Women So Badass I Can’t Even

My mom, thankfully, worked really hard to make sure that I grew up with all sorts of awesome women in my books, fictitious and historical. Since leaving school I’ve realized that a lot of people never get this experience, of knowing there are women defying gender roles and making marked contributions to humanity. One of her particular favorites among the real-life women always seemed to be (more…)

Colonial Williamsburg II

We were pleasantly surprised, after examining hats for a while, to find a period marching band parading down the streets of Williamsburg. Chels provided a very helpful set of extra hands for my second lens while I ran around trying to get good photos of them. I felt a little bad standing right in their marching path, but decided they needed to be used to such things. (more…)

Colonial Williamsburg I

It’s been a little longer than I intended, but some freelance resurfaced and has been taking up a lot of my evenings. When last I left you, I had just arrived in Newport News for a visit with Chelsey on the 4th of July evening. The next day we went to nearby Colonial Williamsburg, and I took enough photos that I will have to break them up into multiple posts. There have been a lot of photos this summer. (more…)

Back to the ROC II

Sunday was pretty quiet and included a visit to First Unitarian, which was good, if somewhat weird since I’ve been gone quite a while now, and most people were at General Assembly. Otherwise, it was very hot, so there was a trip to cool down at an oddly-juxtaposed gelato shop / African art gallery/store on Park Ave. (more…)

Back to the ROC I

The trip to Rochester was quite an operation, so I’ll break it up into two posts. There were many photos taken. There was a visit to the Jazz Fest, where they play very modern jazz, accompanied by much people-watching and some discussion of racial issues around the Jazz Fest and white people appropriating jazz and things. New York is actually a very segregated state, and you can really see it in Rochester. I also took a photo of a view between some buildings, (more…)

Fall Festival

Over the weekend I was a guest of Ruby Foote at the Genesee Country Village & Museum, a local living history site, for their annual Fall Festival and agricultural fair. Ruby is the village photographer, so it was cool to go around and meet the interpreters from her inside point of view. We checked out the blue ribbon contest where people had submitted all sorts of period food products and crafts, (more…)

Photo Weekend

This summer has been flying by in the best fashion. I feel like I’ve been simultaneously busy and relaxed, as I’ve had fun things of one sort or another going on most weekends and a good number of weeknights. Downtime has been a bit short, true…

Saturday involved a certain amount of photography and (more…)