WC: Super Names

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names.  As names have power, words have power.  Words can light fires in the minds of men.  Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.  There are seven words that will make a person love you.  There are ten words that will break a strong man’s will.  But a word is nothing but a painting of a fire.  A name is the fire itself.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

What is a name?  Names identify objects, people, places, trees, churches, lakes, storms.  But names are merely a label.  You might treasure the name given to you on the day of your birth, but that name does not define you.  Many women assume their husband’s names.  Some people choose to legally change their names to something more appealing.  But that doesn’t change who they are.

Continue reading

Weekly Challenge: Transmogrified Flaneur

I knew this week’s challenge would be more difficult than usual because I’m working!  My favorite event of the year is happening this weekend – Kumoricon.  I like to do a lot of landscapes, but I also love candids, which is why I enjoy event photography.  Mix that with a healthy dose of anime addiction, and I’ve got one awesome weekend.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2016

Continue reading

Top Pic(k)s of 2015

Over 27,110 pictures taken this year.. how do I choose the best??  Somehow I managed to pare it down to my top 50 (that was so hard!!).

Continue reading

Photo of the Week: Zombies!

Every year around this time, as Halloween looms on the horizon, the undead emerge in droves.  Around here, there are walks, pub crawls, 5k runs, and – of course – dancing.  I partook in the Thrill the World dance a few years ago, donning the torn garments, the pale makeup, and the fake blood (and even some real blood!).  I learned all of the moves and joined the masses around the world all dancing to Michael Jackson in sync.  Aaron passed on the dance but was happy to limp and moan his way with me down the city streets.

This year, I chose to simply shoot zombies, instead 🙂

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2015 Continue reading