Friday, September 26, 2008

Fairy Stories and Other Nonsense

Forgive me if I seem distracted lately. I'm Currently swept up in one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read. It's an absolutely enchanting little tale not suited for every ones taste I'm sure. I've always felt that I loved reading but could rarely find a book that I could really get swallowed up in. Until just recently diving head first back into; or for the first time; children's literature. There is just something about it and it's heroes that captures my interest. I very much believe that there is a lot more to "kid-lit" than people think. 
Anyway I'm sure you're wondering (if there is in fact anyone reading this...) what book I would be talking about. The book is: "A Little Princess". Most people will roll their eyes and scoff and such an insignificant story about a little girl from another time. I however have a sneaking suspicion  that I may in fact BE Sara Crewe. Maybe it's because I've always been such a daddy's girl. Bare with me...I've been working non-stop for about three weeks now. And stories like: "A Wrinkle in Time", "The Mysterious Benedict society", and of course "The Chronicles of Narnia." have been my escape. 
So you're thinking: "But Leah, REALLY...children's books? Aren't you like 22 now?" To which I answer: Yes. I am 22. But that doesn't mean I've forgotten who I was, like so many others. I cart the three books I'm currently reading (join goodreads.com - but be careful it's addictive, thanks paige.) with me everywhere I go. And as I was telling Megan the other night I often see people glance down at my books and say something to the effect of: "I remember that book." And for one brief second I can hear it in their voices. The child they once were is tugging at their heart begging them for a visit. But then just as quickly as it appeared it is gone. 
We are consumed so much so with our bustling lives that we sometimes forget. Forgive my cheese-filled ramblings please. But these sorts of stories will keep me happy long after the book bindings have broken, the jackets have worn, and the words have faded. I will read the stories until I am (hopefully) old and gray. And I will never forget. 

photo cred: meggy b. - i luff you.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Different Blog

Time for a change. From a school assignment-to something I actually enjoy doing. Stay tuned for something non-school and non-work related.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

One Cold Day

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Shot with: Nikon 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/60
F/stop: 4

This is my best friend Megan. We took these shots together the other weekend when we realized we are both photographers and we have not one good picture of us together. We both took turns setting the timer but Megan gets the credit for the nice edits.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Preview of People Soundslide


Shot with: Canon 30D
Shutter Speed: 1/200
F/stop: 16

I'm so excited for this project. Mine is pretty sad so um...be prepared.

Pet Portrait


Shot With: Canon 30D
Shutter Speed: 1/60
F/stop: 13

This is my pet portrait for Portrait class. Next time I think I want to try to shoot a pet in studio. I believe that this would be significantly harder but I would like to try it.

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