Sunday, November 30, 2008

Day 121

Funky spot, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Today I went with something very different from my normal style. If I even have a style yet that is. This is a rainbow reflection on my wall coming off a mirror. Add a heavy Photoshop filter and suddenly you have a whole different image.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Day 120

Martini Reflection, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

I wouldn't dare waste alcohol for a shot so this is cranberry juice which made a nice sticky mess on my floor when I attempted to capture the ice cubes plunking in. In the end, I liked this shot better because of the reflection captured in the background.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Day 119

Black Friday, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Yes, I am one of those silly people that gets up at some unthinkable time to freeze in line at the stores. My mother in law and I were at the mall by 4:10am this morning. I was back home and in bed by 9:30am. Then after a nap went out for a little bit more. So tired... but it is only once a year and totally worth it. My wallet is always bulging to begin with but now I can't seem to close it.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Day 118 - Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

So many things to be thankful for this year:
-I didn't ruin the turkey
-We can afford to have food on the table and a house to live in
-My husband still has a job during these hard times
-My family and friends
-My camera
-A loving home

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Day 117

Shall we start taking bets? Woke up this morning to check on the turkey in the fridge which should have been thawed. It wasn't. Put turkey in sink of water and covered to prevent cat from eating turkey. Go back to check on turkey hours later and found no water left in the sink. Sigh....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Day 116

My girl rocks, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

The birthday girl testing out her new guitar. She was such a trooper today at the Dr. for her well visit. No tears even after 3 shots.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Day 115

Pink Carnation, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Today was the day I almost threw in the towel on Project 365. Lately I have been underwhelmed with my shots and am lacking the motivation to work on them. With the holidays coming things are only going to get more crazy.

This is one of the pink flowers my daughter got for her birthday yesterday from her Papa. The background is my pop-up reflector. I kind of whipped this all together as I was in the middle of making dinner.

Day 114

The Birthday Girl, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

My one and only decent shot from the entire evening. Being party host and photographer didn't work well at all for me. Combine that with a very excited little girl who wanted nothing to do with looking at the camera. My house is also dark as a cave in the evenings so low light was a big problem.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Day 113

For the party..., originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Tomorrow is our little monster's big birthday party. In preparation I got all the favor boxes ready. I went for simple this year. Pink ribbons for girls and blue for boys.

Day 112

Look what tumbled in, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

A big wind storm blew in lots of the these guys last night.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Day 111

Art, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

One of the biggest dilemmas as a mother is exactly how much artwork to save. Every day my daughter comes home with new projects from school. I hate having to just throw them out but you can only have so many finger paintings or masks, you know? So I go through them every so often and keep the special ones in her keepsake box. The rest, well...go to that special other place.

This shot is my first time using "off-camera flash" and my new sync cord.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Day 110

Frosted Roof, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Another frosty morning. No I am not dumb enough to climb on the roof I just opened the window and took off the screen. Our back windows overlook part of the roof. This is my favorite of all the shots I took.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Day 109

Frosted Lawn, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

The crunchy leaves out in the backyard this morning. Where has the year gone?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Day 108

Keyboard, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

My gaming keyboard. After I shot this I think I should have shut off the monitor because it was reflecting a little on the keys but I'm too lazy to redo it.

Day 107

Shadows and Light Color, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

This is the brick around my fireplace. The sun is setting and casting a nice warm glow on it. The shadows are from the fireplace screen.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Day 105

Fizzies, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

This is actually denture cleaner in a glass. Why do I have such a product? Well it works for cleaning my totally hot night guard that protects my teeth from my nightly teeth-grinding habits. Yes, I've stumbled to new lows in my 365 project today.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Day 104

A big day today if you are a WOW player. I pre-ordered out household copies online to pick them up then like the fickle girl I am decided to change to the collector's edition today. And now please excuse me while I go redeem my code for pet biscuits.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Day 103

Pink Sunset, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Another great sunset tonight. I was so excited when I looked out my living room and quickly went to get my camera. The lines of light at the bottom are car lights. I've been using my GorillaPod a lot more lately instead of my tripod. For the sunsets I can quickly set it up on top of the BBQ- works perfect!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Day 102

Gas Leak, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Today after some retail therapy I decided to hit Carl's Jr and was promptly cut off by a man holding a sensor instrument and told that they were evacuating. So thinking it was only a small area affected I went to the next restaurant and ate. Slowly the smell became more overpowering and as we were going back to the car it really hit me. So many things wrong with this photo but I only had my point and shoot and the smell was horribly strong and I just wanted to get out. This is one of the busiest streets in the area to try and shut down. You can imagine the mess I ran into trying to leave. By far the least interesting photo but a good representation of the day.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Day 101

Dreamy Sunset, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

One of the things I love about our house is the view in the evenings. We have farmland behind us that opens up to this. Someday more will be built there but until then I will enjoy it.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Day 100

Rain, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

I was hoping for something a little more spectacular for my 100th day but this will have to do. Not nearly as sharp as I would like it to be as I was shooting in the breeze but the day got away from me and I ran out of daylight before I was able to try again.

Day 99

Construction, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Dinner at the Grandparents always means play time for our daughter. She loves these Lincoln Logs.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Day 97

Spilt Glitter, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

I have a feeling I am going to be looking for random things in my craft room a lot this winter for my 365 project.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Day 96

Autumn Rocks, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

This is one of the rocks I have sprinkled through my flower beds. I found it while visiting my mom in Oregon on an old road. Part of a boulder had fallen down and broke apart to reveal this beautiful marble design.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Day 95

Nice try, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Got this message on my cellphone today shortly before going to vote. I barely made it to vote today and didn't think I was going to be able to. I hadn't gotten my driver's license changed since moving from VA to ID. Long story short I finally went and took the written test to get it today. I'm glad I did. Nothing like waiting until the last minute to register to vote either.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Day 94

High Tea, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

The chill of Fall is starting to hit the air. What a great reason to have a cup of tea. I love my tea ultra sweet both hot and cold. I really should have been a southern gal.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Day 93

Leaf in the driveway, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

This wet leaf on the cement caught my attention today. You can faintly see the tire marks where it was run over by the car.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Day 92

Fuzzy Orange, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Our orange string lights for Halloween will be coming down tomorrow.