Monday, January 31, 2011

Year 2 - Day 31

Maybe it will be architecture week.  I specifically made this darker because with the clouds it a more ominous feel.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Year 2 - Day 29


Sleepovers....horror movies.  Tonight we had both, and both were called THE CRAZIES.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Year 2 - Day 28

BIKE RIDE Via Instagram

It was a wonderful day for a bike ride.  They boys & I did 8 miles in gorgeous almost 80 degree weather not a cloud in the sky.  It was awesome.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Year 2 - Day 25


I again went to what seems to be my entire 365 project this year (with the exception of my instagrams) the lake right around the corner from the house.  I did venture out to a different spot.  I kept coming back the framing of the couple on the bench.  The photo is far from perfect, but I just  loved the moment it spoke of.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Year 2 - Day 24


Again I was having issues, but leaning one way.  My husband preferred one and I preferred the other.  You decide.

Year 2 - Day 23


You'd think being that it was my child's birthday I would have a shot of him, but alas, I worked all day, left work and immediately went out in the dark for dinner.

~sigh~  this will have to do.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Year 2 - Day 20


H2 & I went to the lake in almost freezing temperatures.  A gentleman & his dog were feeding the ducks (and gulls) and I took advantage of an opportunity to shoot some birds in flight.  This is STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAMERA.  Yes, I yelled it because I think it's awesome.  Not bad for no editing.  Not even a crop.

Year 2: Day 19


Well, kind of.  I didn't get my big camera out, I should have I found lots of opportunities for pictures, but it was the first day of school, I was distracted and I wasn't really wanting to carry around my camera.  But I did get a phone shot.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Year 2 - Day 18


Today was a teacher inservice day so we took the day and did our science project.  H2 is all done, board complete.  Nice to have it done early.  He was so excited to do it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Year 2 - Day 17


I played with the TeleMacro today.  It's an old 35mm lens.  I mostly shoot on manual, but with this I have to adjust shutter & F stops all in my mind.  I can't use A/S/P at all only Manual.  But with the exception of a few shots - the foggy shots I did really well with my relationships in that respect.  I loved the color here and I really loved the change in the veins on the leaf underneath the water drops.  Lots of fun experimenting today - and I met a friend.  Isn't he cute?

Sunday, January 16, 2011


It is the best word to describe today. I woke up to rain dripping off the roof, went to work in fog and came home in fog.  Dreary, dreary, dreary.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Year 2 - Day 15


Yes, I'm one of those obsessed Words with Friends players, I'm spending my Saturday night watching American Pickers & playing games.  This one with one of my favorite photographer friends and she's beating the heck out of me.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Year 2 - Day 14


Somedays are just like that.  All you do is stop on your way to something else.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Year 2 - Day 13


This was a complete mistake on my part.  Totally clicked the shutter before I set my shot, but I'm completely taken by this shot.  It is straight out of the camera and I personally find it quite appealing.  Don't really know why, but I do.   

Year 2 - Day 12


I'm gong to be honest, this is this morning's sunrise and not yesterday's photo.  I went to the doctor yesterday and was diagnosed with a double ear infection and the heavy antibiotics basically put me to bed. I didn't let it get the best of me today though.  Love the heron down in the corner.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Year 2 - Day 11

Today was 1-11-11.  It really didn't hit me until now that I should have done something with the calendar or a clock or something.  I guess it goes to show you its just a number and not some cataclysmic or mystic thing.  Or maybe I'm missing something BIG, who knows.  All I know is I was outside in below freezing temps with single digit wind chills (or really close) when I took this.  My toes and fingers are still not warm.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Year 2 - Day 10


It was 28 degrees when I dropped off the kids at school this morning.  Snow covered the grass and the rooftops, but the roads that I drove were mostly clear.  I stopped by the lake and a huge group of birds were on the lake and the closer I got to the water the faster they cleared out.  I love the old filter building and with the snow on the ground & rooftop next to it, it was the day to take this shot.  Its one I've taken before, but I truly love the view around the lake.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Year 2-Day9


The Husband put all the stuffed animals on the fan & turned it on sending them flying everywhere.  I am personally afraid of what the bunny is planning.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Year 2-Day 8

Straight out of the camera.  I love, love, love to post pictures straight from the camera.  It doesn't happen often, but sometimes, it happens right.  The vision of what you see and what you take are one.  I was going to take the sunset, but the sunset well didn't pan out.  But my favorite unbalanced tree was waiting for me as always.  I could watch the sunset from this view every day.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Year 2 - Day 7


Today's dailyshoot was take a photograph using strong converging lines.  So I took things that converged. Feeling very black & white as well I converted almost everything I took to B&W.  This one spoke to me, it might have said something like "Why are you standing under me a broken down railroad bridge covered in graffiti?" or something along those lines.  I wasn't listening, I had my iPod going.

Year 2 - Day 6

There were so many pictures I could have posted, but this one made me laugh, and I'm all about a good laugh.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Year 2 - Day 5

Straight out of the camera.  I mean, no one should mess with fire right?  Steak will be here later....

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Year 2 - Day 4

Think what you will but my answer is 1) I'm exhausted & 2) The remote is really really dirty.  Seriously, I had an long and trying evening with E who's middle name is now PROCRASTINATOR after waiting until the absolute last minute to do his book report.  So this is what I took.  No apologies, motherhood sometimes get in the way, I will promise to do better tomorrow.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Year 2 - Day 3 A split decision.

In my house, when I come across a day that I like more than one photo, I often go to my husband for advice.  Today was one of those days.  He chose the top version & I chose the one below.  I would love to know your opinion and why.  

My husband preferred the pronounced sun and I preferred the darker silhouette, the deeper tones and the wispy clouds. 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Year 2 - Day 2

I worked today so when I got home I ran outside and took a shot.  This is what you get sometimes, when there is no planning.  But to be honest, I love the tree branches against the fading light in the sky and the wispy clouds.  So sometimes it works out A-OK.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Year 2 - Day 1


Yes, I've been lonely without my 365 day project, so today, January 1st, I'm starting over with Year 2.  Hope you follow along.  I'll be taking at least a photo a day and posting it here.