A Few Things I Learned This Week

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 7
Posted in: iPhoneography

I’m just back from Washington, D.C. and the whirlwind of a huge conference. Although I brought along my DSLR and one Polaroid, I found myself pulling out my iPhone more often because frankly, it was just easier. I realized as I was running from one session to the next, prepping for presentations, and connecting with colleagues and students, that grabbing my iPhone for a quick capture of the moment allowed me some freedom. So as I’m digging out of emails, finishing up a manuscript revision for a resubmission (WOOT!!–a “revise and resubmit”), and getting ready for the academic semester, here are a few moments from my trip and a few things I learned in the past week.

Flying into National Airport is so convenient when you have a conference in D.C. (even if my family is in Baltimore and BWI is closer to them).

The Capital and other D.C. buildings are quite stunning.

We should all be drinking more milkshakes.

Seeing family is a nice way to end a conference. This is my nephew, Hunter.

And as stimulating as a conference can be, and as wonderful as it is to see family, it feels good to go home.

Did you learn anything this past week?

7 Responses

  1. I love these shots! What “lens” did you use on your iPhone? Agreed with the milkshake bit, too! This is what I learned this week: you don’t realize how useful a baby toe is until you don’t have the use of it. Prickly pear margaritas in the afternoon are good. Don’t drop cell phones in your coffee…but an old cell phone makes a great baby toy. Uninterrupted sleep is wonderful. So is Ann Patchett’s new book “State of Wonder.” Children’s portrait photographers are awful.

    • Meghan says:

      Love what you learned this week, Elizabeth, and hope your toe is feeling better!! And I loved Ann Patchett’s “Bel Canto” — is “State of Wonder” as good? All these shots were taken either with Instagram or Leme Cam.

  2. A Hell and a Yes to #3! This week I learned: Buying an international plane ticket (or 3) is just as stressful when doing it with someone else’s money as it is with your own. My sister is a great date. And that sometimes, past hurts you didn’t even know were hurts can come up out of no where and bite you in the behind.
    I have just started reading “State of Wonder” and it’s pretty good so far. It’s pretty big, though, so I’m hoping I can finish it before getting on a plane in two weeks!

  3. ChetG says:

    Milk Shakes are vital to the proper development of human brain cells. It’s a proven fact that can probably be found in a paper somewhere (Likely in the rubbish bins of the offices where it was sent for peer review).

    This week I’ve learned a few things as well: stop trusting George R.R. Martin to not kill characters I love, future family travels are always anxiety provoking, …I’m very nearly sure I learned more than that.

  4. Celina says:

    I am so happy you are now on Instagram and I can stalk you through your day. 🙂 We always flew out of Dulles when we lived there but I do remember flying into Reagan when it was still called National. Good times. Hope the visit with family went well.

  5. Melissa says:

    Nice iphoneography! This week, I learned about Liberia’s Civil War in this pretty incredible documentary called “The Redemption of General Butt Naked”. It’s as intriguing as the title suggests, highly recommend it if you didn’t see it already.

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