photography


Jan Jam

Ever since I started contra dancing (June of last year), I’ve been hearing about the Jan Jam dance weekend in Urbana. Everyone around here anticipates it each year, and especially this year, since the Mean Lids as well as the Ripples would be playing. The nice thing about this dance weekend for me is that it’s a 15 minute drive or less from where my parents live! (more…)

Sea Shanties in SF

500+ photos from a folk festival over Labor Day weekend has really been slowing me down! Since I really didn’t take too many photos on my trip to San Francisco, I’ll just skip ahead to that and come back when I’ve finally culled and processed all the photos from the Fox Valley Folk Fest. (more…)

Friends in Chicago

Last weekend, I was up in Chicago for a successful interview and visiting with my friends in the area. It was a great opportunity to catch up with some people I haven’t seen in a while – and some person I haven’t seen in years! All around a pretty awesome visit. I also took pictures of Wickett, famously an ewok on Buzzfeed, although I no longer know where the link to that particular photo is. There are new photos now though! (more…)

Kai, et al.

Wrapping up the excursion with my family to Lake of the Woods, we have the photos I took of the family dorg and friends. It was a good day for photos, with bright sunshine early while I walked around in the woods, becoming diffuse as we got back out to the manicured garden. While we were meandering down the trail, a herd of deer surprised us by running across the clearing. (more…)

Lake of the Woods in BW

I went out on Saturday to Lake of the Woods park with my parents, Kai, and my camera. Kai and I had a good photography adventure while the other two went and exercised on the walking trails. My photo group in Rochester liked to take pictures of tree branches in black and white for some reason unknown to me, so I decided to give that a try. This is the first of a couple of posts of my photos from our ‘splore. (more…)

Turtle Sun Day

Monday had some incredible weather for mid-March – at least 70º and sunny. I went to the Pandapas Pond trails and found that all the turtles were out enjoying it too. It was warm enough that I stopped at the store on the way back and got ice cream to cool off! Having my new zoom lens for days like this is really great, since it allows me to take (more…)

Visting with the bro

I went down to Charleston to visit my brother for the weekend before Thanksgiving and watch large amounts of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I got a lot of knitting done. We had a good visit with some tasty food, and the weather Saturday was really gorgeous, so we went for a walk around the park near the nuclear school where he’s been doing training. I haven’t really spent much time in the real South, so (more…)