alberta: yet another. newfoundland: one less again.

i went out for a coffee with a best friend of mine that’s moving away soon, and while i’m sooo SO happy for her…

i’m gonna be about as sad looking as this puppy when she actually takes off. i’ll miss you!

much love,

can

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lightroom & updates

so to say that lightroom is a good editing program is the understatement of the year after having only done my processing iPhoto so far. iPhoto is definitely good at organizing cleanly, but as far as editing goes it does more harm than good and the more you try and do with a photo the more you can see quality disappear (in my opinion anyway). if you haven’t made the switch, I totally recommend you do it soon.

on a few other random notes…

i’m 21 in a week. WHAT is that?

my blog just hit over 8000 views in a year and a half! to not have my blog overly public yet but to still have so many regular visitors is awesome, and i really appreciate it. thanks for checking back!

my summer weddings start this weekend, and while i’m a little nervous i’m more excited than anything. they’re all going to be beauutiful, and i get to kick off my first one on a wharf in port aux basques! awesome.

i still can’t really come to any concrete decision on harlow, which isn’t really a surprise but its something i’m still thinking about a lot. i’d want my new camera first, and if i could get it and still go i think i might pack my bags now and start driving to the airport. BUT possibly giving up on being able to afford anything (other than… nope, nothing) for a good while, which yes includes camera equipment, is stressing me out.

i have a slightly bigger soft spot for photography this week because i don’t know if you remember the portrait I posted in my last post of my pop, but the cabin it was taken in just a few weeks ago is now destroyed. apparently mother nature with the combined efforts of the rock face it sits below it had other plans for the area. thankfully everyone is safe, but its still sad to see my grandparents cabin and a place i’ve spent a lot of time at now destroyed. the whole family is pretty upset too, so it means a lot to me that there is a pretty accurate depiction of my pop relaxing in it on one of the last weekends it was standing. ❤

and finally, after rocking three jobs for the majority of may/june/july, it looks like for the majority of august i will pretty much be free from any sort of work whatsoever. a couple random hours in the gallery here and there if need be, and of course there’s some wedding editing in there too. but… THREE weeks to relax? so excited!

much love,

candace

man in the mountain

so i’m a liiiittle sore today, but it was definitely worth it. a steep hike, in twenty degrees heat, wearing a heavy camera backpack, with two awesome friends of mine? yeah, i’d still do it again. once I regain normal use of my leg muscles, of course… anyone willing to carry me up stairs in the meantime?

disclaimer: when your camera says F00 and will. not. adjust. your f-stop no matter how many times you push the dial or curse recently changed camera settings, don’t panic. finish fully attaching your lens that may or may not have been knocked loose in your backpack. ever seen a canon 24-70mm lens rocket down the face of a mountain? i haven’t thankfully. and don’t ever want to! (but almost did, and i still want to throw up at the thought).

much accident prone love,

candace