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Black and White & Sepia · iPhone · Photography · Words Written

IMG_2735“Romance and poetry,
like ivy, lichen and
wallflowers, need ruin to make them grow.”

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

10 Word Review · Film · Opinion

10 Word Review – Finding Vivian Maier

MV5BMTcyODk4NzU5OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjE4OTk2MDE@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_AL_Human. Stunning. Anonymous. Brilliant. Solitary. Eye. Treasure. Fascinating. Shooter. YES.

Nature · Photography

Iris

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Monochromatic · Photography · Structure · Travel · Urban

Westminster

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Black & White · Monochromatic · Nature · Photography

Snow and Light

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Monochromatic · Photography · Structure · Travel

The Eye

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Black & White · Candid · Event · Monochromatic · Revelry

Dave

I took this one at the kid’s wedding in January 2010.  I love this.  Dave, the father of the groom, is enjoying a beverage and smiling at the kid’s dancing.  This photo captured the feel of the reception all in one shot.

Black & White · Monochromatic · Nature · Travel

Perched

I took this one at Davis Lake, Oregon.  Central Oregon is a fantastic place.  There’s an endless variety of places/things to shoot.  Not long after this shot was taken a bald eagle flew over head, landed, and started fishing.  I wasn’t quick enough to get a great shot.  Sometimes it’s better to live in the moment than to shoot it.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II · Monochromatic · Photography · Urban

Dog Day Afternoon

Canon EOS 5D Mark II · Monochromatic · Photography · Sport

Going For It

Black & White · Candid · Documentary · Monochromatic · Revelry · Whimsy

Splash

Black & White · Monochromatic · Sport · Street · Urban · Whimsy

Put Your Foot Down

Black and White & Sepia · Illinois · iPhone

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Black & White · Monochromatic · Photography · Structure · Travel

National Monument

We went to Edinburgh Scotland… this is the National Monument that sits up on a hill overlooking the city.  Great walk up there, fantastic day, such a wonderful city.

Black and White & Sepia · Canon EOS 5D Mark II · Photography · Portland

Claim

Black and White & Sepia · Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT · Photography · Portland

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149, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Black and White & Sepia · Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT · Photography · Portland

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Across The Street, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Black and White & Sepia · Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT · Oregon · Photography

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IMG_0702, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Black and White & Sepia · Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT · Photography

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Relaxin’, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Black and White & Sepia · Canon EOS 5D Mark II · Photography · Portland

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108, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Black and White & Sepia · Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT · Photography · Portland

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Nuts And Bolts, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Chicago · Family & Friends · LiFe · Photos · Travel

What It Was All About

What It Was All About, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

At the end of the day, when the vows are taken, the rings exchanged, the cake cut, the dinner eaten, and the dances danced the most important thing is really this… these two people found each other, fell in love, and decided to marry not just each other, but their lives together. It was a beautiful day. Unbelievably beautiful actually. A perfect day. I felt that way, Karen felt that way, I think the guests felt it, and I know Mary and Martin did as well… which is really what was most important. The kids had a fantastically happy day.

Chicago · LiFe · Photos · Travel

Funky Town



Funky Town, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

In the foreground are Don and Carolyn, famous first dance orchestrators. Wow… that’s quite a handle.

Chicago · Family & Friends · LiFe · Photos · Travel

More Than This



More Than This, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The first dance. They did very very well. They’d been practicing for days. The kids sent their song, More Than This by Roxy Music, to Mary’s aunt and uncle. Don and Carolyn, Karen’s brother and his wife, had then worked with their dance instructor to come up with the moves for the song. After they worked out the routine they filmed it and sent it in pieces to Mary and Martin who then practiced after watching the videos. It paid off. They rocked it out.