Thursday, March 15, 2012

52 WoA: Week 33 - A Week in Our Lives

Every day has been so different for me. I want to thank everyone involved with making this week exceptionally great!

Starting with day 1: Mr. Mussack and I have decided to live our lives healthier than ever before. We don't consider it a diet or a fad, but a life change. I dusted off my Vibrams and started running again, the Georgia weather will do that to you! (I found later in the week that Southern California will too!)
Day 2: I was in North Carolina, visiting a good friend of mine. Kali is 14 weeks pregnant and is dealing with a relentless case of Hypermesis Gravidarum. It keeps her laid up and I was happy to finally visit since it is only a four hour drive. On day two I took her to the ER, she's okay now, she just needs to DRINK MORE WATER. LJ, this is a public announcement, no excuses.
Day 3: I arrived home to cardboard boxes containing our new gym! Mr. Mussack and I spent day three assembling all of our boxing equipment. I am so incredibly excited to continue boxing, but I miss KO so much!
Day 4: SInce we went without furniture for a good two weeks, I found many projects to start around the new cottage. I wanted an original piece for our new living room and these are the finishing steps of what I came up with.
Day 5: Travel started at 2 AM in Augusta, drove to Atlanta to catch a 7AM flight to Denver, then a 10 AM flight to San Diego. A bit tired when I arrived but so incredibly blessed to visit.
Day 6: I ventured out into Pacific Beach to find a quiet spot to edit. Couldn't have found better than Cafe 976, four words: ACAI BOWLS and HONEY. Boom.
Day 7: Revisited my favorite sushi restaurant...EVER. Reggae music and sake capped off my week.

good food, great friends, a husband who i adore. what an incredible week.

What an absolutely incredible week. Brisa and I have been soooo looking forward to this week because we were going on vacation to Colorado with two of our best friends, Jenna and Travis! The plan was to leave Saturday, but due to some airport craziness, we missed our flight and ended up with a 9 hour delay at the Houston airport. When we finally boarded our 9pm flight (pic 1), we were so relieved to just be GOING somewhere. After arriving in Tucson, we had a 6 hour overnight stay at the delightful airport before our 5:30am flight to Denver (pic 2). Doesn't Brisa look amazing for being awake 24 straight hours? We finally started on our vacation after spending 17 of the previous 24 hours in airports. It was ridiculous. Thankfully, our friends picked us up from the airport and drove us to our home away from home (pic 3) for the rest of the week! Neither Brisa nor I had ever been to Breckenridge before and so we were super excited to explore the area (after much needed naps!). The following day, while exploring the ski area of Breckenridge, Brisa and I went on the Goldrunner Coaster (pic 4) which was absolutely awesome! Then, we journeyed out to Vail, Colorado to see the beautiful villages, people and also where we had a little cuddling time (pic 5). Finally, on our last day in Breckenridge, we posed for a quick photo (pic 6) to show how happy we have been with our vacation. Yes, every photo has been of Brisa and me because quite frankly, we have spent more time together this week since our trip to Hawaii more than a year ago. And it was amazing. I love us.

As a photographer, sometime you need to work on things outside of your normal purview and this project is going to help us (and you) challenge, grow and creatively develop your photography as a whole. Weekly for the next year, we will be sharing our images with you here!

For those of you interested in participating, PLEASE join us! The more the merrier! You definitely do not need to be a professional photographer, this is something you can easily do with your point and shoot, cell phone, ipad, etc. You can comment with a link to your image here on our blog or on our La Brisa fan page or you can tag La Brisa Photography in your image on your own FB page or use the hashtag #52WoA on twitter that way we can share your efforts with everyone else! If you are interested in joining our La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshop group on FB, please request to join as we will also be sharing our images there too.

Next Thursday, March 22nd, Week 34: “Faith (what you believe)” will be due. The image must be created between today and March 22nd. Good luck!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Here is the full list of 52 Weeks of Awesomeness!
Week 1               Free for All
Week 2               Introduce yourself
Week 3               Show us your home
Week 4               Your Name
Week 5               Sports (anything related, teams, players, equipment, etc,)
Week 6               Guilty Pleasures
Week 7               ONE object shot at 5 different angels/distances
Week 8               One for the road (signs, streets, traffic, etc.)
Week 9               Objects that tell something about you
Week 10             Things that make your life easier
Week 11             Your favorite color
Week 12             Household item
Week 13             Foods
Week 14             Flashed (an image created using artificial light)
Week 15             Sun (sunlight, sunset, sunrise, etc)
Week 16             Emotion
Week 17             Lines
Week 18             What you do outside the world of photography
Week 19             Weather
Week 20             Emotional attachment (heirloom/special gift, etc.)
Week 21             Pets
Week 22             Things you couldn't live without
Week 23             Habits
Week 24             Fire (candle, fireplace, etc.)
Week 25            Hats
Week 26             Textures
Week 27             Hands
Week 28             Shoes
Week 29             Jewelry
Week 30             OOF (Out of Focus)…purposely OOF
Week 31             What I consider dessert
Week 32             Fill the Frame (close ups)
Week 33             A week in our lives
Week 34             Faith (what you believe)
Week 35             Dance (body in motion)
Week 36             Family & Friends
Week 37             SOOC (straight out of the camera)…before & after
Week 38             Patriotic
Week 39             Object: straight up shots and then straight down shots
Week 40             Something at night
Week 41             Something that gives you the feeling of warmth
Week 42             Smell
Week 43             Water
Week 44             Animals
Week 45             Music
Week 46             Reflections/Shadows
Week 47             Flowers
Week 48             Sleep
Week 49             Action Shots
Week 50             Circles
Week 51             Your car
Week 52             Self portrait

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