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Antelope Island, Utah

I still have a hard time comprehending what it means to live in the West! Born and raised and East Coast girl, I still feel like I’m in an alien world when I see the vegetation and landscapes common in Utah.

Saturday began the week-and-a-half family “staycation” with my mom, dad, sister + her hubby + nephew.

We went to Antelope Island. Yes, there is an island in Salt Lake. It’s giant, and there are free-roaming buffalo and antelope. Also is a ranch on the island, with historic stuff from the original family that lived there. I took a ton of photos, and here are the best ones:

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The Blue Blouse

Depth of field (or aperture) is important, because if you don’t pay attention to it–bad things can happen, like your nose being totally in focus while your eyes are not. Sad.

I got this shirt from Forever 21. I have to say, I totally love it. I would wear it more if I hadn’t already worn it around every separate group of friends I have.

Also, if I look tired in these photos, it’s because I had a sinus infection last week/this past weekend. I can’t hide my feels, guys.

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Black and White

Cropped. Filtered black & white, filtering the green instead of red! Makes the eyes look brighter, lips look darker. Increased highlights, removed stray hairs that went across my face, brightened eyes, darkened eye liner (to make it look smeary) & other minor spot corrections.

Pentax K-x. Taken on 2-sec timer with flash. Focal length 23.1mm. Exposure time 1/20. F-stop f/4. ISO 200.

If you own a digital SLR, you should know what all of that means. If you don’t, take a class like I did. If you don’t want to, maybe I’ll post a little beginner guide next week.

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Eyes

Before we start, everyone go to this website:

http://paronsuren.1x.com/gallery/5569

Now pick your jaw back up off the floor. We can continue.

I’ve always had a fascination with eyes. I saw these photographs and it honestly freaked me out a little at first, because, honestly–did you know our eyes look like different planets and oceans and such!?

And our pupils are just dark holes going in the back of our heads. They’re holes. If there wasn’t the iris (the colored part), we would all have holes for eyes. And also be nocturnal, probably.

It’s creepy in a wonderfully fantastic way.

Let’s talk eye shadow, now that we’ve had our optical lesson:

With green eyes (although, I’m not really sure that’s what color they are), I like to wear three different shades of eye shadow to make them pop–brown, dark purple and green. Blues and light pastel colors are what I wear if I have statement lipstick. Check out the following:

I like this green because it’s a golden-green, which works really well for me since I have gold in my eyes.

And there’s the brown–I think it pulls out the grey-ish color in my eyes.

I don’t know. I don’t know what color they are. According to this color palette generator, my eyes are basically shades of grey tinted with greens and blues. The X’s represent the outsides of my eyes that aren’t included in the iris. The original photo I used was a cropped version of the super close up I posted as the 2nd picture. So these are the colors from the bottom half of my iris.

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