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.
219/365: Dream a Little Dream of Me on Flickr.Via Flickr:
I bought this killer hat for my cruise next week. Has a vintage Titanic-esque feel to it. :) 
That being said I will be without wifi starting Sunday. I’m not sure if I will be able to bring a tripod with me so I might have to put the project on hold until I get back. :/

219/365: Dream a Little Dream of Me on Flickr.

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I bought this killer hat for my cruise next week. Has a vintage Titanic-esque feel to it. :)

That being said I will be without wifi starting Sunday. I’m not sure if I will be able to bring a tripod with me so I might have to put the project on hold until I get back. :/

214/365: Up With the Birds on Flickr.Via Flickr:The birds they sang, at break of day.
“Start again”, I hear them say.
It’s so hard to just walk away.
The birds they sang, all a choir,
“Start again a little higher”.
It’s a spark in a sea of gray.
-Coldplay
Don’t be deceived…it is tourist season in San Diego and this beach was packed. I would have never even considered this location 6 months ago. I have overcome my fear of shooting in public…now I will set up wherever, whenever. :)
Hope my editing experimentation isn’t throwing anyone off.

214/365: Up With the Birds on Flickr.

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The birds they sang, at break of day.
“Start again”, I hear them say.
It’s so hard to just walk away.
The birds they sang, all a choir,
“Start again a little higher”.
It’s a spark in a sea of gray.


-Coldplay

Don’t be deceived…it is tourist season in San Diego and this beach was packed. I would have never even considered this location 6 months ago. I have overcome my fear of shooting in public…now I will set up wherever, whenever. :)

Hope my editing experimentation isn’t throwing anyone off.

213/365: Amazing Life on Flickr.Via Flickr:It’s good to feel alive
Feel alive, feel alive
This amazing life
This amazing life
Relax it’s easy, relax it’s easy
This amazing life
-Jem
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of shooting during the golden hour…I hope you guys don’t either.
My pants now have snail guts all over the seat of them. -_-

213/365: Amazing Life on Flickr.

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It’s good to feel alive
Feel alive, feel alive
This amazing life
This amazing life
Relax it’s easy, relax it’s easy
This amazing life


-Jem

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of shooting during the golden hour…I hope you guys don’t either.

My pants now have snail guts all over the seat of them. -_-

206/365: Shoplifters of the World Unite on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Andrew was trying to teach me stick one night late in the Costco parking lot (huge fail). There were a million silver shopping carts lined up under the overhang that looked pretty cool. So we decided to go back again last night after it closed for this shot. 
Unfortunately, the cart guy decided to leave the carts scattered around the parking lot. We drove to find another one a couple miles away. There weren’t as many carts and they were all red and white…oh well.
Some passerby tattled on us to the employees so they came out to see what we were up to…no drugs or booze. Just a camera and tripod. They laughed and went back inside. :)
I couldn’t get rid of the yellow cast from the streetlights so black and white will have to do.

206/365: Shoplifters of the World Unite on Flickr.

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Andrew was trying to teach me stick one night late in the Costco parking lot (huge fail). There were a million silver shopping carts lined up under the overhang that looked pretty cool. So we decided to go back again last night after it closed for this shot.

Unfortunately, the cart guy decided to leave the carts scattered around the parking lot. We drove to find another one a couple miles away. There weren’t as many carts and they were all red and white…oh well.

Some passerby tattled on us to the employees so they came out to see what we were up to…no drugs or booze. Just a camera and tripod. They laughed and went back inside. :)

I couldn’t get rid of the yellow cast from the streetlights so black and white will have to do.

204/365: Turn Up the Sun on Flickr.Via Flickr:
We went hiking in Mission Trails again. Saw another rattlesnake and screamed like a girl…

204/365: Turn Up the Sun on Flickr.

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We went hiking in Mission Trails again. Saw another rattlesnake and screamed like a girl…

203/365: New Born on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Another one from last night at the convention center that I thought was really cool. Plus I laid down on these dirty stairs…
I’m only 3 days behind.

203/365: New Born on Flickr.

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Another one from last night at the convention center that I thought was really cool. Plus I laid down on these dirty stairs…

I’m only 3 days behind.

202/365: Neon on Flickr.Via Flickr:When sky blue gets dark enough
To see the colors of the city lights
A trail of ruby red and diamond white
Hits her like a sunrise
She comes and goes and comes and goes
Like no one can
- John Mayer
I didn’t feel like rushing to catch the light today and I’ve been dying to test the MKII at night. This one was taken at the top of the convention center downtown. 1000 ISO and NO NOISE! This is a foreign concept to me.

202/365: Neon on Flickr.

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When sky blue gets dark enough
To see the colors of the city lights
A trail of ruby red and diamond white
Hits her like a sunrise

She comes and goes and comes and goes
Like no one can


- John Mayer

I didn’t feel like rushing to catch the light today and I’ve been dying to test the MKII at night. This one was taken at the top of the convention center downtown. 1000 ISO and NO NOISE! This is a foreign concept to me.

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.

200/365: Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Day 200…is this real? The progress I’ve made since I started this project is truly astounding. I never believed I could grow so much in as little as six months. 
I had a concept involving balloons planned for this. I went to Vons and asked for 12 rainbow balloons only to be informed there is a “nation wide helium shortage.” Not sure if I believe this since there were THOUSANDS of balloons at pride.
This looked awesome in black in white too, but I’m a sucker for blue. I stepped on a dead jellyfish…ew. And yes, I did buy roses for myself.
I have to go take my picture for today before I lose the light. See ya later. :)

200/365: Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean on Flickr.

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Day 200…is this real? The progress I’ve made since I started this project is truly astounding. I never believed I could grow so much in as little as six months.

I had a concept involving balloons planned for this. I went to Vons and asked for 12 rainbow balloons only to be informed there is a “nation wide helium shortage.” Not sure if I believe this since there were THOUSANDS of balloons at pride.

This looked awesome in black in white too, but I’m a sucker for blue. I stepped on a dead jellyfish…ew. And yes, I did buy roses for myself.

I have to go take my picture for today before I lose the light. See ya later. :)

197/365: Runaway on Flickr.Via Flickr:I was feeling sad,
Can’t help looking back
Highways flew by…
Run, run, run away
No sense of time
I’d like you to stay,
Want keep you inside
Run, run, run away
Lost, lost, lost my mind
-Yeah Yeah Yeahs
I think it’s pretty funny you can make out IKEA in the distance hahah. 
I can’t believe day 200 is almost here.

197/365: Runaway on Flickr.

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I was feeling sad,
Can’t help looking back
Highways flew by…
Run, run, run away
No sense of time
I’d like you to stay,
Want keep you inside

Run, run, run away
Lost, lost, lost my mind


-Yeah Yeah Yeahs

I think it’s pretty funny you can make out IKEA in the distance hahah.

I can’t believe day 200 is almost here.

195/365: Satellite Mind on Flickr.Via Flickr:
I felt like exploring my neighborhood today…turns out it’s way cooler than I thought it was. I discovered this cliff overlooking the freeway and stadium. And the sunset was epic today. SWEET.

195/365: Satellite Mind on Flickr.

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I felt like exploring my neighborhood today…turns out it’s way cooler than I thought it was. I discovered this cliff overlooking the freeway and stadium. And the sunset was epic today. SWEET.

194/365: Never Let Me Go on Flickr.Via Flickr:And the arms of the ocean are carrying me
And all this devotion was rushing out of me
In the crushes of heaven for a sinner like me
But the arms of the ocean delivered me
Though the pressure’s hard to take
It’s the only way I can escape
It seems a heavy choice to make
And now I am under all
And it’s breaking over me
A thousand miles down to the sea bed
Found the place to rest my head
Never let me go
Never let me go
-Florence and the Machine
I’ve been wanting to do something like this for awhile…this song was my complete inspiration. Music is magical.
I wanted to shoot this in the same place I took “Swimming”; at Sunset cliffs, but it was high tide and all the rocks were covered with water. Andrew and I kept walking along the cliffs and went farther down than I had ever been. Someone tethered a rope to a rock so you could scale the wall down to the beach. At the end of the sand was this beautiful outcropping of rocks that overlooked a cove the waves carved out.
I wanted to shoot in the cove, but waves kept washing in….I still wanted to try. I stripped my jeans off to my bathing suit bottoms (even though you can’t see..) because I had this strange feeling I would get wet. 
Andrew was in charge of protecting the camera. Sure enough, just as I was about to start shooting, this HUGE wave came and DRENCHED us. I don’t know how he did it, but Andrew pulled a ninja move and saved the camera. Not a drop of water got on it.
I don’t know how risky I’m going to get with the MKII anymore…I settled for this dry(er) location.
P.S. Thank you Simon for the email this morning. Made me smile. :)

194/365: Never Let Me Go on Flickr.

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And the arms of the ocean are carrying me
And all this devotion was rushing out of me
In the crushes of heaven for a sinner like me
But the arms of the ocean delivered me

Though the pressure’s hard to take
It’s the only way I can escape
It seems a heavy choice to make
And now I am under all

And it’s breaking over me
A thousand miles down to the sea bed
Found the place to rest my head
Never let me go
Never let me go


-Florence and the Machine

I’ve been wanting to do something like this for awhile…this song was my complete inspiration. Music is magical.

I wanted to shoot this in the same place I took “Swimming”; at Sunset cliffs, but it was high tide and all the rocks were covered with water. Andrew and I kept walking along the cliffs and went farther down than I had ever been. Someone tethered a rope to a rock so you could scale the wall down to the beach. At the end of the sand was this beautiful outcropping of rocks that overlooked a cove the waves carved out.

I wanted to shoot in the cove, but waves kept washing in….I still wanted to try. I stripped my jeans off to my bathing suit bottoms (even though you can’t see..) because I had this strange feeling I would get wet.

Andrew was in charge of protecting the camera. Sure enough, just as I was about to start shooting, this HUGE wave came and DRENCHED us. I don’t know how he did it, but Andrew pulled a ninja move and saved the camera. Not a drop of water got on it.

I don’t know how risky I’m going to get with the MKII anymore…I settled for this dry(er) location.

P.S. Thank you Simon for the email this morning. Made me smile. :)

193/365: Last Known Surroundings on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Sorry to bombard you all today with so many uploads. I hope I haven’t been too annoying.
I haven’t attempted anything conceptual for awhile…mostly because I’m fresh out of ideas. This is part of the magic mini series I started a couple months ago.
I parked a little farther from the park than I intended to…I got a lot of stares as I walked past park goers with my equipment, magician attire and bag of props. I got even more stares as I walked back to my car completely covered in flour…

193/365: Last Known Surroundings on Flickr.

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Sorry to bombard you all today with so many uploads. I hope I haven’t been too annoying.

I haven’t attempted anything conceptual for awhile…mostly because I’m fresh out of ideas. This is part of the magic mini series I started a couple months ago.

I parked a little farther from the park than I intended to…I got a lot of stares as I walked past park goers with my equipment, magician attire and bag of props. I got even more stares as I walked back to my car completely covered in flour…

191/365: The Water on Flickr.Via Flickr:The water, the water
Came to realize
It’s a dangerous size
The mountain the mountain
Came to recognize
It’s steep and rocky sides
Came to recognize
It’s steep and rocky sides
More than realized
-Feist
Lake Cuyamaca, Julian

191/365: The Water on Flickr.

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The water, the water
Came to realize
It’s a dangerous size
The mountain the mountain
Came to recognize
It’s steep and rocky sides
Came to recognize
It’s steep and rocky sides
More than realized


-Feist

Lake Cuyamaca, Julian

189/365: Strange Crooked Road on Flickr.Via Flickr:Sometimes it takes us by surprise when it’s a strange crooked road
Sometimes it takes us way too long when it’s a strange crooked road
You woke up this morning asking what’s going down
Wondered if your feet would do any good to the ground
-Patrick Watson
One of my favorites from Julian. It started to rain but I didn’t really mind. Andrew was on the look out for cars.
I LOVE FULL FRAME!

189/365: Strange Crooked Road on Flickr.

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Sometimes it takes us by surprise when it’s a strange crooked road
Sometimes it takes us way too long when it’s a strange crooked road
You woke up this morning asking what’s going down
Wondered if your feet would do any good to the ground


-Patrick Watson

One of my favorites from Julian. It started to rain but I didn’t really mind. Andrew was on the look out for cars.

I LOVE FULL FRAME!