a teatray in the sky

misty mountain hop

Posted in 5D Mark II, Photography, Virginia by firthefirst on June 29, 2011

there are four great things you get to do when going lazy luxury camping that you don’t get to do when going serious backwoods camping:

  1. bring your DSLR and tripod
  2. play with fire
  3. eat s’mores
  4. stay up late at night

and since we could do all these things, we did do all these things.

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gone fishin

Posted in 5D Mark II, Photography, Virginia by firthefirst on June 28, 2011

took a spur-of-the-moment weekend detour out to the far reaches of virginia to go camping with the guys this weekend.  fishing really isn’t my thing, but hiking and sleeping on hard ground are.  we had a great time eating beans, trying to catch fish, making fires, making more fires (tina is a pyro), and acting like hillfolk.  I’m going to have to call up smitty and set up some real backwoods camping for next year … (more…)

architecture in atlanta

Posted in 5D Mark II, Architecture, Atlanta, Georgia, Photography by firthefirst on June 15, 2011

what happens when you plunk a troop of architecture nerds in a city none of them have ever been in before?  they go see architecture.  lots of it, while discussing architecture the whole time.  do you find yourself avoiding your architect friends sometimes?  that’s the reason why. (more…)

welcome to hotlanta

Posted in 5D Mark II, Atlanta, Food, Georgia, Photography by firthefirst on June 14, 2011

who knew being a groomsman was this much work?  who knew atlanta would be so damn fun?

the answer to both questions is: not me.  going down to the ATL for jon + angela’s wedding with tina, justin, and a mini-upenn crew is probably one of the best 4-day weekends I’ve ever had.  forget 3-day weekends, let’s have more 4-day holiday weekends. (more…)

pike’s place

Posted in 5D Mark II, Defrag, Photography, Seattle, Washington by firthefirst on June 7, 2011

oysters the size of your mouth.  3 for $5.  what is this awesomeness/madness?  it’s Seattle.  I want to go back to there…

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