Saturday, December 31, 2011

Random Pictures

I have not posted in a while and I am still not close to finishing my self imposed colors project.  I have not been very active in taking pictures lately.  I am taking another class at NESOP starting in January.  Hopefully, the class will get my juices going.  I am at a creative stand still with the colors project.  I refuse to let it be as simple as black means sad, and red means anger.  I am trying to get some sort of idea that I am satisfied with and one that will express itself in picture form. 
Anyways, this post will consist of random pictures of friends, lights, and if you're lucky I might share some of the "black" pictures I tried out this week.

These pictures are from Corey's 30th birthday party.  I am still not big on getting people to do "formal" pictures. The Xbox 360 cake that played game discs made of pancakes!


I didn't take many pictures at the party.  There were too many things distracting me, food, beer, and tom foolery. 

Wednesday night we took a trip to La Sallete.  I have never seen that many Christmas lights in my life.  The church must pass around an extra collection plate for their electricity bill. 

Lights everywhere!  It was really cold that night too.  I need to invest in some camera friendly gloves. 

So, I guess I can share some of the test pictures I did for "black."  Please keep in mind I was experimenting with these pictures and never really got in a comfortable groove taking them.  Julia was a sport though, so she deserves most of the credit. 

Stop!  Bowser Time!

I am not entirely happy with how the "black" pictures came out.  I'm not even sure what idea I would want to get across using this set up.  I like the pop effect black has on other colors.  Black tends to make colors brighter.  Maybe that's the idea that can come out of these pictures.  Black makes you notice other colors.  If there was no black would you appreciate other colors as much as you do.  What colors were the most prominent to you in the pictures?  Was the black over bearing to you or did the other colors shine through?  I need to use my brain and get moving on this.


  1. I was going to recommend La Sallete but totally forgot about it.

    That's a boss picture of Susi at the party btw.

  2. Beautiful church pics, love to visit some day! I certainly hope you are paying your better half well for all of her contributions to your site. Great job Birthday Girl:)