My co-worker brought her beautiful baby girl in the other day.  I only had a few minutes to sneak outside and fire off these shots.  I thought the hoody would look sweet but neglected to consider all the horrible shadows it would cast on her creamy skin. Yet another lesson learned in my never ending photography adventure. 


Oh, what a day!  If you only knew what’s on my plate right now–lot’s.  I am racing against the clock to try to get something done before a certain day (can I be any more vague?)  I have a great friend working over-time with me to make it happen and we just may pull it off, which would make me both giddy and proud as punch, (word on the street is punch is very proud.)  The Fancy got a new job and G.G. being the spoiled three pound pup she is decided to rip the apartment apart.  I received a call at work from my neighbor, “Did you leave the washing machine on?”  “No, I didn’t why?, I asked perplexed.  “Well, there’s this strange pounding sound coming from your apartment that sounds like a washing machine gone awry.”

I raced home to find that George was playing soccer with our stainless steel trash can, hurling it across the room at the wall, leaving a mess over the entire livingroom, scratching the paint off the doors–basically wreaking havoc whilst her sister Bella snored contently in the kitchen as close to the cabinet that houses the treats as puppily possible. I made the executive decision to bring my three pound dog back to the office with me.  I figured what would my boss do? Fire me?  My last day is Tuesday, I think  the office could handle me and my fluffy terror for a few hours without incident. So, all that on top of my top secret project and my ‘before’ and after edits made for a very harried day, but here I am at long last, better late than never.


I shot these beauties this morning on my way to work.  I am impervious to the lure of the cherry blossom.  It’s such a happy tree, don’t you think?  Cherry blossoms are the botanical equivalent of popped champagne. The ‘before’ wasn’t able to capture the golden light so I brought it into my edit.  I am planning to do more edits on this ‘session’ this week, just because I want to see if I can create a cohesive series.


I am crazy for these blossoms.  It makes January in the City of Angels feel like a celebration. Every block seems to have a few of these tree’s in full regale.  They make the sky seem more blue, the world a little brighter and when the petals start to fall they cover the sidewalks in Mother nature’s confetti. You really can’t enhance these much, they are naturally beautiful and they didn’t really need my messing with them, but here’s the ‘before’.


I promise to come back and announce my GREAT news.  I was so lethargic yesterday from celebrating the evening before that I barely was able to get my edit done (it made it on to Flickr and I forgot to post it here). I had expended most of my creative energy yesterday and was having a serious bout of photo editing block, so this was the best I could come up with.  I tried about 18 other images and then settled on this ‘before’ photo, it was looking a lot like my energy level.  I plan to be very productive today and even hope to get out and do some shooting.  Sigh, so this is what it’s like to feel free and like you are floating on air?  I can totally get used to this sensation…
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