2.13.2012

7 o' clock

If you know me, 7 o' clock is ridiculously early. For a girl who's lately been crawling out of bed at 10 o' clock in the morning, it's likening to torture. Ah, but photoshoots are worth it. We caught the sunrise. We unpacked our gear in an open field, found the broken wooden chair, and began snapping away.

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My beautiful friend was our model, and her sister and I never allowed for silence as the clickity-click of our shutters continued unceasingly. The sun slowly crept from behind Mauna Kea, and we caught the golden light for a few moments before it slipped behind a puddle of clouds.

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The two last shots are probably my favorites. I am still trying to learn about manual mode a bit more before truly commiting to it (once I switch to manual mode, I never want to change back to another setting so that I really learn about it). Thanks so much for the websites you all recommended in the last post. They are really helping!

23 comments:

  1. I LOVE these shots! They are all so beautiful.

    xoxo,
    --Abi

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  2. ...... W O W ......

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  3. this is incredible! love it :))
    -jocee <3

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  4. These are so pretty! I definitely like the last one best.
    xo.

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  5. So lovely!

    I'm used to getting up at 8 and sometimes 6 in the morning so 7 sounds just fine. :)

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  6. you got some really cool angles, I like the 6th one down. Thanks for putting up with me :) Next time we gotta get you and/or Sarah from behind the camera. Then I can try my hand at what you do.

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    1. Thanks, Ellie! I like that one too...more of a candid shot. :) Yes, next time we do it again, we should try to switch it up. Sounds like a plan. :)

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  7. Such nice pictures!!! Ellie, of course, looks gorgeous. I really like the second to last photo, it's probably my favorite, too. And your angles are delightful. Obviously manual mode is treating you well.

    Oh, I know how you feel. 9 A.M. is routine for me, since I've been staying up to 1 to 2 A.M. It's awful, and lovely at the same time. (The awfulness is my sisters telling me I'm so unhealthy for having such a routine).

    Love you, and it was nice to see you for a few seconds, when is the GED tonight?
    Becks

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    1. Thank you, dear. And as delightful as waking up late is, I am finally (seriously) trying to break the habit. It's more then difficult, though. ;)

      Yes, it was delightful running into you all last week. Tonight, I'll be there by 6 and may stay till 10. I just can't wait to get it over with.

      Love,
      Me

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  8. oh, you are my hero. I love sleeping in way too much to get up at 7 in the morning. ;] looks like it was totally worth it though--she's lovely and you got some fantastic and beautiful photos!

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  9. I've been checking back daily waiting for a new post...and am rewarded with such pretty pictures! I like the last ones especially, but you did a fabulous job on all of them. ;)

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  10. Oh yes. I would rather sleep in til 10 then get up at 7. I'm such a night owl. And learning to shoot in manuel really is just setting it to manuel and not moving it and just learning how it works. Thats how I learned ;)

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  11. Ugh! I was up at 7 this morning too, though I normally wake up at around 8 everyday automatically. It's amazing how important an extra hour is. Beautiful pictures for it being such an early day for you. I know for sure mine wouldn't be nearly as in focus wobbling around 3 hours before I was supposed to get up! :)

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  12. I love how you captured the intensity of her eyes in the last one.....Great shots!.... always the best, to have you along! any ideas on another prop/shoot???

    Great job at Manual too!

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    1. Thanks again for inviting me! It was a blast. Hm, I'll have to give it a bit of thought, but we should definitely do something by the ocean. I mean, I do NOT have enough pictures of the beach!
      We should do something crazy, like wear fancy dresses on the sand. It would certainly be entertaining. ;)

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  13. These pictures have emotion - true, strong, raw emotion. They are unspeakably beautiful! Girlie, I'm honest... not many teenage bloggers are able to capture this life the way you do.

    xo Acacia

    ps I cannot thank you enough for the comment you left on my latest post. It TRULY made my day. You are one of the people that keep my blog happy and running. Thank you... beyond all means.

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  14. thanks for the sweet words on my blog! they were very much appreciated (:

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  15. I was about to say the last two photos are gorgeous when I read those are your favorite. ;) Glad you're liking manual mode... I started out that way, and never have I once used or preferred auto. I have so much more control over capturing photos, and even though I'm definitely not one to feel comfortable while in control, being able to use my camera in the exact way I want to, and capture those photos how I imagined them makes me very, very happy.

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  16. These photos are utterly beautiful and inspiring, Kimberly! Your photography is amazing, and Ellie looks stunning. I love the profile shots of Ellie; so dramatic and gorgeous. I love the fourth picture down on the right; the composition and color are really cool! Okay, enough gushing! I hope to see you soon! I miss you!

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    1. Aw, your sweet words are too kind! Thanks so much! I hope we get to do a photoshoot with all of us together sometime. It would be awesome. And I miss you, too! Need a get-together asap. ;)

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  17. Hello :)
    I stumbled onto your sweet blog via Grace at Grace's Garden Walk.
    Your photos are beautiful! I, too am working on learning more about shooting manually. Have a very blessed day!

    Anne Marie {adefinedpurpose.blogspot.com}

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  18. I found your blog VIA 17 Inch heart and loved it :) i love your pictures and I know how it feels to do a photo shoot.

    Follow and share the love

    imawriterimstupid.blogspot.com (ps. if you follow i will follow--goes for anyone)

    -Alisha

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