day on the cape | 20 diptychs | friends that are family

took my little rinky dink to the cape. forced myself again. forced myself to think of it as film with little room for post processing. my sister wives. bffs 4-eva. soul mates from anotha motha. i just really love them. and love their kids. and their mens. love em.

the last time i photographed evie and kai was in CA. i lost those photos. felt good to make new ones today, though. and man. what a good, good day. a summer day.

yep. no words, just a lot of love. xo isabel

dinner picnic | crane beach | 16 diptychs

short on words. been a strange summer. gear was stolen. as in camera gear. as in my dear sweet d7000 and my beautiful 35mm f/1.4 longer post coming.

hadn't taken a photo in approximately one week. picked up my "feels like a toy in my hands" d3000 today and popped on the 50mm f/1.4 and forced myself.

i saw this awesome lady (tara whitney) who i totally admire do this one time. well, she's done it a few times. the diptych thing. it makes me feel like i'm there. when i get to the end i always wish there was more. and what with my losing my gear and sort of going back to a basic camera for a bit, i've been forcing myself to think on some things i've been struggling with. maybe that's in the next post. but really, i didn't allow myself to edit these outside of adobe ACR, and what i did do was just sharpen and up the contrast a bit. editing won't change the composition of a photo, or the light, or the colors of that moment. trust the eye. we got to crane beach at 6:30PM (yep...that's us) and we played in the pink light and tide pools and sandy ripples. not much dinner was consumed and we got bit by a few greenheads, but the night was perfect. the boys had fun. they are sleeping snug in their crisp layer of beach skin.

i'm coming back... xo isabel