Friday, January 3, 2014

52 Photos Project: The first day

My New Years was pretty uneventful. J and I went out for an early dinner, than spent a quiet night at home. New Year's Day was also pretty low key, and I began taking down my Christmas decorations, and putting up sparkly, silver decorations for winter.

Monday, September 30, 2013

52 Photos Project: Circles

IMG_1201, originally uploaded by Scarlett Design.

Raindrops making an interesting pattern on my pond.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

52 Photos Project: Bright

  This week I learned something new! Last Christmas I had wanted to learn how to photograph Christmas lights all blurry, but somehow just never got around to it. But this weeks 52 Photos Project, Bright, was the perfect opportunity for me to get out a string of Christmas lights and try it. I can't wait until the holidays this year, so I can try it with colors or trees in a landscape and cityscape. This is why I love 52 Photos Project, because the weekly themes (even though I don't participate every week) push me outside my comfort zone, and having a "deadline" is helpful for motivation.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Harkers Island in Instagram

Harkers Island, Instagram, originally uploaded by Scarlett Design.

  This weekend I took a short hike, and decided I would just use my phone for photos instead of carrying my camera. I knew the light wouldn't be good mid day and Jon is out of town, so its easier for me to send him photos from my phone than to download them onto my computer first.

  Harkers Island is part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore, but unlike the rest of the barrier islands, this one is accessible without a boat ride. This part of the national seashore is pretty small, the entire circuit hike I did of the area was only 2 miles. But its pretty, and is just the sort of trail I like, going through several different ecosystems: marsh, coastal forest, and past a small pond. This is exactly the type of walk Jon and I like for Sunday afternoons with a picnic, and we'll definitely be back here with the dogs once the weather gets cooler.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

52 Photos Project: At the End of the Day

IMG_1156, originally uploaded by Scarlett Design.

  My day often ends in the same place it begins, on my back porch, reading my email, pausing to admire the changing light and these beautiful towering pines.