Monday, August 1, 2011

scenes from the week

Time passes. Even when it seems impossible.
Even when each tick of the second hand aches like the pulse of blood behind a bruise.
It passes unevenly, in strange lurches and dragging lulls, but pass it does.
Even for me.
                                                                                                            - Stephanie Meyer.
(above) The view from Griffith Observatory in LA. (below) Bolsa Chica Beach.



driving to the beach with the windows down, music blasting, friends laughing;
it is next to the waves I feel the most alive.


Hello friends,

I had originally planned to take a break from my blog and stop taking photos for a while. Yet as I walked out of work last week, I couldn't help but to take a photo of this sunset. I am quite happy I'm still able to see beauty in the world around me and my eyes are still alert to such things.


I want to thank every each and every one of you who commented on my last post from the bottom of my heart. This is by far, the hardest thing I've had to go through.
I did not only lose my best friend but also a wonderful family that I wished could have been mine forever as well. I've been keeping busy and staying strong. I pray I continue on this way.

I'm going to start catching up on your blogs soon, I promise! xx

ready to start, arcade fire.


tasha faye said...

Brenda, these photographs are stunning and amazing and beautiful. <3 God forbid you should ever take a break or stop photographing altogether! i am so very much in love with your photos and i have as much love for you too. <3
"this too shall pass and when it does, your smile shall brighten rooms once more." xxx

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Amazing, as always. I hope you start to feel the same too. Eventually you'll just be able to remember the good things. Love . ♥

Fransisca Angela said...

Just don't stop photographing awesome pictures. everything will get better soon,repeat :)

Brenda said...

Ser Vlad: Yes, you're right; I was unsuccessful at taking a break. Thank you<3

Tasha: Thanks hun... I love that quote!

Jazzy E: Yes, I do hope so :)

Fransisca: Thank you for the continuous support!

Ainsley said...

i lovelovelove that first photo! wonderful <3

IONA said...

oh my. these shots are incredible! i am truly in love! especially with the second one, and the one of your feet. i am also very sorry for your loss! be strong.

as a little sidenote, i was wondering how you fit in a video without showing the whole video, just the bottom part of the youtube player?

Denise said...

We are forever yours no matter what the future holds

galatea. said...

wow, these are beautiful shots!! you did such a good job in these, very warm and intimate xx

galatea. said...

really lovin your new header by the way- soo sweet x

A Lost Feather said...

i hope you continue taking photos.. your artwork is so beautiful. i think it can be healing as well.. making art. so long as you like doing it, do it :)

Erika Lee Sears said...

gorgeous photos. i am the worst at night photos but i am still practicing!

hellomissa said...

I love that quote by Stephanie Meyer. REALLY deep and so true. I just stumbled upon your blog and I must say, you take the cutest photographs. I admire your passion for photography and outdoorsy nature, such as sunsets. Sunsets are beautiful and calming. <3

Can't wait to read more of your blog posts. :) Take care.


Kathryn said...

I hope you continue to feel better, dear! I'm loving your pictures, too. Were they taken with a real Polaroid camera or were they processed that way? Either way, they're gorgeous!

Andressa said...

beautiful pictures and blog, I will follow you :)

Olga said...

I'm very very sorry to hear about your breakup. If it makes you feel any better, I'd like that say that you are one of the most talented young people I have ever met. Give yourself time to heal.

Estelle said...

Brenda, take time to do your own thing okay? I'm praying for you too! How beautiful that you still maintain that talent of yours....these photos are as beautiful as always.x x x x

Brenda said...

Thank you ladies for your lovely words; you're all wonderful <3

neon rose said...

beautiful photos, don't give it up- you are an inspiration to me already and i only just stumbled across this blog. you will be fine♥

Marisa Noelle said...

Aw, another inspiring post. I always love seeing the world through your photographs. That sunset is remarkable...sunsets are one of my favorite peaceful in such a busy world. As time passes, your heart will heal. I wish you much strength and happiness to get you through this tough time. x Marisa

Jane said...

The instant pictures are all gorgeous, I love them. I hope you feel better soon <3

lynnette said...

I love the photo of the sunset... Photography really does make us more aware of the beauty around us, in my opinion...

Btw, I hope you're feeling alright! My best wishes to you...xx

kristin e bazan. said...

ooohhh wow that top photo is amazing! you have a very wonderful blog. :]