I was getting ready to leave the barn this evening when I caught this shot. This embodies everything I love about the barn and about summertime. It's so close -- summer is so close! And this weekend is our first horse show (and my first gymkhana!) AND the weather is supposed to hit 90F+ for the first time since last →
I need to resurrect this blog. And what better way to do so than with a sunrise? I love my city so much.
I took this picture during the sunset changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, a couple of years ago when I went to Washington, D.C. As that trip was before I started blogging, I'm pretty sure I never posted it here. It's a good one for Memorial Day. For all of you who serve and who have served, including my →
For the second time in a bit over a week, I've managed to leave my camera somewhere. I'm not sure how I've managed this... fatigue? Distraction? Really early-onset dementia? Both times, I've realized this when I pull up in front of my apartment and reach over to get my backpack off of the passenger's side floor, and I realize it's →
I meant to post this on Saturday, but I ended up posting those fireworks pictures instead, because I liked how they turned out. So here is my second and last "year in review" post --help me pick a "best picture of 2010" shot by posting in the comments with the number of the one you like. :-) Here's a link →
In the vein of both Dooce and Pawcurious, I've decided to compile a list of my favorite posts from this past year. This should have been not hideously difficult, given that I didn't blog much if at all for a fair amount of the year (I somehow only managed ONE post in August -- can you believe it?) but yet →
Remember those heady days, two whole years ago? Obama had just gotten elected, Ted "Bridge to Nowhere" Stevens lost his Senate seat, AIG got its second bailout while the stock market continued its meltdown, and Somali pirates terrorized the high seas. Ummm, yeah. Good times. Why are we remembering this? On Sunday evening, I lent my laptop to a desperate friend who's →
Yesterday afternoon I hopped on my bike and headed down to Old Sacramento to take some pictures of my coworker Mila and her family. You may remember (well, probably not, but I had to say it) that I took a few pictures of Mila and her daughter last month, but it was just two of them, and it wasn't anything →
Yesterday at work, one of my coworkers who is out on maternity leave stopped by with her six-week-old son to say hi to everyone. I happened to have my camera with me (I've gotten into the habit lately of dragging it just about everywhere with me) so I popped upstairs to where she was chatting with some people to snap →
Dusk is my favorite time to photograph neon -- moreso than complete dark. The colors are just as vivid, but there's less of that sharp contrast (and therefore glare) between the dark sky and the bright light. I live about eight blocks from the Esquire Theatre, a movie theater that opened in 1940 and was converted to an IMAX theater in →
The title is a Spaceballs reference, in case it left you scratching your head. Hey, it's a classic! Anyway, I only got a small handful of decent pics on my walk around town Friday night with my new camera, but this is one I really liked. I've been meaning to take a picture of this sculpture on the corner of 16th →
This isn't actually my beer, as I'm not much of a drinker, but this is the first official (after numerous crappy, quickly-deleted false starts) picture with my NEW CAMERA!! I have to confess that I'm not wildly in love with it yet, but that's only because it's a BIG step up from my old camera, and I'm still trying to →
I have a bit of a confession to make. I've been back to work for over a month now, and while part of me is enjoying the routine chaos that is my job, the other part of me still wants to be footloose and fancy-free, traveling Europe with my backpack and rail pass. To be perfectly frank, I have not →
Liberty Bridge., originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. This isn't my Day 32 post, by the way. I'm working on that. This is just a lovely shot of the Liberty Bridge and the Danube River, with the Gellert Hotel in the background. It was a lovely evening yesterday. :-)
I took some pictures of the fire dancer at Second Saturday a couple of nights ago--she was using a hula hoop internally lit by colored LEDs that had flaming wands attached to it. She was absolutely AMAZING. More pictures are in the gallery here. Oh, and these were intentionally long exposures--I wanted a motion blur. However, I had my 50mm →
IMG_5566-2, originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. This was the last picture from my photoshoot of my coworker's granddaughters during spring break. Shortly after this, hunger- and naptime-induced meltdowns ensued. I love this picture, though. :-) .
Because I like to organize things, I have a Flickr collection just for the pictures that I think are the best ones I took in a given year. Here's the link to the 2009 set if you'd like to peruse them. :-) Anyway, I've narrowed 2009 down to my favorite few nine pictures. I don't really stick to one area when →
Senior day pics013 (Custom), originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. I took this picture last May at our senior breakfast... OK, so I'm just now getting around to getting them uploaded. My cop-out excuse is that Flickr is blocked at our school. :-) Anyway, I'm not especially thrilled with how any of the student shots came out from the senior breakfast, but I →
Pics from Dad's 004, originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. Tulips outside my dad's house.