Chandler Day 319: A Trip Downtown

DSC06264Today me and Hannah got to go downtown and go shopping. We covered most of the mall and got some Christmas shopping done. We had a good time down there and got some dinner. We ended up back at Marian and went to the coffee house they were having. It was a good night and I had a lot of fun with her.

Chandler Day 316: Looking Up or Looking Down

DSC06409Another night of photos and I got this shot. Trees and the night sky. It looks like a reflection. Maybe it is. Is the camera pointed up at the night sky or down looking into a puddle, a reflection of what is above?

Chandler Day 314: A Week of Night

DSC06373This week we were told to shoot some night photos. I wasn’t really looking forward to this assignment, I honestly haven’t enjoyed very many of them. But I ended up getting some nice shots and Professor Foley was pleased for once. This photo is of 30th street which is at the south end of Marian.

Chandler Day 300: Fall Reflections

DSC06025Another fall picture, I know, but the colors are so beautiful. This was taken over by Allison Mansion, looking up at the trees and the beautiful reflection they were making in the old windows.

Chandler Day 296: Cold Fall Morning

DSC06043Another beautiful morning in the Ecolab. I was actually in class when I got to take this shot. We were told to go take pictures of the fall colors and do portraits. I just focused on the colors and ended up modeling for the portraits and helping some other people get their shots. It was a good morning for shooting, though it was a little cold.

Brandy Day282: Missing Piece

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The tree itself and its reflection seem to make a heart with a little piece missing.
I shot this down at the creek while playing ball with Oliver. I cannot explain the joy I get from seeing them happy!  Watching he and Lilly having such an awesome time down at the creek, swimming, playing ball & chasing each other. Really, no greater joy. They are such a huge part of my heart and without them I’d be lost. The bond you can form with a dog is irreplaceable.

Brandy Day280: Human Sinkhole

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Today wasn’t easy. Maybe its the weather, I feel like I’m lost in Seattle. However the sun has set so I cannot complain. Rain through the day makes for long ones & hyper dogs.
Driving for sunset accepting I may not see much of one, this reflection caught me. Flooding the hole in the middle of the road, deceiving those that pass through, painting that which surrounds it, catching true colors.
Oddly enough I stopped, got out of my truck and stood there,  ‘reflecting’ on recent days, prior to taking this photo. The beauty captured reflected so much.

Chandler Day 252: The Canal

DSC04785Indy has a beautiful canal that goes right through downtown. It can make for a beautiful walk along some of the sections and it certainly makes for good pictures. This particular spot goes through the IMA property and it stood out beautifully today.

Chandler Day 249: Mirror Mirror

DSC04759Mirrors are lovely things. And I am sure I have talked about them before or at least alluded to them. And this particular mirror and this particular model have shown up before. I like mirrors. They allows us to see ourselves. This is pretty obvious, but they really do allows us to look at ourselves from the outside. A glimpse at ourselves from another perspective. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. But the picture isn’t perfect. We see flaws that others never notice. We look at ourselves and are harsh. But we should remember that it is a reflection, an image, and it can be distorted, blurred, flawed and not fully true.

Chandler Day 245: Labor Day

DSC04619-2For the weekend my professor told us to take some photos that represented our Labor Day and also to not make them stereotypical. So I went to the lake. In Cicero this is where people spend their Labor Day. Out on their boats enjoying the end of summer. I walked along the docks and watched various boats go by, and fishers cast their lines, and kids play in the park. And I saw these two boats. This kinda sums up Cicero. This very old, beat up pontoon boat, right next to a big, brand new, expensive boat. Old and New. Expensive and Cheap.