Photos from my instagram (@betseyr)
16 May 2013
I just came across these stunning paintings by Pol Ledent. His use of color really struck me - I feel like you don't see much deep purple used, especially not in combination with so many other bold colors. I am in awe!
Pol was born in Belgium and started painting in 1989.
14 May 2013
I saw Eternity the other night,
Like a great ring of pure and endless light,
All calm, as it was bright,
And round beneath it, Time, in hours, days, years,
Driven by the spheres,
Like a vast shadow moved, in which the world
And all her train were hurled.
-Madeleine L'Engle, A Ring of Endless Light
Photography by Maxime E.
12 May 2013
I've been wanting to make these photobooth style pictures for ages, but all the tutorials I could find used photoshop, which I don't have. Today, I finally figured out a way to do it thanks to an awesome website called Boothgram and Target.
1. First, go to Boothgram, connect your Instagram and click the 4 photos you want to use for your strip. The site will generate a photostrip, which you can right click and save to your desktop.
2. Put your files on a USB, and take it to your local Target.
(You can probably do this same thing at Walmart, Walgreens, or anywhere else that has a photo kiosk.)
*If you want to make your strip Black and White, upload your downloaded file to iPhoto and change it to B&W before saving it on your USB.
3. Once uploaded on the kiosk: Click the button underneath the picture you want that says Crop/Adjust.
Adjust the photo to be 5x7, and Zoom Out as much as you can.
On the screen, it will show your photo running down the center, and white on either side.
When they are printed they will look like this:
When printed this way, the size will be that of a typical photobooth strip.
3. Trim the sides. Use a photo cutter for best results, and trim excess if necessary.
And, viola! Beautiful photostrips reminiscent of an old school photobooth.
I was super happy with how this turned out - hope you will be too!
11 May 2013
From top left: A pretty church close to where Robert lives. I absolutely love the little town he lives in, and hope to move there in the (nearer) future - there's a little downtown area we love to walk in, our usual pizza place, and pretty benches to sit on...oh, and an anthropologie (which I'm not complaining about.) There's my love smoking his pipe outside of Starbucks a couple weekends ago, a few days before this he was smoking it in the park and a man came up and said, "You're the youngest Grandpa I've ever seen!" Hah!! My dad bought me that orange purse in the downtown area Robert lives in when my family came to visit last weekend, and a pretty pond R & I like to sit by and play guitars.
Last Saturday my sis took R & I to a Phillies game, which was SO fun! Together, we ate: hotdogs, funnel cakes, pretzels, cotton candy, and Catie and R had beers. A few weeks ago R and I got to go to a fancy brewery because we recieved a gift card, there's Yoyo and Pip begging to go out, and a pretty sunset I caught near my parents house.
I hope you're all doing well! My school days are winding down - only 2 exams to go, then graduation. Hope things are winding down for you as well ;)