The first month of my 365 Photo Project is done. I'm ending this month with a self portrait. For the most part I like this photograph. I didn't realize until after I had downloaded the pictures to my computer the mistake. Can you see it? I'll wait...
Did you find it? Fine, I'll tell you.
I don't put my makeup while I'm wearing my glasses. I was so intent on getting the picture in focus and making sure the composition was how I wanted it that I forgot to take them off.
Specifications: Exposure: 1/20 sec at f/5.6 Focal Length: 117mm ISO: 400 Camera: Canon EOS 50D Lens: EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 Time: 11:42am Date: 1/30/10 Posted: 1/31/10
Here it is. The finished product. The last photo in this week theme is:
Mixed Berry Cooler, Mango Daiquiri, and Cape Cod
These are all so delicious. I'm going to try and not eat them all at once.CraigiePoo is thinking about starting this as a side business. Contact me if you're interested. So delicious. ::insert Homer Simpson drool::
Specifications: Exposure: 1/8 sec at f/5.6 Focal Length: 135mm ISO: 200 Camera: Canon EOS 50D Lens: EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 Time: 8:57pm Date: 1/26/10 Posted: 1/30/10
Hey y'all. I was on a photo taking roll today. CraigiePoo has taken up making compote (jam like stuff that ain't technically jam). She made three flavors today and I spent the entire afternoon snapping photos. I think this week will be a theme week. You guessed it! I'll be posting pictures of the process throughout the week. According to my memory card I took over 1200 photos today! That's just counting the photos that made it to my computer before I started deleting.
Here's the first photo:
Cranberries, mangos, limes, oranges, and a mixture of strawberries and blueberries (not shown in this photo).
Specifications: Exposure: 1/13 sec at f/6.3 Focal Length: 127mm ISO: 1000 Camera: Canon EOS 50D Lens: EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 Time: 1:24pm Date: 1/24/10
CraigiePoo and I were hanging over on Fourth Street in Berkeley at the Crate & Barrel store today. I took this photo just as we were about to get in the car. It's been raining all week and today was the first day with no rain. This cloud was just hanging out, waiting to cause trouble.
I delved a little deeper in Adobe Lightroom 2 with this photo. I made the sky bluer than it actually was. Neither of the buildings are actually that bright in person. If I remember correctly one is actually a fading yellow color (the one with the windows) and the other is actually gray.
Specifications: Exposure: 1/2000 sec at f/6.3 Focal Length: 28mm ISO: 200 Camera: Canon EOS 50D Lens: EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 Time: 2:40pm Date: 1/23/10
When it rains heavily, this street outside my window at my plantation tends to flood. Today I thought I was going to need to hitch a ride with Noah on his ark. There was a ridiculous amount of rain. I also experimented a little with the color using Adobe Lightroom 2. I should read one of the three manuals I have about Lightroom and really learn how to use the program.
Today was just one of them days. I could barely get off my couch and wasn't even about to go out of the apartment to shoot some photos. If I wasn't feeling so lazy I would cut up these mangoes and have my way with them.
Specifications: Exposure: 1/8 sec at f/5.0 Focal Length: 65mm ISO: 500 Camera: Canon EOS 50D Lens: EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 Time: 8:55pm Date: 1/16/10
This is reason number two why I need to get out of the book industry. I haven't learned that just because it's on the free bookshelf doesn't mean I have to bring it home with me. I took this in my living room. What you don't see are the other three bookshelves crammed with books, the books on the floor, and the books under my desk. There are even books on another bookshelf in the bedroom.
Yes, I do have a lot of books about sex (there are a lot more not shown in the photo). I plan to amass the world's largest collection of books on sex and sexuality.
Specifications: Exposure: 1/10 sec at f/4.3 Focal Length: 50mm ISO: 400 Camera: Canon EOS 50D Lens: EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 Time: 6:57pm Date: 1/12/10
One of the three new pairs of shoes I've bought in the last couple of weeks. I even bought a brown pair of shoes! Anybody who knows me knows I'm a black shoe only kinda chick. Ooh look at me, stepping out of my comfort zone. For some reason, all the recent shoe purchases have been shoes with this size heel. They're girly and cute, but I'm finding it a bit difficult to drive while wearing them. I should wearing my old flats when I drive and just slip the new shoes on before I get out of the car.
My nice, new purse that I bought the day after Christmas. My new, expensive purse that I discovered has a nice big hole in the pocket liner and will need to be returned. Bitter. I was really falling in love with this purse.
I discovered last night that this lens, which actually belongs to my traditional 35mm camera, can be used on my DSLR camera. Awesome!!! I took this photo on my perpetually clutter desk with just the desk lamp lighting the shot. I really like the results I get with lighting when I take shots of things on my desk.
I figured since it wasn't too cold out and not raining that I should take my camera out and go for a walk during my morning break. These flowers (I don't know what type) grow on the side of the building. I've always really liked the purple color. Can anyone say calamari?
You know you're thinking those stem thingies look like calamari.
Mmm...more pomegranates. CraigiePoo wanted me to let y'all know that she's the one who actually did the cutting and plucking to get all these beautiful pomegranate seeds into the bowl. She's faster and better at it than I am.
Not quite sure how I'm feeling about this photo. I could totally envision the photograph in my head while I was setting up, but it didn't come out looking quite right.
It’s that time of year again where we look to shake off the bad of the previous year and welcome the New Year with open arms. ::sings Open Arms by Journey::
It’s also that time of year when many of us make our New Year’s Resolutions. It is always the same resolutions year after year. Quit smoking. Lose weight. Spend more time with the family. Stop watching gay porn at work...oh...am I the only who does that? Usually around mid-January (or February if you’re really strong-willed) when we pick up that nicotine stick or wolf down that 12 piece from KFC, washing it down with a bucket of soda, or slip into the bathroom for a quick sneak peek at the new “Black Inches.”
For 2010, I say no more New Year’s Resolutions!!! They’re useless, a waste of time, and most of us can’t keep them. Let’s try working on some New Year’s Challenges. Resolution sounds so final, concrete. Challenges are more forgiving in my opinion (and it is my blog and my opinion is really the only one that matters). If you succeed, awesome! If you don’t quite finish, at least you tried.
I’ve decided to challenge myself to nurture my creative side. It’s been in hibernation for years and I think it’s time to wake up. My first challenge for 2010 is to develop my photography skills and take one photograph everyday and post it on this here blog. I can read all the books I want, but the only real way to learn is by doing. I find myself carrying a camera around in my purse at all times, but rarely do I actually pull it out and snap a picture. Time to change that.
So, in 2010, what are you challenging yourself to do?
Strange is the name. As a writer, I’ve written many short stories & have been published in numerous anthologies. I’m also an emerging photographer and sexual health educator. I love photography and love to talk sex. This blog is a potpourri of my many interests and then some. I’m pretty random in what I post. If you like randomness, you’re in the right place. You’re going to fall in love. Don’t even try to fight it. Many have tried, but they all fail.