Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
So here's one of the things that I love about the photo of the day project - I have lots of cool pictures of random things in my house. Things I am pretty sure wouldn't be photographed if not for the POTD project. Take this for example, this is exactly how these two things sit in my bookshelf on any given day. The happy new year head band thing is from our first New Year's Eve when we'd only been dating two weeks. The pottery piece is the one thing we brought back from our honeymoon. How funny that they "live" together!
Look a weed. I got it from the neighbor's yard I promise. It was getting kind of late and I didn't have a photo yet so I took my brand new winter coat outside to take it's picture (better lighting). I snapped a few shots and as I was walking in I saw this in the neighbors yard (wink) and held it up towards the sun. And viola. It beat the jacket picture!
Monday, September 20, 2010
This is pretty much straight out of the camera! My focal plane is a tad off, but I like it anyway. I can't remember what this is, but Natalie's been growing it for a few years now and just this year we've had the most blooms ever.
More sunflowers. I better get them all photographed before they are all gone for winter. The other day Ditz said - don't you think you have enough sunflower pictures? My response? Nope, you can never have to many!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
No Friday photo walk this week as I was in Honey Grove, Texas doing a bridal shoot! Obviously, I would love to make one of those photos my POTD, but they are super secret until the wedding. So here's a building across the street. I reallllllly wanted to go get more shots of this guy, but I turned around after snapping this and everyone was in their cars ready to head to the church. So maybe I'll get a chance to photograph this some more in December before the wedding!
Friday, September 17, 2010
I love the things that Taco Bell writes on their hot sauce packets. Today I got three; Will you marry me, This space for rent. Inquire within and At night the sporks pick on me. Since I am doing bridals tomorrow, I chose to photograph the will you marry me one. I want to say yes, but I think it's illegal since I am already married.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
We'll call this the day of the not exactly perfect capture. See I was taking picture of more rings at the local park (I seriously love the pics, I may just ask everyone that I meet if I can photograph their rings.) Any way, I turned around and there were my bags on the stairs where I left them and they just looked so pretty, I snapped a pciture and turned back around to finish shooting some close-ups. I should have dialed in the settings for a wide shot, but I didn't. I think i like it anyway.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I also to a few of one of my friends rings. For hers, I should get some sort of award. It's full manual, plus manual focus. And such hard shots to get!
Yeah, I know it's not exactly in focus, but I like it anyway! The wind was blowing something awful and I am at least glad that there is a hair or two in focus. And that bokeh? That's the bureau of printing and engraving in Fort Worth. The tall light focuses down on the land and the little lights line the double fence
Monday, September 13, 2010
Our latest "project." We made a box to store our remotes in since we seem to have nine hundred of them. It should end up the same color as the shelf we made last year for the living room. I say should because we are not the most consistant stainers. : )
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday Photo Walk. Twin trash cans at the local park. Unfortunately no one seems to know what you are supposed to do with trash cans as this park was a littered as last weeks park. I think I'm going to go back to the parks in the "richer" area of town. I hate worrying that I am going to catch something.
How cute is this little chocolate candy sunflower? (ignore the empty chocolate wrapers, someone must have snuck in and eaten them). Funny thing is I bought this particular chocolate to take it's picture so it lasted at our house for almost a week by itself since I never got around to taking the picture. Maybe I should tell Ditz all the candy is for photography purposes and then I can have it all to myself. : )
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Thanks to Tropical Storm Hermine we had some pretty wild weather on Wednesday in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. We had a couple of tornados, flooding, and rain like you've never seen. Typically with any bad weather we get the worst of anyone I know, but this time, this was the worst that Hermine did at our house (and lots of rain). Typically in a normal storm we lose part of the fence, but it looks like she's holding strong! (One tornado hit within a quarter of a mile from our warehouse, luckily everyone had already gone home and weren't forced to ride it our wondering if it was going to hit!)
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
When I was over at the in-laws on Sunday, my father-in-law gave me this gem to add to my collection of old cameras. It's an Olympus from 1979 and it's pretty cool. There was actually still a roll of film in it which we carefully rewound in hopes that maybe he'll get it printed. It also came with a super zoom lens as well, but the regular one made for a better photo. So now I think I am goingt o have to print all my camera shots and display them together!
Ever come across something close to your house that you never knew was there? That's what happened on Monday for Ditz and I. We were going somewhere that I thought I knew how to get there, but checked with the google anyway. It showed a different way and that's how we ended up on a road....with a hill! (that's big news in my part of Texas). But on top of that hill was this old abandoned something (house, outdoor patio area??) that they turned into a city park. You just never know when you need you camera! Even on a simple Target run!
Monday, September 6, 2010
We spent the day at the in-laws on Sunday. They have this little red truck that I am always trying to get an awesome picture of, but it never seems to happen. There is always too much going on in the background or the lighting is not right. Today I ended up with this one, the little label. Adventurer, yeah that's me. : )
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
My desk on Thursday. Our computers were down (again, ugh) so I was uploading stuff to Flickr and leaving some love around the web. See those papers? I never have paper on my desk when my computer is working; it drives me bonkers. By the time they came back up that stack of work to do had quadrupled (plus what was in my e-mail). I am happy that they seem to be up and working now!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Everyday on my way to work I pass this Marble Slab Creamery. I love the pink glow from the signs and today I stopped and snapped a picture. (yes, I get to work when it's realllly dark outside). Probably should have used the tripod, but I think this worked pretty well hand held.
Can I just throw my car away? Second time in two weeks that I am sitting waiting on something to be fixed on my car. Last week it was the A/C (you don't want to know how much that cost) and this week it as the battery. I think we should move to a city with good public transportation. ; )
It was a long day on Monday. Computers crashed and then came back up at 300 so we all tried to fit 8 hours into 2. So a group of us girls went over to La Duni for dinner before attending a work function. That drink right there is by far the best coctail that I have ever had.
For my mom who asked the other day if her grand fur-baby was alive. Ditz is in the other room calling his name or rattling around some food, I can't really remember which. He's trying to teach Chase to avoid the camera like he does.