Posts Tagged ‘night’

Glamping

Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Elyssa holds Raleigh in a blankie
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Glamping = glamorous camping. Satisfying your craving for the outdoors and your penchant for a good meal, nice glass of wine, a comfortable bed, and (when you’re with me) an impromptu rockstar photo shoot.

Earlier this summer, over two dozen of my friends and I ventured out to Angels Camp in Frog County for the weekend. We stayed in cabins, had full electricity and wi-fi, took coin-free hot showers, and filled our bellies with some deliciously prepared meals.

Some of us went ziplining, one of us foraged for wild mushrooms, most of us enjoyed Starbucks in the morning and ice cream cones in the afternoon. Despite this, we totally roughed it: we got bitten by bugs, caught frogs, had a frightening encounter with a wild horse, let a toddler swallow (nearly) whole a bag of chewy bears, and went nose to nose with an emu. Oh yeah, we roughed it alright.

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Week 51: I love the lightlife

Friday, December 24th, 2010
AM in the rain on Christmas Tree Lane

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Every December for the past 60 years, 52 homeowners on Thompson Street in Alameda string thousands of lights and display other holiday decorations for Christmas. Every home on Christmas Tree Lane is aglow with lights and even the center median is decorated.

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Week 50: A jump in the dark

Friday, December 17th, 2010
AM jumps amid shadows and lights

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Week 21: Checking my iPhone, part 2

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
Annamarie's 52 Project: Week 21

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I love shooting at night. The colors and lights and long exposures always lend themselves to interesting results. For instance, that arc at the top of this shot is from a helicopter.

What I don’t love: raccoons, especially when they thrash around with their beady eyes in the pitch black darkness in the near brush off to the right. Thankfully, I was not alone when I was out shooting the Bay Bridge. Thankfully, I have a friend who yelled and waved his arms wildly until they scampered away even after the obviously human-acclimated critters first glared at him defiantly. I’m pretty sure I would have fleed without taking all the shots I wanted had I been alone. Thanks, friends!

Here is part 1.

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