Saturday, September 29, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Macro Photography

Peter has a macro lens for his Lumix... I was experimenting at the Japanese Friendship Garden (video and photo shoot).

Click a photo to view it larger.

a small flower

under the small flowers

tiny flower

tiny leaves



Tree sap

I'm very happy with these photos and I'm looking forward to using the macro lens more!

Which is your favorite?

xo,

Julie


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Photo Shoot"

While at the Japanese Friendship Garden, Peter got some good shots of me, and I of him...  And I must point out that I don't know if it's the lighting or my makeup that day, but my eyes look super green. Also, the lipstick was a free sample.  Yay!

I also must point out the trees behind Peter in those last few pics...  Aren't they so cool?  



candid

















Which is your favorite?

xo,

Julie

Instagram: @juliesmithmusic



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Japanese Friendship Garden - Video


video
Music by Claude Debussy - "Claire de Lune"

From our peaceful afternoon at the Japanese Friendship Garden in downtown San Jose.  We spent a lovely few hours taking pictures and videos.  I hope you enjoy.

xo,

Julie

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday Share-day


I follow a variety of blogs, for varying reasons.  I thought it would be nice to share several blogs that I recommend you check out.  You won't be disappointed!

For DIY and Lifestyle:

#1.  http://www.abeautifulmess.com/ - A Beautiful Mess is a very successful website (blog).  They get over 5 million hits in one month.  They have over 40,000 subscribers, so they must be doing something right!  This site is run by two sisters.  They share diy projects, recipes, home decor, and lots of random stuff.  It's pretty awesome, check it out!

 



#2.  http://www.ellinee.com/blog/ - I just found Ellinee today and I'm obsessed.  Party ideas, decoration ideas, tutorials, tons of free printables!  Free printables!!!!! You need to subscribe to this blog!





#3.  http://www.newdressaday.com/ - New Dress a Day is a blog I've been following for probably 2 years.  She takes cheap, thrift store dresses and turns them into wearable, wonderful new outfits.  It's really quite amazing.  






#4.  http://thespottedfox.com/ - The Spotten Fox is a blog I've just started getting into.  I like browsing her posts for inspiration.  I also really like how her website is designed.  





#5.  http://witandwhistle.com/blog/ - I like this blog specifically for her hand lettering posts.  I would really love to practice hand lettering, but alas, that must be saved for after grad school!  So instead I read blogs and gather inspiration for when I have more free time!



I hope you are inspired!  As always...

xo,

Julie

instagram: @juliesmithmusic


I am in no way receiving compensation or recognition from the artists or anyone else affiliated with him/her or his/her website. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Color - Update


I guess no one wanted to play along.  Prizes for no one!  

Answers:  1. Peru, 2. Italy, 3. USA, 4. Peru, 5. Korea, 6. USA, 7. Mexico


1.  Purple

2.  Gray

3.  Pink

4.  Green

5.  Red

6.  Yellow

7.  Blue

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Colors and prizes

UPDATE: Not all of these photos are from the same place.  1 and 4 are the same country, 3 and 6 are the same country, 2 and 5 and 7 are each different countries.  

Get to guessing!  Leave a comment, win a prize!


Today I am inspired by color.  I have chosen photos to represent seven different colors.  You may have seen many of these on the blog already... but please enjoy them again! 

I have a special prize to anyone who can guess where each of these photos was taken -  leave a comment!


1.  Purple

2.  Gray

3.  Pink

4.  Green

5.  Red

6.  Yellow

7.  Blue

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Blast from the Past

I found these pictures of my nephew, who is now 7, in my iphoto...  He was such a cute baby!




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