Friday, March 2, 2007

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Tonight was my second and last time to see the big spring musical. It improved, which is hard to believe as it was really good the first time. I tried to snap a shot of Johannah taking a bow with the other student directors, but they moved around too much and all I got were blurry faces on stable bodies. This "Be Our Guest" finale pose lasted a long time as they got the most applause so it's nice and clear. The production is out of control, including wires that fly the Beast into the air during his transformation, rented costumes, moving sets, a two story castle and even a rose that lost petals on cue under the glass.

Hard to believe this is high school. Congratulations Johannah!

Windy March

Windy March
Windy March, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Scrivener, thanks for the new (unintended) meme for March: kids jumping! Today Caitrin ran out of the house into the "Wind in the Willows" breezes and bounced happily on our tramp. I have one "almost great" shot here... but picked this one for the blog because the composition sings "March!"

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Month Two: February

February 2007, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

1. My little city lights, 2. Funschooling, 3. After, 4. Moon using dusk/dawn setting, 5. Dog and his girl, 6. Squirrel in black and white, 7. Xavier stairs in b&w, 8. Snow day, 9. My cardinal in the snow, 10. Self-Portrait in goggles, 11. Jumping for Joy, 12. After ski, 13. Still runs, 14. Jacob loses the cast, 15. Dr. Dewey, 16. One restaurant, 17. Friends at the bridal shower, 18. Hot LAX cleats, 19. Silver, 20. Icicles in b&w, 21. Jon's Coke Zero, 22. Ice swirl in blue, 23. Xavier quad in winter, 24. Married to the computer, 25. The Cone: off season, 26. Weekend Getaway, 27. Playing footsies, 28. Council of Chalcedon, 29. Rain, rain, go away, 30. Caitrin sews a quilt, 31. Beauty and the Beast, 32. Little book of color, 33. Yummy French Bread, 34. Sunset over lacrosse, 35. Floating bike, 36. Kneeling before the blackboard

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

It was such a great challenge to attempt black and white photos over the course of a month. I created a black and white set and when I look at it, I see what Beth calls "the architecture" of photography - the lines, the contrasts, the importance of light. I hope I continue to look for b&w subjects the rest of the year. It was just plain different to look for those subjects than color.

All that said, I'm happy to be back to color. Winter was far more colorful than I ever realized. Photography helped this winter to become much more alive for me than in years past.

Hinkle Hall at night

Hinkle Hall at night
Hinkle Hall at night, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

My first color photo for March. This photo features Xavier's Hinkle Hall, the home of both the theology and English departments (where my life and Jon's intersect). He teaches on Wed. nights and I attend class so we get to drive together for the first time in my four years of attending grad school. Very nice.

Kneeling before the blackboard

Kneeling before the blackboard, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

The academic altar. :)

This is my last photo in b&w for February - last night's class. The professor is on her knees to fit in the whole timeline on the blackboard.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Floating bike

Floating bike, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Sunset over lacrosse

Sunset over lacrosse
Sunset over lacrosse, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

I guess b&w are over for me. I seem positively unable to spot anything worth converting from color. Tonight's first of the season lacrosse practice ended in glorious sunset. Liam is tucked in that group of junior high boys. You can spot him: he's in the black and white helmet in the gap on the left, shorter than some of those big eighth graders.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Yummy French Bread

Yummy French Bread
Yummy French Bread, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

I couldn't help but post this photo, in color, even though it's not the best of the day. That's Noah heading into his job at the little deli where he works. I got a kick out of the sign over the dumpsters.

In spite of the run-down city look of the neighborhood, the colors pop.

The full set from my visit with Noah is here.

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