Saturday, June 30, 2012

Long Exposures

Last night I took a bunch of long exposures (when it's dark out which means you need a slow shutter speed, making very cool light patterns.) I took long exposures of the moonlight reflecting on the water. Here they are!

Laurel <3

Friday, June 29, 2012

Shoe shopping

Long story short: I hate shoe shopping.

Long story: My feet are small and wide, and one foot's bigger than the other so I can never find anything that fits. I needed sneakers for waitressing because I'm on my feet a lot and I the shoes I have were pinching me. I was also worried about looks (because bright purple and green sticking out from under candy cane stripes just doesn't appeal). I was also worried about the shoes hurting my feet somehow in the long run or throwing off my posture and hurting something else (I guess I worry too much). We ended up going to 4 shoe stores in an very short amount of time. Very rushed, lots of stress. I ended up buying a pair that I'm not entirely happy with but I hope they'll work. Someone needs to come shoe shopping with me when I get back to show me that it's not all bad. :)

This reminded me of our State Theater! I had to put down my jar of tea to take this picture... Awk.

Tree sweater!!!

I was reading this blog and decided to try some closeups of regular life.

The sunset is different every night. Love it.

Trying out the fireworks setting. Getting excited for the 4th!

Laurel <3

P.S. There are super cool long exposure shots coming in the morning!

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Laurel <3

It's not bad to have two posts in one day is it? I keep taking more sunset pictures... I promise I'll stop eventually. (No, I probably won't, but I'll stop posting them).
We went to a flower shop today and I was bored... Pictures! Tomorrow we go to Traverse City to get me some new shoes. Hopefully I'll be able to feel my pinkie toes by the end of the work day if I have new shoes.

Laurel <3
Watching the Sun Go Down

Yesterday I got home sweaty and ready for a dip in the lake. I threw my bikini on and ran out the door and into the lake. I was just swimming around and every time my head bobbed out of the water this is what I saw:

Too beautiful not to take a picture of.

So I hopped out, draping a towel around me as I grabbed my camera. I took lots of pictures but I couldn't get the shot that I'd been seeing while swimming, with the sun reflecting off the water.
I finished my swim and then took more pictures of the setting sun:

Laurel <3