Mount Rushmore



Vintage Pit Stop

On my families way to Mount Rushmore we came across a vintage pit stop place that was very amusing. If we had had more time I would have loved to play even more than we did, but I was able to wander and capture a few pictures.



First Week Back

Well, I have officially been home for a week. I am still unemployed and unsure of what the rest of the summer has in store for me. However, the good news is that at least while I panic I will be able to do so while admiring my beautiful back porch view.

I hope you are able to enjoy this and it brings you some peace. It always soothes me and reminds me to come back down to earth and enjoy the beauty that is right in front of me.

I hope it does the same for you. Enjoy!


Finals Sunrise

During my finals week, I posted late one night because I was stalling instead of working on my art history final. I ended up having to pull an all-nighter and rewarded myself by watching the sun rise. It was truly beautiful.

I loved seeing nature right as it was waking up. I was able to hear all the birds beginning to wake, and they seem to wake up around 3:30 in the morning in Geneva, New York! The world seemed so peaceful at that moment that I had to document some of the peace and energy.

I took some photos using my iphone and I know that they are probably not the best quality, but considering my state of sleeplessness and crazed, over-educated mind I was in complete awe over the beauty of the sunrise and what I was able to witness.

While I did take pictures of the actual sunrise, I also played with the shadows and light that were shown upon the walls and furniture of the study room I was in. The beauty and simplicity of the shadows entertained me for over an hour, an hour I probably should have been studying needless to say.

I couldn’t help myself. Spring has finally arrived in Geneva, NY, with summer quickly approaching, and I am so excited.

I hope you enjoy!

Wall Drug, South Dakota

To begin, finals have begun for my junior year of college at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. As I am sure, I am like many other college students in the true sense of procrastination, and am lacking the effort to continue working. Even though I have an enormous amount of work to do, I thought I would take a break and upload some pictures I’ve been wanting to share.

The following photographs are pictures from Wall Drug, South Dakota. Wall Drug is a HIGHLY advertised tourist town in the middle of no-where South Dakota. Oh, and it’s the best place in the world. It’s like a weird, wonderful, western Disney World.  Anyway, if you’re traveling any where within a one hundred radius of Wall Drug, prepare to begin to see the billboards now.

Badlands National Park

The Badlands National park is an amazing national park, located in the southwest of South Dakota. The park’s expansive size allows the imagination to run away and imagine just how beautiful the wide, open spaces are. While there, I was able to see field upon fields of prairie dogs, and several big horn sheep. If you ever find yourself in South Dakota, Badlands National Park is an essential, necessary day visit.

Black and White II

These are a few extra black and white photos that I had. These photos are made up from a collection of cross-country road trip pictures and a few adventures from school. I hope to edit some more pictures into the black and white format soon. Enjoy!

Black and White

Originally, photography was printed on film with black and white images being the final outcome. Because of technological improvements over the past one hundred years, the art of photography has become so much more. However, I will always love black and white photography and always try to create some black and white photos throughout the large quantity of photos that I do have. Hope you enjoy!

Black and White Wildlife

In all honesty, I don’t think there is anything more exciting than photographing wildlife. The complete spontaneity that animals have makes capturing them on camera so rewarding that I had to put together a few entries that focused purely on the pure luck I have had at seeing the wide variety of animals that are shown below. I hope you enjoy!

NYC Long Exposures

The life that is constantly generated throughout New York City never ceases to amaze me. About a year ago, I was able to visit one of my best friends and spend a day playing in Central Park. It was absolutely marvelous. Towards the end of the day we decided to play with my camera and experiment with long exposures and what would happen with the handy help of our illuminated cell phones. Technology was on our side and we were able to create some strange, abstract, and compelling images that I am pretty proud of for a simple day in the park. Hope you enjoy!

Long Exposures II

Here are some more long exposures! I believe all of these were taken while I was abroad this summer. Hope you enjoy!

Long Exposures

Over time, I’ve acquired a plethora of long exposure images and wanted to share them. Long exposures always create some sort of playful image that is unlike what the naked eye sees. It’s always fascinating to see what appears after working with a long exposure. I hope you enjoy these!

San Juan Skyway, Colorado

I have not have the opportunity to explore many parts of Colorado. However, exploring the San Juan Skyway was a wonderful experience. The extended meadows and fields that sweep until clashing with overwhelming mountain cliffs creates a beautiful landscape to enjoy on a peaceful drive through the Colorado countryside.

I hope you enjoy!

Monument Valley

The open, blue sky of  the open West is so clear with in Monument Valley National Park. You feel as if you’re exploring another planet because of the contrasting orange cliffs with the vibrant, blue sky. No sky like this could be possible on Earth, right? I wanted to explore the park as if I was some lost cowboy that was running from the law, or something like that. The transportation back in time that I felt in Monument Valley made me feel as if time had stopped.

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