Thursday, December 30, 2010

Winter Wonderland

I have left Lake Placid for the last time this 2010, but I almost want to go back. Though our Christmas days did barely get above 10 on a good day, a few still afternoons left me with the chance to go snap some pictures. Freezing rain iced the trees to give them a frosted look, and across all the mountains and fields, all was white. It was gorgeous! So, enjoy; I have a small photoshare:

Friday, December 24, 2010

Fashion 12.23.12

What I wore yesterday decorating the tree. Tis the season! Bring out the winter dresses!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Hope you all are doing something fun over the break. Here's some ugly sweaters to gaze at - tis the season!
I may proudly proclaim the first beauty as mine. Cheers!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Camera Things that Pull my Heartstrings

I thought I'd do a little photo share or photo-related things that make my inner dork happy. For those of you who also love photography, I thought you'd giggle inside just as I did. A friend of mine sent me the link to a tumblr blog called "photojojo", which is a site with an entire staff that focuses on featuring and highlighting fantastic work found around the internet. After spending well over an hour going through the entire tumblr, I collected these series of images I wanted to share.

The engagement ring is probably my favorite one, what a creative way for camera nerds like me to propose to each other! Also the ring below it was made by a husband for his wife, and just amazes me in it's well-made and creative qualities. So adorable!

However, that mug is also something I am dying for, or maybe a Polaroid printed scarf. I'll probably end up with a photography related tattoo someday, so that isn't a concern - but I did get to learn that apparently Nikons are made of red velvet!

And on that note, I leave you with the last picture which is simply amazing for it's creativity. Now THIS is how you shoot someone.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hiking in the ADK, my Project in 3D

My digital project has finally finished! Using a free 3D program called Unity, we were instructed to create a simple game with terrain, to collect something, that either tells a story or is a self portrait. My game served as both - a trail that leads you through the mountains I've hiked in the Adirondacks, in chronological order.

There are 46 high peaks, 8 of which I've completed. I included a total of 10 of the various peaks I've climbed, with the objective being to summit all of them and collect the 8 medals on the tops of the mountains. Trail markers similar to the ones in real life are on trees leading the way, and there's a sign-in hut to your left when you enter the game (lest you get lost, don't forget to check in!). Signs along the trail tell you how far the summits are, and gorgeous views can be seen from the top!

Complete with some simple woodsy sound effects and windy, bald-rock summits, you can play it here!

Here were a few screencaps I took while making everything:

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Free Christmas Prints - 10 Slots!

Hello all! I am doing free prints for the holidays this year - 10 slots only, first come first served. Since I'm advertising this everywhere I post - get the offer while you can!

Pick any photo, drawing, or other from here, my DeviantArt, Flickr, Lookbook, DailyPhoto, or Daydream Photo Project.

They will be on matte or luster paper, and will be on standard size paper. As soon as I get home for the semester, I will be printing them and sending them out. USA only, sorry everyone!

Please email me at your address along with your choice, and I'll put you on the list. Cheers!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Creative Holiday Gift Ideas

My digital class has introduced me to a creative, new site which could lead to some of the most creative gifts I've ever seen. Shapeways is a site which makes products from a 3D printer, and is based in Europe. Users can upload anything made on a 3D program to see if it is printable, and then they can order their products as well as sell them once a shop is set up.

After browsing for a while, I decided upon buying a customizable candle holder, formed from words around a base. With a line from a favorite song "All You Need is Love", I purchased a cute candle holder for my mother in white:

They end up looking like this:

So if you're looking for creative jewelry, housewares, and other fun things head over! It's got some really neat inventions I could have never imagined, all from a 3D printer. Just a warning - order soon, so you have enough time to receive them! Fancy materials take even longer - but if you're looking for the holidays or a birthday, or even yourself, it's fun to browse! Cheers :]