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An afternoon at the Cummer

Jacksonville is a great city. I often forget that or take it for granted, but there are seriously a ton of things to do! The river is gorgeous, there are plenty of museums and different events happen almost every weekend.

This weekend, I spent the afternoon on the Riverwalk and at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. It was pretty chilly, but amazingly sunny and gorgeous. And even though a few of the exhibits at the museum were closed, the gardens were stunning and the view of downtown Jacksonville never ceases to amaze.

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Sunset on the river

Despite the fact that it’s quite freezing outside, I went on a quick little photo adventure today. My dad and I drove down to JU (where I work), which happens to be right on the St. Johns River, and also happens to be about 3 minutes away from our house. The sun was setting over the river and even though my fingers were numb, I enjoyed trying out my new camera for its first outdoor photo shoot!

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New Camera!

For Christmas, I got an awesome new camera.

Not only is it the coolest present ever (thank you, Santa!), but it also makes all my pictures look amazing! So of course, the first thing I did was take a million pictures of whatever I could find around the house. Mostly, that was Christmas decorations.

We also took some experimental sparkler pictures on New Year’s Eve. I say experimental not because they’re particularly “artistic,” but because we were literally experimenting with the camera settings.

Expect MANY more pictures this year…hopefully the awesome camera will produce awesome photography skills! Oh, and happy New Year!