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.
38/365 on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Excuse me, you’re going to have to speak up. It must be the reception in here. All of this pressure I’m under is making me a little crazy.

38/365 on Flickr.

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Excuse me, you’re going to have to speak up. It must be the reception in here.

All of this pressure I’m under is making me a little crazy.

36/365 on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Hopped up on caffeine all day. I felt kind of invincible. Departing from my usual nature scenes for something more urban….Four minutes into shooting my battery dies. With twenty minutes of light left, I raced home, charged for five and went back. Only took ten minutes to shoot. :)

36/365 on Flickr.

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Hopped up on caffeine all day. I felt kind of invincible.

Departing from my usual nature scenes for something more urban….Four minutes into shooting my battery dies. With twenty minutes of light left, I raced home, charged for five and went back. Only took ten minutes to shoot. :)

6/365 on Flickr.
Via Flickr: A beautiful day spent in Julian with good company. I was driving most of the day but it was so worth it. Me and my friend Amanda explored Lake Cuyamaca, multiple view points and private property.  The nice, gooey carmel apple at the end of the day completed the trip. :)

6/365 on Flickr.

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A beautiful day spent in Julian with good company.

I was driving most of the day but it was so worth it. Me and my friend Amanda explored Lake Cuyamaca, multiple view points and private property.

The nice, gooey carmel apple at the end of the day completed the trip. :)

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Love is not overrated. Relationships are.
I think New Year’s kisses are some kind of curse…this was my first time without one in four years.  2012 is about me.
I haven’t posted a self-portrait in awhile so forgive me if I’m a little rusty. I will be sprinkling some throughout the project.

3 on Flickr.

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Love is not overrated. Relationships are.

I think New Year’s kisses are some kind of curse…this was my first time without one in four years. 2012 is about me.

I haven’t posted a self-portrait in awhile so forgive me if I’m a little rusty. I will be sprinkling some throughout the project.

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..

Bittersweet Symphony by P.E.N. on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Day 32. Inspired by my all time favorite song. Bittersweet Symphony- The Verve Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony this life Trying to make ends meet, you’re a slave to the money then you die I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down  You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah  No change, I can’t change, I can’t change, I can’t change,  but I’m here in my mold , I am here in my mold  But I’m a million different people from one day to the next I can’t change my mold, no, no, no, no, no Well, I’ve never prayed,  But tonight I’m on my knees, yeah I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah  I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind , I feel free now  But the airwaves are clean and there’s nobody singing to me now No change, I can’t change, I can’t change, I can’t change,  but I’m here in my mold , I am here with my mold  And I’m a million different people from one day to the next  I can’t change my mold, no, no, no, no, no ‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony this life  Trying to make ends meet, trying to find some money then you die I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah You know I can’t change, I can’t change, I can’t change,  but I’m here in my mold, I am here in my mold And I’m a million different people from one day to the next  I can’t change my mold, no,no,no,no,no

Bittersweet Symphony by P.E.N. on Flickr.

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Day 32.

Inspired by my all time favorite song. Bittersweet Symphony- The Verve

Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony this life
Trying to make ends meet, you’re a slave to the money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah

No change, I can’t change, I can’t change, I can’t change,
but I’m here in my mold , I am here in my mold
But I’m a million different people from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold, no, no, no, no, no

Well, I’ve never prayed,
But tonight I’m on my knees, yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind , I feel free now
But the airwaves are clean and there’s nobody singing to me now

No change, I can’t change, I can’t change, I can’t change,
but I’m here in my mold , I am here with my mold
And I’m a million different people from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold, no, no, no, no, no

‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony this life
Trying to make ends meet, trying to find some money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah

You know I can’t change, I can’t change, I can’t change,
but I’m here in my mold, I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold, no,no,no,no,no

Flume by P.E.N. on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Day 31. Sorry I was M.I.A. for awhile. I’ve been feeling inspired lately, especially by natural lighting. I decided that I’m going to approach this project a little differently….I realize I’m not going to have time every single day to shoot and upload. I will, however, continue on until I reach 365. Musical Inspiration: Flume- Bon Iver I am my mother’s only one It’s enough I wear my garment so it shows Now you know Only love is all maroon Gluey feathers on a flume Sky is womb and she’s the moon I am my mother on the wall, with us all I move in water, shore to shore Nothing’s more Only love is all maroon Lapping lakes like leary loons Leaving rope burns Reddish ruse Only love is all maroon Gluey feathers on a flume Sky is womb and she’s the moon

Flume by P.E.N. on Flickr.

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Day 31.

Sorry I was M.I.A. for awhile. I’ve been feeling inspired lately, especially by natural lighting. I decided that I’m going to approach this project a little differently….I realize I’m not going to have time every single day to shoot and upload. I will, however, continue on until I reach 365.

Musical Inspiration: Flume- Bon Iver

I am my mother’s only one
It’s enough

I wear my garment so it shows
Now you know

Only love is all maroon
Gluey feathers on a flume
Sky is womb and she’s the moon

I am my mother on the wall, with us all
I move in water, shore to shore
Nothing’s more

Only love is all maroon
Lapping lakes like leary loons
Leaving rope burns
Reddish ruse

Only love is all maroon
Gluey feathers on a flume
Sky is womb and she’s the moon

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by P.E.N. on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Day 29. Musical Inspiration: Slow Dancing in a Burning Room- John MayerWe’re going down, And you can see it too. We’re going down, And you know that we’re doomed. My dear, We’re slow dancing in a burning room.

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by P.E.N. on Flickr.

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Day 29.

Musical Inspiration: Slow Dancing in a Burning Room- John Mayer

We’re going down,
And you can see it too.
We’re going down,
And you know that we’re doomed.
My dear,
We’re slow dancing in a burning room.

Vaporize by P.E.N. on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Day 28. Actually, I’m not really sure what day I’m supposed to be on… :/ anyway… Musical Inspiration: Vaporize- Broken Bells"What amounts to a dream anymore? A crude device; A veil on our eyes A simple plan we’d be different from the rest And never resign to a typical life Common fears start to multiply We realize we’re paralyzed Where’d it go, All that precious time? Did we even try to stem the tide? Why should we waste it on Buying into the same old lies? The longer we wait around The faster the years go by It’s not too late To feel a little more alive Make an escape Before we start to vaporize Doubtless, we’ve been through this So if you want to follow me you should know I was lost then and I am lost now And I doubt I’ll ever know which way to go”

Vaporize by P.E.N. on Flickr.

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Day 28.

Actually, I’m not really sure what day I’m supposed to be on… :/ anyway…

Musical Inspiration: Vaporize- Broken Bells

"What amounts to a dream anymore?
A crude device; A veil on our eyes
A simple plan we’d be different from the rest
And never resign to a typical life

Common fears start to multiply
We realize we’re paralyzed
Where’d it go, All that precious time?
Did we even try to stem the tide?

Why should we waste it on
Buying into the same old lies?
The longer we wait around
The faster the years go by

It’s not too late
To feel a little more alive
Make an escape
Before we start to vaporize

Doubtless, we’ve been through this
So if you want to follow me you should know
I was lost then and I am lost now
And I doubt I’ll ever know which way to go”

40 Day Dream by P.E.N. on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Day 27. Musical Inspiration: 40 Day Dream- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros"I been sleepin for 40 days and I know Im sleeping cuz this dream’s too amazin She got gold doorknobs where her eyes used to be One turn and I learned what it really means to see” Playing some serious catch-up now that I have some time.

40 Day Dream by P.E.N. on Flickr.

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Day 27.

Musical Inspiration: 40 Day Dream- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

"I been sleepin for 40 days and
I know Im sleeping cuz this dream’s too amazin
She got gold doorknobs where her eyes used to be
One turn and I learned what it really means to see”


Playing some serious catch-up now that I have some time.

Waiting on the Sun by P.E.N. on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Day 25. Musical Inspiration: Waiting on the Sun- Sixpence None the Richer I’m going nowhere and I’m going to take my time.”

Waiting on the Sun by P.E.N. on Flickr.

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Day 25.

Musical Inspiration: Waiting on the Sun- Sixpence None the Richer

I’m going nowhere and I’m going to take my time.”

1,2,3,4… by P.E.N. on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Day 21. Musical Inspiration: 1234- Feist Braved the bees for this!Oh, you’re changing your heart Oh, You know who you are Sweetheart bitterheart now I can’t tell you apart Cosy and cold, put the horse before the cart Those teenage hopes who have tears in their eyes Too scared to own up to one little lie Oh, you’re changing your heart Oh, you know who you are One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, or ten Money can’t buy you back the love that you had then..”

1,2,3,4… by P.E.N. on Flickr.

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Day 21.

Musical Inspiration: 1234- Feist

Braved the bees for this!

Oh, you’re changing your heart
Oh, You know who you are

Sweetheart bitterheart now I can’t tell you apart
Cosy and cold, put the horse before the cart

Those teenage hopes who have tears in their eyes
Too scared to own up to one little lie

Oh, you’re changing your heart
Oh, you know who you are

One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, or ten
Money can’t buy you back the love that you had then..

Intuition by P.E.N. on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Day 22. I’m so sorry I’m so late uploading these..I’m a couple days behind as well. There is no cable/internet set up in the new place yet, so I’m currently at Starbucks stealing some wifi. Everything is a little crazy right now, so hopefully I don’t get too off track. I finally got a day off and was able to venture down to the lake to use my 85mm before I had to send it back. :( I will be renting it again soon. Musical Inspiration: Intuition- FeistWhat gives what helps the intuition? I know I’ll know I won’t have to be shown The way home And it’s not about a boy Although although They can lead you Break or defeat you A destination known Only by the one Who’s fate is overgrown Piecemeal can break your home in half A love is not complete with only heat And they can tease you Break or complete you And it came a heat wave A merciful save You choose you chose Poetry over prose A map is more unreal than where you’ve been Or how you feel A map is more unreal than where you’ve been Or how you feel And it’s impossible to tell How important someone was And what you might have missed out on And how he might have changed it all And how you might have changed it all for him And how he might have changed it all And how you might have changed it all for him Did I, did I Did I, did I Did I, did I Did I, did I Did I did I miss out on you?” I don’t need you and I know that now. I’m strong enough to be by myself. And it will be that way until I find someone great….someone better than you.

Intuition by P.E.N. on Flickr.

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Day 22.

I’m so sorry I’m so late uploading these..I’m a couple days behind as well. There is no cable/internet set up in the new place yet, so I’m currently at Starbucks stealing some wifi. Everything is a little crazy right now, so hopefully I don’t get too off track. I finally got a day off and was able to venture down to the lake to use my 85mm before I had to send it back. :( I will be renting it again soon.

Musical Inspiration: Intuition- Feist

What gives what helps the intuition?
I know I’ll know
I won’t have to be shown
The way home
And it’s not about a boy
Although although

They can lead you
Break or defeat you

A destination known
Only by the one
Who’s fate is overgrown
Piecemeal can break your home in half
A love is not complete with only heat

And they can tease you
Break or complete you

And it came a heat wave
A merciful save
You choose you chose
Poetry over prose
A map is more unreal than where you’ve been
Or how you feel
A map is more unreal than where you’ve been
Or how you feel
And it’s impossible to tell
How important someone was
And what you might have missed out on
And how he might have changed it all
And how you might have changed it all for him
And how he might have changed it all
And how you might have changed it all for him

Did I, did I
Did I, did I
Did I, did I
Did I, did I
Did I did I miss out on you?


I don’t need you and I know that now. I’m strong enough to be by myself. And it will be that way until I find someone great….someone better than you.

What’s the Story Morning Glory? by P.E.N. Photography on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Day 10. Musical Inspiration: Morning Glory: Oasis “Tomorrow never knows what it doesn’t know too soon.” I love overcast lighting. This is the closest thing to wilderness behind my house. And Morning Glories are one of my favorite flowers. :)

What’s the Story Morning Glory? by P.E.N. Photography on Flickr.

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Day 10.

Musical Inspiration: Morning Glory: Oasis

“Tomorrow never knows what it doesn’t know too soon.”

I love overcast lighting. This is the closest thing to wilderness behind my house. And Morning Glories are one of my favorite flowers. :)

Grow Up and Blow Away by P.E.N. Photography on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Day 9. Musical Inspiration: Grow Up and Blow Away- Metric I decided to upload this before I got too OCD with it. I’m new at this kind of editing, so please don’t be too critical. I know it’s less than perfect. Waking up with the freedom to do whatever your heart desires feels amazing. This is summer.

Grow Up and Blow Away by P.E.N. Photography on Flickr.

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Day 9.

Musical Inspiration: Grow Up and Blow Away- Metric

I decided to upload this before I got too OCD with it. I’m new at this kind of editing, so please don’t be too critical. I know it’s less than perfect.

Waking up with the freedom to do whatever your heart desires feels amazing. This is summer.