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Monday, May 31, 2010

These Feet Were Made for Walking

This week at "I heart faces" they are focusing on feet. It is their way to raise awareness of the charity "Soles 4 Souls" which collects used shoes and gives them to people all over the world in need of proper footwear. So to showcase this great charity this week is all about feet!!

Just this weekend we went to the beach and I loved how all the water bubbles gathered at my feet as the tide went back out. The water was so cold though, but I love the feeling of wet sand and ocean water on my feet!

These are not my feet... This is the Albert Einstein Memorial in Washington, DC. He is massive and made entirely out of pennies! His feet were so huge it was amazing!

To learn about Soles 4 Souls click the logo!

To see more feet walk on over to "I Heart Faces!"

Monday, May 10, 2010

I Heart My Ima!

Naturally this week's I Heart Faces theme is "Celebrating Mom."

Well this Mother's Day I gave my mom the ultimate gift....

I graduated college. I have only seen her smile so much on a few occasions (my sister's graduation and wedding to name 2!). It was a surreal day and I wouldn't have even made it that far without my mom as my rock and supporter!

Love you Ima!!!

To check out more amazing moms click over to "I Heart Faces!"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I heart flashbacks.

I have been waiting for this week's I Heart Faces theme for weeks! The theme is taking a picture from way back when and recreating it. Well, I immediately had my photos in mind!

These are of my cousin Eric and I. The one on the right is from 1995 at Eric's Bar Mitzvah, I was 7 and Eric was 13. I love how this picture shows the mid-90s fashion trends in all their glory!

The newer picture was from May 2008 at our cousin Jack's Bar Mitzvah (a theme is emerging!). We may or may not have been trying to recreate the 90s picture (I can claim I am psychic and I knew that 2 years later they would come in handy, but I won't...).

To check out more "Then & Nows" head on over to I Heart Faces!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The View from....

my window today!

What a change since my last "view from here" post!

Spring is in full bloom here in DC and it is glorious.

Last time I said that my view isn't spectacular, but I take that back! I am so glad the snow has melted and spring has sprung! This tree has just put a smile on my face and all the green in DC right now has helped shake off the winter blues.

I will try to do one last "the view from here" post before I move out of my apartment!

Enjoy spring!

Monday, March 22, 2010

All About Angles

This week I Heart Faces is focusing on taking a picture from a different angle. I remembered this picture I took of my sister Avi and thought it would be a great entry!

We were having a fun day along the river in Philadelphia and I snapped this picture as she climbed the awesome spiral staircase!

To see a wide variety of different angles head on over to I Heart Faces!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I Heart Winter....

.... especially now that it seems to be ending!

Regardless of that, I do love winter! I love being cuddled up under blankets in bed, wearing nice sweaters, and my favorite - snowboarding!!

A picture from my winter boarding excursion was the first that came to mind for this week's I Heart Faces contest!

Snowboarding (and other winter sports) seem to encapsulate "bundled up" to me! You wear so many layers that you can get heat stroke if you don't make it outside quick enough! It's a science to make sure you stay warm for as many runs as possible!!

I cannot wait to next season, but for now I am officially hanging up my winter coat!

To check out more entries head over to I Heart Faces!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I love outtakes.....

I love outtakes. I miss the days when sitcoms rolled their credits with outtakes from that episode's filming.

Anywho... This week's I Heart Faces challenge is "Hilarious Outtakes." I so thought I had better ones to choose from and of course the one photo I want is not on my computer, darn pre-digital age!

This was in Oregon last June. My sister, her husband and I were out wine tasting and Ben always the jokester decided to pop in to the picture. It reminds me of that squirrel that popped into a picture later in the summer, you know, this one.

To enjoy more laughs pop on over to I Heart Faces!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lovely Hands

I Heart Faces' theme for this week is "Hands on Fun." Well, the story behind this picture may not be "fun" but it allows me to think of so many fun memories.

I took this picture on the last day of my Bubbe's life. I didn't know it was going to be her last day alive. I decided, with my mom's permission, to take some black and white photos of her. I took some wonderful pictures that day. Each one shows a women at peace, and my family savoring the damp afternoon with our mother and grandmother.

Nearly 18 months after her death, I love this picture so much. My youthful hand held in her aged and experienced hand. With those hands she held me when I was born, hugged me, cooked for me, loved me, and taught me so much. I see an image of my Bubbe passing the future in my hands.

While this was taken on what became a sad day, this picture makes me happy, thinking of my Bubbe at peace and all the wonderful memories I have with her.

To see more people's take on "hands on fun" use you hands and head on over to I Heart Faces!

Friday, February 19, 2010

The View from....

.... my window.

One project I am going to try to tackle this year is to take pictures of a certain place over a few months and see how it changes.

Now my view isn't spectacular by any stretch of the imagination, but I have a nice tree and courtyard and this could be a cool way to see how it changes when the snow finally melts with the seasons.

So here here is my first installment in "The View From My Window." As things change, I will post more! I will also be looking for other places to do this!

This was taken after the first snowfall this year, about a week before the blizzard moved in. Right now there is way more snow out there...

Cannot wait to see how the view changes over time.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I just wanna dance!

I have decided to participate in the I Heart Faces contest this week again. The theme this week is "I Wanna Dance" - and well since I was a dancer for over 15 years I decided I should dance on in this week.

This picture I took the first year after I left my dance school. It was the finale dance and was so beautifully choreographed. The colors of the costumes and everyone's positions are wonderful against the black scrim. I may not be a dancer anymore, but I still love and appreciate it!

Dance on over to I Heart Faces to check out more dancing pictures!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I Heart Places

There is a great photo sharing website called "I Heart Faces." They have contests and fun things but this week, in keeping with a valentines theme they are looking for pictures of people's favorite places or the most romantic places they've been too. I decided to jump in this week!

This was at Washington Irving's mansion in Irvington, NY. Last winter they did an amazing display on the grounds of the mansion depicting Rip Van Winkle in lights. These were at the end of the story and to this day think they were so beautiful and dare I say, romantic!

One major advantage to living in NW Washington, DC is being so close to the National Cathedral. It is so gorgeous and I love going to walk around there. Why can't synagogues be like this!? This was taken on a grey and rainy day and there was even a wedding happening, talk about romantic and just amazing!

This is in Philadelphia by the Schyklkill River, down by the Water Works. Avi, Ben, and I were having a fun time taking pictures there. I got some great ones of the happy couple and this picture just is so simple but at the same time has some great depth too.

If you want to check out more romantic spots, head on over to I Heart Faces!

Saturday, January 2, 2010



A whole year. Measured in pictures. Amazing.

Well, I did it. I successfully completed Project 365. Some days it was tough, other days I had to comb through tons of pictures to figure out which to pick.

I realized a lot this year, that there is a lot of value to stepping back, slowing down, and not just passing life by. I noticed things this year, on campus, at home, in my daily life, that I otherwise wouldn't have noticed or wouldn't have remembered without a picture memory.

That is all great, but I have decided to not continue into 2010. I am still, out of a new habit, keeping my camera in my bag/always with me, but no longer need to feel obligated to take a picture.

I will keep this blog up as a site I can post cool photos I take and I have some photography projects in mind to tackle over the year some check back for those.

Thanks for following and enjoying my journey around the sun with me!!

December 25 - 31


December 31, 2009: This is it! The end on the decade and the end of Project 365!

December 30, 2009: What a great new year's resolution, don't you think?

December 29, 2009: It was -13 in the City at noon with the windchill, where was I then? Taking a picture of this tree.... Nuts, yes, had a great day, yes.

December 28, 2009: We joined COSTCO, thrilling? I think so!

December 27, 2009: We went into the city today. These sculptures are in Central Park right near the Plaza - they are way fun to climb on, at any age.

December 26, 2009: I saw Avatar tonight. AMAZING. Need I say more?

December 25, 2009: Mom bought this awesome jig-saw puzzle for me and I got right to work on it. By the Sunday evening it was done, possibly a new record!