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Perfect Timing: Week 29

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.

This weekend I had a chance to take a couple of hours to just be alone, sit, reflect and enjoy some time outside. It was glorious. I have not done this in such a long time, and lately I have been on the go, go, go. Like most everyone, I know. But I think it’s incredibly important to take some time to ourselves. Just to sit. Just to be. I had a conversation with a friend of mine recently about enjoying time alone. She told me, “I like to go out to eat by myself every once in a while, to go get some coffee or to just do something alone.” I totally agree. I think that time alone is very important to take and to enjoy. I savor it. Do you do the same?

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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: Fence Post.

 

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All About Light: Week 29

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 am lucky enough to live in a place where beautiful architecture is abundant. This church facade always catches my eye and makes me stop in my tracks, even if just for a moment. I’ve never paid attention to it from any angle, except directly facing it… until now.

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{church facade}

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, go see what Beth is sharing this week: First my Mother, Forever my Friend.

 

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Perfect Timing: Week 28

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.

I was doing some errands downtown yesterday when I saw this beautiful ground-covering plant in front of a shop. It’s known as Heart Leaf Ice Plant or Baby Sun Rose, and the color of the flower with the variegated leaves just caught my eye. There were very few of these vibrant flowers in the spread of green, but they looked like small gems that I really wanted to study for a few minutes. It has such an interesting shape. As I looked up more about this plant, I found out that it is considered a weed and it can spread over a path around it and take over other vegetation. What an unassuming beautiful plant! At the very least, I was able to learn about a new (to me) plant and take in some beauty on a busy weekend day.

DSC_6062{Heart Leaf Ice Plant}

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: Sidewalk Chalk.

 

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All About Light: Week 28

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.

On Saturday, we took a couple of hours to go hang out in downtown Santa Ana. If you are ever in the area and enjoy art, check out some of the many galleries in Artists Village. As we came out of one gallery, I noticed a really beautiful building across the way that was under construction. The windows were large, with arches at the top. And this phrase was printed in the window: “A little party never hurt nobody.” Truth.

Week 28{window truths}

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, go see what Beth is sharing this week: Pinterest.

 

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Perfect Timing: Week 27

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.

This weekend marks another milestone for me, which couldn’t come at a better time. It will be the start of the 6th year of my business, and the perfect time to celebrate 5 full years of working for myself, with all the ups and downs that come with it. Admittedly, I’ve been quite tired lately. As any small business owner knows, we wear a lot of hats and we can take nothing for granted. So, the sweet journey this has been up until now deserves some kind of celebration, I think, even if only for a moment. It’s time to sit back and reflect on all the good things this business has brought to my life: great colleagues, travel and fulfilling work, to name only a few.

When I started my business five years ago, I had no idea where it would take me. It’s been challenging to learn so many aspects of how to run a business, but boy is it rewarding. This little baby of mine is growing into something big right before my eyes. My project managers are truly the very best, and I couldn’t do what I do without them. The growth we’ve experienced in the last few years amazes me every day. Here’s to another year!

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{cheers to another year}

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: City Parking.

 

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All About Light: Week 27

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.

This front window in our home always allows the most beautiful light to pour in. I love seeing this lush little plant on my side table near this window. It makes any day a little brighter. Surely there’s some research on why plants can make us happy. This one definitely does it for me. ;)


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{green happiness}

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, go see what beautiful people Beth is sharing this week! Hint: I met them through the same group as I met Beth! :)  Friendship.

 

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Perfect Timing: Week 26

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.

This week has been nothing if not extremely busy. Many days I don’t feel like my work is actually work, and this week was one of those weeks. Yes, it’s hectic, stressful, tiring and can give me a headache like nothing else. But man, do I love it. My image this week is a reflection of the crazy hustling I did, loads of paperwork, client projects, errands and, of course, the coffee that keeps me going. The weekend is finally here, and I’m ready to take my hustle down to a stroll. Good timing! Now, who’s with me?!

In other exciting news, this week’s photo marks our halfway point for this Project 52. I can’t believe it!

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{hustlin’}

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: Lighting.

 

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