coffee and cameras

Spending some time in Louisiana (more images to come once film is developed + scanned).

And of course, coffee is first on my list of places to visit while I am home.

Imagine my surprise when I walked in and saw all of those cameras - heaven!   And the other nice touch - the owner's photography is displayed on all of the walls.  Nothing like talking cameras over coffee, I could probably do that all day.

Loved this place, I'll definitely be back.

On a side note, I'm really loving Fuji Pro 400H film these days.  I've overexposing by one stop, and I'm finding that makes a world of difference.

morning by the water

I realized a few things this weekend:

+ Life is short.  Too short.  (I hugged my littles a bit longer than needed this weekend, and said an extra prayer.)

+ Some things are not worth arguing about.

+ The things that matter most in life are family and friends.

+ Never turn down a last minute Sunday brunch invitation with a girlfriend.  You'll have fun, I promise.

+ When faced with a decision on whether to buy something or experience something, always choose the experience. (Do you remember what you received for Christmas when you were 9?  But I bet you do remember the vacation your family took that year.)

+ How you start your morning, particularly if it is a morning by the water, can set the tone for your entire day.

there's something about spring

I hope you had a great Easter weekend.

This year's Spring weather was simply gorgeous.

A few photography projects that I have inspired me lately...

+ Between Girls, a passage to Womanhood - Photographer Karen Marshall captures the emotional bond between girls from age 16 and their identities as women today in their 40s.

+  The Value of a Dollar - Photographer Jonathan Blaustein captures pictures of real food - at the cost of exactly one dollar.