Today as we were driving around Omaha, we passed by a cool building that was covered in graffiti. We decided to stop and take some pictures, and as we did a guy pulled up in his car. It ended up being the guy who ran the place, which we found out was an art gallery and performing arts building. They host all kinds of events. He was kind enough to show us around his building and tell us of the various events that take place there. We snapped a few shots outside before we left. Pretty neat place.
Well, after a two month adventure at my mom’s place, we now live in a place of our own in Omaha. We’re thankful to be here and enjoying having a place to make our own. I had a few weeks where I didn’t really take many pictures because I was so busy, but I hope to be taking more pictures again. It’s also been a bit cold and sometimes snowy, so I haven’t really been outside much. And now that we don’t walk to get to places like we did in Chicago, I rarely get the opportunity.
But here are some photos from over the last few weeks or so.
As we await to move into a house in Omaha, Sarah, the boys, and I are staying with my mom and brother. We will be out by the end of the month if things go as planned, but in the meantime we wait. Most of days are spent keeping track of Micah and Ezra, trying to keep them out of trouble. That’s quite the hard task these days. Ezra has seemed to perfect his peg-leg crawl, and Micah can zip away in a blink of an eye.
Although we don’t have a place of our own yet, we’ve now been in the Iowa/Nebraska area for almost a month now. I recently got my cameras out again and have been taking a few shots. Some of these shots are from around my mom’s place, and some are from the Union Pacific Museum here in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
A lot has changed since I last posted here. My family has moved from Chicago and into the Omaha area. We are currently staying with my mom in Iowa as we figure out exactly where we are going to be living next. Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks. I sadly have not gotten my camera out very often through the course of all that has been going on. Here are some that I have taken, however.
If you’ve followed my blog here you know that I’ve been trying to document more of my daily life. I’ve been taking more pictures using my iPhone recently. I have been posting these pictures as I take them on my Tumblr blog, if that is something you use. But I plan to occasionally post them here too in groupings as I have time.
After going to a pancake breakfast this morning we mostly just hung around the house. I decided to take a few shots. I’ve been also trying to take more pictures with my iPhone. I don’t give my iPhone 5s enough credit. I always feel like I need my actual camera with me everywhere, but I’m trying to use my phone more often to take pictures. There are things which it can do that my camera often times cannot do. For one thing it has a wider angle lens on it than I usually use on my camera, so it’s great for being able to capture wider angle pictures. But it also does a great job with exposure and white balance, lending itself to some great pictures. Some of the pictures below are taken with my iPhone.
I have been wanting to just take more pictures of everyday life. Nothing glamorous. Nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing particularly artsy. Just normal life as I experience it each day. Today is Halloween. It’s cold. It was snowing earlier. But mommy is home and hanging out with us today. Here are some pictures. I may be taking more of these sorts of shots in the future.
It’s also a chance to finally start taking pictures and processing them in ways that I like. The photography world is a very opinionated one. But I am learning to do things the way I like to do them, and not listen so much to the opinions of other people. I am comfortable with my technical abilities now, and so it is more about developing my own sense of photography style. Some might not like my style, but that’s ok. In the end, these pictures are for me. This is a process, and I am inviting you on my journey as I continue to to understand my own style as a photographer.
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