Zoo time! The zoo I went to was very cool. It had a zoo and a garden!
I was sleep deprived during this photo shoot but I think the pictures turned out fine for the most part. I just get strangely sleepy when I look back at them to fish out which one to edit.
I don’t think I remember much of the zoo exhibits themselves besides animals being cute and there were a loootttt of snake exhibits. I remember giggling, yawning very frequently, and trying to pop my back while reading the signs.
I don’t even think my posture was right while walking or standing or using the stance to take pictures. But I got it. I got fairy princess-like shots! Well, at least I think they give off a fairy princess look.
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My cousin directed me to do some of the shots which ended up turning out like prom pics or they were too far for my lens’s range. (I use a 18mm-55mm). He was very insistent that I stand very, very far, haha. So those might need a bit of work in the editing time with me. Not that I hate prom pics. I just think it’ll be weird on my feed to have random prom-like pictures.
I thought I was going to have a rough time when I first started that day because I thought the first few pictures weren’t that great. And my mood might have also been a bit off because of the lack of sleep. But then I cheated and pulled out the fairy lights that make everything better when we went to the gardens. (Fairy lights always make things better.)
When we went to another part of the gardens, we stopped using the fairy lights and we got different shots. I got some of the model twirling about and I think from then, we just started to goof around. We ran down (I didn’t run. It’s very hard to run with a camera.) Hunger Games style towards the amphitheater (which was empty) for some shots. It looked like a cornucopia so that’s why we nerds ran down (I didn’t and I would’ve died in the Hunger Games world for not running to grab supplies). We wasted some time there since the model said she felt uncomfortable because of some girls hanging out at this gate that I wanted to take pictures in front of. I didn’t realize she was joking until I mentioned it again. Thanks, sleep deprived brain.
The zoo was pretty empty since it was a Monday when we went so it was nice. The gardens was even emptier. Another family was with us on the tram but they went their own way when the tram dropped us off at the gardens. I think when I passed them while holding the tangled fairy lights in my hand, they were like, “What the heck is this girl doing?”
Don’t worry. I untangled it. I’m good with that. One time, my younger cousins once somehow tangled up their tiny Newton’s cradle and I sat there for a good hour or two untangling it…then they tangled it up again. Guys, don’t pick up your tiny cradle and shake it so the balls go everywhere and loop around and get tangled up with each other by some physics sorcery. (Fun fact: AP Physics was a no-no for me in high school. I got the concepts just fine. But the actual doing problems and applying the right formulas and stuff didn’t work out for me. I got the free response though when I had to explain why/how something works.)
What a tangent. Anyways, I have more of the pictures from this shoot to show but that’ll be up on my Instagram soon since most are unedited right now. I’m busy working on Christmas themed pictures to get up all up by Christmas. Then the fairy princess and rainbow faced pics come up. So stay tuned for that!
I am still very sleepy like three or four days since the end of the trip. I think it’s because I came back to Georgia and it was cloudy and rainy for the whole week which makes me so sleepy. But I hope my sleepiness gets fixed because I have to stay up on the 24th until midnight at my grandma’s house to open gifts! Whoop! Christmas is already here, guys!
What are your Christmas traditions?