2019 was a good year for me from a photography perspective! I didn’t do as much as I would have liked to, due to physical limitations, but I did get some great shots.
I compiled my favorites from the past year into a short video that I put on YouTube, but I have it here so you can watch it. Don’t fret; it’s just over a minute long.
I hope you enjoyed it. It’s definitely a diverse collection, featuring digital film, scenery and models, and I even decided to sneak a concert photo in there that I took with my old point and shoot camera that I has an awesome zoom lens (I was in the nosebleed section).
Have a wonderful New Year, and here’s to your endeavors, photographic or otherwise, in 2020!
I was recently in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, two beautiful spots along the Delaware shore. Some college friends and I had a small place to stay for a long weekend, and it was fantastic.
I did get some nice photos of the trip, too. I didn’t bring my Canon 7D, but rather my Canon point and shoot, a Canon PowerShot SX210 IS. It’s an older model, but it has a great optical zoom. I also used my iPhone 6s for a few shots, too.
I’ll share a few of my favorite shots here, but to see the rest, head on over to my Flickr album of all the photos, and take a look at them. In the meantime, take a look at my favorites.
Oh, what the heck. here’s the embedded Flickr album.
I recently moved, and one good thing about unpacking boxes is that you find unexpected things. In one box, I found an old portable flash drive that contains a lot of the first photos that I took as a budding photographer. One thing that I LOVED to do, and still do love, is stuff a roll of 35mm film into my Holga CFN 120 and seeing what I get. The above photo is just and example of some of the cool things that have come out of that camera. I want to share my 35mm Holga finds with you, complete with film sprockets.
Funny, whenever I would get this film developed and explained how I wanted it developed, Dianne, the woman at the lab I would speak with, would give me a funny look. I wanted the film laid flat and not cut up into individual images. I also didn’t want prints for that reason, but rather get them on a CD. Here’s a great explanation of the process here.
Enough of me blathering along. Let’s get to the photos!!
These are just cars at a show that seemed like they’d make an interesting shot.
Here’s a montage of floral photos on 35mm film put into a Holga.
This one is a great because it shows the double exposure capabilities you can use with a Holga, too.
Ah! Color! I remember taking these at my old apartment.
There, I think you get the point on what you can get out of a Holga CFN 120 camera when you use it with 35mm film. I remember where I put that Holga, too, when unpacking. I might have to go get a roll of 35mm film for it today and start using it.
At the intersection of Kissel Hill Road and Oregon Road in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA, is a beautiful field of wildflowers on a farm, which is right by the Lancaster Airport. The owners of the farm kindly let people wander around the field, as long as you don’t pick the flowers. People have been telling me to get out there and take some photos, so I did.
I got some great shots! Beautiful shots! It was lovely to stroll around this place on Sunday afternoon.
The above shot, of course, is from that field. Here are a few more shots I would like to share with you.
I am really pleased with the photos I got from the Omni Lens Studios cosplay event. I only wish I would have stepped up and taken more! Still, with that being said, I am very happy with the shots I did get, such as Samantha Leigh Fern‘s delightful rain cloud cosplay costume at the top here. She made it herself, including adding the LED lights. I loved seeing people’s creativity that day!
Here are a few more that I took that I want to show you before I send you over to the portfolio.
Ms. Eclipse Nightshade here was a master at JRPG costuming. I like the contrast of her outfit on the red painted brick wall.
Katie Dempsey here was specialized in Disney cosplay, as she is a smouldering Cruella DeVille here from 101 Dalmatians.
I am really please with the shots I got, I really am. The models and tools I had to work with here excellent, so thanks to all for their time and talents!
Yay! The French family that belongs to my photography meetup group just got their green cards! As a celebration, one of the meetup members organized a “Proud to be in America” picnic to honor such an occasion.
The picnic was located in Overlook Park, Manheim Township, PA, USA. It was a lovely day outside, a tad warm, but otherwise gorgeous. The picnic started off with a photo walk around the park, which had some pretty interesting details and scenery around it. Here are a few of my photos.
What a great day!
Oh, I couldn’t resist bringing some of my hoops along to the picnic, too. Adults and kids alike got into the hooping action, which you can read about here on my hooping blog. In fact, here’s a photo of my friend Diane giving hooping a shot.
You’d ask me a child what my favorite color was as a child, I would tell you without skipping a beat that it was purple. While other little girls were obsessed with pink, I was in love with purple.
Over the years, my favorites have changed, but mostly I adore jewel tones and black. Luckily, some shades of purple are jewel tones. I am still infatuated with purple today.
I belong to a photography group on Facebook that has photographers post a photos based on a theme (or not, if you are so inclined), and today’s is purple. No problem for me to share those photos!
I thought I’d share some purple-licious photos with you on the blog today, such as the clematis variation from Longwood Gardens above. Granted, there are a lot purple flowers in my collection, but I tried to find other purple objects to share with you as well. Let’s get started!
I took this photo of this dog at an pet gathering in a local park. What a sweet old girl in her purple fringe and leash!
Besides and avid photographer, I am an avid knitter! Here’s a photo of purple yarn that I took just for fun.