PAIGE NELSON

My name is Paige.

I'm an aspiring photographer with an insatiable curiosity and an appetite for the fantastic.

This blog is dedicated to my greatest passion- photography. All of the photos on here are mine unless otherwise stated.

Posts tagged BW

New blog post up on my website of our trip to the Salk Institute in La Jolla #urban #building #salkinstitute #bw #shadows #architecture #paigenelsonphotography

New blog post up on my website of our trip to the Salk Institute in La Jolla #urban #building #salkinstitute #bw #shadows #architecture #paigenelsonphotography

201/365: Blindsided on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Still thinking about it…I’m way too tired to edit right now. Poor roses have seen better days.

201/365: Blindsided on Flickr.

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Still thinking about it…I’m way too tired to edit right now. Poor roses have seen better days.

180/365: 40 Mark Strasse on Flickr.Via Flickr:
I don’t know what keeps drawing me back to this tree. It’s gnarled, grey and dead but despite all that, it is still beautiful. It’s the only standing tree on the hill above the canyon. Some of its branches have withered and fallen down below it which is what I’m sitting on.

180/365: 40 Mark Strasse on Flickr.

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I don’t know what keeps drawing me back to this tree. It’s gnarled, grey and dead but despite all that, it is still beautiful. It’s the only standing tree on the hill above the canyon. Some of its branches have withered and fallen down below it which is what I’m sitting on.

174/365: Everything’s Not Lost on Flickr.Via Flickr:If you ever feel neglected,
If you think all is lost,
I’ll be counting up my demons, yeah,
Hoping everything’s not lost.
When you thought that it was over,
You could feel it all around,
Everybody’s out to get you,
Don’t you let it drag you down.
Cos if you ever feel neglected,
If you think that all is lost,
I’ll be counting up my demons, yeah.
Hoping everything’s not lost
Coldplay
5 minutes to shoot today..trying hard not to fall behind so thought I would try something simple. A friend of mine pointed out to me that most of my pictures feature me with my eyes closed or faceless. I usually try to avoid straight on portraits…mostly because I have such a hard time capturing the right expression in my eyes. And still a little camera shy if you can believe it.
I put in my two weeks tonight.

174/365: Everything’s Not Lost on Flickr.

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If you ever feel neglected,
If you think all is lost,
I’ll be counting up my demons, yeah,
Hoping everything’s not lost.
When you thought that it was over,
You could feel it all around,
Everybody’s out to get you,
Don’t you let it drag you down.
Cos if you ever feel neglected,
If you think that all is lost,
I’ll be counting up my demons, yeah.
Hoping everything’s not lost


Coldplay

5 minutes to shoot today..trying hard not to fall behind so thought I would try something simple. A friend of mine pointed out to me that most of my pictures feature me with my eyes closed or faceless. I usually try to avoid straight on portraits…mostly because I have such a hard time capturing the right expression in my eyes. And still a little camera shy if you can believe it.

I put in my two weeks tonight.

172/365: First Breath After a Coma on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Explosions in the Sky.
I had a really good shooting day yesterday and a lot of time today. Sorry to bombard you…I will have another photo up later. :)

172/365: First Breath After a Coma on Flickr.

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Explosions in the Sky.

I had a really good shooting day yesterday and a lot of time today. Sorry to bombard you…I will have another photo up later. :)

133/365: Monday Morning on Flickr.Via Flickr:She may be young but she only likes old things,
And modern music it ain’t to her taste,
She loves the natural light, captured in black and white,
She sees mirages of mountain ranges,
Within a blink of her eyes it changes,
Back to the open plain, oh no she can’t explain.
I cry out “Love keep your arms around me”,
I am a bird that’s in need of grounding,
I’m built to fly away, I never learned how to stay.
Death Cab for Cutie
I hate moving even more than I hate finals. I took two photos yesterday but I only half like this one. It’s getting hot now which means it’s time for shorts…this is in black and white because I am white. :o
After this week I should be able to keep on track. I know I keep saying that but I mean it.

133/365: Monday Morning on Flickr.

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She may be young but she only likes old things,
And modern music it ain’t to her taste,
She loves the natural light, captured in black and white,
She sees mirages of mountain ranges,
Within a blink of her eyes it changes,
Back to the open plain, oh no she can’t explain.

I cry out “Love keep your arms around me”,
I am a bird that’s in need of grounding,
I’m built to fly away, I never learned how to stay.

Death Cab for Cutie

I hate moving even more than I hate finals. I took two photos yesterday but I only half like this one. It’s getting hot now which means it’s time for shorts…this is in black and white because I am white. :o

After this week I should be able to keep on track. I know I keep saying that but I mean it.

113/365: Between two points on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Well our washing machine is broken so I had to go to the laundromat. I brought my camera with me but everyone and their moms decided to do laundry tonight. So there was this empty parking structure across street…I wasn’t there for very long because it started to creep me out. 
And somehow I ended up with this.
My roommate and I found a new place to live today. Horraah! Huge weight lifted off my shoulders.

113/365: Between two points on Flickr.

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Well our washing machine is broken so I had to go to the laundromat. I brought my camera with me but everyone and their moms decided to do laundry tonight. So there was this empty parking structure across street…I wasn’t there for very long because it started to creep me out.

And somehow I ended up with this.

My roommate and I found a new place to live today. Horraah! Huge weight lifted off my shoulders.

102/365: Cast No Shadow on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Chained to all the places that he never wished to stay 
Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say 
As he faced the sun he cast no shadow
I love Oasis.
So…when I don’t have any ideas all I need to do is play with my hair. This should get me through the next 262 days, right? I haven’t cut my hair for an entire year. Let’s see how long it gets by the end of this!
Not quite sure how I feel about this yet. Pointless unless viewed larger.

102/365: Cast No Shadow on Flickr.

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Chained to all the places that he never wished to stay
Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say
As he faced the sun he cast no shadow

I love Oasis.

So…when I don’t have any ideas all I need to do is play with my hair. This should get me through the next 262 days, right? I haven’t cut my hair for an entire year. Let’s see how long it gets by the end of this!

Not quite sure how I feel about this yet. Pointless unless viewed larger.

61/365 on Flickr.Via Flickr:Website | Facebook |Tumblr
I had no time to upload today. School straight to work. I’ll have a better picture tomorrow when I have some time.
This kitty is a part of my every day life which is why she’s on my stream so often. Mia will attack anything in string form that moves quickly.

61/365 on Flickr.

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Website | Facebook |Tumblr

I had no time to upload today. School straight to work. I’ll have a better picture tomorrow when I have some time.

This kitty is a part of my every day life which is why she’s on my stream so often. Mia will attack anything in string form that moves quickly.

42/365 on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Feeling restless.In the light of the sun, is there anyone? Oh it has begun Oh dear you look so lost,  eyes are red and tears are shed, This world you must’ve crossed… she said You don’t know me, you don’t even care She said You don’t know me, and you don’t wear my chains… oh yeah, She said I think I’ll go to Boston… I think I’ll start a new life, I think I’ll start it over, where no one knows my name, I’ll get out of California, I’m tired of the weather, I think I’ll get a lover and fly him out to Spain… Oh yeah and I think I’ll go to Boston, I think that I’m just tired I think I need a new town, to leave this all behind… I think I need a sunrise, I’m tired of the sunset, I hear it’s nice in the Summer, some snow would be nice… oh yeah.   Boston- Augustana

42/365 on Flickr.

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Feeling restless.

In the light of the sun, is there anyone? Oh it has begun
Oh dear you look so lost,
eyes are red and tears are shed,
This world you must’ve crossed… she said

You don’t know me, you don’t even care
She said
You don’t know me, and you don’t wear my chains… oh yeah,

She said I think I’ll go to Boston…
I think I’ll start a new life,
I think I’ll start it over, where no one knows my name,
I’ll get out of California, I’m tired of the weather,
I think I’ll get a lover and fly him out to Spain…
Oh yeah and I think I’ll go to Boston,
I think that I’m just tired
I think I need a new town, to leave this all behind…
I think I need a sunrise, I’m tired of the sunset,
I hear it’s nice in the Summer, some snow would be nice… oh yeah.


Boston- Augustana

37/365 on Flickr.
Via Flickr:Website | Facebook Missing some black and whites in this project. It’s kind of funny that the very last shots end up being my favorites. I love the rain. :)

37/365 on Flickr.

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Website | Facebook

Missing some black and whites in this project. It’s kind of funny that the very last shots end up being my favorites.

I love the rain. :)

Mia on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Hello, my name is Mia. I am an angel.

Mia on Flickr.

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Hello, my name is Mia. I am an angel.

For Emma on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Day 34.
Musical Inspiration: For Emma- Bon Iver
Trying my hardest to keep up.Go find another lover;
To bring a… to string along..

For Emma on Flickr.

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Day 34.

Musical Inspiration: For Emma- Bon Iver

Trying my hardest to keep up.

Go find another lover;
To bring a… to string along..

Monster Hospital by P.E.N. on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Day 19. Musical Inspiration: Monster Hospital- Metric “I fought the war but the war won’t stop for the love of god.” Sorry this is a little bit late….between moving and working I hardly have any time on my hands. When I do…I’m exhausted. I had different plans for today’s, but I got called into work early.  Lazily applied lipstick and semi-wet hair…this will have to do.

Monster Hospital by P.E.N. on Flickr.

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Day 19.

Musical Inspiration: Monster Hospital- Metric

“I fought the war but the war won’t stop for the love of god.”

Sorry this is a little bit late….between moving and working I hardly have any time on my hands. When I do…I’m exhausted. I had different plans for today’s, but I got called into work early.
Lazily applied lipstick and semi-wet hair…this will have to do.

Walking With a Ghost by P.E.N. Photography on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Day 13. Musical Inspiration: Walking with a Ghost: Tegan and Sara I took many of these, all with a fill flash until the very end when it died. The last couple photos without it turned out to be my favorites. :)

Walking With a Ghost by P.E.N. Photography on Flickr.

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Day 13.

Musical Inspiration: Walking with a Ghost: Tegan and Sara

I took many of these, all with a fill flash until the very end when it died. The last couple photos without it turned out to be my favorites. :)