My husbands old guitar. One of the "to-do's" that was on my 365 list. Better late than never I suppose. I never even noticed the cherubs on it until I got it out to photograph it.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Finally got my new laptop today after a week of being "laptop-less." My old one was nearing the end of its lifespan when the cat knocked it on the floor the other day. I would think that would pretty much do any computer in.
I love how the light was shining off of my daughters hair when she was sitting on the floor the other day. I tried to get her to pose nice for me but I all she wanted to do was her own thing. After I backed off for a moment she started playing with her keyboard and I saw my shot.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
This is what my last days of my Project365 have come to. Seeing what random object I can find at the last minute to throw in front of an interesting background.
I also now have a permanent spot burned into my retinas.
But fear not! I do have a plan for my final day. It is just the days leading up to it that we all have to suffer through.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
My husband and I just finished up watching the first season of the HBO series, Rome on DVD. This kind of reminds me of the photography and lighting used in a lot of the indoor shots. It is actually a melt warmer (AKA wickless candle) I have in the house.
This is another nighttime view from my backyard. I remembered late that I had yet to take my photo for the day. My husband pointed out how orange the moon was so as I was setting up to shoot I accidentally fired off this shot. It sadly turned out more interesting than the in focus ones of the moon and lights.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
The temp in our backyard gets so hot against the house. It was officially over 100 degrees for the day but not actually this warm. I tried to take this with my iPhone next to it showing the actual temperature and forecast but could not get it balanced next to it so I relented and just used the thermometer.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Today was Scotty Kelby's 2nd annual Worldwide Photowalk. I was so glad I participated last year and was able to go again this year. This shot was taken inside Goody's Ice Cream Shop in Boise, ID. The air conditioning felt so good in there. They have wonderful ice cream and even make their soda the old fashioned way.
I chose this as my daily photo because it is one of my favorites for the day. I wasn't happy with how many of my shots came out. Might have something to do with the fact that I discovered halfway through I forgot to reset my ISO from the day before.
I liked the light highlighting Rosey's hair when she was sitting in the living room. You can't really tell with the processing but she keeps getting into something and her nose is black all around the edges.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
This is the Valley where I spent my teenage years. A small town in Oregon called Halfway. Population approximately 500. I never really fit in and still don't when I go back. It is a whole world so different from city life. The land is beautiful though.
originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.
We went down to Hell's Canyon to let my daughter experience fishing for the first time. Sadly she didn't catch anything but I think she had a lot of fun. We had to pack up after a wind storm came through and cut the day short. Next time I am sure she will have all sorts of fish stories.
There were all sorts of butterflies hanging around the boat dock. They all seem to like wet ground. I didn't have the right lens on when I spotted this one so I edged as close as I could and fired off several shots. I love how much detail and beauty you can see in it's wings.
Not that I haven't tried this before but have never had the patience or the luck to get a shot this close of a hummingbird. They were all over at my moms in Oregon so I got several decent shots.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Quick iPhone shot for yesterday. I am getting so behind in uploading pictures. Yesterday was my birthday and I was so tired by the evening I didn't feel like putting in the effort for a decent shot. I had a great dinner with my family at Bonefish complete with my favorite martinis there. Hubby got my the battery grip for my camera which I plan on taking with me this weekend to try out. We are off to Oregon until Monday.
Kitten update: Rosey has settled in as part of our family. Her and Tika can even be seen sleeping together at times. They still play and chase each other and when Rosey gets too ambitions, Tika will put her in her place.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This is my daughters creation. She found some tiny rocks outside and collected them to line up on the outside table.
Yes, I am behind on uploading photos again as well as behind visiting everyone's blogs and Flickr streams. I will get through the rest of the project365!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Hope all my American friends had a great holiday. We settled at home for a BBQ and had the in-laws over for fireworks. Our neighbors greatly outdid ours with their illegal ones but we enjoyed watching them all go off.
I am not a very good cook and this was my first time attempting grilling kabobs. And...like usual I tried to do too many things at once and forgot about them on the grill. They turned out ok. This is kind of a blurry shot but in my sudden bout of laziness this was the only shot I took that day.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
There is no excuse for the quality of my 365 photos lately. It is plain and simple laziness. I am so ready to get to day 365 and be done. Picking of the camera every day is getting to be a chore and I think in order to rediscover my creativity I'm going to need a break. It is almost as if I'm going in reverse quality-wise.
Don't ask me why I thought it was safe enough to get on the floor with the camera within reach of claws. Tika is actually doing better than I expected with Rosey's arrival. There has been a few hisses but mostly a lot of air batting. Today they almost seem to be playing together at times running and jumping. I think it will all work out very well. If nothing else, Tika is getting some much needed exercise.