Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Laramie Project

One afternoon I decided that I should attempt a photography project.  The next 15 (or so) images will be from that project.  My guidelines were originally to take images around where I live, in downtown Laramie, WY.  Most of these images are from the Connor apartments in which I live.  The Connor is and old hotel and rumor has it, a brothel.  The architecture inside is gorgeous and certainly full of character.

I present to you, The Laramie Project

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dancing Starfish

 I love this guy.  He is too cute

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


These creatures create some of the most gorgeous textures on the rocks.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sky and Ocean

Where does the sky end and the ocean begin?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pirate Movie Scene

The sky in Washington was so gorgeous.  It gave everything a misty feel/look. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Driftwood in The Water

Here is a sweet piece of driftwood.

Monday, September 20, 2010


I am still fascinated by the fact that these pieces of wood can kill people.  They are huge so that part makes sense, but they are huge.  Imagining how much water it would take still amazes me.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Rock Stacks on Ruby Beach

I had fun building these guys.  Jim built one too.  I took every other one and soaked it in water to create the dark stones.

The next series of images will be in grayscale.  Many of them will be from the summer.   I want to train my eye to see in black and white and learn to understand the inherent value of colors.  Many of these images will be from the summer.  Of course there will be new ones, but fewer since school has started.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I loved this sunflower. It was neat to see all of the bees swarming the flowers. This is one of my favorite images.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tall Sunflower

I really like how this sunflower looks so tall in the photograph.  The angle allowed me to catch the height that these flowers possessed.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I was never one of the girls to have the hibiscus flowers all over my car and other possesions. After living in a place and seeing the flower I am becoming a huge fan of hibiscus flowers. This is a photograph of a flower in our front yard. The pedals are about the size of my four fingers and half of my palm. There are some larger (and smaller) hibiscus flowers in the area. It is neat to see a flower this size in you front yard.

Monday, September 6, 2010


I went to a flower camp with my mother-in-law a couple summers ago, and since then I always look for wild flowers. It was neat because we identified over 100 flower species in the Rocky Mountains. I didn’t realize how many of the same flowers would also be in the forest in WA state.

My favorite aspect of this photograph is the contrast of color. Not only the green and pink but also the pink and white.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Calla Lilly

This was the first time that I had ever seen a love Calla Lilly (not in a flower shop). I really liked this photograph with the old wood chair in the background. It gives it the old rustic feel but at the same time it has the Ocean Shores beach town feel.
This second image has a fun composition. I like the way the Calla Lilly frames the other flowers.

Friday, September 3, 2010


The orange and blue complement each other well. It seems that there are two color combinations going on here complimentary (blue and orange) but also an analogous (blue, yellow and green) color scheme. There is also an interesting mix of warm foreground colors and cool background colors.

This photo also has the Ocean Shores beach town feel. The color of the wood in the background was very common throughout the town. The only thing missing is a couple buoys and sailor statues.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010


This image was taken in the Quinault Rainforest.