my life in pictures

photography makes me happy

October 9, 2011

Filed under: Life,Music — hogwartsphotographer @ 10:37 pm

I really love when you hear a song, and you’ve only heard it a few times, and suddenly realize how wonderful and amazing that song is. This happened to me with a song on my Pandora playlist.

The [quite amazing] song was Dog Days Are Over by Florence + the Machine. I had only heard it once or twice before, when it started playing on Pandora again. I realized then what a beautiful song it was. It was a happy song. A breathtaking song. I wasn’t doing anything, so I just listened, hard. I stayed completely silent so as to preserve the whole sound of it in my mind. The lyrics were on the page, so I stared at them and willed myself to memorize them. Eventually, I could sing the whole song to myself. (I actually could belt it out quite loud if I was home alone for long enough.)

I think I loved this song so much at first because, besides being wonderful, I was only able to hear it every so often (since it was on Pandora). Although, I did decide recently that I loved Dog Days Are Over so much that I just had to buy it. But, I know I’ll still love it as much as I did before. (:

[this is just me, telling the world (or maybe a slightly smaller group) that I love this song, and that other people need to listen to it. kaybye.]


The dog days are over,

the dog days are gone,

the horses are coming,

so you better run.


old cameras are awesome. September 28, 2011

Filed under: Photography — hogwartsphotographer @ 9:33 pm

This camera, the Contessa-Nettel Fiduca, has been in my house, unopened, for around 18 years. I think it had been at my dad’s parents’ before it was at our house. My parents and I had tried to open it before, but couldn’t figure it out and we were slightly afraid we would break it trying.

Recently, though, my parents were able to open it. My mom showed me it as soon as they opened it, and I was so happy/excited/freaked out. I had seen cameras like these before in photos, and I think my friend has one sort of like it. I was really happy to have one actually in my house.

I really love old cameras. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t around to use cameras like them. They are just so artistically and creatively made. So detailed. I really wish I could have seen someone developing the film after they carefully took a shot, carefully because once it’s taken, there’s no going back on it. I wish I could have seen the expression on someone’s face as they finished developing the photo, and they saw a little bit of real life, on a little sheet of paper; something they had seen, and was real and living, was now captured forever in an unmoving, unchanging, photograph.

So yeah, old cameras are just pretty awesome. (:


September 24, 2011

Filed under: Life — hogwartsphotographer @ 6:44 pm

Hello, there. I’m Anne. I’m a highschooler who loves photography, Harry Potter, Parks and Recreation, and Doctor Who. I have extremely curly hair which I get extremely frustrated with sometimes. I love my cats, and musicals, too. I started a blog because I thought’d it be cool, and I wanted to see if my life was really actually interesting at all. Also, I kinda got tired of Facebook and Flickr for a while. ;)

So, I’m going to try to actually keep with writing on this thing. We’ll just see how that turns out. :)