Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Pumpkin Spice of Life


________I'm quite proud of myself right now. You see, all of the pictures above were taken using the manual function on my camera. Yesterday, I took a photography class and learned about the wonders of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and other little camera tidbits that were once another language to me. I must say that it was quite helpful, and it's amazing that I can use the manual function now and not end up with a picture that's either pitch black, blurred a schizophrenic shade of green, or tinted a cold blue. They're not perfect, of course, but they will get there, I hope!

________That grilled chicken sandwich was my first successful manual shot; it is a sandwich of knowledge, a sandwich of power, and a sandwich that symbolizes sweet victory (and of course, tender deliciousness). That special sandwich has laid the foundation for all of my future photography sessions. The sandwich is what made me. It is what created me.

________Of course, all good things must end, and the sandwich did end because I was terribly hungry. Ah well-- it was nice while it lasted. I will never forget that sandwich. Now, I'm just going to have to work toward taking even better pictures with my camera, all while keeping Mr. Sandwich in mind.


Sweater: Forever 21
Skirt: Forever 21
Tights: Charlotte Russe
Clog heels: Charlotte Russe
Necklace: Altr'd State, from brother brother

30 comments:

elanor, said...

"i will never forget that sandwich" - haha i love it!

you are so pretty, ali! i love this top and those are darling heels.
xx

LyddieGal said...

How wonderful you are learning to use your camera!
It's really quite nice to have control, your photos are sure to shine even more brightly now!

Love this look - that skirt, those tights, its so cute!

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Bonnie said...

Favorite part of the outfit: the tights. DANG, GIRL. lovelovelovelovelove.

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Joyce said...

your tights are so awesome, I love the pattern. Very pretty outfit. haha the sandwich photo is quite nice :)

Sarah@Pencil Skirts and Lattes said...

those tights are fab and the shape of that skirt is perfect!! love this look, and congrats on new accomplishments with the camera! :)

A Southern Drawl said...

I just found your blog! I LOVE it. You definitely have a new follower. Your outfits are so creative and trendy. Can't wait to read more! Feel free to stop by my blog!

A Southern Drawl

Cindi said...

This is funny ;) Hahah.. Anyway you look lovely too, I like the dramatic printed tights and the rusty red blouse :)

/Cindi

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ATW said...

in love with your amazingly sexy tights!!!

xxx

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E said...

Those tights are sweet! And these are beautiful photos!

jess said...

I still need to learn to use the manual function on my camera. I love the texture on your tights.

Isquisofrenia said...

oh the tights are amazing and the skirt so lovely
and that food looks really good

Elin Kling said...

L O V E

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I just love you.

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I've been experimenting with my camera a lot lately. Teach me! :)

Samantha said...

Wow, you are seriously striking! I'm loving on your tights. :)

xo, Samantha
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Adam said...

Cute outfit, it looks great

Laura Bray said...

Love this! The pattern on your stockings is so gorgeous!

-LAURA xx
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Ivy Sie said...

everything in this post is just perfect. so pretty! :)

in love with your tights <3 xx

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Hhahahahahahahaha the sandwich story was so funny! Literally laughing out loud here.

Love your tights btw! They are so bold and stylish.

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Arielle said...

I love your tights! I still haven;t learned about the Manual setting on my camera, so Kudos to you! That sandwich did look pretty stinkin amazing.

-Arielle
www.humblepievintage.com

yiqin; said...

those tights are amazing <3

Stephanie Lin said...

The color of your top is stunning. I'm totally in love with it against the black!

em.me.ma said...

you look amazing girl! love the tights and clogs. i need to seirously invest in a camera!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

I love the floral black lace tights! =)

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Stiene S. said...

You look amazing!
Love the skirt :)
x

Rach said...

your tights are soo cute! I love these photos

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Sarah said...

Those tights are really fun, great look.

Sara said...

Nice photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I like your skirt, what a great shape and that blouse is so nice, the perfect touch to the outfit also you are really beautiful and your tights rock! You have an awesome blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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Emmett Katherine said...

love those tights, I have the same one. congrats on shooting in manual mode, I'm not there yet!! Your pics turned out well.

Karen Wasem said...

Hey.. Your outfit is so lovely.. I like it a lot!!
maybe you wanna follow each other?? :D
have a nice day!! ;)
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