Monthly archives of “October 2014


Gigi by Brent

Gigi by Brent

“Mandy chose the topic ‘dog’. That’s great! Except… we don’t have a dog. So we had to go borrow some. We went to Magnusson Park where there is a ton of room for dogs to play in an off-leash area. This smiling beauty is Gigi, enjoying a neck scratch from Mandy. Look close and you can see my pair of selfies.” –B

Winnie by Mandy

Winnie by Mandy

I haven’t had my camera with me for the past couple of weeks, I am sad to say, and when I finally decided to take it out for some fresh air, I found out that the battery was dead as soon as we pulled up to the park. Womp womp. Thankfully, I had my Olloclip lenses with me so I could take a fisheye shot of this cutie named Winnie with my phone. Upon entering the park, we noticed that there were three adorable french bulldogs frolicking around together and I went straight to the owner and asked if we could socialize with her pups. Gigi and Winnie are half sisters. I really wanted to get a shot of all three sister pups together but they are mighty energetic and there was no way to get the three of them to stay still for a photo. Winnie was the quiet, subdued, and attached pup but oh so adorable. Just look at that face.

Speaking of faces…

Brent’s chosen topic for next week is: Personification.

Repeat History

Welcome back, friends, family, and fans! Mandy and I felt terrible for being away for so long, but sometimes life catches up and takes away time for hobbies. That said, we’re excited to jump back in and we plan to make up for the last couple weeks by releasing photos on a much tighter schedule for the next couple of weeks. So, without further adieu…

The Michiganders

The Michiganders by Mandy

“Brent and I flew to Michigan to celebrate the union between his old roommate, Dave, and Dave’s beautiful bride, Erin. Brent, with his old roommates Greg, Nick, Jim, and Jim’s wife Tiffany, showed me and Shelley around their old stomping grounds. Here we are in the EECS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) building at University of Michigan where these guys used to spend all their time (well, not Brent, as he hardly ever went to class, because he’s so… smart). Seeing a little of Brent’s past and hearing anecdotes about their favorite places was a ton of fun. It felt like I went back in time to see just how all of these guys lived back then. Ann Arbor is a really beautiful town and it made me nostalgic about my own college days.” –M

Little I <3 you Mom!

Little I ❤ you Mom! by Brent

Big I <3 you Mom!

Big I ❤ you Mom! by Brent

Unlike Mandy, I sought to repeat history by choosing an actual photo to recreate. When I chose this topic, I had no particular photo in mind, but I knew that I wanted to choose a childhood photo. My parents took lots of pictures of the family growing up and they later spent a great deal of time scanning and organizing those photos.

Of the photo I settled on, I have no memory, but it still felt like it had lots of potential. Judging by the card, it must’ve either been Mother’s Day or Valentines Day. The delectable snack in front is “ants on a log”, a nickname for celery, peanut butter, and raisins. I used Photoshop to recreate the card and tried to match the flower colors to some from the local farmer’s market.

Mandy must be sick of taking pictures of cats and bunnies. She switched up the next topic with:

Dog. Dog dog dog.

Happy wagging!