Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Abandoned Drive In Adventure


                   While checking out places to live in Central MA, my friend Brandy and I went exploring at this awesomely abandoned drive in.  I had seen the entrance many times before while traveling but never stopped.  Well I guess the curiosity got to me and I gave into my love affair with abandoned places.  I'm figuring out that I have many love affairs at this point.  Coffee shops being another of course :o)  Big surprise but I am one at this very moment.  Mmmmm white mocha!  Ok, now back on track.  My ADHD gets the best of me at times.  lol.  This place was so much fun.  The concession stand being a personal favorite location to shoot.  Brandy got some great shots of me around the stand.  She is quite the budding photographer herself.  She is currently attending the school I graduated from; Hallmark Institute of Photography in western MA.  Amazing school FYI.  It's always fun to go back and chat with the instructors.  One of the many random surprises the drive in had to offer was that the film cameras were still there.  I would think that they would have taken those out.  I wanna go back and get some better shots of the cameras.  The day was gorgeous as you can see.  Wearing my new camera tank felt so good.  I still didn't manage to get a tan but oh well.  I did have to be careful of my new ink so as not to expose it to the sun too much.  You probably can't read it but the shirt says; The camera made me do it.  Perfect for me huh?  All in all the day was pretty much amazing.  Any excuse to shoot and I'm there of course.  Well I am off to get ready to head to NY.  This week I have already been to CT, Western MA, now in Central MA, about to go to upstate Ny, back to CT and flying out to be with my beautiful baby girl and family in VA for my birthday.  Gotta love this crazy life of mine!  Keep posted for new pictures very soon!  We ventured out to ME the following day and the shots just plain amazed even me.  *Never stop shooting*

All photos of me taken by Brandy of Brandy Marie Photography (Thanks girl!)

And a side note: I guess my blog was one of the top blogs the other day in Albany, NY!  Thank you to the people of Albany for all the traffic!  Also I guess I'm getting notice in Germany as well.  Have to say that's pretty awesome. 

Friday, April 23, 2010

Buried in the Leaves

         While staying in CT, I stumbled across this awesome abandoned cabin next to the old prison.  Since the prison was closed for remolding I went off the beaten path next to it.  This little cabin was rather interesting.  I think it was rather just a room because I did not see a spot for a bathroom which I believe to be vital in any living situation :o)  The woods are right there though.... lol.  The most awesome part of the cabin was the National Geographic Magazines still on the shelves.  I can't imagine them to even be picked up without ripping apart from the elements.  I was amazed to see that they were even in tact and somewhat readable.  The day was gorgeous and the lighting amazing.  Couldn't ask for a better day to wander around the woods and shoot.  I'm starting to have a thing for doors and my shadow I guess, considering I tend to photograph those two things quite often now.  Old doors are just very intriguing to me.  The final picture is of my newest tattoo.  I have branded myself with my own brand you could say.  It is a rendition of my logo with shamrock on the top of the key to represent my daughter who was born on St. Patricks Day.  She motivates me to do more with everything in my life and to be successful so it only made since to integrate something that represented her in this tattoo.  This one means so much to me as it symbolizes my business, career and hopes for success in the future.  My new life :o)  Now off to bed just in time for 5 AM!  Big shoot tomorrow afternoon.  Very excited for that and the concert to follow.

                                            Taken by Brandy of Brandy Marie Photography

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Find beauty in every day and any way

             While visiting my friend Manny by Boston I got to walk around this scenic reservoir and just relax while snapping a few pictures.  The day was gorgeous with the sun beating down after months of bitter New England winter weather.  We just had to be careful not to step in the nice presents the geese left all over the trials.  I can't say that I am the biggest fan of Canadian geese as they have proven themselves rather mean in the past so we kept our distance as they nipped at the grass not far away.  This bridge and path was definitely my favorite spots to take pictures.  Unfortunately much of the ground was soggy from flooding so we turned around not far after we got off the second bridge.  With the reeds and water it kinda reminded me of the beach.  This made me miss the California coast that much more.  Sigh.  One day I will be back to hang out on the beach with my family and friends.  Until then I get to travel all over the east and capture the scenery there.  Not complaining of course :o)  After the reservoir, we headed to the skate park for a little fun.  It had been years since I had last visited a skate part so it was a little blast from the past.  Kinda funny to remember me and my round little belly scootin along on a skate board just wanting to take part.  Now my baby is five and ten handfuls and I couldn't love her more.  The day ended with a good beer and the beautiful sunset.  I couldn't help but to run and grab the camera several different times so as to capture God's painting of the sky.  All in all the day was pretty great.  Enjoy the pictures!