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Mini-moon Road Trip Part 2 - Nashville, TN

Well it took a little longer than intended to get the second part of our mini-moon up, but here it is. We didn't get to spend nearly enough time in Nashville. Country music, bbq and bunch of outdoor spaces, what more could you want. We went to the Grilled Cheeserie for some of the best grilled cheeses I've ever had. The Parthenon was a strange, but cool sight. Got some coffee at an old garage turned into a coffee shop at the Barista Parlor and had a drink by the pool at the Pinewood Social. Of course no trip to Nashville would be complete without some hot chicken. A local Nashvillian (sounds evil) told us about Pepperfire and we can attest that it was delicious and hot.

Mini-moon Road Trip Part 1 - Asheville, NC

Hannah and I took our first trip as a married couple. In typical Lim family tradition, we decided on a road trip. We thought about going back to Savannah but decided on Nashville by way of Asheville. If you don't know much about Asheville, it's a great little city in Western North Carolina by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Great beer, great food, and great nature. It reminded me a little bit of Eugene, which was an extra bonus.

We didn't have a great deal of time there, but we got to visit 12 Bones BBQ, the Biltmore Estate, and we stayed at the absolutely amazing Bunn House. Seriously can't recommend that place enough. They had pre-built a fire for us on their patio and provided us with complimentary beer and wine along with a rooftop patio. I would go back to Asheville just to stay there again.

Here are some pictures of Asheville.

Nicaragua - Part 2

I just realized that I had a Nicaragua - Part 1 post, but never posted the next set. So this is the long awaited second set. Before I post the pictures I just wanted to vocalize a thought that I've been having. Please be forewarned that  the next couple of minutes will be a bit of rambling, but I don't know I figure that there is a tiny chance that someone else out there might get something out of it. Maybe not, but here is goes anyways.

It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.
— Paul Caponigro

I've been taking a lot of time looking through my blog. Reminiscing about different shots I have. How my editing, technique and equipment have all changed through-out all the time. Hopefully for the better. The greatest lesson I've learned taking photos for all years is to stop comparing myself with others. Its hard not to look at other photographers and wonder in awe of their immortal photography skills (e.g. Nirav Patel, Jonas Peterson, Max Wenger, Austin Mann, Esther Havens, ... I think you get the point) Thinking to yourself, how did they do it and how can I produce the same shots. 

I think that sometimes I get too caught up in the technical side, making sure the lighting is right, making sure the composition is right and the settings, that I miss out on a lot. After all, I photograph because its something I enjoy. Why does it have to be so stressful? So here's to photography, the art that I love. After all the babbling, here is the my Nicaragua photographs of people. My favorite subject.