Monday, February 13, 2012

30 Day Photography Challenge - Day 21

Faceless Self-Portrait

I really wanted to do a picture of me spinning in a flowy dress, but the dress I chose to wear was not flowy. So I decided to pretend I was greeting the queen. My curtsy most defiantly needs work.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

30 Day Photography Challenge - Day 20


My camera really does not like doing bokeh, so this is the best I could get. A Pepsi can is really not my choice for subject, but with a Kodak you have to take what you can get.

30 Day Photography Challenge - Day 19

Something Orange

I have lots of picture of my niece wearing orange so she was a natural choice for this picture. This was taken at her birthday party.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

30 Day Photography Challenge - Day 18


I was originally not to interested in this photo. I mean its shoes how interesting of a picture can they really make. I walked into my closet and saw two of my favorite pairs of shoes, neither of which I ever wear. I thought they would make a cool contrast picture.

30 Day Photography Challenge - Day 17


I really was not sure what to do for this one, so I stalled for awhile. I was walking to Pearl Street and saw this B Cycle station and was intrigued. I thought it was interesting that they put it into hibernation. Seemed like a term that would only be used in Boulder.

Friday, February 10, 2012

30 Day Photography Challenge - Day 16

Long Exposure

I'm pretty proud of this picture. It took many tries to get it just how I wanted it.

30 Day Photography Challenge - Day 15


Jason standing on a hill watching a beautiful sunrise.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

30 Day Photography Challenge - Day 14


I personally think my husbands eyes are amazing. This doesn't really do them justice, but it was the best I was able to get.

30 Day Photography Challenge - Day 13

Yourself With 13 Things

As I was at my mom's house I thought it would be fun to grab 13 things from my childhood bedroom. Everything has a special memory to go with it. In the picture is my first flute, the cross I have had on my wall for a long time, a fairy, the doll I bought in Switzerland, the corsage I got from my date to Winter Ball in high school, the flowers from my step-sisters wedding, the radio that goes with my american girl doll, the picture from the winter ball I went to with a friend from another high school, my high school punk motto (abolish the urban punk), my necklace shelf, my letter, my carebear, and the hat I made when I was a brownie.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

30 Day Photography Challenge - Day 12


It took me a long time to get this picture and it is not even a sunset. It is actually a sunrise. Every time there was a really cool sunset I was on the bus to Boulder. Even though it isn't actually a sunset I think it is a pretty good representation of one here in Lyons.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Small Goals For Big Goals - February

A picture I took near my new home in the town that gave me so much inspiration to do big things with my life (Lyons, CO).

I have always been a goal setter and a goal failure. This year I am really determined to succeed. I am going to break down my big goals into smaller goals. Hopefully this will help me to not fail.

- Get down to 151lbs
- Write a minimum of 4 non-photo blog posts
- Read Proverbs
- Read 30 chapters from Psalms

- Get my photo blog up and running
- Do research on portfolio's
- Write up a generic cover letter
- Make a list of companies to apply to

- Get my run's up to an hour
- Go on a 10 mile bike ride
- Go on 4 hikes and make sure one of them is with Jason

30 By 30
- Buy my camera and necessary accessories
- Sell my car
- Read Pride and Prejudice
- Continue to challenge myself to be better skier
- Determine what company I want to volunteer for
- Find a race that I want to volunteer for and apply

How are you going to accomplish your goals for 2012?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 Goals and Resolutions

I have set my goals and resolutions for 2012. I made a google doc to help me keep track of where I am and what I need to do next to accomplish them. My hope is to write a post at the beginning of each month with a few small steps to do in order to accomplish each of these larger goals.

- Get down to 125 lbs
- Write at least one non-phot blog post a week
- Finish my reading plan for the bible
- Learn to listen to my gut

- Get a website and blog up and running
- Put together a portfolio
- Get a big girl job

- Run a 5k in under 35 minutes
- Go on a 50 mile bike ride
- Hike at least once a week and once a month with Jason

30 By 30
6. Get my dream camera
15. Read 4 classic books
      - pride and prejudice
      - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
      - Jane Eyre
      - Anne of Green Gables
18. Make my own hard cider
20. Become and amazing telli skier
25. Volunteer 100 hours for a cause that is in line with my beliefs
26. Climb 6 14ners
      - Longs peak
      - Mt. Evans
      - Mt. Bierstadt
      - Greys
      - Torries
      - Mt. Elbert
27. Get over my fear of falling
28. Volunteer for a race