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March 2015, days (or perhaps even the day) after Tm’s return from his 7 month+ deployment. We went for a walk to the river and took some pictures. It was cold and Evie chowed down on raspberries and pirate booty. She wore the hat I made her.

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2010 in 10 Photos

I’ve been wanting to put together a video of my year in photos. I started on it, kinda sorta, and then put it on hold, and now here we are in February. Oops. Until I finish that, I thought I would post my 10 favorite photos from 2010, in no particular order (an idea I stole from somewhere else on the internets).

I took a ridiculous amount of photos in 2010, mostly after Tim bought me my Rebel in August and I went a little nutburgers. It was really hard to pick 10 favorites. I chose these ones because they helped me learn something, or they make me happy, or I just find myself going back and looking at them over and over for whatever reason.

1. Tiger at Dickerson Park Zoo

This was the first one to jump out at me when I decided to do this list. I almost peed myself when I took this photo, I was so excited. The zoo has always been one of my favorite places to photograph, but I was always frustrated by things like fences that I didn’t know how to work around. This was the first time I was able to focus on the animal through the fence, and the tiger just so happened to be staring right at me. Right place, right time. [Canon Rebel T2i, Sigma 70-300mm f/4.0 lens]

2. Lily at Churaumi Aquarium

This photo was taken on Day 2 of my 365 project. I went with a different flower photo for the day, but I think I like this one better. It reminds me of when I first decided to start my project, and how I thought I’d be using my little G10 for another year. I still love using the macro setting on that camera. [Canon G10, macro setting]

3. Okinawa sunset

One of the best things about our place in Okinawa is that we are always just steps away from breathtaking ocean sunsets. I go out all the time and take a gajillion photos of this same view, and it’s always different. This was one of my favorites. [Canon Rebel T2i, Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens]

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Adventure Day: American Village

Saturday we ventured out of the BOQ for our second adventure day. We weren’t given much of a choice, since our power was out for the entire day, but I digress. We decided on a low key day at American Village, only about 20 minutes away.

After some much needed caffeine at Starbuck’s, we walked down to the beach to wander and take pictures.

Then we headed to the theater to see Inception. If you haven’t seen it, stop reading this and go right now. It’s SO good. I feel like it was made for me – like it took all my favorite movie genres and ideas and put them all into one awesome film. It’s the kind of movie you feel like you want to go see again immediately to make sure you caught everything. Plus, I very much like looking at Leonardo DiCaprio.

The day ended with dinner and watching the sunset at the aptly named Sunset Beach.

Oh, and I couldn’t take pictures of them because it was too dark, but the bats here are CRAZY huge. They are like flying puppies.

*photos edited for awesomeness in Picnik, because I was bored.