Blogger Diary: Birthdays and Photography

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“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”

My birthday was last week… its funny how as you get older, you start to worry about birthdays more, and want to acknowledge them less. I’ve always felt that the day itself doesn’t really hold much significance, but whenever it comes around I think of it as a time to reflect on the past year, and also think about the year ahead and what I want to do with it.

My dad got me a new camera. As someone who once aspired to be a professional photographer, and built a darkroom in his parents basement, he appreciates photography and has always been incredibly supportive of my little “hobby.” I’ve taken photography classes in the past, but with film, not digital – and this year I want to make a conscious effort to work on it.

So over the past week I’ve been playing around with the new camera a lot, and using it to capture little bits of what I’ve been up to…

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My friend made homemade apple cider using tea-bags filled with spices (and a little bit of rum)… YUM!

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And after several months of living in my current apartment, I FINALLY got around to hanging up some artwork! The fish is by my sister’s super talented boyfriend; one of my best friends had the painting on the left below done of my shore house –the sweetest gift I’ve ever gotten.

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I spent some time yesterday working on a DIY with these fun colors of embroidery floss! Can’t wait to share :)

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And lastly, I thought I’d share a few of the Free People items i can’t stop wearing lately! The velvet extreme flares are the most comfortable, luxurious pants I’ve ever worn – they’re getting a lot of wear this season. My sister got me the marled yarn pullover in this lovely wine color and it’s my new favorite sweater! And technically my Gola sneakers are from February of last year when we sold them before, but I still love them just as much today and am contemplating getting another color… put together these items make a cute outfit too!

And, my kitten Jam, who always wants to be the center of attention :)

Oh and to answer the question I started with… I think I would think I’m in my early twenties. How about you??

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Comments

Taylor -November 21, 2011, 6:50PM

Happy Belated Birthday!
Nice post! I too have taken photo classes for film and not digital. My school just switched over to digital this year, so hopefully I will get to take a class using digital! The one thing I do love about film however, is when you get a double exposure and other imperfections! What I have also noticed is when you take pictures with digital cameras, you tend to delete the ones you “don’t like,” whereas with film you obviously can’t do that, but you may like the picture with the sun streak or even if it is a little out of focus as time goes on!
Anyway, have fun playing around on your new camera! I can’t wait to see more of your beautiful photographs!
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Siri, Norway -November 22, 2011, 6:27AM

Homemade apple cider? Sounds great! Recipe?
And congrats on the birthday

Faith -November 22, 2011, 10:47AM

What type of camera is this, the photos are gorgeous!

fp julia -November 22, 2011, 10:53AM

faith – its a canon rebel it takes such lovely photos :)

sassyj -November 22, 2011, 1:05PM

Love the paintings of the fish and the beach house!! so sweet:) I would be 29.

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