Monthly archives of “November 2014

Re-creation

Corkhenge by Brent

Corkhenge by Brent

“After Thanksgiving dinner, our family is known to play some cards. One particular card game we play is called ’31’. In this game, you’re given four ‘lives’ and the last player alive wins. Because my brother stores his wine cork collection in close proximity to his cards, the corks often become the life counters. Over the course of this game, as players slowly got eliminated, I re-created this first wonder of the world. This was my first sheani photo taken with an iPhone 6 — pretty impressive quality.” –B

Before we delve into my photo blurb below, I’d like to add that I won that game of 31. :)

Nest of Jelly Belly by Mandy

Nest of Jelly Belly by Mandy

I am often impressed by some of the photographers that I follow on Instagram, especially the talented Brock Davis. He creates pieces of art by transforming ordinary items into something else entirely. Brent and I are both consistently inspired by his work and thus, I decided to draw creativity from Brock’s art by creating a little nest from dried flowers and painting several jelly beans into mini eggs. I placed the little nest onto a plant in the apartment. I have a whole new appreciation for the tedious work of nest-building. It was not easy, but it was definitely a lot of fun.

I guess we’ve been on kind of a movie binge lately, perhaps that is why Brent decided to choose a topic:

Movies and TV – recreate a scene from a movie or TV episode.

Any actors out there that wanna help me out?

–M.

Jamaica

Burnin' Love

Burnin’ Love by Mandy

“Not only did Brent and I get to attend a beautiful beach ceremony and eat some scrumptious food at a touching reception, but we also danced the night away at a beach bonfire with the bride and groom. It was such a fun night roasting s’mores, sipping piña coladas, and dipping our toes into the beautiful waters when it got a little too hot. It was the perfect way to end an amazing day filled with love and new friendships.” –M

Isle Aisle

Isle Aisle by Brent

Mandy’s photo was taken about 8 hours after mine in exactly the same spot. By day, we got to watch our close friends walk down the aisle and get married under the sun. By night, we ventured back onto the beach to dance around the bonfire.

Unsatisfied with reality, Mandy chose a topic for next week that forces us to re-imagine props as something new. Think: popcorn as fluffy clouds high above a tree of broccoli. She calls it:

Re-creation.

–B

Fall

Snoqualmie Falls by Brent

Snoqualmie Falls by Brent

“When Mandy picked the topic ‘Fall’, I fully expected to snap a shot of the beautiful colorful leaves of the Pacific Northwest. But then I had the idea to metagame the subject. If Mandy wasn’t specific enough to choose ‘Autumn’, then I’m going to take liberty to interpret her words as I please. So this brings us to Snoqualmie Falls. I’ve been to this place a ton of times already, but always to the top of the falls. This time, Mandy and I went down below, beyond the caution signs, and out on the rocks at the base. I’ve been trying to get better at taking shots of people and Mandy was gracious enough to be my subject.”

Fungitown by Mandy

Fungitown by Mandy

I have been waiting for Fall to arrive since last Winter. There is something so deeply comforting, peaceful, and beautiful about this season. From pumpkin pies to a cuddling up on the couch in a cozy blanket, so much is to be enjoyed in Fall. I love to watch the leaves slowly change, feel the crunching of leaves under my boots while taking a full breath of crisp air, sip on hot chocolate, and bundle up in warm clothing. I took my camera with me to Discovery Park with Brent to look for my favorite thing to photograph: fungi. We went from tree to tree, searching the forest floor for various types of fungi for me to photograph. Last Fall, I started a collection of moss and mushroom photos and I decided that I would have to continue cultivating this collection. They seem to grow most plentiful in Fall which is why I have decided to highlight them. I saw this little one growing lonesome on a small mound of moss with fallen leaves  all around it and I knew it was perfect.

We have a very exciting week ahead of us! Our dear friends Skyler and Kassi are getting married in a very photogenic place. Thus, we had to pick the topic…

Jamaica!

–M.

Personification

Cheerio!

Cheerio! by Mandy

“I ate the cereal this morning.” –M

Lanterns

Lanterns by Brent

Perhaps the most common example of personification in every day life is the bizarre yearly tradition of humans carving faces into pumpkins. The batch you see before you came from a carving party Mandy and I hosted for our friends. The cyclops on the left was created by Skyler, the very same guy seen modeling on my Red photo. The toothy two-face in the middle is my latest creation, while Mandy created the enchanting firefly scene on the right.

Mandy will be on vacation next week, but we’re going to try to find time when she gets back to catch up on photos. She chose the next topic:

Pumpkins arrive at Halloween. And Halloween arrives during…

Fall.

–B