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This morning, we took a 5k walk around Dunwoody. It was 35 degrees outside, and some light sprinkling, but we were adamant on this walk. We’ve been telling ourselves that we need to do this every morning, but it’s so hard to get out of my comfy and warm bed. Not to mention it’s been FREEZING here in Atlanta! This past week warmed up a bit during the day, so I finished a lot of home projects. I even got 2 frames for my two most important paintings, and I feel like that have a flow with frame collecting now. Now that home projects are winding down [because I'm broke], the gym has to get back on my schedule. The walks help a lot of but I need more cardio, so I’m going to look for a zumba class stat!

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Let me tell you about the trees and the birds…just kidding. I know nothing about these neck of the woods. I’m still in pleasant shock that I was basically “hiking” through the forest while in the city.

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We went for a little hike at Overlook Park near Morgan Falls. It was a beautiful day outside, so everyone was outside playing soccer, paddle boarding on the lake, and having picnics. We took the camera out with matching 50mm lenses, and just people watched for a few hours and then went to get lunch at Las Tortas Locas.

At Overlook Park, we stopped to have a mini photo lesson, and I took some fun double exposure shots of Amine while he was focusing on his shots.

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January 26
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Our road trip from California to Georgia this January was pretty amazing. We stopped in San Diego to catch a last glimpse of the Pacific Ocean for awhile, stopped in Tucson Arizona for a night, and ended up staying at the White Sands National Monument in Alomongordo, New Mexico for 3 days and 2 nights because we loved it so much. The white sands here are mesmerizing, and we decided to experience the sunset twice before going on to Texas.

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Pojangles of the #shabooms traveling caravan

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January 01
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We needed to get our friend Ali to LAX, but we made a few pit stops along the way. Ali was going to Michigan where it was snowing non-stop, and he didn’t have a chance to hit the beach while he was here in California, so we made a quick pit stop to Manhattan Beach.

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December 02
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I went to Atlanta to spend Thanksgiving week. It was an amazing week with close friends whom I now consider family too. To many more memories made with some very wonderful people. Cheers!

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I only got to attend Comic Con on Sunday, but it was nice to walk through the convention center without too much pressure to get everything in. I’m a veteran here, so I parked far, tram or walk in, and stroll the place photographing cool costumes and people when I see them. I love that they are so gracious with photographers, and always willing to pose for me.

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July 21
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Yelp Elite organized an event at the OC Fairgrounds today. They let us all in to have bites from some of the places inside the OC Fair. Afterwards, we got free admission into the fairgrounds for the day. I wandered through the fair early in the morning and got this much softer and quieter view of the normally insane fairgrounds.

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This nice man joined me at the table I was sitting across from this hamburger stand. He asked about my camera, and then told me that this stand belonged to him. He and his wife were so sweet and he even showed me the behind-the-scenes of all these food stands at the fair. They work so hard year around, travelling from fairground to fairground, setting up each time to make this business work.

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June 23
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A few weeks ago, I went out with my friend Leanne of Sargeant Creative so that she could shoot some double exposure shots on her wonderful Fujix100s. I did not know at the time that my own Canon 5d Mark iii has that same feature until she told me. I finally had some personal reflection time today and took my camera out to test this feature. I looked for pink hues in the flowersbecause I wanted to have a Japanese influence in these photos. I’m so happy with how the first batch came out. doubleexposure04   doubleexposure05   doubleexposure01   doubleexposure03