Monday, June 04, 2012

Instagram Weekend

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

My terrible habit of always being ten minutes late got the better of me when I forgot to bring my camera for our weekend away.  I realized it when we were on the other side of the Midtown Tunnel and it was too late to go home and pick up my gear bag.  I missed having it but for the first time in ages I just existed in a moment without the feeling that I had to record every move.  I always put this irrational pressure on myself to be constantly photographing.  Instead of watching through my viewfinder I just listened to my baby laugh, chased her around and let myself be hypnotized by the rhythm of the ocean.  But, I am a photographer after all so naturally my iPhone filled in a little.

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I love the spontaneity of iPhoneography so I always choose to leave my horizons crooked instead of straightening them out using apps.  I love these tiny imperfections that I wouldn't dream of leaving in a photograph captured by my dslr.

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She loves when we chase her and her dad is never too far behind.

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The view from the parking lot at the beach.  Not bad.

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Our yard after a storm.  And check it out last winter with snow.

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Hunting for seashells and sticks for drawing pictures in the sand.

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Copyright Monica L. Shulman
And back home sweet home.

Check out this beach in winter here and here.  It's crazy to think that it will be like this again in a few months.

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