You may be wondering if I ever use a “plain ‘ol point and shoot” instead of my massive Nikon and the answer is YES! I am the proud owner of a Canon S110 Point and Shoot camera and I love it! If you’ve been following the blog for a little while than you know I’ve been living between Dublin and States over the last year. This has afforded me the opportunity to travel A LOT and usually
I lug Jon lugs the Nikon d700 and the 24-70mm wide angle lens around with me. But sometimes it’s nice to not carry around what feels like a 10 pound brick.
Today I thought I’d share my life in point and shoot stills taken over the past year when I’ve been traveling. Using the point and shoot is sort of a guilty pleasure…even though it doesn’t always get me the picture I’m aiming to take. But it does allow me to throw it in my purse easily, no matter where I’m going.
Tower Bridge (above) taken from the Tower of London (below)
Tate Modern and a Selfie in a weird mirror with said Point and Shoot
The London Eye at Sunset…
The view of Parliament from the London Eye.
Me trying to be sneaky and take a picture of this cute couple that was on the London Eye with us.
Because I love LOVE
Went to Rome with my Mimi, Mom and Dad and took only 1 picture! Yes I know, sometimes I’m the WORST at taking pictures to document my own life. haha.
On a hike in Howth when our friends Jessica and Josh came to visit us in Ireland.
Jon took this photo of me at dinner in Kinsale, County Cork which is the food capital of Ireland. Can you tell how happy I am to be eating this pasta? This was pre- Gluten Free. Those were the days. Sort of.
We visited the Blarney Castle.
And kissed the Blarney Stone. Locals joke about urinating on it purposely for tourists but there’s no way they could actually get in without paying for a ticket (unless they broke in at night)…
We visited the Canary Islands in November over Thanksgiving. It was weird to spend a holiday in a country that doesn’t celebrate it as well. The further away you see me in a bathing suit the better I look. lol.
Jenn and Loreen came for a visit in February when Ireland had the worst storms and flooding in 30 years. I think it was our version of the Polar Vortex.
Jenn and I visited Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmo, Sweden where we met two dudes giving away free hugs. Jenn initially refused but then obliged when Jon offered to be the guinea pig first
In the end, it put smiles on all of our faces for sure.
In March I went with my Mom to Florida for a girls week. It was great to spend time together somewhere warm and sunny. This picture is from Sanibel Island.
The view from my childhood bedroom, where my parents still live. Not too shabby.
I traveled to Prague for my first solo European trip at the end of June to meet my friend Krista, who was my freshman college roommate. We had tons of fun together! This is the Prague Castle at night. I kept calling it Dublin Castle for some reason and she had to keep correcting me.
Jon and I went out to the The Greenhouse Restaurant in Dublin for my 32nd (eek) birthday. He also surprised me with a spa day and stay at the Shelbourne Hotel. He continually surprises me without actually surprising me because he knows I hate surprises.
We traveled to Northern Ireland for lunch in Belfast, to see the Titanic dry dock, and to visit the Giant’s Causeway.
We stopped along the Causeway Coastal Route to cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. I am definitely not that gutsy but what can I say, Jon gets me into some shit I had no idea about at least a couple times a year.
Of course he’s all smiles.
Jason and Anthony are our neighbors in Chicago and they came for a visit. We also traveled to Paris and London.
Tomorrow I am off to the States for a month to stand up in my friend Amanda’s wedding, shoot some weddings with Jenn in Chicago, get a cracked tooth fixed (ugh!), spend time with friends & family, and soak up as much SUN as humanly possible. Oh yeah, and I HAVE to visit Hot Doug’s before it closes FOREVER. I’ve never been!
What are your plans for the rest of the summer? I can’t believe how fast it’s going by!