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nights like these

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

night photography

After quite a few months of being lazy bums, staying indoors in the evenings, and watching too much Supernatural instead of going out Jeff and I have been making an effort to get out and wander around the city before finally calling it a night. I don't know why we waited until it was super cold to get back into the habit instead of being out all summer but it feels darn good. It's amazing how satisfying it is to just be outside, getting fresh air and taking photo. It's such a simple act but it always improves my mood.

Wandering around at night is never really something I did until moving to the city and meeting Jeff. Even in Geneva, where I lived before Cleveland, where it was suuuuper safe, I remember being outside my house after dark waiting for my best friend to show up and feeling like it was something I shouldn't have been doing. Now it's something I do regularly. It's something that makes me feel alive, and like I'm a part of the city. It's always funny when someone asks where I like to hang out in Cleveland or in my neighborhood and then starts naming bars. I don't drink so bars have never really been my scene. To answer the question I'm likely to tell you how about all the weird little nooks and crannies my friends and I have sneaked around to get a photo, or my favorite weird little industrial roads.

cleveland, playhouse square

Here's to more nights like these, no matter the weather! 
xoxo

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  1. Your photos are amazing! I need to learn to take photos like yours - particularly the low light ones. They're brilliant :)

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  2. I agree, going outdoors really does refresh your mood, even if you're only grabbing groceries. I try to go out at least once a day.

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    1. For sure! One thing I really enjoy about having a dog is it forces me to get outside. Without him I know it'd be really easy for me to not leave the house all day.

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  3. I love these shots! Night photography is tricky (for me at least) but it's something I'm always interested in doing better. City lights/night streets will always be dreamy to me :)

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    1. For me as well! I still feel like I have so much to learn, but I love practicing. :)

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  4. I love that there is a crystal chandelier in the middle of a street intersection!

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    1. Isn't it lovely!? Largest outdoor chandelier!

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  5. I laughed out loud when I read this ☺ Mainly, cause I'm doing a Supernatural marathon right now,lol. The pictures are stunning and you may be surprised to know that my daughter and I actually prefer going out ar night in Winter. Of course, we live in Florida so maybe that's why. There's just something about night pictures though! (Swoon)

    ~Laurali

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    1. Haha! I feel like we've watched a million episodes but somehow we're only in season three. I'm hooked! How far along are you?

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    2. I am in Season 5 finally and oh my goodness, hold on tight, this show just keeps getting better and better! I know what you mean, it seems like it takes a long time to get through each season. Love Supernatural!

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      Oops! Sorry about the grammatical errors. That's what happens when I comment from my phone, lol

      ~Laurali

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  6. These photos are amazing! Your photography skills are making me envious!

    It's so weird not seeing Cleveland covered in snow!

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    1. Thank you so much! :D

      Dude, it's great! I'm so happy with how little snow we've gotten so far.

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