TRAVEL: DC & National Harbor Park

While visiting home in Virginia, my aunt and I decided to go to DC and took my little brother along with us! It was a fun field trip, because all three of us love taking pictures and there was so much to shoot!

It can be kind of a thumbs down when you’re somewhere where you could take a bunch of pictures, but the person/people you’re with aren’t into photography, because you don’t want to keep stopping to take pictures while they want to do other things — so this trip was super fun!

Believe it or not, I haven’t been to DC since I was too young to really appreciate it and I’d never gone to National Harbor Park.

We played tourists and took in the scenery and checked out some monuments. Super fun! :)

PHOTO: Virginia!


I went to Virginia for this week for my brother’s high school graduation and it was my first time in Virginia during the summer in two years!

I love Ithaca, but most Ithacans know that we would do almost anything for hot weather. With so many people to catch up with, I didn’t really have time to do much, or take very many pictures — But I did find a cool spot in Hampton to lay out in the sun and read at for a few hours. Super fun and relaxing!

Poetry: Shihan – Love Like

While I read a fairly decent amount, I really wish I read more poetry. It’s something I’ve always kind of been into, but never invested enough time into. This is why Def Jam Poetry was one of my favorite shows that I wish so badly would make a return!

My favorite poetry genre is, of course, love. It’s funny, because I had heard so much about the movie Love Jones (a love story about a photographer and a poet/writer), my whole life and once I finally watched it, I wasn’t really feeling it. Then I saw it again recently and it’s probably one of my favorite movies.

Anyway, this is one of my favorite poems ever and it reminds me so much of the movie Love Jones, for some reason. Check out the Def Jam Poetry performance below and click the continue reading link to read the lyrics. It’s worth it. :)

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Stuff Vegetarians Eat

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Oh snap! Resurge of the “Stuff Vegetarians Eat” feature on the blog. Now that I’ve been working on getting into the habit of bringing my camera with me as much as possible, I’ve got to remember to start taking more pictures of my food.

However, I have to come up with a new name for this feature, as I’m not a vegetarian anymore (I eat seafood). Or I could keep the same name, and only feature vegetarian food?

I’ll figure it out. But I had this hot dog at the Ithaca Festival over the weekend. It is a veggie dog with “a little bit of everything”. That “little bit of everything” includes:

  • Relish
  • Cauliflower
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Nacho cheese
  • Cole slaw

Believe it or not, it was really good! :)

PHOTO: Memorial Day

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Memorial Day at the lake!

This is a special post, just for DJ (the guy in the green)!!!!!’s biggest fan. For all serious business inquiries, contact his publicist… whoever that publicist is…. :)

On a serious note, here’s one of my favorite songs, by Tyler, The Creator that’s perfectly appropriate for lake activities. It’s called “Analog”. Check it out!

PHOTO: Ithaca Festival Parade


This year, I got to experience my first Ithaca Festival Parade! Okay, not my first Ithaca Festival parade, but this is the first one that I was in! My job helped to collect cans to donate to United Way and it was a blast! I decided to deem myself the official photographer for my job. Here are some of the photos from the parade.