Friday, June 19, 2009

I've Moved!

Well, the place I post my art has moved, seeing as how I like actually getting feedback and whatnot. If you'd like to view it all, then head over to htp:// and follow me on there! Byes!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Leaf: Take Two

This is one of the other angles I got of that random Autumn-esque leaf on my lawn.

It's tough to choose which is my favorite out of this shot and the one in my previous entry. They seem to have very different feels to them. I like this one a lot because of the brightness of the sky and the sun and the various colors and tones. I really think it's the sunlight in this one that makes it stand out to me though. It creates a pretty cool effect up there at the top of the shot.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Impending Autumn

True, I took this photo in the midst of Spring, and I found the fact that there was a very Autumn-ish leaf stuck in the grass of our front yard a bit odd. So there's the title, even though the actual time frame is quite off.

If you look back a few entries, you'll see a photo I took of my Megatron toy. It was a warm and very sunny day outside, so I figured I'd go a-wandering with my camera and, you know, use it. The I got the idea to take my Megatron toy outside and see if I could get something cool out of it, and indeed, I did. However, while I was taking photos of a toy that show just how much of a geek I am, I saw this leaf on the lawn that looked very out of place. So, I crept up on said leaf, set my camera on the ground and angled it up toward the sun, and snapped three quick shots [adjusting a bit in between so they didn't all look the same]. This was the second photo out of the three I took. It's by far my favorite because of the wide array of colors you can see. From the shadowy blues and bright greens in the grass, and colors ranging from red, to orange, and even some purple in the leaf. I hope you like it as much as I do. Till next time!

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Not really sure why, but I seem to like the way telephone poles look. Maybe it's the wires that make all the lines running up, down, and across streets. I'll probably never know.

So this is the top of a telephone pole across the street from my house. It made me happy that I snapped it at the right time of day to make the pole come out rather dark and the sky be bright blue in the background. Not really sure what else to say here. Hmm. Till next time, I suppose.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Washed Out

Again, my apologies for the gaps in postings. Things were a bit crazy the past few days, but I won't get into that now. After all, that's not what you come here for, is it?

I love rainy days. I definitely prefer warm and raining, but lately it's been a bit chilly and very damp outside. I love how, every once in a while, you get those rainy and very overcast days that seem to wash the color out of everything. It allows you to look at everything outside and see it completely different. I think it's quite beautiful, personally.

This is a photo I took of my neighbors tree on one of those days that sucks the color from everything. A bit terrifying, seeing as how I had to lean out of my second floor bedroom window to get this particular perspective. However, I'm proud to say that I didn't drain the color in photoshop and that my camera actually captured what I was going for. It was worth the risk. As gorgeous as this tree is on sunny days, with it's pinks and whites shining in all their glory, it is just as beautiful when it's washed out in a mid spring rain.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Waiting All Day

So I have a dog named Memphis. She's an Australian Cattle Dog and Doberman mix and is adorable as all hell. I call her a cow because she used to make this mooing noise when she was a puppy, and still does sometimes. It's gotten to the point that she thinks her name is cow, and gets all sad like she's in trouble when we call her Memphis. She is extremely intelligent, and picks up human mannerisms quite often, which is always entertaining. And, her favorite person in the world happens to be my dad.

When it's warmer outside, we usually leave our front door open so we can get some fresh air through the screen door. Memphis loves it. She's very nosy and likes to watch all the neighbors outside going about their business, as well as barking at the mailman. However, her favorite activity seems to be waiting for my dad to come home from work. She is always very excited to see him and annoy him by following him around the house. That's what she was doing here when I managed to get this photo of her. Waiting around for my dad to come home.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Okay, I know they're weeds and all, but I like dandelions. I think they're pretty in their own little yellow way. My dad, of course, hates them. Especially when they're growing all over our front yard for everyone to see. He calls them "dandruff-lions" because of when they turn white and shed all over the place. He says it's like the yard has a bad case of dandruff.

All of them are gone now, thanks to his weeding and whatnot, but before he murdered them all, I took this pretty sweet close up of one. I love the way it came out. To me it kind of shows that even a simple, and rather annoying weed, can be quite beautiful when looked at through an artists' eye. Enjoy!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Home Sweet Home

This one doesn't need much explination, really. Although I was born in Southern California and lived there for the longest period of time in my life thus far, it is not the only place I call home. Not by a long shot. I only lived there until I was ten, and don't have a very large amount of memories left from there. Sad, but it happens.

I moved to Hawaii, more specifically the island of Oahu, the first time when I was thirteen years old and was instantly in love with the islands. I even loved school there, and if you know me, you'll know what a big statement that is. I learned to love and then teach sailing there, among numerous other amazing things. I moved back two years ago, but then wound up back on the mainland after a not nearly long enough stay. Oahu will always be my home, even if I never make it back there, or only make it back to visit.

So this photo is simply a close-up of the Hawaiian island chain on a globe we've had since I can remember. Hope you like it!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oh Sweet Vanity

I admit it, I'm a very vain person. But it is my belief that one of the vainest creatures in existence is the male peacock. Everything about them from their colors to their huge, beautiful tails screams look at me.

When I lived in California, a friend of mine lived on a farm and had a wide array of animals. From horses to goats to pigs, and even a little flock of peacocks. One of the last times I was there before I moved, I grabbed some of the male peacock feathers from off the ground and kept them. I still have them to this day and they're just as beautiful as they ever were. So, in case you couldn't tell, that's what this photo is of. A close up of a feather from a male peacock. My little symbol of vanity.

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Geek At Heart

Okay, I'll admit it. I love Transformers. I love the original show, the original movie, the new movie, the classic and newer toys...all of it. And if you step foot in my room, or happen to notice the tattoos on my thumbs [Autobots symbol on the right and the Decepticons symbol on the left] it'll definitely show.

In a corner of my room, covering the top of my computer desk, stands my massive army of Transformers toys. I don't even know how many of them I have anymore because there are far too many to count. So, on to the story. It's an incredibly nice day out today, so I was wandering about with my I do...and thought to myself, self, why don't you grab your Megatron and take a few photos of him outside on the grass? So I did. I took a bunch of them, but I think this one came out the best. So I admit it. I'm a super geek. You love it. Don't lie.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Get Wet!

Again, my apologies for the gap in my posts. Tomorrow is supposed to be a nice day out, so I might go a-wandering to get some more photos for this.

Alright. So, when I was taking photography in high school, I took this really sweet photo of our garden hose with a little ant crawling on it that my teacher loved. She made me develop this massive print of it, that, to the best of my knowledge, is still hanging in her classroom. I couldn't find my print of that photo to scan and post on here, so I took another that is similar to it. This would be that photo.

Sad to say, I may never find the original of this. There is no cute little ant in this one and it is in color while the original was in black and white. That is what makes the two photos very different. It was so sunny out the day I took this that it brought out the lights and darks in the hose, while the original's black and white hue subdued the tones of the hose and made the blackness of the ant that much more noticeable. I like both for the purpose of showing how different two photos of one subject can really be.

Monday, April 20, 2009


My apologies for slacking with my posts the past few days. I think I might have had a photo taking block. Or maybe the captain of my brain ship went on vacation without telling anyone. Or maybe it was just that every time I actually saw something that would make a good photo I didn't have my camera on me. Whichever it was, it was definitely starting to get pretty irritating. But anyway, I'm back! Well, for today at least. Here you go..

I'm not really sure how much detail I want to go into with this one. I like how the photo came out, a lot, and it definitely has meaning to me. Albeit, not the happiest meaning, but meaning nonetheless. Just know that if you're one of the many that struggle every day like I do to fight this, then I understand and you have my deepest sympathies.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Patriotic Perspective?

This, if you couldn't tell, is another one of my random perspective shots that I am oh so fond of. I doubt the subject matter needs to be stated on this one, as it is rather obvious I would think. So, a story, eh?

I was sitting around one day in a fairly open and quiet place on the grass and noticed the flagpole. My brain immediately told me to go grab my camera out of my car and take a photo of the flagpole from below because it would probably come out kind of cool. So I did, and here it is for you to see.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Snaily McSnailerson

I've always thought snails were kind of cute. Don't ask me why, because I'm not really sure. Maybe it's their little eye/feeler things. I doubt I'll ever know for sure.

I don't really see many snails here in Connecticut. I don't know if it's not warm enough for them or what, but this photo was not taken where I currently live. I took it when I was living in Hawaii the last time between 2006 and 2007. It was just after a good rain and all the critters were coming out to play when I saw this little fellow making his way along a rock wall outside the house I was staying at. I immediately grabbed my camera and took some photos of his journey to the other side of the wall, and liked this one the best. I call him Snaily McSnailerson, or "Snailsy" for short.