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iPhone Photography

18 Sep , 2015  

 

Breathtaking view of downtown Richmond from Belle Isle

Admiring the Richmond Skyline from Belle Isle


 

Symmetry and Tranquility at the Ginter House

Symmetry and Tranquility at the Ginter House


 

Emery is 6 Years Old and Her Favorite Color is Pink

Emery Nixdorff is 6 Years Old and Her Favorite Color is Pink


 

12 Weeks after the Accident Henry is Playing Soccer Again!

12 Weeks After the Accident Henry is Playing Soccer Again


 

Henry and Kat Win Cutest Couple

Henry and Kat Win Cutest Couple


 

Longboarding while the sun sets over the James River

Long Boarding While the Sun Sets Over the James River


 

Breakfast is always served sunny side up

Breakfast is Always Served Sunny Side Up


 

Enjoying a VCU waffle from Shafer

Enjoying OJ and a VCU Waffle from Shafer Dining Court


 

Arielle teaches little Lucian about cinema

Arielle Teaches Little Lucian About Cinema


 

Alley cat is an old lady who loves to pose

Alley Cat is an Old Lady Who Loves to Pose for Photos

 

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Two days to change the landscape with a pedestrian bridge over West Main St, etc.

18 Sep , 2015  

Traffic flows on West Main St. at Linden St. near the Student Commons.
Traffic flows on West Main St. at Linden St. near the Student Commons.
Pedestrian traffic flows on Linden St. near the Student Commons.
Pedestrian traffic flows on Linden St. near the Student Commons.
West Main Street is closed to traffic for two days so a pedestrian bridge can be assembled.
West Main Street is closed to traffic for two days so a pedestrian bridge can be assembled.
Workers assemble the framework for the pedestrian bridge over West Main Street.
Workers assemble the framework for the pedestrian bridge over West Main Street.
Day two of pedestrian bridge construction shows is underway.
Day two of pedestrian bridge construction shows is underway.
Great for those ambulating on two feet. Wheelchair crossings are designated elsewhere on the course.
Great for those ambulating on two feet. Wheelchair crossings are designated elsewhere on the course.
The VCU logo on the bridge is something the city hopes all visitors notice.
The VCU logo on the bridge is something the city hopes all visitors notice.
Other things Richmond hopes all visitors enjoy include the city's noted restaurants,
Other things Richmond hopes all visitors enjoy include the city’s noted restaurants,
the city's street art, and
the city’s street art, and
the James River. Richmond carries the nickname "the River City".
the James River. Richmond carries the nickname “the River City”.

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Our World is Photogenic

18 Sep , 2015  

Cat is not content with his old food and looks to owner for more.
Cat is not content with his old food and looks to owner for more.
Brittany offers water to participants of the Monument 10k this past spring.
Brittany offers water to participants of the Monument 10k this past spring.
Dad looks back at Martha's Vineyard one last time before the long trip home back to Virginia.
Dad looks back at Martha’s Vineyard one last time before the long trip home back to Virginia.
Two 7-11 customers shop for beverages Wednesday night.
Two 7-11 customers shop for beverages Wednesday night.
Girl walks past Harris hall Thursday afternoon.
Girl walks past Harris hall Thursday afternoon.
Students start to jaywalk on Main street.
Students start to jaywalk on Main street.
The Virginia Capitol building on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. The grass looks inviting enough to lay on.
The Virginia Capitol building on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. The grass looks inviting enough to lay on.
Fountain action in the center of Monroe Park Wednesday morning.
Fountain action in the center of Monroe Park Wednesday morning.
The Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, MA looks ominous in the evening.
The Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, MA looks ominous in the evening.
Sailboat floats on the Atlantic Ocean by Martha's Vineyard.
Sailboat floats on the Atlantic Ocean by Martha’s Vineyard.

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A Week in the Life of a Theatre Major

18 Sep , 2015  

Donald Cairns relaxing by a family friends pool on Sunday, September 13, 2015.
Donald Cairns relaxing by a family friends pool on Sunday, September 13, 2015.
Inside the Singleton Performing Arts Center Lobby, The Rocky Horror Show's poster is up outside of the Hodges Theatre promoting it's performance dates. The show opens Halloween weekend and runs until mid November.
Inside the Singleton Performing Arts Center Lobby, The Rocky Horror Show’s poster is up outside of the Hodges Theatre promoting it’s performance dates. The show opens Halloween weekend and runs until mid November.
The view from The Knoll, outside of the VCU Singleton Performing Arts Center, over looking the Cabell Library.
The view from The Knoll, outside of the VCU Singleton Performing Arts Center, over looking the Cabell Library.
The Rocky Horror Show's Production Assistants, Phoebe Copeland and Abigale Bobb, set up for a choreography rehearsal on Septemeber 17, 2015.
The Rocky Horror Show’s Production Assistants, Phoebe Copeland and Abigale Bobb, set up for a choreography rehearsal on Septemeber 17, 2015.
Rachel Elder, Production Stage Manager for The Rocky Horror show at TheatreVCU takes a break from rehearsal to pose for a picture.
Rachel Elder, Production Stage Manager for The Rocky Horror show at TheatreVCU takes a break from rehearsal to pose for a picture.
In the patio underneath the Pollock building, students have put their artwork on display for the public to view.
In the patio underneath the Pollock building, students have put their artwork on display for the public to view.
The Red Bull Car driving down Harrison Street on the VCU campus on September 17th.
The Red Bull Car driving down Harrison Street on the VCU campus on September 17th.
Some of the sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha, Epsilon Gamma Chapter, having fun before Bid Day to welcome their new Fall 2015 pledge class.
Some of the sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha, Epsilon Gamma Chapter, having fun before Bid Day to welcome their new Fall 2015 pledge class.
VCU Theatre Performance Major Jenna Kraynack having fun on a break during The Rocky Horror Show rehearsal where she is starring as Janet Weiss on September 15, 2015.
VCU Theatre Performance Major Jenna Kraynak having fun on a break during The Rocky Horror Show rehearsal where she is starring as Janet Weiss on September 15, 2015.
Blocked off streets and construction have become in the City of Richmond due to the upcoming UCI World Championship Bike Race beginning Friday, September 18.
Blocked off streets and construction have become the norm in the City of Richmond due to the upcoming UCI World Championship Bike Race beginning Friday, September 18.
On the VCU campus off of Shafer Street, you can find a few secluded places for a break in between classes.
On the VCU campus off of Shafer Street, you can find a few secluded places for a break in between classes.
Production Assistant, Abigale Bobb, stops to take a picture during The Rocky Horror Show rehearsal.
Production Assistant, Abigale Bobb, stops to take a picture during The Rocky Horror Show rehearsal.

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After work stroll through the park.

18 Sep , 2015  

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Shaun finishes his long day of work at the park alone, relaxing.

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Some of Church Hill shining as the sun sets on the city.

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Jennifer and Nellie relax on a bench to end a stressful day.

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Zeus and owner Otis took a break from an intense game of tug-a-war.

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Jennifer soaking up the sun, reading a book.

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Nellie posed in the dog park as the sun set on the city.

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Zeus and Otis’s intense game of tug-a-war.. who is winning?

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Nellie trying to navigate the grated steps.

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Enjoying the aerial view of Church Hill from Jefferson Park.

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Looking up at downtown RVA.

 

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All my photos for #TheWorldsAtVCU #Richmond2015 #bikes #hashtags

17 Sep , 2015  

A man and his dog in front of Harris Hall.
A man and his dog in front of Harris Hall.
One of the bridges made by VCU in preparation for the UCI Bike Race.
One of the bridges made by VCU in preparation for the UCI Bike Race.
VCU's Student Commons, where students commune.
VCU’s Student Commons, where students commune.
A view of VCU's Compass at the end of the day.
Students at VCU’s Compass at the end of the day.
The side of a building on Colorado Street in Richmond's Randolph area.
The side of a building on Colorado Avenue in Richmond’s Randolph area. “Cash Rules Everything Around Me.”
A view of Maymont Elementary School From Colorado Avenue in Richmond's Randolph area.
A view of Maymont Elementary School From Colorado Avenue in Richmond’s Randolph area.
A small house on Colorado and Lombardy.
A small house on Colorado and Lombardy.
A big tree on Colorado and Lombardy.
A big tree on Colorado and Lombardy.
A photo from a solo trip to Pipeline.
A photo from a trip to Pipeline.
Pumpkin Queen Camille Brenke.
Pumpkin Queen Camille Brenke.

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Traveling through time and space with Eurah J.

17 Sep , 2015  

It's Wednesday morning and Jess is holding on to her Apricot Mimosa at Perly's Delicatessen in downtown Richmond. I think she will make it through the week.

It’s Wednesday morning and Jess is holding on to her Apricot Mimosa at Perly’s Delicatessen in downtown Richmond. I think she will make it through the week.

 

Thanksgiving in Alexandria, VA. Buses are still running and people are still living.

Thanksgiving in Alexandria, VA. Buses are still running and people are still living.

Ex-Italian roommate, Rebecca, and I are hiking down from the steep rice paddies in Yangshuo of China's Guangxi Region.

Ex-Italian roommate, Rebecca, and I are hiking down from the steep rice paddies in Yangshuo of China’s Guangxi Region.

Man with Vera Bradley purse watches the Venice Beach skaters catch some air by the beach.

Man with Vera Bradley purse watches the Venice Beach skaters catch some air by the beach.

LXGX Models and Stylists at NuSpace in Los Angeles pose for a quick photoshoot before the live mannequin Fashion show!

LXGX Models and Stylists at NuSpace in Los Angeles pose for a quick photoshoot before the live mannequin Fashion show!

Taking a run through the San Fernando Valley. Are we south of the border yet?

Taking a run through the San Fernando Valley. Are we south of the border yet?

Robert Tillery and his backyard overlooking the San Fernando valley of California, as he heads out to a birthday party at the cigar lounge, I mean park.

Robert Tillery and his backyard overlooking the San Fernando valley of California, as he heads out to a birthday party at the cigar lounge, I mean park.

Man freshens up his 'do' in the public eye of downtown Los Angeles, I suppose a female friend asked him to combover.

Man freshens up his ‘do’ in the public eye of downtown Los Angeles, I suppose a female friend asked him to combover.

Sam hanging halfway out of his loft apartment in the fashion district of downtown Los Angeles. He blows out his cigarette smoke as half his mind is still in Richmond and the other half is in LA.

Sam hanging halfway out of his loft apartment in the fashion district of downtown Los Angeles. He blows out his cigarette smoke as half his mind is still in Richmond and the other half is in LA.

Grace at Speakeasy's Wine N' Paint night in downtown Richmond. Fortunately by the look of her painting, you couldn't even tell she skipped the wine and went straight to the martini.

Grace at Speakeasy’s Wine N’ Paint night in downtown Richmond. Fortunately by the look of her painting, you couldn’t even tell she skipped the wine and went straight to the martini.

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Fresh clips

16 Sep , 2015  

I wasn’t sure how to make this interesting, but I honestly hope I did.

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Students walk through a brick walkway on the VCU campus, headed about their day.

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Students walking by have become accustomed to the disruptions the renovations of James Branch Cabell Library have brought to the center of the VCU campus

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Large holes, their purpose a mystery, exist in parts of the upcoming library expansion.

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Students utilize bicycles to move to and from campus at a quicker space. It is unclear how the upcoming UCI Road World Championships will affect casual riders.

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Tyler Conrad, the manager of Break Point in the VCU Student Commons, looks up from a quick snack for a portrait.

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Hibbs Hall was built in the 1950s as the first new space for academic instruction on the VCU campus.

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Cassandra Hudson stops for a portrait on the way home from class.

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Dustin Reinink hides from the camera following a particularly awful pun from the photographer.

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A driver finishes his delivery in front of a pedestrian bridge built to transport people over Franklin Street during the UCI Road World Champions.

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Students play with their dogs during a quiet afternoon in the compass.

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Hello World!

16 Sep , 2015  

Hi! I’m Lauren, an RVA native and senior at VCU studying Strategic Advertising in the Mass Communications department. I signed up for this course as a way to dip my toes in journalism a bit, and with the world coming to RVA for the bike race, it seemed like an exciting time to take this class!

Outside of academics, I’m heavily involved with my sorority on campus, have a deep love for theater and the arts, volunteer with a local nonprofit, and work as a nanny after school during the week. Fairly recently, I was a social media intern for a non-profit and scholarship program called Project Yellow Light and am excited to dive into the social networking portion of this course!

I’m definitely not a bicyclist and haven’t owned a bike since the 10th grade. So with that said, my bicycling knowledge is next to none, but I’m looking forward to learning about the culture of it as the UCI Road World Championships come to good old RVA.

As far as social media goes: I use Instagram and Facebook on the regular, I use Twitter to lurk on various accounts, have dabbled on Tumblr, wasted many hours on Pinterest, and use Snapchat to send my friends generally embarrassing and rather unimportant pictures.

Cheers to a fun semester with Crowdsourcing the Worlds in RVA!

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Wife and Life

14 Sep , 2015  

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Couldn’t get the fire engine out due to snow. Had to pile equipment and personnel into a 4 wheel drive brush truck. Picture was taken in 2010 on the return trip to the firehouse.

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My wife and God-daughter excited to ride the tractor to pick out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. She wanted all the pumpkins in the field and made me carry as many as I could on the way back to get the discounted price! They love hanging out together. Taken in October 2014.

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God daughter helping me water my Mothers plants while they were in Key West. She thought it would be funny to soak me rather than the plants. She loves spending time in her nightgowns more than any other type of clothing. Taken in August 2014.

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On the range with work testing out new suppressors for all different weapons. Shooting Benelli M2 with SilencerCo Salvo. I will use this suppressor from now on hunting waterfoul. In this picture, I am patterning this gun. Taken in May 2015.

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Getting one of my diving certifications through a class taken at VCU. Water temperature that day was 34 degrees. Made for a lovely day. From February 2013.

 

 

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Working on my dump truck with a co-worker. Who knew a 1972 Ford F600 could look so good? Taken July 2015. IMG_4097

Spending time with my wife the week before we started school and my final semester at VCU. She is in nursing school so we don’t always have a lot of time together. Also that evening we enjoyed some of the corn that is seen in the background in the field behind her house. Taken in August 2015.

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Working on the farm building a shooting range. Dog days of summer, but that tractor had the coldest air-conditioning of any tractor I have ever used. Clearing out brush and getting ready to grade the soil to build a more permanent range. From July 2014.

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Clematis’ first bloom of the season. I do landscaping/nursery/farming work and have thousands of plants planted everywhere. This was taken at a customers house that absolutely loved this plant. From May 2015.

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This is one of my most fondest memories from when I was in Key West with my best friend. We caught many different species of fish and a couple of citations on our kayaks. Cannot wait to go back. Took the kayaks out everyday and to this day, this is still the home screen on my phone.  Taken in July 2012.

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