Monday, February 4, 2008

Picture Time!

So on the plus side, I have been pretty much posting three pictures a week. On the downside, they've been all at once, which isn't exactly how I planned it. But still, I am proud of myself for getting out there and accomplishing what the more important goals were, which was to shoot more and to learn more about Photoshop, which I have.

Okay, now let's see some pictures!
Remember the previous avocados? These are much greener, and my guacamole was actually a lovely shade of green, as opposed to yellow. Tasty, too.

I'm sure we're all well-versed by now in my love for fire hydrants. I don't know if this is one or not, but I still kind of loved it and it looked like it might belong to the fire hydrant family. Anyway, I decided to throw it up here with the hope that anyone would know what it was. And in case you're wondering, it was taken in Bloomington, so if you're from there, you're now officially on the spot.

This one is my favorite of the bunch and I'm pretty positive will be going on my brand spanking new LIVE website (go check it out at http://www.sarahbrowndowntown/ if you haven't seen it yet) just as soon as I get a few minutes to adjust the dimensions. Perfect for the whole Sarah Brown Downtown thing, no? And I just love the colors and the broken piece, and even how it's a little crooked. I don't know if you're allowed to say this about yourself or not, but it all just seems very "me".

Okay, now this is a napkin dispenser. (By the way, I just noticed that all of these pictures except the avocado redux came from our little Bloomington adventure.) I took it at the Trojan Horse in Bloomington, which was a Greek place with EASILY the best hummus I have ever had. It was one of those really dark wood places that's kind of cramped and used to be a seafood restaurant, so there were like random ship steering wheels and a fish tank and other such oddities, and as you'd generally expect in that sort of place, the lighting was super yellow. This actually made it feel pretty cozy, but the point of this is to say that when this picture came out of the camera, the napkins looked yellow. Making them look beautiful and white is a total testament to Camera Raw and the temperature adjustment slider. Love that thing.

Taking a picture of this sign with all the paint on the letters faded off garnered me some weird looks from the bank employees, but I thought it was worth it. In the end, I turned this bad boy black and white and it made me feel like something I would've taken in art school, which isn't always a bad thing as I used to have to just go walking around with a camera looking for pictures to take and that was kind of fun.

This little treasure came from Urban Outfitters, which is an obligatory stop on any of my Bloomington trips, although I am generally WAY to cheap for that store. I did, however, snag this little gem for a mere $1.99, and have already decided that when I get bored with it, I'll spray paint it and then I'll fall in love with it all over again and it won't get sent to the Goodwill. Plus, it's a piggy bank, so ... form and function. Also, I put it in front of my two vintage-looking tins that I keep tea bags in because I like them, but didn't feel like taking a picture of just them.

It just occurred to me that I've really only got about a month before weddings start up again, and then it'll probably be mostly wedding and engagement pictures for awhile (with, of course, my occasional trip to the zoo and so forth thrown in). So in the next few weeks, I'm hoping for some serious snow (and icicles!), and to remember to bring my camera to the office so I can take pictures of the giant aquarium in the lobby. And maybe there'll be some cute and Valentiney things to take pictures of too! So it'll be a fun February on the blog, I can already feel it.


James M said...

i love the owl one best! keep going...I need to stop by your new site sometime too! (just not right now) said...

thanks for your feedback sarah! i apprecite it! i shot incognito for joanne last may while i was in her wedding just to "test" out the wedding field. still not sure, but i have two more to go before i can officially decide. i'm just a sucker for those kiddos!

i, too, like the downtown signs. there's just something cool about that broken off one!

looking forward to seeing your new site!

Anonymous said...

Your fire hydrant is a Post Indicator Valve, or PIV. It indicates whether the underground water supply line for a fire sprinkler or fire hydrant system is "ON" or "SHUT."