Tag Archives: travelgram

I’m a Photographer (And So Can You!)

13 Mar

Well, I did it.  I survived a quick (wonderfully awesome sleep deprived) trip to Cali…and boy are my arms tired!  It’s going to take a while to download and edit all of the photos from the long weekend, but if you follow my instagram, you’ve gotten the sneak preview.

For those of you who are late to the IG party, here is a post to catch you up.  Of course…you coooouuulllddd just hit the follow button on my IG profile (seeingspotsphoto).  That would pretty much put you in the know, real-time.  Who wouldn’t want that??

For those of you like David Pasillas who think, “This Instagram thing will never catch on”…………………… Pffft.


Travelgram - Airport People Mover

Travelgram – Airport People Mover


Travelgram - Sea Lion Beach Bums

Travelgram – Sea Lion Beach Bums


Travelgram - Joshua Tree National Park

Travelgram – Joshua Tree National Park


Travelgram - Pacific Sunset

Travelgram – Pacific Sunset

Road Trip!

26 Nov

Over the long holiday weekend, I took a road trip to Philly to see some music (James Iha…best known for his role as co-founder of Smashing Pumpkins…in the afternoon and Stephen Kellogg/the Sixers in the evening).  For some reason though, I did something completely out of character.  I left my big camera at home.

I felt completely naked.  It was…weird.  Do you know what I mean?  Camera-naked-weirdness?

Thankfully, I still had the cell phone camera and access to a point and shoot. (Phew!)  Do you know what type of photos you can create with a cell phone??  Your favorites!  #Travelgrams!

#Travelgram - Row Boat in NJ

#Travelgram – Row Boat in NJ

#Travelgram - I'll Take The Stairs (Philly)

#Travelgram – I’ll Take The Stairs (Philly)

If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, do it now! 🙂  http://instagram.com/seeingspotsphoto/

Share the Road

20 Sep

That past weekend, I took a “girl’s trip” to Cape Cod to celebrate a friend’s birthday.  We had a great time eating too much food, hiking through sand dunes (to burn off the calories), and watching some pretty spectacular sunsets.  It was a very relaxing way to spend a weekend.

While we were girl-y chatting, my travel habits (addiction?) came up in conversation.  Friend One was telling Friend Two that I’ve been all over, which of course made me reflect on the year.  That, in turn, made me feel extremely grateful for the memories I’ve made.

This year I’ve been to Maine for a girl’s weekend, New Orleans (and cruised out into the Caribbean Ocean), explored Watkins Glen in NY state, Niagara Falls and Toronto in Canada, hopped through NYC and Boston a few times, did a day trip to the north shore in Massachusetts, a day trip to Block Island, driven down to southern Pennsylvania, Chicago and most recently, Cape Cod.  Phew!  And it’s only September!

Talk about a blessed life. =)  Believe me when I tell you, I live on a very strict budget but when something is important enough to you, you will make it happen.  And to me, traveling…seeing the world, meeting new people and making new memories is so very important.  I’m so very grateful for the opportunities I’ve had and the decisions I have made that have allowed me to do the things I love. We only get one shot at life and I’m trying to make the most of it!

Live Life, Love Life.

Share the Road - #Travelgram

Share the Road – #Travelgram


Chicago and Friends

5 Sep

Phew, just flew back from a great long weekend with Nick from Nick Exposed and Will of WhereToWillie…and boy are my arms tired! haha  I know, I know…waka waka!

#Travelgram - Des Plaines, Des Plaines!

#Travelgram – Des Plaines, Des Plaines!

Obviously I flew out there.  It’s just a quick 2 hour flight…unless you have a 3.5 hour flight delay due to weather, that is!  Despite Isaac, we all arrived to-and-from safely and we had a blast photo-walking the city.  It’s going to take me a little time to download and process the images, but I figured I would get you all started with a few #travelgrams.  Because they’re kind of my thing.  But then, since you all follow me on instagram and twitter, you knew that…right?  Right!? 😉

#Travelgram - Below the "L"

#Travelgram – Below the “L”

Now, it is important to note that because we three were out carousing in Chicago, we didn’t have enough time to finish our collab projects. *cough*slackers*cough*

#Travelgram - The Sound of Silence

#Travelgram – The Sound of Silence

But, our lack of time management is your gain!  We are pushing back the deadline until next weekend, Sunday the 9th at midnight. If you haven’t started your collab yet but want to participate, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!!

Run, don’t walk to your camera!

Remember, this project can be as involved as you want it to be.  Models, no models…storyboard or single image…that is up to you!  Your creative process is unique, we’re just here to encourage it. 🙂

Spread the word and send your submissions to submit@nickexposed.com! Can’t wait to see them!!

#Travelgrams, Take 2!

20 Aug

Phew!  What a busy weekend it’s been!  I took a quick trip down to Pennsylvania this weekend, which is about a 6.5 hr drive…unless, of course, you dilly-dally and stop to take photos along the way.  Then it’s more of a 12 hour drive. haha

In that time I:

1) Ate 4 bags of Twizzlers.
2) Drove about 1000 miles total
3) Took a few more Travelgrams. 🙂

Do you follow me on Twitter (@skalahan) or Instagram (seeingspotsphoto)?  If so, you’ve already seen these.  If you don’t…well, what are you waiting for?  This is your official invitation to hang out with the cool kids!

Bridge To Somewhere

Bridge To Somewhere

Curve Ahead

Curve Ahead

I’ll try to download and edit some photos from the DSLR this week for everyone….In the meantime…. #Travelgrams!  For a peek at some previous #Travelgrams, go here.  Or here. 🙂

Underneath It All…

6 Jul

…Are we just Savages?

Travelgram Taxis

Travelgram Taxis

Those of you who follow me on Instagram (hint.follow me.hint) have already seen this.  I don’t want to go all fun-police on the rest of you though, so I’m sharing on the blog too!

Here is another #travelgram to get your weekend started. =)  Are you going anywhere good?


24 Jun

Yesterday I took a quick trip into NYC for some music.  While I was there, I tried my hand at some ninja-cam….aka, used the cell phone for some photos instead of whipping out the DSLR.

My original intention was to try a new HDR app I had downloaded two weeks ago (and had yet to open!) but in true Creative fashion, I got sidetracked.  haha

These images – that I’ve decided to label “TravelGrams” – were taken with my cell phone, processed with the default camera program and uploaded to Instagram.  Since I’m sharing some love, I’ve thrown in one bonus TravelGram from my trip a few weeks back to Toronto.

I’m planning to go back to NYC next week, so if you guys like these, let me know and I’ll see if I can’t put some more together for you! =)

Happy Sunday, friends!

TravelGram - On the Road Again

TravelGram – On the Road Again

TravelGram - Watch The Gap

TravelGram – Watch The Gap

TravelGram - No Feet on the Seat!

TravelGram – No Feet on the Seat!

TravelGram - The Subway

TravelGram – The Subway