Sunday, June 12, 2011

June Photo Challenge: Bad habits, trucks, and sunsets

This week's most challenging was the bad habit picture: I'd thought I might buy a bunch of candy and photograph it, but then I'd end up eating all of it; I couldn't figure out how to show my nose-scrunching to adjust glasses habit. It took me until 10:30 to decide on zit-picking, a not-at-all gross picture.

The one I like best is the childhood memory picture of the library. It's not the world's best picture (it's pretty boring, actually), but ever since I've applied to grad school, I've realized how much I was affected by all those childhood library trips. All of the library books I read as a kid led me to being the dorky English major I was in college and the librarian-in-training I hope to be soon. Cheesy, but true. :)

London calling

On September 26th of this year, I will finally fulfill a life-long wish:

I'm going to London!! I've wanted to visit England ever since I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a kid. It's only been worse since - I graduated in English Lit, for crying in the mud!

My dream of seeing London finally reached its tipping point when I watched Sherlock the other week (a great series, you should watch it). It's a modern-day version of the Sherlock Holmes stories and it's shot mostly on location in London. The city looks pretty amazing in the show and I finally decided: I've got vacation hours, I've got cash, I'm going!

One of my good friends, who lived in London for awhile, is going with me and I'm so beyond excited. My list so far includes the London Eye (because you have to do at least one cheesy touristy thing), Platform 9 3/4 (for nerd's sake), and an afternoon in Portobello Road. We're also going to make a pilgrimage up to Dublin to pay homage to the James Joyce statue. Those are our plans so far - if you have anywhere we must visit, please let me know. In the meantime, I will be counting down the days!

Monday, June 6, 2011

June Photo Challenge: A Study in Sandals, Sprite, and Dead Birds

Something about White Peach Photography's 30-day Photo Challenge struck my fancy. I'm not one for such challenges, normally (I fail at all sew-alongs and dislike the idea of swearing off shopping for a month or whatever), but one photo a day for a month? I can do that.

The most difficult so far was day 5, a photo from a high angle; I couldn't think of any interesting high angles, so I went with the bridge over the canal. My favorite so far is my brother and the Mexican Sprite from the "something green" day, although my opinion may be swayed by the delicious real-sugar Sprite.

I may do another of these posts. If not, you can follow along on my Flikr account.
xo, M