The Final Fantasy Syndrome

There’s a time in most jRPGs where you reach the end. I don’t mean the last battle with the final boss. I’m talking about the part of the game in which you have free reign to explore the entire world, clean up any remaining side quests, battle rare monsters, and search for those legendary treasures …

Shining Force 3 collection

My Favorite Game of All Time

  I’ve been trying to write a review of Shining Force III for a month now and it’s just not coming together. Not finding the time, not finding the words etc. So for now I am settling on a short post about the game and what it means to me. For some people their favorite …

Day15_PanzerSagaSaturnController

1200 HOURS, 50 PHOTOBLOGS. DAY FIFTEEN.

A Change of direction As some of you may have noticed, I have not been able to keep up with the “one photo a day” pace at which I began. While I admit that was a bit ambitious, I have no intention of backing down from the 50 photoblogs to which I initially committed. It …

Day14_BrideAndGroom

1200 HOURS, 50 PHOTOBLOGS. DAY FOURTEEN.

  wedding time This weekend was long, but worth every mile of it. I had the blessing of being able to observe two of my good friends getting married. I love them both dearly and it wasn’t the largest of weddings so I was humbled and honored to have been invited and able to attend. …

Day13_GrassBridge

1200 HOURS, 50 PHOTOBLOGS. DAY THIRTEEN.

  A grass bridge About as simple as it gets. Haha. I was walking around in front of my house today and looking for something, anything, interesting to take a picture of. I was feeling pretty uninspired for a while and getting sort of discouraged when I looked down. (Not sure if this was out …

Day11_StageProposal

1200 HOURS, 50 PHOTOBLOGS. DAY ELEVEN.

Engaged Today I had the honor and privilege of helping one of my best friends propose to his girlfriend. The story of how it all happened is for another post, as this is a photo-dedicated adventure. I was blessed enough to capture this shot. She said yes.   the final product:

Day10_LightningStrike

1200 HOURS, 50 PHOTOBLOGS. DAY TEN.

  A strange calm I live in Florida. Lightning Alley, specifically. My roommate and I were sitting out on the porch watching the storm this afternoon (an occurrence far more common than not in these parts) and had a wonderful view of a brief lightning show. Capturing lightning on film is not easy, and I …

Day9_BikeAndBackpack

1200 HOURS, 50 PHOTOBLOGS. DAY NINE.

  A good bike ride Rode the bike along the trail today. Just starting this whole road biking thing out. Rode for about 45 minutes averaging 16mph. Constant cadence pedaling. Tougher and harder workout than I thought it would be, but it feels good to sweat and exercise again. Stopped by the pond on the …

Day8_RainDropOnPineNeedles

1200 HOURS, 50 PHOTOBLOGS. DAY EIGHT.

  Strolling in the rain It rained. No it poured. No it monsooned. No it… well, you get the idea. Anywho, after recovering the items from the passenger seat of my car whose windows had been cracked (insert #lesigh hashtag here) and drying off the aforementioned seat as best I could, I drove to the …

Day7_BenchAndTreeFaded

1200 HOURS, 50 PHOTOBLOGS. DAY SEVEN.

An old bench On any given day this bench can always look different. It’s one of my favorite things to shoot, especially with people on it, but today I decided to spontaneously stop at the park on my way home after a rain, sans people. The lighting was very diffuse and didn’t cast many shadows, …

Day6_SnailMacro

1200 HOURS, 50 PHOTOBLOGS. DAY SIX.

  Small things So it rained yesterday. I stepped outside to take some pictures of the rain. Exciting, I know. I wasn’t able to get anything too great as the rain wasn’t falling as heavy as I needed to capture the pictures I was going for. As I turned to go back into the house, …