Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Blue Ribbon Day

In my region of the great U. S. of A., traditions are held dear. Particularly of the last-days-of-summer country fair tradition. In central Pennsylvania, Grange Fair is THE tradition (second only to Penn State football). Grange Fair began 135 years ago!! Its claim to fame is the longevity of this tradition... and the unique tented city fair residents. Tent spots are so highly coveted that they are passed down from generation to generation. As I am a Texas-transplant without multiple generations in the area, I only visit Grange during the day.

And why would I go to the fair?

Because everyone else does...

For the exhibits... that make me hungry..

For the games (which I am convinced, are rigged!) and fabulous prizes...

For the scary-looking rides...

For the unhealthy, but ridiculously yummy fair food!

For the country experience...

For the cute animals... (which one is Wilbur? I wonder)

The real reason I go! Just to look at the photography exhibits! Excitement of all excitement, this year I won a few contests!
1st Place for these photos: (they don't give real ribbons out. How depressing!)

3rd Place for this one:

The fair was good to me this year. VERY good. Here is one last look..

Monday, September 14, 2009

Formals are Fun, Part II

The gentleman...

Looking cool & contemplative.




Jack & Jess

Cute couples... Brian & Katie

Sillyness! How typical.

It was a wonderful party! :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Formals are FUN, Part I

One of my roommates recently turned 23. We looooove birthdays. And we loooove parties. And good food. And dressing up. And pictures. Combine all of the above and you will get:

Heidi's amazing 23rd formal evening on the town...

It all began with formal portraits in the park. (what's the use of getting dressed up without portraits to remember it by?!?). Without further ado, here is the birthday girl!

The ladies! (all photos that include me were taken by Zeph, my little brother who insists that he really DOES know how to use a camera). :)

Kaitlin... perfect model face! :)

Jess... beautiful eyes!

Katie... again, love the eyes!

Me... we went for the urban landscape!

More group photos.

And my favorite photo of the birthday girl:

More photos to come...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Surf's Up!

During my quick trip to a beach at New Jersey, I spent alot of time following my brother around. He was attempting to surf. He's a snowboarder... similar, yet very different.... Here were the results.

Many spectacular falls.

And he's up.. kneeling.

And falls again.

That's a look of determination, if I ever saw one!

Victory at last!

Zeph gives me a smile! Congrats of getting your surfing on, bro!