Monday, July 16, 2012

Man Date 2.0

For the first time in awhile, I took some photos.

Nick and I met up at my place to hang out and shoot photos. My neighborhood has a lot of industrial buildings, so we went in search of some gritty urban locales.

I took a toy along with me in case I found a fitting location for the film noir themed toy "Inspector Cumulus". Here is the final image.

Inspector Cumulus

Also, while we were out, I had to give the ol' bokeh panorama (aka Brenizer Effect) a go. This is when multiple shots taken on a telephoto lens are combined to create a wide shot, with flat, shallow DOF features. Pretty happy with how it came out.

Brenizer'd Nick

Monday, July 2, 2012

It Happened.

After Jenny and I made an offer on the loft unit, we were waiting for months with no end in sight. Based on finances and other complications, things weren't looking so great.

As I was heading home from work one day, I got the call that our loan had been approved. It didn't feel real. After months of waiting, we finally had an answer. I couldn't wait to go home and tell Jenny the news. We were waiting for close to two and a half months for this call. Felt good to finally get an answer.

Hi. I'm Mat.

The next day we started moving in all of our stuff. Luckily we didn't have a whole lot of big things to move in. It still took the full day. After all of our things we moved in, it was time to show the pugs their new home. They love it!

Settling In.

Aged brick, sweeping windows, modern furniture, and an open floor plan. I am in heaven. I know eventually my tastes will change, but for now, I love this place. Jenny and I feel very safe and at home here. The complex is extremely dog friendly and rich with amenities. There's a gym, a bike kitchen, bbq pits, a park across the street, train station, and a ton of other things that make this place perfect. To say that I'm stoked is an understatement.

Things are still coming together, but here are a few pictures of the place in it's current condition.



That's it for now.