Friday, November 30, 2012

Jackie + Billy's Engagement pt 1

I am so excited to share this! Two lovely friends of mine asked me to do their wedding photos. As a thank you for giving me such a wonderful opportunity and to give an early wedding gift, I offered to do their engagement photos.

We hiked around Pogonip park on a very warm Fall day in Santa Cruz. Jackie and Billy picked great outfits with a vintage feel for the photo shoot.

We made little bouquets from the forest!

Jackie's Bouquet

Billy's Bouquet
Pogonip has a lot of rock stacking and beautiful moss covered boulders (which you can see in this post). It made for a great setting during the shoot. One difficult thing to deal with was the low lighting and shade - I try to keep things looking as natural as possible when it comes to lighting and I'm very anti-flash, but it was difficult to keep things clear and colors warm. Luckily I was able to bust out my new f1.4 stop lens which is perfect for low lighting.


Being cute as usual.


Part II on Monday - have a great weekend!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tumblr Funblr

I have a tumblr for my photography (find me here at klmletitberaw), and I found a few things lately that I couldn't help but share:

I feel this way when there is only one cat on my bed.

I would hang this and many more of Kirsten's Illustrations in my house.
Kirsten Rothbart Illustration

I really enjoy creative fish tanks.
I use vases from goodwill, but boy this old TV sure is a good idea!  
There wasn't an original source for this, only backtracked it to here 

It's a book vending machine!!!!! Get a random book for  $2
Scribner Books. 

Every day all day.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Light from the Magic Hour

Dusk, sunset, magic hour, whatever you want to call the last hour of sunlight just means beautiful lighting all around. It's my favorite lighting to shoot in, especially during winter. Is it just me or are sunsets just a tiny bit more gorgeous when it's cold outside?

Sand like a water color painting.
When is your favorite time to shoot? I also like the morning light... but I am a bed bum.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Why I love my state...

I love California because I can go from forest...

Untitled the coast in a matter of minutes!


It's a tiny bit weird to me how similar my feet and stance are in both of those photos. Even the shoe laces match.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Flickr Favorites #41

This weeks flickr inspiration is from anna verlet shelton.




I had a really hard time with picking just 4 images. I ended up choosing some of the softer film photos because I'm a sucker for the way film can look like a painting or a dream. These shots are especially interesting to me because they timing is part of the beauty. The horses running in the bottom photos, the lighting in the trees,  the boats and surfboard around the lake - these are all captured at a very specific time and not something that can easily be recreated. A lot of anna's photos are like this, I highly recommend you take a look here

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fungus Identification #02

Welcome to the exciting world of mushrooms! This was the hardest mushroom to identify and I'm not even sure if I have the correct name for it...


This time I used glass instead of paper to make a spore print because the spores where white. 
This is what the spores look like over a black table. The mushroom was pretty tiny so I had a hard time getting a good picture. Next time I'll use black paper instead of glass...

So, I think it is some kind of Tricholomatacae, which is frustrating for me to identify because it's a huge genera and there isn't really any solid taxonomy for it. But in my attempt to get as specific as possible, I narrowed it down to marasmuis cohaerens. Is that right? I have no idea. I'm going to name it painius inmyassus.

Nick found a very interesting fungus that I thought was pretty gross looking. I didn't take a picture of it myself, but here is an image of it along with the description. He found Black Witches Butter, or exidia glandulosa.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy November!

zX8rDQ on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs

Hurrah for leaves and hikes in the forest!
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