Sometimes you just need to go on a drive to get goats' milk from a lady in Maple Falls on a Sunday.
Well actually we do, that is my mom and I.
Mom said she needed to go all the way to Mount Baker to get goats' milk for our bottle baby goat kid, so I told her I'd tag along, and I'm so glad I did. We went to Silver Lake after we got the milk and she showed me where she went horse camping way back when and she showed me the little lake.
Silver Lake itself is actually disgusting and my mom told me that there are leaches in the water that will give you swimmers itch, so that's really nice. BUT the area was beautiful especially on a cloudy day like yesterday. I brought my camera of course and took some pictures of whatever caught my eye.
We walked to the small dock where all the boats are tied and we leaned over the swimmers ladder. It was a grand time. After, we walked a cool bridge to a fireplace and wood canopy that my mom fell in love with. Now she wants to build one so we can go glamping in our backyard. Haha! I think my dad is actually going to do it for her...
The last place we went was the boat launch and dock to take the last of our pictures and take in the mountains. I love going out for little drives to cool places with my mom (even though we never really do it) but getting to hang out with her is still so fun. I'm really going to miss her when I go off to college next year and experience life without her. Yes I'm a momma's girl.
Enjoy these pictures of our little outing.
Editing is not my favorite thing in the world, to say the least. I hate it and I have never truly found my style, even though I said I have, I really haven't. I've gone through all the ways you can edit and I still did not like any of them. One day I took initiative and messaged a photographer that I really admire. I asked her what she uses to edit and how she edits and if she would lend some help. She replied and was so kind as to tell me that she uses VSCO presets. I have heard of VSCO (Visual Supply Company) and I usually only use the filters on my phone when I want to make my latest selfie pop. I didn't want to be "that girl/photographer" that used VSCO because it seemed so lame. I thanked the photographer for telling me how she does things and looked at her photos one more time. There was a certain quality about them that I really enjoyed and I have noticed that a lot of my favorite photographers from Utah, California, and even Washington have this cool look. So, I ventured to the VSCO homepage and decided to buy a preset package (actually my mom did because she totally loves the pictures I showed her from the photographer and made me get them).
The presets I bought are for Adobe Camera Raw and cannot be used in Photoshop. So I had to try something new and learn something new, but let me tell you this something new is the easiest thing I have ever done. I enjoy editing now because I discovered something that worked for me and made my photos pop! VSCO has a filmy look to their presets. I love film and the quality it upholds so this was, or rather is, my perfect match. Now I am "that photographer" who uses the Visual Supply Company to make my photographs stand out.
THANK YOU VSCO.
Here's a little pic that I used my new presets on, first ever! (so no judging, please and thank you.)
Holley has been living the dream since 1997. She is a lover of 80s music and rain and kombucha and goats. She's passionate about photography and sharing her life.
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