11.30.2007

November Retrospective



November will be remembered as the month I was able to get selective focus, desired DoF (mostly), and bokeh. Finally.

Straddling the Seasons




...in my neighbor's yard.

11.29.2007

Two

11.28.2007

Corner

11.27.2007

11.26.2007

On the Ledge

11.24.2007

Above the Waiting



In line for last night's Paramore concert.

11.23.2007

Take Me Home


From yesterday, around 6 pm, driving home from Thanksgiving dinner.

11.22.2007

11.21.2007

11.19.2007

Experiment

At Boogieman's suggestion, I played around with the Apple in Stall shot, and desaturated everything but the rope and apple. Visually, I like it alot, since it really showcases the sidelighting and the color. However, I still like the mood of the original better, imagining a horse peaking out at the little bit of color beyond his window, and playing with his toy apple. (Although I'm told that most horses don't really play with them anyway.)

Optical



Another picture from the eye exam, and story to go with it, on my main blog. (Don't worry, it's nothing icky, in fact, it's sweet.)

11.18.2007

Better to be Early than Late


This ornament hung on our door last Christmas, and there it remained through the dead of winter to the thaw of spring, and even the dog days of summer. Some time this summer, daughter got the idea to hang it where the flower baskets normally go, and there it remains.

11.17.2007

Woodsy Morning





My two faves, from Saturday Morning Solitude, which can be viewed in its entirety, if you are so inclined.

11.16.2007

Apples




An entire series with the new camera, First Barn Shoot, on my main blog.

11.15.2007

First Shot with New Camera


OK, it's really the second, and I have no idea what setting it was even on, but I love it.

I can't wait to shoot more.
On my main blog, Powerful Cows.

We Got Yellow, Too



11.14.2007

We Got Red


I guess I was just talking out my rear end (yeah, I do that) a couple of weeks ago, when on my main blog, I said that the reds were not as good this year as last.

I just needed to show some patience.

11.13.2007

Peelings


And just so you know that I didn't take a picture of a different section of the column that was already peeled, here is the evidence of my sacrificial vandalism.

Peace to all the peelers out there.

Peeled


For those of you wondering what the heck I'm doing with all this peeling, look at the comments on Peeled. Perhaps some of you are fellow *peelers* and are experiencing the same strong feelings. :-)

I probably could have gotten a better shot, but since I had just committed and act of vandalism for all you peelers out there, I was in a hurry. Oh, and once I started peeling, it peeled well beyond the area of the initial photo. I'm sure to be arrested any minute now....

Peeling

11.11.2007

I pushed the button, just this morning, and ordered our new camera!

I say our, as it is joint ownership with Boogieman, but possession being nine-tenths of the law, I suspect it will be mostly mine. :-) Our budget was larger than originally anticipated, and we were able to get the Canon 40D with 28-135mm lens.

A shout out to Jeff for all his help and advice in making the selection.

Photos of the new baby will be forthcoming upon arrival.

Mossy

11.10.2007

Spotted

11.09.2007

Music Lesson Hallway #2



I continue to be fascinated with the patterns of the tile floor at music lessons, besides it gives me something to do while waiting. I've even tried to shoot the reflection of the floor in the vending machine, but I couldn't get a good shot.

Post-processing this one, I selectively desaturated random parts and then then posterized. I find it kind of cool.

11.08.2007

11.07.2007

11.06.2007

11.05.2007

Here's a better effort on the horse show pics. Sorry for that lame entry last night. I'm trying to keep my head in the 365 game, we're in the fourth quarter!

Monday Monday, can't trust that day...



HT: Julie, for the lyric on my facebook wall.

11.04.2007

Horse Show



This is not the best picture ever, but it does show my girl in action, and is the best I could muster today. Sorry to be whiny, but I don't think I've ever felt less like posting a picture for this project than I do today. This is requiring some serious stamina!

p.s. This was after a fall, and she got right back on and finished the course. Points for that!

11.03.2007

Extra: Scrabulous Game Face



I've been playing so much scrabulous that I had to have this one in the 365 record. :)

Saturday Morning Sky - 9 AM

11.02.2007

A Series: Fall in the Hood

Please permit me this indulgence.

Kaleidoscope:


Last Man Standing:


Slow Through the Sunbeams:


Under the Dogwood:

11.01.2007

What 44 looks like


I officially can't live without these. Today, I bought myself a nice beaded chain to keep them around my neck. Acceptance is good.