|35mm lens at f/2. See how soft the corners are? I should have stopped down.|
Recently I think I've been getting a little cynical. I think I've been spending too much time with people who talk about money - making it, not spending it. (I'm pro spending, in small but enjoyable amounts. I'm pro making it in a similar way, on a small scale, doing what you love, what moves and satisfies you.) I've gotta say, what's been happening with the politics in this country has also been very disappointing. I can't help but think that politicians acting on their personal beliefs about what would best serve the country in the long run, rather than what would best serve them in the short run, would be acting differently. Washington, I'm disappointed in you. All of you, regardless of party line.
Anyway. End of political rant, that's not what this blog is for. The reason I'm mentioning my cynicism is to remind myself that there is hope for all of us. Enough that someone in Chinatown felt the urge to label the side of the building with it. It was a small gift to come across.
And, some things I came across on the internets that you might feel like wasting your time on:
The ultimate case for your iPhone 4. I can't tell if it's incredibly tacky or kind of cool. Also, I'm suspicious about the sustainability of walnut. Anyone know better than me?
An amazing new food blog, with gorgeous magazine-ready recipes. Someone buy me some backdrops in every color of the rainbow! I want to make those recipes and then shoot them! Also, I really want to try a caipiroska. The cherry hand pies look amazing as well.
In addition, Evan and I just pulled the trigger on an expensive but cute addition to the family.
Plus, some gorgeous animal photos I found on 500px. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Read the artist's statement as well. I think my favorite part is this: "My pictures never try to take account of actual circumstances. They are my elegy on an animal world which disappears in tragic way every day more and more." - Wolf Ademeit