Saturday, February 28, 2009

Day 211

Flour Can, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Went to the in-laws for dinner tonight for homemade chicken and dumplings. I thought the flour canister that my mother in law has probably had forever would make a good photo opp.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Day 210

Fire Station, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

We had a busy morning with a preschool field trip to the fire station followed by Krispy Kreme doughnuts and the park. Most of my shots were garbage from today as they usually are when I try to shoot candid stuff.

I was very impressed with the new fire station and the gentleman who gave the tour. They did a great job.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Day 209

Sunshine Flower Bokeh, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

My 2nd attempt at this for the day as I wasn't happy with how the first one turned out. I like this much better. The late evening light coming in my frosted glass window never seems to disappoint. Directions on how I did this here:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Day 208

Empty Slate, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

In looking for inspiration today I came across an empty sketch book I had purchased back in my drawing phase. I think it made for a great black and white.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Day 207

Signs of Spring, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

This is so totally fake as I can't keep anything real alive. I was out shopping today and spotted these and brought them home to put in a vase somewhere. It was really windy outside today despite the sunny skies so this is probably not as sharp as it could have been.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Day 206

A Storm is coming, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Ugh, what a day. As much as I try not to have this 365 project turn into my personal diary today they are just kind of running together. I spent most of the day feeling sorry for myself about an old friend who is trying to contact me and I am not over past hurts enough to be able to return her call.

Then I find out that my husband's company is laying off around 2000 more employees in the coming months. Yes, I said MORE. We are pretty sure his job position is safe but you never can tell in this economy anymore. Either way it is nerve wracking and sad for our local economy.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Day 205

Table for 2?, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Just a quick shot today while I was up in the playroom. The Barbie table was set up on top of the play table in front of the play kitchen. Seems appropriate.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Day 204

What is it about family get togethers and food?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Day 203

Trapped, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

This is how other sees me when I don't smile. Dark and gloomy. Inside I admittedly feel about the same lately. I have built this shell around myself that I am trying to break away slowly. In hindsight I can see the pattern emerging from past winters. I really can't wait for Spring.

Day 202

My Silly Girl, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

My little monster looked so cute in her new dress I wanted to get some shots. Too bad serious and sitting still are not in her vocabulary. I quickly figured out I was better off getting a silly pose out of her so I folded up some pillows and had her hang upside down. I am also loving playing with Photoshop as you can see. This is a "pastel" plug in I got free with my Wacom tablet.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Day 201

Death, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

My Valentine's flowers said their goodbyes today. I was so happy that I got to use natural sunlight for a shot, it was so nice out today.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Day 200

Tea for Two, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

I needed a warm pick-me-up today as my daughter and I were playing pretend tea. I had no idea how reflective my counter tops were in the right light. I will have to remember this for future shots.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Day 199

Clean Desk, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

This is about as uninteresting of a picture you can get but I ran out of umph today after dusting and tidying up the house. Plus how often is my desk this clean where I can take a shot of it, right?

Day 198

Noodles!, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

A quick shot snapped during dinner preparation and the only one as my batteries died in the flash shortly after. We had one of my favorite dishes to make: Mexican Spaghetti. It is an adaptation of a recipe I found in a magazine. Basically it involves ground turkey, salsa, taco seasoning, corn and whatever else you want to throw in. Serve over pasta and top with cheese, yum! This is also my very first photo using Photoshop CS4 and I feel like a photo virgin all over again. I am so used to Elements finding my way around is a little disorientating.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Day 197 - Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

My husband spoiled me rotten as usual. We had a nice child-free evening at the Melting Pot. And yes, I had my martini's! Today I was lavished with Adobe Photoshop CS4 and a Wacom Intuos Pen Tablet. Plus he also farmed for hours in World of Warcraft to get me my very own Disgusting Oozling Pet. If you don't know what that is, let's just say that is true love. Now I need to get to installing it all so I can play!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Day 196

Mini Messages, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

I had to go out and buy hearts just so I could take this. One of my favorite candies.

Day 195

Gold, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Today was my husbands b-day. I was even more clueless on what to get him this year. Underneath this wrapping was a Swiss Army watch, I hope he liked it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Day 194

Finally sunshine, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

This weather is wearing on me. When I broke down and said I needed us to move back to Idaho I forgot how big of an impact the winters are on me here. Please let it be over soon.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Day 193

Smug Kitty

This was 100% my daughter's set-up. She arranged her animals in the computer chair and proclaimed she had to take a picture of them before she could do anything else. Wonder where she has heard that before?

Day 192

"Love" Martini

The Melting Pot has this fabulous martini, called the Love Martini, it is so good I usually end up with 3 by the time my night is done. This shot is nothing like how it really looks but my own version for Valentine's. I used sparkling water and candy heart sprinkles. The remote came in very handy for this shot.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Day 191

H, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

You would not know it but we spent a long night trying to get her to stop crying and go to sleep. The little cold she has had turns into a nasty cough at night and makes for a very tired unhappy little girl.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Day 190

Scarf, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Two things I have discovered so far in my Project 365 journey: 1, I like white backgrounds and 2, I like setting up simple shots. This is actually a belt that I never wear but it looks more like a scarf to me.

Day 189

Driving Home, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

What a crazy day. I ran from one place to another all day. This was the shot quickly taken in the car driving home.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Day 188

The Bath

Tomorrow I am going to be taking some listing photos for the Realtor who helped us get our home. Problem is I don't have a lot of practice with it. I am a little nervous I won't live up to expectations. I practiced on my bathroom and bedroom today to see how I did. First thing is first: I need a wide angle lens. If anyone has any tips I would love to hear them.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Day 187

Low Key Book, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

I am still not sure I am entirely getting how to shoot "Low Key" but I liked how this turned out. I just used a lamp light and nothing else. This is the book I am currently reading, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Day 186

Neon, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

This is as good as it gets today.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Day 185

Last Light, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Another gorgeous sunset. I missed shooting the peak of it while I was cooking dinner. Some days I don't know that my 365 project would survive without the sunsets. I am so grateful for our view.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Day 184

Superbowl Sunday, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

I enjoy checking out the Superbowl commercials. Football I know zip about on the other hand. Tika was also less than impressed with any of it.