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.
Moult on Flickr.Via Flickr:
When birds change their feathers it’s called moulting. Moulting is a process done regularly by birds to replace old feathers with new, healthy feathers. 
That’s exactly where I am in my life right now. Out with the old, in with the new. :)

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When birds change their feathers it’s called moulting. Moulting is a process done regularly by birds to replace old feathers with new, healthy feathers.

That’s exactly where I am in my life right now. Out with the old, in with the new. :)

221/365: Heartbreaker on Flickr.Via Flickr:
This somehow evolved from an extremely failed attempt to shoot with an ice cream cone. 
It has been ungodly hot here this week…unbearably so. The ice cream became mush in my car in a matter of 5 minutes, even with the AC on. In honor of the sweltering heat, I attempted to capture the ice cream as it melted down my hand. I did…for about 3 frames before it fell off the cone and became a gooey mess. It got all over my hands, my clothes and my equipment. -_- So I ate it…and did this instead. 
Cool story, I know.
Off to Cabo, see you in a week! :)

221/365: Heartbreaker on Flickr.

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This somehow evolved from an extremely failed attempt to shoot with an ice cream cone.

It has been ungodly hot here this week…unbearably so. The ice cream became mush in my car in a matter of 5 minutes, even with the AC on. In honor of the sweltering heat, I attempted to capture the ice cream as it melted down my hand. I did…for about 3 frames before it fell off the cone and became a gooey mess. It got all over my hands, my clothes and my equipment. -_- So I ate it…and did this instead.

Cool story, I know.

Off to Cabo, see you in a week! :)

212/365: Give up the Ghost on Flickr.Via Flickr:
These didn’t really turn out how I envisioned mostly because the light slipped away in about two minutes. I guess there’s good days and bad days. At least I found a new spot I’ll be returning to. :)
I printed two 24X36 of some of my landscape pictures. It’s kind of surreal…and nerve racking to see them that big. I’m not 100% satisfied with them, then again I don’t have a lot of experience with printing. Trial by error.

212/365: Give up the Ghost on Flickr.

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These didn’t really turn out how I envisioned mostly because the light slipped away in about two minutes. I guess there’s good days and bad days. At least I found a new spot I’ll be returning to. :)

I printed two 24X36 of some of my landscape pictures. It’s kind of surreal…and nerve racking to see them that big. I’m not 100% satisfied with them, then again I don’t have a lot of experience with printing. Trial by error.

154/365: Your Hand in Mine II on Flickr.Via Flickr:
In the interest of (slowly) catching up, here is a photo from Day 65. I am determined to finish this damn project this year.

154/365: Your Hand in Mine II on Flickr.

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In the interest of (slowly) catching up, here is a photo from Day 65. I am determined to finish this damn project this year.

146/365: Blackbird on Flickr.Via Flickr:Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.
The Beatles
HOME AT LAST. I’ve been camping in Mexico for the past couple days. 
I have never been so happy to see my bed. Or go barefoot in the shower. Or rinse my toothbrush in the sink!
Time to get on track. Uploading through the night…more to come. :)

146/365: Blackbird on Flickr.

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Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

The Beatles

HOME AT LAST. I’ve been camping in Mexico for the past couple days.

I have never been so happy to see my bed. Or go barefoot in the shower. Or rinse my toothbrush in the sink!

Time to get on track. Uploading through the night…more to come. :)

119/365: Ishtar Gate on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Week two of my “Art through the Ages” collaboration with Glenda. Her photo should be up soon!
Next on the timeline is Mesopotamian art. The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon constructed in 575 B.C.
Inspired by the blues and golds…and the lions of course. I was thinking about how to incorporate them and then I remembered I have a mane of my own. 
Somewhat awkward shooting this since I live in such an urban area…this brick wall is the backside of a restaurant facing a parking lot. Getting pretty comfortable doing odd things with strangers watching. I’m pretty satisfied with how this turned out. :)

119/365: Ishtar Gate on Flickr.

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Week two of my “Art through the Ages” collaboration with Glenda. Her photo should be up soon!

Next on the timeline is Mesopotamian art. The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon constructed in 575 B.C.

Inspired by the blues and golds…and the lions of course. I was thinking about how to incorporate them and then I remembered I have a mane of my own.

Somewhat awkward shooting this since I live in such an urban area…this brick wall is the backside of a restaurant facing a parking lot. Getting pretty comfortable doing odd things with strangers watching. I’m pretty satisfied with how this turned out. :)

118/365: Comfort Me on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Feist is such an inspiration to me.
“When you comfort me
It doesn’t bring me comfort actually
When you comfort me
True life in haiku
And balances of phrase
Out of the blue
And meaning shown to you
Where does sadness see?
The mirror has a mirror in his teeth
That’s what sadness sees
Big sky, tiny bird
And when the paragraph betrays the word
Big sky, tiny bird”

118/365: Comfort Me on Flickr.

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Feist is such an inspiration to me.

“When you comfort me
It doesn’t bring me comfort actually
When you comfort me

True life in haiku
And balances of phrase
Out of the blue
And meaning shown to you

Where does sadness see?
The mirror has a mirror in his teeth
That’s what sadness sees

Big sky, tiny bird
And when the paragraph betrays the word
Big sky, tiny bird”

106/365: Midwest skies and sleepless Mondays on Flickr.Via Flickr:
This was sort of random and sporadic. I finished senior portraits at around 7 and was just going to give up shooting in natural light. Last minute I decided to keep driving and made it just in time to catch the fading light.

106/365: Midwest skies and sleepless Mondays on Flickr.

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This was sort of random and sporadic. I finished senior portraits at around 7 and was just going to give up shooting in natural light. Last minute I decided to keep driving and made it just in time to catch the fading light.

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.

93/365 on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Today was fun. :) Spent the whole day with this awesome guy, Andrew, who also doubled as my assistant for this shoot. He gave me boosts into various dryers and got some “behind the scenes” shots on his phone. He was also kind enough to play me “Dirty Laundry” to rock out to. haha.
The laundromat was empty except for one other guy who acted like I wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary by climbing into dryers and rolling around in this cart. I’m getting more and more confident waltzing into places like this and just going for it.
I apologize for the inconsistency in my editing…I’m going through a metamorphosis of sorts so I’m experimenting. Haven’t been using many square crops lately hmm…
Now I have to study for a midterm. Woo…

93/365 on Flickr.

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Today was fun. :) Spent the whole day with this awesome guy, Andrew, who also doubled as my assistant for this shoot. He gave me boosts into various dryers and got some “behind the scenes” shots on his phone. He was also kind enough to play me “Dirty Laundry” to rock out to. haha.

The laundromat was empty except for one other guy who acted like I wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary by climbing into dryers and rolling around in this cart. I’m getting more and more confident waltzing into places like this and just going for it.

I apologize for the inconsistency in my editing…I’m going through a metamorphosis of sorts so I’m experimenting. Haven’t been using many square crops lately hmm…

Now I have to study for a midterm. Woo…

90/365: Down the Rabbit Hole on Flickr.Via Flickr:
This is not the concept I had in mind. I moved the glass panel in front of the fireplace so I could have more room to move about and the cat crawled up there. I had to fish her out and got soot, ashes, and footprints EVERYWHERE. I played with a few other ideas and came up with this. I can feel break coming to an abrupt end…I will soon be swallowed in a black, gaping hole of papers, midterms and responsibility. You like how poetic I’m getting with this?
I’m having a lot of fun experimenting with different editing techniques. :)

90/365: Down the Rabbit Hole on Flickr.

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This is not the concept I had in mind. I moved the glass panel in front of the fireplace so I could have more room to move about and the cat crawled up there. I had to fish her out and got soot, ashes, and footprints EVERYWHERE. I played with a few other ideas and came up with this. I can feel break coming to an abrupt end…I will soon be swallowed in a black, gaping hole of papers, midterms and responsibility. You like how poetic I’m getting with this?

I’m having a lot of fun experimenting with different editing techniques. :)

77/365 on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Me not wanting to brave the rain or get out of my sweatpants= this. I’m just being all around lazy…
Don’t really know where this came from.

77/365 on Flickr.

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Me not wanting to brave the rain or get out of my sweatpants= this. I’m just being all around lazy…

Don’t really know where this came from.

72/365 on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Spring time means I get to wear my flowy shirts again. :) 
P.S. How many hair flips is too many…?

72/365 on Flickr.

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Spring time means I get to wear my flowy shirts again. :)

P.S. How many hair flips is too many…?

65/365 on Flickr.Via Flickr:
65 days?? Only 300 to go! Here’s some more magic bokeh and flying hair for you.
I was a nice surprise to find an invitation to Getty Images in my Flickr mail this morning. :) Kind of a random selection of my work if you ask me but that’s ok.
I went into Michael’s today for some photo props. It’s kind of funny when you’re in the check out line and you look in other people’s shopping carts. Most of the time it’s a random assortment of strange objects that have nothing in common. 
P.S. Explosions in the Sky may be one of the greatest instrumental bands I’ve ever heard.

65/365 on Flickr.

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65 days?? Only 300 to go! Here’s some more magic bokeh and flying hair for you.

I was a nice surprise to find an invitation to Getty Images in my Flickr mail this morning. :) Kind of a random selection of my work if you ask me but that’s ok.

I went into Michael’s today for some photo props. It’s kind of funny when you’re in the check out line and you look in other people’s shopping carts. Most of the time it’s a random assortment of strange objects that have nothing in common.

P.S. Explosions in the Sky may be one of the greatest instrumental bands I’ve ever heard.

62/365 on Flickr.Via Flickr:
The light was AMAZING today!!!
I forgot what it feels like to have time to do fun things. It’s officially my weekend and I’m going to have a great night. :)

62/365 on Flickr.

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The light was AMAZING today!!!

I forgot what it feels like to have time to do fun things. It’s officially my weekend and I’m going to have a great night. :)