Wow. Again, I have neglected this blog for far too long. So many things have happened in my life, including becoming a dad! I am the happy father of a wonderful 6 month old baby boy. I also have a new job that doesn’t require travel like my old job so I am feeling pretty blessed in this season of life.
This week’s photo features one of Lynchburg, Virginia’s signature sunsets. Something about the mountains in this area set the sky up for beautiful colors at sunset. This picture was taken from the Snowflex center on Liberty University’s campus and taken on an iPhone 8 Plus. Enjoy!
This past weekend, my wife and I went to Washington D.C. for a little weekend getaway and to enjoy our nation’s capital. When we go to cities, we like to plan some things, but for the most part, we just like to walk around and explore the city and not stick to a set itinerary.
Of course, that being said, the photo of the week is of one of the most visible landmarks in DC, the Washington Monument.
I really like this picture because of how the light of the sun is reflecting off the side of the monument, but only half of the side, because of the cloudy weather.
A couple of other pictures that I considered for photo of the week are below:
Also, I did take some comparative pictures with my new iPhone and old iPhone during the trip so I am hoping to get that post out during this upcoming weekend. Until then, enjoy your week!
Since my last iPhone photo of the week post, I have a new phone. I have upgraded from the iPhone SE to the new iPhone 8 Plus and wow, what a difference it makes.
I think I might take them both out this weekend and then write a comparison post to highlight just how much more capable the 8 Plus is.
For my photo of the week, I chose this picture of the Conference Center in Roanoke. This definitely wasn’t the best composed shot I took this week, but I really like the dynamic range and how the leaves have started to change on the tree to the left. This picture is exactly how the phone captured it with no additional processing done by me.
It feels weird going from Week 13 to Week 14 when almost 3 years separate them, but it would also be silly to start over so, here we are at Week 14 and the subject of this photo is the cat my wife and brought home last fall. His name is Cheetah and he is about 1 year old at this point. Having a cat in a one bedroom apartment (with no doors) can be tough, but life would be just a little bit less fun without him (don’t tell my wife).
Also, since my last iPhone Photo of the Week, I upgraded from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone SE, which has the same camera as the iPhone 6s for reference.
It has been way too long. Almost three years since my last post on this blog. There is so much that has happened since the Fall of 2014. Here is a quick recap:
Late Fall 2014 – Family moved back to Delaware from Pittsburgh
Summer 2015 – Interned with CPA firm and got offered full-time job for after graduation
Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 – Wrote my senior theses and finished my last year of college
May 2016 – Received my Bachelors degree in accounting and married my beautiful wife.
Summer 2016 – Worked for a manufacturing company (potato chips!)
Fall 2016 – Present – Working for that CPA firm and enjoying Roanoke with my wife
That was a pretty high level review, but thought I should let everyone know what has happened since my last post.
So, until the next time I post (most likely another “iPhone Photo of the Week” post), here are some pictures to hold you over.
Ashley and I attended my cousin’s wedding in New Jersey in August 2016
Some pollination – September 2016
The spire of the Empire State Building during our honeymoon in NYC. May 2016
I got to control those flames during my commencement in May 2016. Courtesy of Liberty University
My wife and I sat in the front row because I was controlling the flames. – Photo courtesy Liberty University
My in-laws’ dog Rocky enjoying the air during a ride to get ice cream.
By chance got this nice shot of some bees pollinating flowers. – July 2016
Fountains in downtown Roanoke, VA – Summer 2016
In Norfolk, Virginia for my first day of orientation for my accounting job. – August 2016
Golf outing with the firm.
Some of the feral cats that live outside my in-laws’.
Ashley flashing her ring before her bridal shower. – April 2016
Also, I have started another blog. It is titled “An Accountant’s Life,” but is not limited to my experience as a public accountant (not that exciting), but also my takes on current events and things that I care about. So if you would like to take a look at my content over there, that would be cool! Otherwise, stay tuned for more “Macro Masterpieces.”
Trying to get back in the swing of things and back into the routine of posting weekly. It is fall here in Lynchburg, Virginia, and as of this post, it is past peak when it comes to the changing color of the landscape.
This week’s iPhone Photo of the Week is taken at my school. Liberty University’s campus is split by a four-lane divided highway. This picture was taken from the eastern portion of campus looking towards the main academic building, Demoss Hall. I used the HDR setting on my iPhone to make sure that I was able to get enough exposure on the campus while keeping the beauty of the fall sky and the color of the leaves in the foreground.
Last week, Ashley, my parents and I went into downtown Pittsburgh. My parents were doing some genealogical research so Ashley and I did some more wandering around downtown. We walked over to the north side for a little bit and walked along the river. There was a chance of rain so the lighting was pretty good for pictures. Ashley and I really enjoy spending time together exploring and taking pictures so it was a really nice time. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures I was able to take during our most recent visit to Pittsburgh.
The US Steel building.
BNY Melon building on left.
My dad waiting to cross the street.
Ceiling of entrance to the City-County Building
New PNC Bank headquarters under construction.
PNC sign made up of various plants.
The Andy Warhol bridge.
Ashley pointed out to me that someone had put a cigarette in the statue’s hand. I like how this one came out.
I like taking pictures of locks.
I like taking pictures of locks.
Runners on the Roberto Clemente bridge.
PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass) plaza.
Little girl enjoying the fountain in PPG Plaza.
She was having fun, but then she got a little more wet than she wanted.
Uniondale cemetery on the north side of Pittsburgh. We came here after downtown for my mom to do some grave hunting.