These are what I'm currently wearing around the house. In fact, these are what I put on the instant I came home from work and changed out of my scrubs. It's chilly outside, and flannel pajama pants just feel so nice!
Last night Mum brought up the subject of a challenge for today's photo. The discussion, if it really can be called that, didn't go anywhere past the first suggestion, and I'm not even sure it was a serious suggestion.
So that's how we ended up with 'feet' as theme for today.
We're having some amazing weather today, so I wanted to take advantage of the sunshine, and wandered outside to try take pictures of horse hooves and chicken feet. (Pride, the horse, tried to eat the camera....apparently the one apple I took out for him wasn't enough!) The dogs weren't an option, that felt too much like copying. I even ended up with a few pictures of my own feet clad in black rubber boots.
And then I happened upon Smudge on the patio. She hates the camera with a passion, so it was too good of a challenge to resist. I had her held on my lap, clamped down with one hand, while the other held the camera out at an awkward angle to get this photo.
She probably won't acknowledge me for the rest of the day :)
I really like how you can see the upside down reflection of one of the hedging cedars (blurry green background blob) in this water droplet.
Today I tried playing around with the manual focus, which I don't usually do. I don't know that it was any quicker, but it definitely made it less frustrating trying to get one small thing in focus instead of the many things behind it.
These are some of my grandmother's things. Two small clutches and a lovely leaf shaped broach. I have a small collection of her costume jewelry....a lot of which I may never wear, but that I like to have because it is her's.
I like the pop of colour in this photo set against the more monochrome textures, and the sparkle of the gems and beads.
It's been a struggle to take photographs this week...I'm lacking any inspiration, and the light has been crappy....and now that I look at this picture, it looks no where near as sharp as it did before I loaded it onto the blog. Oh well, at least I got my photo taken today, so that's a plus, even if it's a small one!
Saturday last week 11 of us got together to celebrate a friend's birthday. We booked a splatter art party at a local 4Cats Art Studio, and it's pretty much a consensus that it was the best birthday party ever.
If you're feeling frustrated, there's something quite cathartic about being allowed to throw paint around and not worrying about getting it on the floor/walls/ceiling/each other! We each got to complete an 11"x14" canvas, and the birthday girl also went home with a 6' by 3' canvas splattered by the entire group.
Today's photo taken less than 5 minutes before leaving for work.
Through the dining room window.
While speed-eating a bowl of cereal and a banana.
And I even managed to be on time for work!
I really love the shapes of the branches in this shot, but the colours were all grey-ish sky (blah), brownish-beige-ish tree branches (more blah), and some dark green coniferous branches. I came home and played around with the photo editing, and I think the graphic black & white silhouette is much more interesting. All this shot needed was a little less blah and a little more oomph!
This is a close-up of a pottery barn I made in Grade 9 art class. What you are looking at are my unskilled attempts to make the walls look like wood siding, and to give the impression of boards on the door. The glaze I was using was supposed to be red....I was so dissapointed after it was fired and it turned out brown instead!
So we decided on sepia for today's challenge. It's not normally an option I use when taking photos, I usually find it a little too blah for my liking. On the other hand, it does nicely disguise the fact that it already is kind of dreary outside right now....and, with some editing, it is growing on me. :)
I think my favourite is the picture of the water, I like the way the light plays of the ripples.
Second favourite is Calli....and the enormous strand of drool :)
So looking to make life more difficult for ourselves Mum and I decided to pick a theme for today, and what she came up with was "Black & White."
I probably would have taken pictures with the black & white setting on the camera, if I had remembered to change it back to that.....however, with black & white subject matter, it didn't really matter!
It's Black & White in full colour!
Looks just like a catalogue photo....you can't even tell that the background is actually the bathtub!
P.S. I' ve now typed and retyped "black & white" so many times, it's starting to lose all meaning!
P.P.S. I seem to have an uncontrollable urge to use exclamation marks tonight! And I can't be bothered to change it!! This post is going to be published before 12:00 midnight dammit!!! :)
Day 8 dawned crisp (cold!) and clear after a snowfall last night. There's nothing prettier in winter than a blue sky and bright sunlight glinting off the snow....or in this case, through ice!
It seems that I'm having difficulties picking just one photo each day. I should have made a New Year's resolution about learning to make decisions. But what the heck, it's my photo challenge, I can make my own rules, right?
Being too lazy to get up early to take photos before work means wandering around the house after dark looking for inspiration. It seems I was in black and white mood.
Maybe I could attempt to ramble on philosophically about black and white photos echoing the dark of night outside against the brightness of light needed for photography, but I'm tired. And my throat hurts from coughing. I think instead, that it's time for bed.