Adventures

#BWChallenge - January 2015

A friend of mine challenged me to pick five of my favorite black & white images. I've been capturing moments in my life since I got my first digital camera at the age of 16. Gigabytes & gigabytes of photos that I've been collecting over the years. These are just a snippet of what I used to do and what I hope to keep doing for the rest of my life. Capturing times that I felt most happy. Enjoy.

This is a capture from Rachelle and I's 2014 trip to Ireland. I believe this was the second or third day of driving on the wrong side of the road in a car that is completely opposite from our norm. (There was a lot of screaming during our first farm-road experience where only one car would fit in the whole road). This hilltop was located near the Downhill House in Northern Ireland, a grand house that was built in the 1800s and is slowly succumbing to the hillside. Sheep still wander the lands and visitors can wander inside of the house, viewing signs posted above where grand ballrooms used to be. Quite an awesome experience and the scenery was some of my favorite of the trip. 
1/5 - 2014

My second day in NYC visiting my friend Helen. We were wandering around Central Park when we came across the cellist playing. His music was soft and slow, echoing in the building. This was one of the things that made me love Central Park.
2/5 - 2014

The last stop of a weeklong road trip to see some of the classic sights that the U.S. has to offer. My mother and I hiked the trail that went along the bottom of Mt. Rushmore and found this little cave thing that you could peek through and see the bottom of Ole George. Not as big as I had imagined it, but still rather impressive after learning that they used carefully calculated dynamite explosions to create these four famous faces that look over the Black Hills area. 
3/5 - 2013

  This photo was taken just as we left the cable car hub, after we had ridden the mountain side railway up to the top. The cable car ride was about an hour, high up above the trees, looking down into the Barron Gorge National Park. I remember tearing up and freaking out as the cable car left the station. I had never been in one before and I was/am afraid of heights (especially heights over a mysterious rainforest in Australia). I made it down alive, with no make-up, and some amazing sights to remember.   4/5 - 2008

This photo was taken just as we left the cable car hub, after we had ridden the mountain side railway up to the top. The cable car ride was about an hour, high up above the trees, looking down into the Barron Gorge National Park. I remember tearing up and freaking out as the cable car left the station. I had never been in one before and I was/am afraid of heights (especially heights over a mysterious rainforest in Australia). I made it down alive, with no make-up, and some amazing sights to remember.
4/5 - 2008

My second year doing Wood Type prints up at Hamilton Wood Type Museum, before they moved to their current location down the street. Hamilton was one of my favorite places that I got to play in. Years and years of collecting wood type that I got to print with. It was an amazing experience that helped grow my love for getting my hands dirty and creating something out of some ink, paper and rollers. Since this is the last photo of the challenge, figured something that showed me during my happiest was a pretty alright idea. I hope to make it back up there to their new location and check out what they've done with the place since I was last up there getting my hands dirty for some art.

5/5 - 2012

Lura Meisch