Monday, June 29, 2009

RIP Teacup McRattie

As you may already know, her sister, whistle, passed away a few months ago. Today the vet and I decided the kindest thing to do would be to put her to sleep. She just became extremely ill with pneumonia and was very old in rattie years (3years). It was very calm and peaceful and she will be missed.

Teacup is pictured on the left, Whistle on the right.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Greer's Bday celebration at Lake Tenkiller


The weekend before last was my friend Greer's Bday weekend. She had just gotten back from Hawaii and decided she wanted a lil time away with some close friends. So we decided to make a road trip of it. Of course I had just gotten my new camera just a few days before so I figured it was a perfect time to test it out. 

This was a test shot of the road on the way there. I probably took about 20 shots before I got an exposure I was happy with. I was still getting used to setting up all my manual settings again. I hadn't used a camera capable of manual settings in years. It was tricky getting the road to show up without the sky being completely overexposed. 

Upon further inspection of the contents of Erich's suitcase, this is what was found. Note the Emergen-C. Because he likes to stay healthy and all. This pretty much set the tone for the rest of the weekend. 

And another test shot. One of many.

This is what sunroofs are for.

Converse sneaks that have been around the world. Took me a while to get that exposure as well. 

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A lil self portrait.

The first thing I saw when we got out on the deck of the lakehouse. 

The deck we spent all weekend on.

Beautiful.


I think Greer may have been having a good time.

Erich sneaked this one.

My favorite photo of the weekend. I love sunset light.

And there it goes. 

Time to make incredibly strong pitcher of shots to be had all weekend.

And play some pool.

Next morning early sun.


A heartwarming gift Shelly got from Chris. (pictured above)

Ah the weekend.

 

Then I got to test out my new remote I got for my camera



And once Chenoa got there, we were off to spend the day on the boat.



And this is why I hand the camera off to friends from time to time. :)



When the boat was anchored. This is what we did. And this is how the photos from my last post were taken. 


Chenoa and Greer were the only ones who successfully wakeskated. 

Only in oklahoma do you get to see skies like this. 


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Then I experimented with getting the perfect silhouettes against those gorgeous skies

And then Erich made the most perfect blueberry pancakes the next morning to fuel us on our journey back home. The perfect end to a weekend. 


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Testing out my new Camera.

So as you may have seen, I got a new toy, and I'm hoping it might just inspire me to update this thing more often

Do to my other camera crapping out, I decided it was time to finally get myself a new camera, a digital SLR. 

I have been wanting one for some time. When I first moved to Edmond to go to school, I started out as a photography major. But quickly found out that apparently ...I am an academic masochist ...and wanted to do Graphic Design instead because it was really challenging to me (aka my design professors kicked my ass daily)... And that I would keep photography as a hobby for later down the road. So I guess I just did that very thing by purchasing a new camera. A reconditioned Nikon D80 from B&H. 

Text-only blogs have always bored me. I know that as a visual person, I want to see the pikshas! So not having a camera has kept me pretty darn uninspired as far as updating the blog goes. So hopefully the whole 3 people that read this will now have something more interesting to feast their eyes on from here forward.


In fact, I think I'll update again right now.

-Angela

ps. These photos taken this weekend by Erich VonBargen

Monday, June 22, 2009

And it goes fast.

Fathers Day has always been an interesting day of the year for me. 
Ever since I was a kid.  

To avoid getting too personal about it. I'll just let someone else's words and music take over. 


Putting all the vegetables away, 
That you bought at the grocery store today, 
And it goes fast, 
You think of the past,  

Suddenly everything has changed,  

Driving home the sky accelerates, 
And the clouds all form a geometric shape, 
And it goes fast, 
You think of the past,  

Suddenly everything has changed,  

Putting all the clothes you washed away, 
As you're folding up the shirts you hesitate, 
Then it goes fast, 
Think of the past,  

Suddenly everything has changed

"I read somewhere that Wayne wrote this is response to his father's death from cancer. Beautiful song about loss and going on with life."

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And on a lighter note. I was sure to call up my grandfather yesterday and wish him a Happy Fathers Day. You can't replace the irreplaceable. No one can. But you can acknowledge the places where you are lucky. Where in all the places things went wrong, something in the universe aligned right for you. Having my grandfather in my life was one of those things. 

-Angela Comer-

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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