Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Project 365: Days 19 through 26

Whoa, I let a week go past without posting, and that was not a good idea. Been pretty busy, but got a couple of good/interesting snaps...

Day 19: October 21, 2008

This was taken at the Morris County 911 Memorial. It is a lovely place in a horrible way.

Day 20: October 22, 2008

This is an "installation" on the lawn of a house on 206 in Bridgewater. I will try to get a better one before they take it down, but I remembered it from last year,and was pleased to see it again.

Day 21: October 23, 2008
I had to bring my pooch to work that day, and she really enjoys hanging out in her carrier bag, even if she doesn't enjoy being at the office.

Day 22: October 24, 2008
I call this one "East meets West" Our friend Bill had found the hat and Iron City at an estate sale. Very fitting for the start of our trip to Pittsburgh, considering all were New York fans of one sort or another.

Day 23: October 25, 2008
This is the view from the top of Heinz Field. The sun had just broken through the clouds, making the buildings sparkle.

Day 24: October 26, 2008
On Sunday of our trip to 'burgh, my sister and I went shopping. We found an artsy little area that would be great to visit on a Saturday, when the shops might actually be open.

Day 25: October 27, 2008
The view from our hotel room in downtown Pittsburgh. The window actually opened about 12 inches so I could get a clear view.

Day 26: October 28, 2008
This was a picture of the snowstorm, taken from my desk. I had to take tons of snaps from various places before I got one that showed the volume of snow that was falling. Not a big deal if it hadn't been October!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Day 18: 10/20/2008

20 seconds after leaving work I fell. This is the hand that wasn't holding my camera. I managed not to tear my jeans (this time), but I dinged up my baby (camera) pretty bad. I was/am so pissed at myself. To be clear, I fell, I did not trip, or slip in something. I have tha rare talent of spontaneously falling.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Day 15: 10/17/2008

Unfortunately, my kitchen has quite possibly, the worst lighting in the entire free world. This is me, testing the capacity of my Kitchen Aid, the biggest they make before being called "Hobart". This is the meringue you make before it becomes buttercream.

Day 16: 10/18/2008

I took a bunch of pix, of different things, but given the choice, I will always pick an adorable kid to post. So here he is, bundled up for a walk on Saturday, while his parents partied hard with some die-hard Ren-fair types.

Day 17: 10/19/2008
These are some of the pieces of silver I destroyed with my torch. See it there, lurking in the background, sometimes my BFF, and other times an enemy of my jewelry-making state?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

day 14: 10/16/2008

A hydrangea at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester, New Jersey. This is a beautiful place.Posted by Picasa

Day 13: 10/15/2008

Reflection off of bridge on Eyland Ave.
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day 12: 10/13/2008

I have these amber colored star light strands as night lights in our bedroom. Experimenting with low light photography.
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day 11: 10/13/2008

I went to this little park near work to take some pics of the lake. This is a weird swan from a large group of them. Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 13, 2008

Three more days...

Day 8:
This picture does not do this window display justice. Any of you Stephen King readers out there, does this remind you of a children's book that plays a part in the Gunslinger series? I will try this shot again, at night I think, because it deserves it.

Day 9:


Lobstahhh out of her Pahhht...

My long suffering dog, Majeicka. She is always well rewarded for posing. She looks stressed in this picture because the lobster head part is scrunching her forhead into her eyes. That, and she doesn't want to take her eyes off me, on the off chance she will miss her release command.

Day 10:


Self portrait with my superstar friend Bliss. We had a very long day of eating, shopping, laughing and talking. It is very tough being us.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

365 part 2

Day 6: 10/8/2008
These birds are having are having a Hitchcockian good time in the small "lake" at the entrance to our parking area.

Day 7: 10/09/2008

Had some rain showers this morning, and these drops are the nicest thing about the Juniper that grows at the bottom of our deck. I'm wondering if I crop and zoom enough whether I will be able to see my reflection taking the picture. Hmmmm.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

two new challenges

The other day I was looking at this cool blog
It is an amateurs guide to lighting in photography. Well, it mentioned someone who challenged themselves to take 365 pictures in as many days I figured, why the heck not? The goal being, become a better photographer because you are doing it every day. It doesn't matter what you take a picture of, just don't phone it in just to get it done, that defeats the purpose. I have challenged my sister Abbi to try it, anyone else out there game? Morris? You know you want to. Keep your camera with you at all times, and be conscious of what is going on around you, a tricky thing sometimes.

I started this Friday, October 3, 2008. The previous day, on the way to work, I saw this very large bizarrely orange mound on the side of the road. It is a fungus pile, growing on a rotting tree stump. Unable to stop then, I took a chance that it would still be there the next day. It was, and here is my picture for that day.
Day 1: 10/3/2008
Day 2: 10/4/08: On Saturday, while taking the dog out, I noticed that my neighbors rose bush still had a few blooms, hanging on for dear life.
Day 3: 10/05/08: On Sunday, Mer and I took Hudson pumpkin and apple picking, and then to a little park off of Lover's Lane in Princeton. He loves the swings. I had been fogging up my lens and then taking pictures. This has a touch of fog in the corners, but mostly his hair seems to be on fire from the sun behind him.
Day 4: 10/06/08: Monday, I took pictures of the soldered and hammered silver rings I had made on Friday, woohoo, soldering!
Day 5: 10/07/08: This little sedum plant grows from under the bushes in front of the office where I work. This might be it's last fall, so I say, thanks little bloomer...

Bonus: This is the queen pillow sized bag of spring mix that I purchased today at the farmers market for $1.99. Not $1.99 a pound, just $1.99.
Eating this before it all rots in the fridge, my second, daunting, challenge.
Okay, so if you want to take 365 in 365 with me, maybe we can set up a group in picasa or flickr to share. Don't feel pressured to post daily, once a week will do, and try to include a little journaling with the picture. After a year, we will have a great photo journal, chronicling our journey to becoming better photographers. Don't forget to occasionally snap a self photo to include, as it is a journal of your own life, you should remember how you looked during it.