on the cutting room floor - pt. 1 - The Dainty Squid

on the cutting room floor - pt. 1

Thursday, October 08, 2015


I took these photos the other day at the beach. I had a horrible, horrible headache and hoped some fresh air would help. (It didn't. I couldn't get back to the couch soon enough...) While I strolled the beach I picked up glass, which isn't something I really do anymore. Despite not feeling well I took a handful of photos of my finds, and I ended up really loving them. I tried so hard to think of something to write along side these photos and was kind of just stumped...

One way that blogging has effected the way I take photos is that if I know that I'm planning on sharing something I will shoot more photos than needed. I'll take the extra effort to search for angles I may not usually go for, and find as many ways as possible to visually represent whatever the post is about. It's great because it pushes me out of my creative comfort zone sometimes, and it encourages me to take more photos which is always a good thing. But upon looking back through my folders I realized that this leaves me with a lot of photos that never make it blog posts. Sometimes because I don't think they're good enough but more often than not it's because I don't know what to say about them.

When I look back through some of my older posts something that bothers me is that I didn't write much. Things seemed to apparent at the time why would I take the effort to write more? But I see now that I should have typed more to go along with photos. Lately I've been trying my hardest to write more in posts when I can. I hope that it shows, I know that I'm a lot happier with my posts. The bad thing about that is that are so many photos I don't share and just end up forgetting about.

As a way to get those photos up on the blog I'm starting a new little series called "on the cutting room floor".  In this series I'll just be sharing photos that I've taken recently but haven't blogged about for one reason or another. Unlike the ones in this post the photos I share most likely won't have a theme but I'm not really giving this series any rules! It'll just be a fun little way to mix things up and share more of my photos.

xoxo

Ps that's the first bottle neck I've found washed up on the beach! I don't know how it took like four years for me to finally find one but WAHOOO! 

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  1. So sorry you suffered another headache. No remedies or solutions, just sympathy. I really like the glass photos taken and the drift wood. I'm not sure why, put your found-on-the-beach color coordinated posts have the most wonderful, calming effect on me. I think it has to do with creating order and beauty from trash. Thank you !!!

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  2. Adoring this post! I am very much looking forward to seeing more 'picture dumps'. It is such a great break from the regular hum of the internet, so to speak, haha, to browse through your pictures :)

    I hope your headache has gone away! Happy Thursday!

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  3. Do you have the link to the blog you had about taking photos and getting them printed in a little photo book? I looked around your page and couldn't find a search option or archive link so sorry if I just missed something super obvious

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  4. OK about 5 seconds after I posted that first comment, I found the search bar and was able to find the post I was looking for. Go figure ;) Thanks anyways, hopefully you didn't waste any time looking for me

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  5. I love that you found a bottleneck! The best things I've found have been a rock with a worn hole in it, and a hei matau that was perfectly worn to expose the porousness of the bone. Over here on the west coast, winter is our time to shine for beach glass collecting. I don't have much of a collection at all yet, though. I also really admire the fact that you're trying to put more thoughts and words together with random images of rad things. I can't wait to see more of these little treasures!

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    1. I love finding rocks with holes in them on the beach!

      Fall is my favorite time to look for beach glass, mostly because the beaches are less crowded.

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  6. Beautiful!! I love sea glass.
    I think I write TOO much in my posts-Wafflemeister!x

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    1. Eh, I doubt it. Just do whatever feels right! :)

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  7. I love how creative these pictures are, and the colors are amazing! I've always wanted to go hunting for sea glass, but I've only been to the ocean once so I haven't had many chances yet.

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    1. Thanks, Mel! It's so relaxing, you're gonna love it and want to move near a body of water ASAP.
      :P

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  8. Those are really cool. I like that each one is slightly different, but they come together. Also, would love more photos, even if it's random collections!

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  9. What pretty colours!
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    1. Thank you! I thought so too. I had picked up a bunch of brownish beach glass too but loved these colors together too much to include them.

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  10. I was thinking recently about how once I'm finished with the 365 posts, I'm going to go back to doing weekly snapshots posts instead.... like you, I had a lot of photos that end up not fitting into any category or post that I don't know what to do with, but don't have the heart to delete either. I think it's fun to share them sometimes, even if they don't all fit together. I also don't think there's anything wrong with less-wordy posts - sometimes there really isn't much to say!

    My parents and I went to a small beach in Barcelona and we found so much beach glass! It's not something I've really seen before, because beaches in NJ don't really have any, so I picked up a bunch to take home and jar up :)

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  11. Just saw this photo on Instagram and I had to come and see the rest! You have inspired me in so many ways than you can imagine and these photos once again make me want to go by the beach and collect some glass. Too bad the beach I used to go to is closed to the public -no idea why. I'll just have to enjoy these photos of yours for now <3

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  12. I love both your writing and your pics, so more of both is good with me! I know what you mean, though. I read old posts of mine and I'm so glad I tapped out even the most seemingly mundane of words. Later they provide such a good peek into my memories.
    UGH headaches! I had one of those migraines last week that just would. not. go. away. No matter what I did. I had to wait it out.
    Gorgeous photos, as always. :)

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