week 24

Perfect Timing is a weekly photography project by two friends who met in college, became roommates and have been close ever since. We share a love for languages and travel, and although we’re from the same southern state, we now live on different continents, balancing a demanding work life with a private life. We both agree that everything happens for a reason, whether we see these moments as positive or negative at the time, propelling us ahead or slowing us down. We hope you will join us each week, as we share little moments of Perfect Timing with you.

Are you one of those people who still writes down most things? I definitely am. And I’m perfectly happy with it. Yes, I have a lot of things that I also record online, like appointments, a “to do” list for work that I share with my project managers, etc. However, there has always been something quite special about sitting down, and writing things out on paper, whether it be a list of things to get done –I’m incredibly goal-oriented– or appointments in my agenda. And at the end of each year, I always look forward to purchasing the agenda or datebook for the following year. Today, I took some time to myself between work tasks to use my analogue system (currently the Midori Traveler’s Notebook and Röterfaden) for work inspiration and bullet-point journaling. I realized I need to take breaks more often to do this. What’s your favorite analogue system?

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{love for analogue}

Mary of Moe-Digger Photography and I became friends in college after we realized how much we had in common. We each grew up with three brothers, played sports and studied history, languages and cultures. I still remember our SLR cameras and our love for shooting with film. We have shared many wonderful experiences together over the years and have supported each other through some of the most significant moments in our adult lives. I am excited to take on this project with her. Check out Mary’s Perfect Timing photo for this week, too: Cloud.

 

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Inspiration Lab with Eunice at Baum-kuchen

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a really awesome event, The Inspiration Lab with Eunice (@thedailyroe on Insta) at the Baum-kuchen studio. We were around 17 attendees and we all had the best time, getting to meet and talk to each other after many of us had already been following one another on Instagram. It’s always so fun to hang out with other people who have similar interests, and the afternoon spent together was really special.

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FullSizeRenderEunice started the session by having everyone introduce themselves and share how they use their notebooks. Many people use their notebooks as journals, while others of us use it to document and plan out daily activities. I was so impressed with what several of the other attendees shared, and I even got some great ideas for my own Traveler’s Notebook. This beautiful display of pages is from Gert’s Traveler’s Notebook. Go check her out on pepper and twine. Her journaling is beautiful!

IMG_3978Then, we had the chance to listen to Eunice describe her inspiration and background in journaling and how her style has evolved over the years. It was so neat to see her older journals and hear her tell about her special moments with her family.

Eunice described how she chooses the layout of the weekly pages she shares on Instagram (if you don’t follow her and you are a fan of the Traveler’s Notebook, get over there and find her!). She talked about her favorite writing tools, notebooks and how she uses them daily. She even showed us how she creates the watercolor lettering in her notebook. It was really nice to watch her to do it in person.

IMG_3985After getting tons of tips and ideas from Eunice, we all got the chance to play with several of her stamps, tapes and ink at two analogue tables. It was fun to use tools that I typically don’t use, and it was so nice to have the inspiration from Eunice right there in the room.

Wakako, the super sweet owner of Baum-kuchen was the best hostess, too. She even had a Traveler’s Notebook photo booth, which her husband had made. Here’s my notebook in the photo booth.

IMG_3991As if all this weren’t enough, Eunice also prepared a very special box for everyone. The boxes are from Japan and she handwrote our names on the boxes and filled them with so many wonderful treats. The more items I pulled out of this tiny box, the more surprised I was at how many things it held. The Traveler’s Notebook leather charm that reads “today is the miracle” is a special edition charm created just for the event.

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DSC_5859In the end, I couldn’t have enjoyed the Inspiration Lab more. It was even better than I thought it would be, and I walked away from it having met a great group of individuals who all share a love for capturing moments with analogue tools. Several of the attendees are also small business owners, so it was fun for me to talk to them about their businesses and how they use analogue tools in their daily work, too.

IMG_3980I truly hope that Wakako continues to have Inspiration Lab sessions at Baum-kuchen. I had the best time!

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All About Light: Week 24

All About Light is a weekly photography project by two friends who met virtually while working on their respective Project 365s in 2013-2014. We quickly realized that we enjoyed each other’s photos and always looked forward to seeing what the other one shared. Since we both have a love for the genre of street photography, we found ourselves capturing intriguing signage in unexpected places and laughed about who might get the next best shot of a crazy sign. After finishing our Project 365, we decided to take on a weekly project to study the use of light and learn about ways to improve our photography by focusing on different light sources. Each month we will focus on a different source of light in our photos. We hope you enjoy what we capture as we learn all about light.

These beautiful dragon fruit (or pitaia in Brazilian Portuguese) are freshly picked from my father-in-law’s small farm. The sweet taste and the vibrant colors (both inside and out) are amazing. The light that was shining on these the day I snapped this image really made them stand out among the other fruits.

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{pitaia}

Beth of Beth Moses Photography and I became friends in 2013, while sharing our photos in a large group of Project 365ers online. As the year went on, we realized how much we had in common and even had a friendly competition of shooting odd signage and tagging the other one with “Your turn!”. Besides our shared interest in photographing everyday moments, we also share a passion for coffee and the south. I’m so glad I get to continue to share my thoughts on photography with Beth, and now, this project, too. Now, head over to Beth’s page to see what she’s sharing with us this week: Bluebonnets.

 

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Perfect Timing: Week 23

Perfect Timing is a weekly photography project by two friends who met in college, became roommates and have been close ever since. We share a love for languages and travel, and although we’re from the same southern state, we now live on different continents, balancing a demanding work life with a private life. We both agree that everything happens for a reason, whether we see these moments as positive or negative at the time, propelling us ahead or slowing us down. We hope you will join us each week, as we share little moments of Perfect Timing with you.

Last week we took some much needed time away. I spent one glorious week with my husband’s family and got to play with our niece and nephew quite a bit. Our niece is at the age where everything must be done her way. Hah! She tried so hard to get her sandals fastened, and she worked on it for quite some time. Finally, she huffed and stuck her little feet out in front of her mother, who gave me one of those looks that means, “I was waiting to see how long it would take her to let me help.” I love this shot because of the ordinary moment between mother and daughter. Sometimes we need the help of our parents more than we’re willing to admit. I totally identify with my niece’s independence, but loved this sweet moment between them that I was able to capture.

Week 22

{a mother’s touch}

Mary of Moe-Digger Photography and I became friends in college after we realized how much we had in common. We each grew up with three brothers, played sports and studied history, languages and cultures. I still remember our SLR cameras and our love for shooting with film. We have shared many wonderful experiences together over the years and have supported each other through some of the most significant moments in our adult lives. I am excited to take on this project with her. Check out Mary’s Perfect Timing photo for this week, too: Springtime.

 

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Perfect Timing: Week 22

Perfect Timing is a weekly photography project by two friends who met in college, became roommates and have been close ever since. We share a love for languages and travel, and although we’re from the same southern state, we now live on different continents, balancing a demanding work life with a private life. We both agree that everything happens for a reason, whether we see these moments as positive or negative at the time, propelling us ahead or slowing us down. We hope you will join us each week, as we share little moments of Perfect Timing with you.

Orchids are my favorite flower. They are finicky and bloom only once a year, but boy when they bloom! This orchid had several open flowers and three closed buds on it last week when we first got to Brazil to spend time with family. By the end of the week, the last of the buds had opened. Such beauty is good for the soul.

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{my favorite flower}

Mary of Moe-Digger Photography and I became friends in college after we realized how much we had in common. We each grew up with three brothers, played sports and studied history, languages and cultures. I still remember our SLR cameras and our love for shooting with film. We have shared many wonderful experiences together over the years and have supported each other through some of the most significant moments in our adult lives. I am excited to take on this project with her. Check out Mary’s Perfect Timing photo for this week, too: Behind the Scenes.

 

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All About Light: Week 23

All About Light is a weekly photography project by two friends who met virtually while working on their respective Project 365s in 2013-2014. We quickly realized that we enjoyed each other’s photos and always looked forward to seeing what the other one shared. Since we both have a love for the genre of street photography, we found ourselves capturing intriguing signage in unexpected places and laughed about who might get the next best shot of a crazy sign. After finishing our Project 365, we decided to take on a weekly project to study the use of light and learn about ways to improve our photography by focusing on different light sources. Each month we will focus on a different source of light in our photos. We hope you enjoy what we capture as we learn all about light.

Last week I had time to relax and take a short vacation. I was able to enjoy time with family, travel and just take in the sights, sounds, smells and tactile things around me. It was wonderful. This ordinary wall is something I saw out the window every morning. Although I’d seen it many times before, I never paid much attention. There’s something very subtle and pretty about it to me, even though to most people it probably doesn’t look like much. More and more, I find myself appreciating the ordinary.

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{appreciating the ordinary}

Beth of Beth Moses Photography and I became friends in 2013, while sharing our photos in a large group of Project 365ers online. As the year went on, we realized how much we had in common and even had a friendly competition of shooting odd signage and tagging the other one with “Your turn!”. Besides our shared interest in photographing everyday moments, we also share a passion for coffee and the south. I’m so glad I get to continue to share my thoughts on photography with Beth, and now, this project, too. Now, head over to Beth’s page to see what she’s sharing with us this week: The Selfie Stick.

 

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