This was taken in New York in the Times Square subway station. I've never seen so many cops in one location. There were thousands! Ok, well, maybe hundreds. We walked past the cops for a bit before I stopped to take this picture, and they went on past what you can see in this picture.
I've missed a few days, so the next series of pictures is to make up for those days. =) This photo is for Sunday.
We did our first 2 video workout tonight.... That was rough!
Welcome to the weekend! I just spent 4 hours cleaning my external hard drive... I have a tendency to be lazy when putting my photos on it. I end up with 4 copies of RAW images in different folders... That takes a lot of space. In those 4 hours, I cleared off 75 gigs of duplicate images. That's a little excessive.
Gosh those water levels are high! Does this mean we're out of the drought?
To sum today up, I did Insanity, ate Beach Hut, went to Target, watched SNL, made/ate dinner, and now I'm here.
This image was taken along the River Walk across the river from Old Sacramento. The water levels are insane! The nice picnic area with the benches is completely under water, and all the trees in this picture are not usually in the water.
I've got my husband back! He was in Atlanta, and now he's back! I tried to hang some curtains today, I did well on the first set, but couldn't seem to get the second window... I'll try again tomorrow.
Thanks for the curtains mom!
Our trip to the World Trade Center Memorial was full of emotion. It was fairly quiet although there were crowds of people. It was heavy, and weird that something so tragic happened in America during my life time. I can remember the day those planes crashed into the World Trade Center. I was in 8th grade and in the process of doing my hair before a school field trip, when my dad came into the bathroom and told me to come watch the news. I saw the tape play the first crash again, and then the second plane crash live. At the time I didn't fully understand the impact of that. I didn't quite know what that meant. I was 13 and thought that a few planes just crashed into a couple buildings. It wasn't until a few weeks went by that the impact of what really happened hit. I saw the images on the television of the people in the streets covered in ash, the walls of pictures of the lost, and started to understand that the crashes were not just accidents.
I can't believe this happened during my life, it feels like this was the sort of thing that would have happened in the 40's, not 2001.
I really love this picture for some reason. I took this in Times Square on New Year's Eve. I've never seen so many cops in one location in my life! Seriously, getting off the subway at Times Square we literally say hundreds of cops getting their orders at the subway station! I should have felt extra safe, but for some reason I felt extra paranoid and scared, like something bad was going to happen. Anyway, it was something to see. I'll post photos about it in my New York post later. :-)
I'm trying to think of a place to go this weekend to take some pictures. I'm sending Cory off to the airport tonight and I thought it would be the perfect excuse to go out exploring while he's gone. I wanted to take the $140 we saved by me not getting Snapchat Spectacles while in New York and purchase a cheap flight somewhere (preferably a new state), but the only flights that were near that amount of money were to places in California and Boise, ID. I thought, ok, I could go exploring in Boise, but I Googled the weather and they're going to have a snow storm. Then I thought Yosemite, but I just read that there were flood warnings... So, maybe I'll drive to the beach or something. We'll see.
It's been so long since I've posted, but I'm back! Christmas night my husband and I left for our first vacation with just the two of us since our honeymoon seven and a half years ago. We left Sacramento at 11:50pm Christmas, and landed at JFK in New York at 8am December 26th. We had so much fun exploring the city and seeing all these landmarks that we've only seen on TV. Our place was just 2 blocks away from Times Square which was pretty awesome! It also happened to be directly above a strip club which was a bit weird, but not as awful as it sounds since we were 2 levels above it.
l am happy to be back home and hugging my puppies. Now I'm ready to start posting some pictures to make up for the week I was gone. :-)
That might be pee on the floor...
Obviously I found the subway fascinating.
Now here's a weird one. I took this photo back on the first day of this project and I've looked at it for 21 days and can't for the life of me decide if I really like this picture or if I hate it. So I'm posting it because all my attempts at taking pictures today were unsuccessful, well, I took them, but they were very much a no go.
I dropped Cory off at the airport this morning. =( I'm sad. I miss him already. I'll be home, all alone, while Cory is having fun in Las Vegas. Ok, so he'll be working, but still. He'll be in Vegas while I'm in Sacramento. Not fair.
It poured all day, and I was excited to go out and try to take some cool street photos in the rain at dark. I failed miserably... My first stop I got out with my umbrella but it turned out to cause more problems than it was worth. Then I drove around downtown until I finally found a parking spot on the street. I got out and started taking pictures, but was too afraid to stay for very long. It was dark and I was by myself and I don't trust strangers. So that didn't last too long. I packed up and got back in my car and started driving. I made another stop but it started pouring again so I left. Then I remembered this parking garage and went to take a few quick shots before I got too scared and left. I'm glad I stopped here because I really like this shot. :-)
I need a body guard.
This photo was taken on my second day of this project as we were walking to our car from Vampire Penguin. This alley way just screamed for me to take a picture of it.
This project has already kind of shown me my style in just the 8 short days. It's funny because I came back after my first day of shooting in a long while at that mystery park I found day 1 and showed my husband what I'd taken. He started laughing and said "you definitely have a style". At first I took offense to that comment. Then I started thinking about it. Yeah. I want a style. I want people to look at my photos and know it was me. I want my photos to have my signature without even literally have my signature on them. It's a good thing and I'm super proud of what I've done in only 8 days. I'm excited about getting out and shooting again, and I've got that itchy feeling every time I'm just sitting a home (even if it is like 11:30pm). I feel like I need to be outside shooting! I love it. I haven't felt like this in years.
On Thanksgiving I went out shopping with a few friends after family time. We went to Target, Ulta, Old Navy, and then ended up at Kohl's to finish off the night. I think it was almost 2am by the time we were leaving Kohl's. We walked out to the parking lot where we were parked, and I saw the trees in this photo. They were perfectly lit by the parking lot lights and they looked so cool with the black sky as the background. I didn't have my camera that night, but I've been thinking about this photo ever since.
I went out driving and decided to see where my left/right decisions took me and wound up driving through Oak Park and somehow found myself on a college campus.
Welcome to day 3! Cory and I decided to go to dinner with some old friends that we haven't seen in years. We went to dinner at Chevy's on the river. It was nice being able to catch up with them.
Chevy's has a parking lot underground that I think is river level. It's super tight in there and hard to drive, but it looked awesome! This was a ramp that lead to something I couldn't see. It was dark, but I'm sure this tunnel thing lead somewhere.
It's date night! Cory and I went out to K Street for dinner and dessert. Dinner was at Pizza Rock, and Dessert ended the night at Vampire Penguin. As we were sitting there eating our delicious shaved snow this man came in. We watched as he walked back and forward from the front of the shop to the back, each time brining more painting supplies to the table by the window. He must come there often. When we finished our snow, I asked if I could take a picture of him and here's what I got. He's pretty darn talented from what I could see of the paintings he was working on. His street art name is Step Juan. I couldn't find anything on him in my online search, so if anyone knows anything about him I would love to learn and post more!