Monday, March 26, 2012


What a pretty weekend?!!
The weather cooled off a bit and it was so fun to get outside and enjoy the crisp spring air. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012


Anyone who knows me knows that I'm one of the least gracefully people on the planet. My mama doesn't call me Gracie for nothing. Pebble? Crack in the sidewalk? Unexpected step? None of that even slightly matters, I trip over flat surfaces constantly. Luckily being out of college and no longer walking the 15min walk to and from class this trait of mine isn't as widely known. My point? I bought these baby's on clearance over a month ago for a steal!

However they're not so much of a deal if they just sit in my closet. I had the intention of actually wearing them and conquering my flaws? More like fear, and to wear them out or at least to work for start. How much walking can one girl do sitting at a desk all day?

So here it is, my goal for the week.. to gracefully wear these heels and not fall flat on my face or regret the massive blisters that are bound to insue. :)

here we go.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


but look at how pretty this weather has been?! how can I not be outside playing?!!

although we have now hit tornado season which always makes me slightly nauseous 

Monday, March 12, 2012

I found snow!

Upon arriving in Denver I finally saw the most snow I've seen all year..
gross right?

thankfully the weathermen pulled through and their predictions of flurries didn't fail me!
ahhh glorious snow!!  

Of course it was all gone by morning, but I didn't care! I had a solid twenty minutes of flurries and was perfectly content oooo-ing and ahhh-ing and snapping away with my camera from the hotel window. 
I had fun playing with my camera settings. I'm still trying to do my best in figuring out shutter speed, aperture and ISO setting (I soo want it to be second nature already!) but I feel like I learn the most when I take the same picture multiple times with adjusting different settings so that I can actually see the differences in my pictures, like these two.
This one with f/4.5 and a exposure time of 1/6 which allowed me to have more light, but it blurred out all the snow..

Or the faster shutter speed (1/30) with the same f/4.5 getting less light, but snow no longer looks blizzard-like.
I think this one is my current favorite because I really like how the light plays off the tree. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

lookin good denver

I'm quite proud of these night shots. I'm slowly getting better, I think it helped that it wasn't completely dark yet.. but dark enough for all the city lights to be on. I took this on Av mode (I'm not quite ready for full on manual, it still intimidates me), with the F-stop as low as my kit lens would go, f/4.5 with my shutter adjusting to a slow 1/5