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July 22, 2014
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Went up to Philly at the end of May for The Roots Picnic with my friend @Todjiboa.

I love The Roots but the festival was kind of a bust…but the people were great.  Love you, Philly. See you again real soon.

Shot on my Pentax 645 with Portra 160 NC (h/t Jonathan Canlas!) that was scanned by theFINDlab.

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June 04, 2014
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I went to visit family and friends in Los Angeles last March and had a roll of black and white film I needed to finish up.  I walked around Hotel Maya at the Long Beach harbor and saw very few people, so I turned to my next favorite subject: nature.  I forgot how interesting trees in desert climates can be!  And since I was using black and white film, I focused on textures.  The sun was high in the sky so it gave me some great shadows to play with.  I’m so impressed with how well my sister’s Canon AE-1  every time I use it.  I used a much narrower depth of field than I normally do and I love the results!   I think these look best in the slideshow when viewed in full screen- so do it!

 

 

 

I also went walking around Torrance where my sister lives. Who knew they had a nature preserve?  I’m always drawn to contrasting things, like huge trees that look like they belong in a field but are in a strip mall.  Or trees lined up outside the electric plant in Torrance.  At least I think it’s an electric plant.  I walked down there around dinner time and was skeptical about trying to catch that infamous southern California golden hour light with black and white film, but I’m glad I tried.  Can you see it?

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January 10, 2014
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This year I stayed in DC because I had a wedding the Saturday after Christmas.  Every year it gets harder and harder to be away from family (who live in southern California) on Christmas…so I was super psyched when my mom, older sister, and my niece decided last minute to come visit!  Running around the city with a three year old is exhausting- I have mad respect for anyone who parents in an urban city- especially without a car.  Thanks to my friends the Manuels for letting us stay at their house and the Davis’ for letting us borrow a car seat.

We went to the US Botanic Gardens for their Christmas trains exhibit, ate pop tarts at Ted’s Bulletin in Eastern Market, and went to afternoon tea in Annapolis at the historic Reynolds Tavern.

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December 09, 2013
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Icy but beautiful.