How gorgeous is this photograph by Tina Lee Studios? I continue to be amazed by the way post processing can completely change an image and make it seem like it’s from another time. The photograph looks like it’s a decades old capture of a remote hideaway, but for all I know there is a McDonald’s churning out Happy Meals just to the right of this image.
Work like this makes me want to take better pictures and learn photo shop.
I found this photograph in the most serendipitous of ways. When I first started the blog two years ago, I had a reader named Melissa. She used to make and sell the most amazing night lights under the name Juniper Studios. She closed down the shop to pursue photography before I had the chance to buy one of her night lights, which made me curse my indecisive ways all the more. Anyway, we exchanged emails briefly but I haven’t heard much from her since. She no longer comments, so I am fairly certain she doesn’t read the blog anymore.
I know, I know. I’m getting there…almost.
Melissa became more immersed in photography and I subscribed to her Flickr feed to keep up with her captures. Thank God I did, or I would have missed this shot, hands down my absolute favorite picture because it’s beautiful and hilarious. LONG STORY SHORT: Today she uploaded this picture that made me squeal with delight the second I saw it in my inbox. So lovely and sweet, right? Then I noticed it was a birthday card for her mom, who also has an account on flickr. I clicked over expecting to see pictures like my mom takes (heads missing, people crooked, flaming devil eyes) when low and behold I see all sorts of dreamy goodness I could not capture unless I ripped the picture out of a book of photography and claimed it as my own.
And that, everyone, is how I ended up deep, deep, deep in the rabbit hole of her photo sets, read her profile, found out she had a shop on etsy, fell in love with this print, decided to become a better photographer, and was almost late to my first Weight Watchers meeting. Also, don’t you sometimes wish I was one of those bloggers who says, “I like this. Here is the link.”