Hello friends! To say that the weather here has been somewhat depressing and uninspiring lately would be an understatement. A long winter that extended into Spring with blizzard and freezing rain warnings last week and then a rainfall warning a couple of days ago which took away more of the snow. The temperature is supposed to be above zero (Celsius) all this coming week so I think spring may really be here. I have been putting off writing a blog post for so long that I almost forget how its done. But done will be better than perfect.
The past couple of weeks has shown an ever changing landscape in my little world. No two days are ever alike. From cold, stormy days to bright, sunshiny days to rainy days and back to sunshine again. I feel like I am finally out from under the heavy blankets of winter. We have had pack ice in the harbour that seemed to sneak in overnight while in the midst of a blizzard and most of it has gone again, leaving just a few pieces for me to photograph. This week's blog post will be a bit different from the usual in that I'm going to show a few short video clips and photos, put together into one video, taken from my cell phone to show you how different one day can be from the next here on the east coast of Newfoundland. The video clips and photos were taken March 29th, April 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 9th in that order in the video. This was the first time I used iMovie and put everything together; and then upload it to Youtube and put the link in here. Let's just say, it took me a while. LOL Hopefully this works and I hope you enjoy it.
One year ago this month I took the plunge and purchased my domain name. www.theviewfromwhereiam.com was all mine! I wasn't sure when I bought it if it would stick, but a year later I have never felt better about the name I chose. It still means the view from my camera lens, the view from my little corner of the world way over on the east coast of North America, and the view as I see things out in the world. No more and no less. Just me, my camera, my coffee, my books; and my view. More milestones this month include our oldest daughter's birthday and mine and my husband's wedding anniversary!
Yes spring has finally sprung and I think I can leave winter behind. Soon it will be just a distant memory. I am looking ahead to warmer days where I can get outside and take pictures and not have my fingertips freeze. I am also enjoying participating in #The100DayProject by getting back into painting. Spending more time doing things that don't involve the internet. Sorry internet but we do need to spend some time apart. How about you? Have you taken up any hobbies, new or old? Are you looking forward to the warmer weather? Comment below! Thanks for staying and taking a look at the view from where I am...
Hello friends. Can you keep a little secret? Last Sunday night I stayed up way past my bedtime, until after 1 am, to watch The Oscars. I don't usually bother watching the whole award show but those darn actors/actresses with their brilliant acting just sucked me in. Certainly not the glitz and glamour red carpet stuff. What really drew me in was when some of the actors spoke about a movie and actor that inspired them. My favourite was Seth Rogen talking about Back to the Future and Michael J. Fox.
I immediately remembered one of the very first movies I ever saw in a movie theater. My dad took me to see E.T. the Extra-Terrestrail. It came out in June of 1982 in the U.S. so it must have been shortly after that when I saw it here in Canada. I was around 12 then I guess! When writing down some of the movies that I like I realized that that movie must have been when my love of sci-fi movies was born. Now, they aren't the only type of movies I enjoy. But it is mostly sci-fi, action, and comedy/romantic comedy. Movies, like books, transport you into another world and for a brief period of time you forget all your cares and worries. When the movie is over and you walk outside the theater, you are blinded by reality. Or maybe its the light from being in a dark movie theater for a couple of hours?
I also seem to like movies that have sequels. Such as:
- Lethal Weapon (yes I did have a crush on Mel Gibson in my younger days)
- Rocky/Rambo (Sylvester Stallone)
- Resident Evil (Milla Jovovich)
- James Bond (Pierce Brosnan was my favourite)
- Die Hard (Bruce Willis)
- Beverly Hills Cop (Eddie Murphy)
- Fast & Furious (Vin Diesel & Paul Walker)
- Back to the Future (Michael J. Fox)
- Star Wars
- Star Trek
- Lord of the Rings
- Harry Potter
- Underworld (watched the latest movie this week)
- Lara Croft Tomb Raider (Angelina Jolie. Ohh that reminds me of...)
- Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford)
- The Hunger Games (Jennifer Lawrence)
- Twilight (Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart. Can't believe I almost forgot that one!!!)
These are all just off the top of my head and I'm sure I am forgetting lots. I also watched many a Walt Disney movie on Sunday evenings when I was growing up. Oh!! Almost forgot The Karate Kid (Ralph Macchio & Pat Morita)! The music in the 1980s movies are awesome too(to me anyway).
What I don't watch or rarely watch are:
- documentaries (although I did watch Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, and enjoyed it)
- movies based on true stories
- war movies
- sports themed movies
- older black and white movies (I watch with my husband sometimes as he enjoys them)
- Oscar nominated movies
I have also never watched The Notebook or the Fifty Shades movies.
So I guess what I'm saying is I watch movies that are as far from real life as possible. I also enjoy animated movies (I do have kids okay). Real life scares me sometimes (maybe a lot) so I tend to avoid it in movies. The closest I came was watching "The Book Thief", which was only a couple of weeks ago. When my oldest daughter was little and watched Finding Nemo over and over and over...I would fast forward the part where Nemo's mom...disappears. Yeah I guess I'm a big old softy.
Some of my very favourite movies are:
- E.T the Extraterrestrial
- You've Got Mail(watch at least once a year)
- Pretty In Pink
- Sixteen Candles
- The Breakfast Club
- St. Elmo's Fire
So there you have it! Movies I love and movies I don't. Do you have a favourite movie or genre of movie? I would love for you to share it with me by commenting below or dropping me an email. I have been a busy little beaver the last few days. Signing up for something that will help me start earning money from my photography (hopefully); and opening an online shop on Creative Market (Shelly Seward). I guess it's time to show more people the view from where I am...