Self-Portrait – November 2011

This is the first self-portrait post I’ve written without even looking at the photo for the month. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. :)

This month was crazy. It started with my gear (computer, camera, lenses, flash, etc) and miscellaneous other stuff being stolen out of our apartment. I spent a good 10 days without a camera, without a way to view my past work. It was a horrid empty feeling. I replaced my camera and have a lens I’m happy to work with and things improved drastically on a trip to NorCal to see family and photograph my cousin and her fiance. Moving 2208 miles away from my parents, friends, family,  (yes I google’d it to see the exact distance) has been difficult in ways I was only warned about before-hand. Spending a long weekend with my family was just the taste of home I needed. Why I didn’t take a photo there I’m not sure. Is it a good thing I wasn’t thinking about “work” while there? Surely. But still – that left me upstairs on the rooftop deck the last day of the month fidgeting with the tables and chairs and self timer.

So here ya go. The rooftop deck is way cool. It’s an insanely peaceful place to relax. I get to watch the traffic crawling on I-5. I see the sun rise and set on the city. I see the rowing team and the kayakers enjoy the lake. It’s peaceful.

More than that – it’s my new home, and I’m getting used to that. :)


(hat custom-made by the very talented Alicia at Imagine Knits – here’s her blog)

About Danielle Nielsen

I am a photographer who loves to bring out the best in you and your life. Capturing those little moments that make you special are my favorite. I am an "on location" photographer and available for travel anywhere you'd like photos taken.
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6 Responses to Self-Portrait – November 2011

  1. Tami Griffis says:

    Well, I can’t say I really enjoyed this blog. Although I did appreciate it. And always like seeing a new photo of you. I hope Dec is a better month, glad you got some family time in Nov though. Its good to see you say you’re getting used to your new home.

    • Yah, I understand. It’s a bit painful to discuss Seattle being “home” since the mid-west coast will always be “home” – but it is a good feeling to be settling in even though I’m missing everyone I left behind.

  2. alicia says:

    Sweet hat!

  3. cal says:

    I like the pic and the post.

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