What Am I Doing Here?

This is my attempt to take one picture every day for an entire year. So far, so good . . . .

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

This is the first HDR photo that I'm really proud to say I had taken.  Before my second day of jury duty, I decided to take advantage of the parking garage vantage point and get a shot of the new courthouse.  I thought I had taken the shot too late in the morning, but I had inadvertently lowered the exposure brackets on the shot.  That, with the polarizer, really gave it some punch.

September 19, 2010

It is what it is.

September 18, 2010

I'm usually not in any of my own pictures, but Jenny took this one, and I really liked how it came out.  This was taken out on the zip line at Leed's Farm.  It is the best place to buy winter squash!

September 17, 2010

During a trip to the North Market, the lady offered to spray the veggies to make the shot a bit more dynamic.  I guess I shouldn't be so shy about talking to people when I have my camera in hand.

September 16, 2010

I was really, really tired!  I was up for about 36 hours straight, and the delirium was set in.  I still like this picture, though.  I think at the time, everything was starting to look over-saturated and in 3D.

September 15, 2010

Reece wore himself out, and fell asleep in a sea of stuffed animals.  This is the kind of situation where having a fast lens makes all the difference.  That would have been one cranky kid if I had to use the flash . . . .

September 14, 2010

It was a beautiful sunrise - I had to pull over and get a couple of shots out of the window of my car!

September 13, 2010

Big, billowy clouds.  Usually I take pictures of clouds to use as backdrops on my phone.  This time, I tried taking one with the big camera.

September 12, 2010

Homemade cheesecake and green ice cream - it's what's for dessert!

September 11, 2010

We took our kids (and a neighborhood friend) to a large playground in Westerville.  There is an orbital spinner that the kids love to play on - it's like a standing 'sit-N-spin'.

September 10, 2010

Walking around with my prime lens, I took a moment to photograph the electrical tower.

Monday, September 20, 2010

September 9, 2010

Tied my dawg by the railroad tracks,
choo choo train's gonna  break his back;
Used to call him Spot, now he's called Splat;
And that's the kind of person we are . . .
Oh, baby, won't you come home with me . . . .

September 8, 2010

Sometimes, it's a shamefully uninspiring picture day.  I had taken three pictures on a lark, but was unimpressed with all of them.

September 7, 2010

There was a vine that slowly climbed up a chair on our front porch and slowly began to take over.  I'm not convinced that if someone were to sit in the chair, more vine wouldn't snake up and drag the unfortunate visitor to their doom . . . .

September 6, 2010

I had a small lot of Xmas lights that were never used, so I thought about keeping them near a reflective surface and seeing what kind of shots would come out.  This one wasn't too bad in color, but I liked the mood it produced when I converted to black and white.

September 5, 2010

It just so happens that the Red Hot Chili Peppers were doing a one-off concert in our living room.

September 4, 2010

Italian cuisine!  I made up a batch of my cannelloni with fresh ground chicken.

September 3, 2010

I think my youngest has already found his first car.  It was a 1999 Camaro SS.  Not quite as nice as the new ones, but I could see the attraction . . .