First post! / by Kelsey Hamaguchi

So, I guess it would be good practice for me to keep a blog. As you can tell, this is my first post. I'm not good with writing and updating blogs, but we'll see how this goes. Anyway, life after graduation is brutal if you don't have anything "lined up" for you. I'm one of those unfortunate people who are hypothetically living out the endless summer. I've been applying to jobs, but that's not going so well. I'm kind of at a loss right now...I don't really know what I want to do, and I feel stuck. I look at my work and don't see someone who stands out from others or someone who's really good at what they do. I'm definitely willing to work till I achieve perfection though. Guess I'll just have to apply myself more and not give up. In the mean time, I'm trying to save enough money for a new camera body. Even though my Nikon D40 is my baby and has stuck by me for seven years now, it's so outdated and meant for beginners. I'm ready to move on to better things. I'm probably not going to get anything better than a D7000 though. As much as I'd love for photography to be a career, I can't count on that and I don't know if I'm good enough either. Regardless, it's a hobby of mine, and if it happens to turn into some sort of career, then great!

Found some photos from our last week of college when we went to the Staatsburgh State Historic Site to see Mills Mansion in Rhinebeck, NY. It was an awfully rainy day, but I kind of like the effect that had on the few photos I got. Decided to experiment on these photos with different editing styles in Lightroom. I guess until I start shooting again, I'll just edit photos I find on my laptop/external hard drive. Definitely going to revisit photos from when I was abroad. Didn't get to edit those the way I wanted. Alright, guess this is good bye till next time!