Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music." Gustav Mahler

So, I don't have any good pictures lately. I have major camera issues. Mine is years and years old.

Ricky and I like to take pictures together, though. This is one he took of me on my one year Utah anniversary, over a year ago.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

"Music's the medicine of the mind. " John A. Logan

Long break between posting. I got a blog award from Jesse, over at his blog. Thanks so much by the wat! However, I don't think anyone else I know would appreciate receiving this award considering theirs are family blogs. I didn't post it for that reason.

Christmas is coming QUICKLY and I am afraid due to school this year I will have no money to buy anyone anything unless I do something to make it so that everyone can get presents with out me spending too much. I was thinking of making homemade frames and placing some of my photographs in them. Any input? The one below I made quite a few years ago out of handmade marble paper and a cereal box. Do you think anyone would like receiving something like this?

In other news, marching band is officially over. I caught a cute picture of my little nephews faces in the crowd at today's losing game.

Monday, November 10, 2008

"Music has charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks or bend a knotted oak." William Congreve

I LOVE light graffiti, perhaps too much. I think it's the coolest thing. My camera doesn't have a very long exposure time so to make it more interesting, I tried to use multiple lights. Anyway, the reason I posted this is because I kind of like the accidental lens flare.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

"If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth." Sydney Smith

This is an impromptu and quickly taken photograph. I am sometimes taken back by the beauty of Utah.

Since this week marked the 1 1/2 year point for Ricky and I, I wanted to share the things that Ricky and I first bonded on when we first met and maybe see what other couples bonded over.

In no particular order
1. Peanut Butter
2. Conan O' Brien
3. Music (we met in band)
4. Nova television programs
5. Star gazing
6. Ice cream
7. Record collections (Ricky says his is better, but I own the original edition of Thriller)
8. Stand-up comedy

Thursday, November 6, 2008

"He who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once." Robert Browning

I am never one to take pictures of the clouds because everyone does. And no matter how different they look in reality, they still look the same in photographs. That being said, I took a picture of the clouds yesterday because it looked like the heavens had opened.

I love the prints that fallen leaves and rain create on sidewalks. I took nothing but pictures of leaf prints on the walk home.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"Truly to sing, that is a different breath." Rainer Maria Rilke

I did some photoshopping and am looking for some constructive criticism. I used photoshop in high school, but haven't since. I basically just used the burn tool, see anything else I could do?

"Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself." Henry Ward Beecher

Latest pictures! I love love love the rain, and in Utah it just makes things look cool.

However, I took these pictures in a great hurry and something is off in their composition.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

"Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing." John Erskine

I never photoshop any of my pictures, and I think I am going to start. Any opinions on this? What are the pros of using photoshop versus keeping photos the way they are?

Here are some photos I have decided to photoshop because the lighting is off.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

"There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another." Frank Zappa

I was Sarah Palin after all, and so was another girl at the party, so we surveyed people living in the apartment complex and I won the look alike contest even as a blonde! WOO! However, she won the cheese cake eating contest that I reallly was hoping to win. It was a Palin againts Palin day. Ricky went as a chick magnet. Since I came as his date, he clearly showed that he is a babe magnet as well. Also, we played twister for like 2 hours and had an impromptu dance session. All partys should have those same aspects.