I took this sometime this past winter. My friend Sarah and I always manage to have an epic adventure through our hometown. Always a good time.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
So my friend Sam and I went out to the 360 bridge and took some night shots.
The super moon was super! It looked pretty incredible that night.
Long exposure is always fun. You never really know what you're going to get. I like the ghosting effect in this image.
Sam took this one. He is better at using tripods than I am. You can see more of his work here.
Oh and here is a great shot of Alex. His stash is killer right now.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
"I didn't know which way to go, which was right or which was wrong, so I took any road that came along."
Five Feet of Road
Roads are an interesting concept. They're infinite. They take you to beautiful places. They take you to dark places. They twist. They turn. Sometimes you can see for miles and other times you can only see five feet in front of you.
You can travel with intention or you can travel blindly. You can accept the road you are on or you can find another one. You can take the high road or you can take the low road. You can turn back at any point or take faith in the idea that this road is your road and your road alone.
Roads heal you. They teach you. They show you things that you didn't even know existed. If you are always honest with yourself, you will always be on the right road. Sometimes that honestly can take you into darkness, but you have to stay calm, push through and remember that it's only night time on your road. Daylight is always on it's way. =)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A few nights ago we did the great milk experiment. Apparently when you mix soap and milk and food coloring crazy things happen.
Here are a few shots that I got:
The video below explains how to do it. Ours didn't work quite as well as this one. You should try it. It's fun.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Janeffer and I took an epic roadtrip to Georgia last weekend. If you follow me on twitter (@JillsStills) then you've seen this already, but for those of you who are twitter free, I thought I'd post the photos on here.
Roadtrips have a tendency to create clarity and insight into your life. We shared some of ours throughout the trip.
"The why is the for in the road."
"Adventure buddies in life are an absolute must."
"Understanding who you are helps you understand other people."
"New cities are just a big playground to get lost in."
"PBR is worth drinking if it's $1.50 a pint."
"Ima just do me."
"Stay awhile my inner child."
"Your inner child is your first child and you must take care of it."
"Don't date people who don't read. It's generally a bad idea."
"All good things in life are worth waiting for."
"Come fire, come water, come karma. We're all in transition."
"Day drinking definitely has a time and place and that time and place is now."
"It's best to eat crow with a fork and a knife."
"We are living like kings."
"No road trip is complete without stopping for ice cream on the way home."
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Lake Taupo is amazing. If you ever get a chance to go to New Zealand, you must check out this lake. It's beautiful.
Jill and I spent a few days there when we were traveling down to the south island.
The wind was wild that day and the lake felt like an ocean.
Who wants to go back with me?
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I love Hole in the Wall. It's one of my favorite places to go hang out.
A few months ago, White Dress started playing every Sunday night here. I took these photos a couple of weekends ago. The other half of the band couldn't make it that night, so we got a solo show.
Arum has an incredible voice.
The bar listens when she sings. James had to work the door but he kept it cracked to hear.
It was great to hear some of her solo work. It has more of a true blues feeling than White Dress.
It was a good night for sure. You can see them play at Hole in the Wall at 11 every Sunday this month. =)
You can download their songs on their Facebook page. Check it.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Here's the pic-of-the-day for February! I can't believe I actually am posting this on the first. I will call this month a success simply because I've been able to turn it around so fast.
Pic of the Day:
I met some guys from the UT Lego club.
They were cool.
Side-note: The president of the club is female and she built the tower. =)
We had a friend of ours pass away this month. We were duplex-mates last year and spent a lot of time on this porch in the spring. It's hard to believe he's gone. We hadn't seen him since he moved back to his hometown at the end of April.
Death is a strange thing. It's abrupt. There's nothing you can really do when it shows up but to keep breathing and keep moving and to trust that with time and patience we will get back into the flow of life.
J.P. taught me some things about life. My image of him is vivid. He had a strong positive energy and gave so much of it to the people around him. He made you feel good about yourself. He encouraged you and never said anything to bring you down. He was solid.
They say to dream of death is a sign that something is changing or transforming in you or around you. I'd like to think that the concept applies to the physical world. There's an ending but there's also a beginning.
I'll think of you often J.P.
Hat and Parrot
The past week has been full of photo editing. I've been working in the darkroom and it's starting to influence my digital work. I love how shooting in black and white cuts out the noise of an image. It focuses and makes you see exactly what I want you to see. I'm falling in love with it all over again.