Thursday, July 8, 2010

Adventures in film

First things first: I got a blog award!!! From sweet Becca, at Adorable Optimism!

Along with this award, I'm supposed to tell 5 things about myself. Here we go:

  1. If I could have lunch/befriend anyone famous, it would be Barbara Kingsolver. We would become besties instantly, and I would grill her for farming tips and recipes. It would be amazing.
  2. I think my sister's boyfriend is stinkin' awesome. He came over and hung out with us last night, and he's a really, really amazing guy. I'm glad she found him :) 
  3. When I was little, I told Kelly that Whoopie Goldberg was a guardian angel. She believed me up until she was way too old to believe something like that. 
  4. When I was in middle school, my mom went as a chaperon on a field trip that we went on. She definitely fell off the bus when we got to the Riverpark, where we were eating lunch. She'd just gotten new bifocals that week, and she wasn't used to the new depth perception, and missed a step and fell right off. Onto her face. Her glasses broke, and the little invisible wire around the bottom stabbed into her face. One of my friends came and got me, and said "Hey! Your mom fell off the bus!!" I was like "No way, you're kidding." But she wasn't. And I was fairly mortified. My poor mother.
  5. Also when I was little, Kelly and I would play this game where she would put a sheet or blanket over her head and I would tell her where to walk. (Yes, I know, this sounds terribly abusive.) So one time, we were playing this game, and I had to go to the bathroom, so I just left. (Give me some credit, I was probably like 7 or 8.) And so poor Kelly's just walking straight, because I'd told her to, and can't see where she's going. And she definitely ran straight into the tv stand, fell, and her forehead hit the "on" button, and turned the tv on, which scared both of us pretty badly. And I learned not to walk away from my sister when she has a blanket on her head.
And now... pictures!
Because Mark took the digital camera with him to Belize, I was left with the film SLR for this week with Kelly. Since she's a really fantastic photographer (self-taught, too!), and I've been wanting to get into film, I took it as a great learning opportuntity.

Best idea ever. I may never be able to go back. Some pictures from our photoshoot at Samford (my alma mater) yesterday:

This one is pretty cool, I thought ... it was in the greenhouse, and I thought Kelly's reflection would make for a cool way to frame the photo... I like how it turned out.

I'm pretty proud of this one, but I wish I'd been holding the camera a bit straighter. But the light ... oh, the light. It's gorgeous.

My sister is lovely.

This is Mr. Beeson, Samford's major benefactor. Kelly's giving him bunny ears.

I love this :)

Samford is a beautiful place :)

And Kelly took some pretty awesome pictures as well. Her camera is really cool (it's my dad's old Canon) and I want one like it, where you can adjust the shutter speed and aperture and all that fun stuff. She's a pretty amazing photographer.

This is yesterday morning, on my bed.

Pretty framing

I love love love this picture :)

And this one.

This was a really cool double-exposure of the sky and me sitting on the grass. It looks like I'm under water.

Action shot! I kind of love this :)

Seriously. I don't know, after these, if I can ever take digital pictures with a point and shoot again. I love film.


  1. beautiful pictures! it looks like your both super talented! :) and both absolutely beautiful girls!

  2. Great shots! I've been trying to teach myself photography, it's nice to hear of other people that have done it and take such amazing photos! You and your sister are very talented :o)

  3. WOW! Great pictures!!! I love them!
    I'm glad you have such a wonderful time with your sister!
    And congrats on your award!

  4. Aw, fun times and lovely pictures!
    It's so neat learning a few things about you, thanks for participating!
    And I'm totally jealous that you have your sister close enough to hang out with! You girls are too cute :)

  5. congrats on the award!!!! your pictures turned out really well!!! love the wacky faces the best! hahaha!

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  6. CONGRATS on the award!! you definitely deserve it!!
    and i love these pictures!! that blue one is too cool. and i love love your sister's outfit! too cute!

  7. congrats on the award!!

    and i LOVE these pictures! film is amazing!

    looks like you two girls had a blast :)

  8. Fabulous photos! That jump shot is too fun!