My Stomping Ground

I’ve broken out my old Holga camera these days and have been wandering around in the wild beautiful places near where I live.

I took my first roll of film right in my backyard, quite literally—these are the views of the natural space right by my house, where I take my dog walking in the mornings and afternoons. I walk out my door and across the parking lot and street, and this is where I am.

It takes my breath away regularly. I love the expanses of wild grasses and the light glowing across the fields and mountains in the morning and evening. I took these pictures one morning in June.

I’ve been spending my summer weekends wandering the high mountains near here and have taken two other (black & white) rolls of film up there. I’m hoping to get to a darkroom soon and print some up and share them with you. It is so phenomenally beautiful up there, and I have been loving nothing better than to spend days walking and looking. There’s something so basic about it, and the landscape above tree-line is one of my favorites—it’s so open and sparse; just rocks and tiny plants right up against the sky.

I hope you’ve been finding some time to spend somewhere beautiful! Happy wonder-filled day!

6 Responses to “My Stomping Ground”


  1. 2 Cheryl July 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Beautiful! I especially love the mountains!

  2. 3 erica1osage July 27, 2012 at 2:54 am

    I’m so happy to see pics from you, we haven’t seen much of your new home yet! We just moved to a new house in the same neighborhood and I found my Holga and film that I got for my birthday almost four years ago and have not used a single time yet :( You should come visit me in Philly and do a tutorial!

  3. 4 songs of light August 9, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Wow I can’t believe all this is just on your doorstep! So happy you have wild places to wander in x

  4. 5 Jon @ Garden Furniture Centre September 5, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Hi Nicole – just happened across your great images; lovely part of the world to explore. Love the monochrome images here as well https://bluebicicletta.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/walking-in-the-mountains/

    How’s the cycling territory there – is there a blue bike?


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