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These three are once again a random bunch. I like 317. I enjoy the diptych and I like that I put these vertically instead of horizontal. These photos aren’t so great on there own, but together they make something interesting. I love sepia too. 318 is a terrible photo, but it was a terrible hair day, as the wonderful quote suggests. 319 was taken while traveling somewhere in the car. Not sure where we were going, but I like this simple photo. I like the black and white, the detail of the jean texture and that little corner of coat sticking into the frame with it’s shiny silver snap. Sometimes simple is so nice.

317

“Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.” ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

318

“How can I control my life when I can’t control my hair?” ~Author Unknown

319

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” ~Hilaire Belloc

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I love these photos! I love black and white, even if they are just crappy iPhone photos. These were taken while we were living in a tiny little apartment. There was a lot of negativity in that place, but there were also good times. I feel like these photos reflect both of those aspects of living in that space and environment. 313: I am looking out the window, pondering our situation. Thinking on friends that I had been reunited with only to find out they hadn’t changed over the years, and not in a good way. I really love this photo. For one thing it was a good hair day, haha. I also like the composition, the bit of bricks seen out the door and the light and shadows. They create just the right balance through out the image. 314: a diptych taken the same day as 313. It must have been the weekend. I was just playing with my kiddos, enjoying being with them. That is hard to remember since it is now summer time and they are driving me crazy. 😛 But I digress. I got to a point were I was taking so many photos trying to get a decent one that I would end up with more than one that I liked. That is why so many of these toward the end of this project ended up as diptychs and there might even be a triptych in there somewhere. They are more interesting anyway.

313

“Ain’t gonna worry Just live till you die” ~Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan

314

“Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie — not perfect but who’s complaining?” ~Robert Brault

Three more random shots. 299 is of a necklace my Mom got for me for Christmas. It is a tree with a disk that has my daughter’s name on it. I need to get one made with my son’s name too. That way both my children will be close to my heart. I won’t mention the major cleavage going on. 300 was taken on another walk. I like how the shot is just my leg, makes it a bit abstract. Plus that crazy, dark shadow jutting out is pretty neat. 301 is a very similar shot to one I took at the beginning of the series with my actual camera. I like the original one better.

299

“The family is a haven in a heartless world.” ~Attributed to Christopher Lasch

300

“Walks. The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird.” ~Jules Renard

301

“Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.” ~Terri Guillemets

Most of the time when I am taking photos of anything I take A LOT of the same thing. It’s the best photography tip there is. When in doubt, or even without doubt take lots of photos! Sometimes the best shots are the last ones you take. The more you take the more angles you will have and you may have stepped out of your comfort zone and gotten that really great shot! Not that these photos are great shots. Just the fact that having two together made me think about all of this. According to the quote I choose I must have been feeling down. Who knows what about, but I get like that from time to time, as I am sure most people do. I like these photos and I am happy that I put them in a diptych.

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“When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.” ~Albert Camus

Another group of random photos. 286: Winter time! The first ice of the season. 287: Sleep, I am one of those people that needs a decent amount of sleep to make it through the day, 7-8 hours at least! 288: I love this shot! I like the contrast, composition and how my hair looks. 289: I really like this one as well. Perhaps because it was winter this one turned out looking like ice.

286

“Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless.” ~Terri Guillemets

287

“If people were meant to pop out of bed, we’d all sleep in toasters.” ~Author unknown, attributed to Jim Davis

288

“Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.” ~Doug Larson

289

“Silence has already spoken” ~Agnete M. Kirkevaag

Both of these shots were taken while going for a walk. Both days were cold and dreary, but a walk was in order either way. Walks are wonderful things that I don’t always remember to do. When I do they really have a way of working magic; clearing your mind, refreshing your body and getting your creative juices flowing.

279

“I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.” ~Bill Watterson

280

“If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” ~Raymond Inmon

All of these photos were taken with my iPhone and manipulated with apps. 274: I was in my pjs, chilling on the couch, probably bored to tears and I think not feeling great. It’s an ok shot, has a decent composition. 275: I was trying to focus on the necklace, but didn’t turn out so great. 276: Enjoying a brewski while watching my husband and friend play some guitar together. 277 & 278: taken at the same time. I enjoy both of these shots. I like the black and white, and my expressive poses.

274

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” ~Jean de La Fontaine

275

“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.” ~Salvador Dalí

276

“Don’t eat glass bottles.” ~Me

277

“The mind is what it thinks. To make it true, think true.” ~Nisargadatta Maharaj

278

“Love – a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.” ~Author Unknown

This photo is horrible, but it documents life with a 2 year old. This morning I was at work when I got a call from my husband. My daughter had some how managed to slice open the back of her head on the entertainment center. This was the second time she would be needing a trip to the ER for such a wound. I rushed to the hospital, about a 45 minute drive from work, and got there just as they were getting ready to put staples in the back of her head. It was a terrifying moment, but she is a trooper and didn’t cry or anything. Afterwards we went out to the car. The hospital sits on a cliff overlooking a river, so we walked around back and looked at the water for a bit. This photo was snapped while we were doing that.

266

“Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don’t have the top for.” ~Jerry Seinfeld

Two hundred and fifty-seven

This was taken in the car driving home from work one day on 288. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be driving and taking photos at the same time. At least I’m not texting. I really enjoyed the job I had at the time and I was feeling that love this day. Content and at ease just driving along headed for home. I really like this photo. I like the composition, the black and white and the abstraction of the landscape out the window.

257

“The destination is not always clear.” ~Me

Two hundred and forty eight

Like I was saying I worked in an Elementary school this past school year. For Thanksgiving we had a feast in our room and we all dressed like pilgrims and Indians. I got stuck with being a pilgrim. We made little hats and bibs out of paper and string. We lovingly referred to the bibs as “hinny bibs” due to their close resemblance in shape to a rear end. It was fun, if not somewhat embarrassing, anything for the kids. Just took this one with the crappy cell phone. It’s a bad shot, but captures a fun time.

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“Swallow your pride occasionally, it’s non-fattening!” ~Author Unknown