Monday, February 28, 2011

Ocean City, MD

Last September I ventured to OC, MD with my good friend Susie for sort of a last minute weekend getaway.  We had pretty decent weather for the end of September and even sat up on the beach for the better part of one of the days.  It was pretty windy that day but it made for some interesting textures and patterns in the sand.  

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love the beach.  I don't know if it's because I spent the first part of my life living there, the countless summer family vacations, times spent with my grandparents (who lived there), my dad (who still lives there), or being able to see my oldest friend in the world Becky, who also still resides there....and by oldest friend in the world I mean my very first friend ever!  I will be 33 years old this summer and Becky and I have been friends since I was probably 4 years old. 

Come to think of it, all of the reasons I just listed are probably why it's such a special place for me.  I think anytime there's a place where you have so much history in your life, you have sort of a sense of peace when you go there.

On this particular September weekend, I made sure to set my alarm clock to get up in time to see the sunrise.  We stayed at my dad's house while we were there and I happened to find this really old wooden figurine with a picture of myself on it from when I was a little kid.  So Susie and I thought it would be amusing to bring the figurine along and take pictures of it in different spots, so I can't exclude those shots from the series.  Strange, yes.  But funny?  We thought so...

Shots around Dad's house

me in tiny wooden figurine form..with coffee



Fisher's - can't leave town without it

Blurry self portraits in a hubcap

A Slight Mishap

I had a slight mishap with the photos from the previous (and only) blog entry.  Still trying to figure out this website in conjunction with photo storage!  The pictures from that entry will be back up this evening but in case someone happened to pull my blog up and saw nothing, I figured I should at least have a temporary entry explaining why!

In the meantime, it is likely that I will make a brand new post anyway so stay tuned!

I will at least include a shot of my beloved pooch, Lila, who will likely be featured quite often!  She's a rather photogenic girl and will even pose for the camera.  This picture was from Christmas 2010:

Friday, February 25, 2011 this groove.

An appropriate "first post" title, as well as a great 311 song.  This blog has been somewhat of a long time coming for me.  I have loved photography for as long as I can remember and am now finally creating a tiny place in this world for it to exist so others can see it.

Going back to 311, one of my favorite bands, I guess it is only appropriate to share not just the title of the post as 311 related, but some photos as well.  Here are a few shots from my trip to Atlanta in October 2010 to attend the final show of 311's tour which happened to be on Halloween:

Inside the Georgian Terrace Hotel

Publik - bar across the street from the Georgian

The shoes of a fellow Publik patron

Exploring the Georgian

Kitschy Halloween decor around Midtown Atlanta

Flying Biscuit Cafe breakfast

From the hotel rooftop

In line for 311 merchandise

Side of the Fox Theatre

Happy Halloween

311 tour buses