Tag Archives: photography

harvest moon & jupiter

29 Sep

it’s officially fall (yayyyy!) but here in arizona it’s still blazing hot as if it’s still summer. even though we didn’t exactly feel the season change, we did get to see something that hasn’t happened since 1991. in the early morning of September 23 the beautiful harvest moon showed itself. jupiter actually made a guest appearance as well.

asking yourself, “so what exactly is a super harvest moon”? here’s some wiki info :)

The harvest moon is the moon at or about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox.

When the night of the harvest moon coincides with the night of the equinox, it is called a “Super Harvest Moon.” In 2010 in the contiguous United States, the harvest moon happened in the early morning hours of Sept 23, only 5 1/2 hours after the autumnal equinox, creating the first Super Harvest Moon since 1991.

Often, the harvest moon seems to be bigger or brighter or more colorful than other full moons. The warm color of the moon shortly after it rises is caused by light from the moon passing through a greater amount of atmospheric particles than when the moon is overhead.

i captured this photo at around 5:30 am on the morning of september 23rd outside my home. you’re able to see the brightness of the moon as well as jupiter hanging out to the bottom left of the moon.  a giant cactus from my front yard sits beneath the lit up sky. it was a beautiful sight 10 years in the making. my photo was also featured on Good Morning Arizona!



i give you visuals

24 Apr

finally here people! these are some of the pics from the MODALEW 1 year anniversary party at aloft hotel 4.17.10. beautiful venue, filled with beautiful people, and an overall beautiful night!

this was my first big exhibit and i appreciate everyone who came out and supported me!

the set of photos are by my photographer friend, brent gates.

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also, check out some pics of the contributory piece i did for the man behind the entire event, David A. Lewis and his company MODALEW. i think it’s safe to say he liked the piece.

these photos are courtesy greyson espirit, another amazing photographer at the event.

the original images can be found here.


bartlett lake

21 Mar

for spring break i went to bartlett lake. about a hour drive from phoenix. the lake actually wasn’t packed with people. there were different coves that resembled a beach where we layed out our towels and bronzed in the sun. we packed a lunch and brought some tunes of course. driving to and from the cove, wildflowers blanketed the side of the highway. there are safety pullouts where drivers can stop to photograph the flowers (we spotted several professional looking cameras and even saw a mini photoshoot on the side of the highway). i captured the above images with my beloved cannon digy.

disclaimer: beware of cacti. i stepped on one and it was not pleasant. ouch.



janie’s got a gun [camera]

5 Feb

i have this friend, her name is janie. (you know, like ‘janie’s got a gun’). anyway i love her to death. she is an amazing girl and we pretty much live in each others heads. if you’re thinking, “that’s crazy,” i’m thinking, “you’re right” but that’s just how we are. she’s also is an amazing photographer. you can find her on twitter.

us girls, we got to stick together. strong, powerful, creative, beautiful.

can’t bring us down.


❥ zo