Yearly Archives: 2013

But nonetheless, I’m a good sport and am here to share another shot of night lights in my humble and quiet neighbourhood (although it is evident that these types of shots would be infinitely more exciting at the corner of Yonge and Dundas in Toronto or at Time Square in Manhattan or by the Big Ben on Bridge Street in London).

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Posted By Charlene Precious @ 8:46 pm
March 30, 2013

Andrea and I went shooting in the dark of night last night. I never take pictures in the dark but now I think I will. I’ll post a couple of night light photos in the next few days.

I’ve loved the natural sunlight for most of my photographic journey but light in general, is an all around stunner and doesn’t just come from daylight. Artificial lights of the night can be just as beautiful, in an entirely different way. I think I have a new addiction.

Going to pump some air into my bicycle tires and take her out for a ride today… because speaking of lights, the day happens to be radiating with it. I smell Spring.

night street lights

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 2:13 pm
March 27, 2013

My weekends are filling up with one-on-one coffee, brunch, and lunch dates with people I love as I prepare to disappear from the face of the Earth when school starts in a month. It’ll mostly be one-on-one dates with the desk and textbooks for a little while until I establish a new and effective system / routine.

This is Sarah and I last Fall. Nothing beats photo dates. We’ll be at it again this weekend. :)


Posted By Charlene Precious @ 7:55 pm

How long is it going to take Internet Explorer to catch up to every other browser? IE has been a pain in the rear since I first started playing with html. That was literally when I was 13 years old. I’m now 25 years old and IE is still the worst browser for website compatibility. And I still waste the same amount of time trying to fix coding that the browser simply refuses to cooperate with. IE sucks. Get on that, Microsoft.


Posted By Charlene Precious @ 6:10 pm
March 25, 2013

I’ve redesigned my business cards for 2013 and they’re just about ready to be sent for printing. I’m changing up my card stock to something thicker also. These will be mighty pretty.

I’ve also added ‘social media share buttons’ to the bottom of my posts because they’re practically standard components of a blog these days and I should’ve jumped on the bandwagon months ago but have been too lazy to figure out how to do it. I’m happy to finally be getting around to making these updates and have been in HTML / CSS mode. This short and sweet window of freedom must be exploited.


Posted By Charlene Precious @ 6:47 pm

Today I spent some time updating It has been long overdue and the photos showcased on it were so ancient, I barely wanted anyone to see them. I’m trying to get these bigger must-dos out of the way before school starts and we’re moving along well. I’m also getting new business cards printed because I have about 30 of the old ones left – will post the new design tomorrow. Business has been good this week – there has been a steady flow of etsy orders and I received my first one from Quebec today. We’re sitting at 443 sales. :)


Posted By Charlene Precious @ 4:31 pm

I am getting my hair coloured at the salon as I post this. Yes, I absolutely bring my laptop to the salon. I just can’t do these 4-hour hair appointments anymore. Too much loss of productivity and it kills me inside. I’m going back to black. Really, really black. Level 1 black.

On another note, the travel destination for 2013 is Jamaica. Chris and I have officially booked our trip last night and we’re heading to Ocho Rios in June. I’m so excited for fresh travel photography. Kenya is still nagging at me because I’m dying to experience an authentic African lion safari, so I’m hoping to do a trip to Africa in 2014. And at some point, I still want to squeeze in a mini trip to San Francisco. How long have I wanted to go to San Francisco? Let’s see… here, here, here, here, here, here… should I keep going??? Take me there already!

This is the Rhine River in Rhine Valley in Germany. I was there in 2010 and this was shot from the castle on a hill that we stayed in. How often do you get to hang out in a castle?

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. So travel often!


Posted By Charlene Precious @ 8:21 am

William Shakespeare said it best.

Check out the new Canon EOS Rebel T5i and Canon EOS Rebel SL1. They’re beauties. The Rebel SL1 is smaller than my hand and I have child-size hands, as my peers would call it.

This past week, I received orders from Paris, France, and Exmouth, Australia. Orders that come in from outside of North American borders make me exceptionally happy. Art, like love, is universal. :)


Posted By Charlene Precious @ 4:12 pm