Posts from the ‘Uncategorized’ category

I failed to inform anyone that might still be checking this link that I moved my blog to my very own domain name not too long ago. If you’d still like to feast your eyeballs on my occasional photo posts, please update your bookmarks to:

 

http://chelsearoberson.com/blog/

 

Thanks, and I hope to see you there!

Advertisements
Leave a comment

There are no shortages of places to explore in the general vicinity of Vancouver, BC. Lucky for me, I was able to fit quite a lot in over the course of my eleven days spanning from Christmas Day to just past New Years. Sometimes my explorations simply took me past interesting places, but didn’t grant me enough time to actually stop and wander on foot. Spuzzum was one of those places. We almost drove straight through it without stopping, but I’d seen something worth a second look, so Jeff diligently turned his truck around and we made a few laps on the side streets as I instructed him to slow or stop whenever I spotted a photo I’d like to take. This tiny church sat on a corner and felt like it was straight out of a storybook with it’s cute little steeple and snow-covered steps. How could I resist?

IMG_8963

Leave a comment

Most of my traveling via air has me going east, so I usually end up on very early or very late flights out of San Diego. A trip I took to Atlanta last year found me taking off just after sunrise, so I made sure to have my camera at the ready just in case the view was anything worthwhile. I’m glad I did, because the plane looped around right after takeoff and gave me the most breathtaking shot of San Diego Bay from above.

2 Comments

In a small Arkansas town by the name of Kensett, there exists the only Zebra-donkey I’ve ever seen… unless you count the ones in Tijuana with their hastily painted on stripes. I’ve never known the story behind the creature, but it’s always been this novelty to go see him when I’m in the nearby town of Searcy visiting my family and alma mater. I returned only a few weeks ago from what’s seemingly becoming an annual visit, but was sad to realize I’d skipped the field-trip to see the Zebra-donk this time around. Luckily, I went last year with my nephew, sister and camera in tow. I figure, he’s enough of an oddity to warrant his own photo blog entry, so in an attempt to kickstart me back into posting on this blog, here you go:

Image

Image

3 Comments

Well over a month ago, I took a week-long trip up to New York City and Philadelphia. I’ve been putting off editing and posting photos from the trip long enough, so here goes. I’ll be posting quite a few in the coming days, but I’m going to try to keep them in chronological order as I go.

This is from my first day in The City. I arrived at 5:30am and crashed at a friend’s house in Brooklyn for a few hours to recover from my red-eye from San Diego. I filled the rest of my day with walking around the city accompanied by my great old friend Greg from high school who recently returned from his time overseas with the Peace Corps. Every time I visit New York, I require a trip across the Brooklyn Bridge, so we ended our afternoon with a breezy warm walk across the famed bridge. It’s always a personal challenge to myself to grab a unique photo while there, so this was one of the shots I got this time around.

1 Comment

For those of you that don’t know, back in September, I got to do a wonderful thirty days of traveling thanks to JetBlue’s wonderful All-You-Can-Jet Pass. While traveling, I went to Aruba for the sole reason that it’s the first word in the song Kokomo. This photo was from my first night there after I’d gone on a beautiful sunset snorkeling tour that my couchsurfing host had hooked me up with via some friends of his that ran a water sports company on the beach.

1 Comment

I was trying to clean out my photo archives and get rid of some of the useless duplicates I always take when snapping photos and came across a folder of some street art I’d taken up in Northern Liberties (a neighborhood of Philadelphia) on a bike ride one day. This was taken back in June of 2009. It’s not like most of the other photos I post here, but I liked it anyway, so I figured I’d post it.

1 Comment

My friends Tony and Liz own a house in Vero Beach, FL, which is where all of our friends (including me) stayed for our spring break reunion last week. There was one night in particular, after we’d had a bonfire and most everyone had gone inside to go to bed, that I just couldn’t resist hanging out in the backyard and stargazing because the sky was just so clear. Of course, for me, stargazing entails also taking photos…so a few hundred mosquito bites later, I finally dragged myself inside, satisfied that I’d gotten at least one or two usable shots despite not having a tripod.

Leave a comment

I just got back from a spontaneous trip to Florida. Last year, we had a huge spring break reunion for my college friends down there, and it was repeated again this year. I had given up the thought of going due to a number of things, but broke down and bought a plane ticket that would get me there halfway through the week late last Tuesday night. I showed up and surprised all but one person (who was my inside man), and it was so worth it.

As I was editing through my photos from the trip, I realized that I had been inspired to begin my photo blog last year as a result of this same trip. I don’t know what it is about Florida and these friends, but I get so inspired photographically when I’m around them.

This is a shot from the tail end of a day-trip I took with my friend Jeff down to the Keys. We drove there and back in a day, which was a bit crazy, but so worth it.

Leave a comment