Not a bad set to wrap the year...
Went shooting with a bunch of photo enthusiasts and instagramers for the world wide instameet today. Started at Union Station where we got access to a vintage women's lounge space courtesy of the Chicago architecture foundation. Then we took the Chicago water taxi east and ended with coffee at Space. So much fun to see how different people photograph the day ! Here are my photos from the day.
I love flying at sunset - the view is amazing with all that warm light. I rarely sit in a window seat, but have been on a lot of small regional jets lately and they have been kind of empty. When I get a row to myself I always scoot over to take in the view. Still kind of amazes me that we can actually fly...
I shot this little video on Instagram - but always forget to do any kind of "treatment" to the videos I take in Instagram.... But with this kind of color, it's not really necessary. Oh and I just love the view flying over Chicago - it's city planning at it's finest! Just love!
I have been taking my 365 photos but got behind posting them ... since I am only a few days away from the end I am just going to finish out the set over on Flickr.
I have to say, it's a lot harder to take a photo per day than I thought it would be - even with my iPhone. I ended up with 355 of 365 and I figure that's not at all bad. I give mad props to people who can get through the 365 selfies!
|instagram app processing|
|VSCO app processing - I am totally loving bw #2 with a little bit of grain|
Can I tell you how happy I am that it's the weekend? I am SO happy! It was a mess of a week - running a project in Montreal from Chicago that has four different suppliers involved is just a hot mess. I can now put that behind me and move on to a relaxing weekend! Wheew!
On another note ... I donated a photo that I had printed on canvas to a school auction and, for the first time, had to write an artist statement. Um... yeah. This is not an easy task for me because I am not much of a self-promoter. I find flaws in myself and my work way too easy. Honestly, I would make a terrible 'artist.' Continually talking about myself and my art would bore me to death. I give huge props to people who have that unabashed confidence about their work.
I reached out to a couple of people to pen a little something for me and ended up with the image/statement above. (you might have to click to view bigger) What do you think?
Had a positively lovely Saturday! Woke up to the sun streaming in and just lounged around catching up on some DVR in bed. I love it when I don't have early morning plans!! Once I got myself up and going, I finished two photobooks - a groupon I had purchased that actually expired (oops!) and they gave me two more weeks (yeah!) to complete my books.
|Sloane was cracking me up making funny zerbert sounds - she's such a happy baby!|