Saturday, October 28, 2006

October 27



I think this is how nightmares begin . . .

Saturday, October 14, 2006

October 13



Day 2 from my mighty macro challenge (30 macros in 30 days)

I was handholding a 50mm lens reversed infront of the kit lens, so I couldn;t get the tripod adjusted exactly (i was about 2 hands short). Neat technique, though. I should be getting a ring to hold the lens in the next few days, thanks to a totally awesome and generous guy at dpc. :)

Friday, October 13, 2006

October 12



Today was my birthday.

When I told King Travis what it was, he thought for a minute and said, "Does that mean I get to pick where we go out to eat?" (Now, I'm not sure of the entire meaning of that question, but it sounded loaded to me. Either we eat out a lot [we do] or he is totally spoiled [he is]).

So, for my birthday dinner, we went to Chuck E. Cheese. Where a kid can be a kid and an adult can come out several dollars poorer. :)

My in-laws gave me some money (always appreciated) and Bernard and I went to see Casting Crowns last Friday night in Asheville. Awesome group. Amazing concert.

So, I was going to post a picture of a birthday candle, but living in the house that I do, it was nowhere to be found. That is why I never throw anything away -- I never know when I may need it. :) Instead, I photographed the next best thing, a bow.
Birthdays=presents=wrapping paper=bows.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

October 11



Not necessarily one of my favorite places (its the campus of the community college where I teach), but one of my favorite subjects to photograph.

Tomorrow starts my "Might Macro" challenge -- 30 macros in 30 days.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

October 9 & 10



The mountain shot was made driving (around 35mph) with my left hand, and holding the camera out the window with my right. I just clicked. So, the full size is, well, a bit blurry. But, you can see the colors slowly showing through. In another week or so, it should be absolutely wonderful. The mountain is Cold Mountain. The very mountain that the book and movie are about.
I seem to have missed Sunday, somehow. :/

Monday, October 09, 2006

October 6 and 7




A couple of shots from the weekend. The tree shot was made with my little sony p&s. Not its strongest area, I think.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

October 5



This is Snickers. It is not my dog, but belongs to my husband's workplace.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

October 4



I like to look out on Fall mornings and see all the spider webs that have caught dew and stuff.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

October 3



I thought this was cool. I like the way the colors "glow." In post processing, I adjusted the levels a bit for more contrast, then boosted the saturation a bit. Then, I duplicated a layer, used guassian blur and blended it for a nice soft focus effect. Finally, I cloned out a bug of some kind that distracted me to no end.

October 2




Okay, forks aren't a favorite thing, but I do like to take ordinary objects (like kitchen ware) and take interesting pictures of them.

Monday, October 02, 2006

October 1

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Okay, this is so NOT one of my favorite things, but I had two sick kids yesterday, and there was just time for one shot. This was shot for the dpchallenge contest "Unrelatedness." We had to take a picture of two things that were not related. These two things are not (should not) be related. The score is mediocre, but several people have commented that it was funny. That is good. I like to make people smile.