What Am I Doing Here?

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

Friday, December 24, 2010

December 6, 2010

Be sure to pick up your 'The End Is Near' doll (Holiday Edition) at your local Aaack!!Mart . . . .

December 4, 2010

We finally put together the gingerbread house - it's usually an all day affair involving every scrap of candy that's not chocolate.  I took this photo by the back window go catch the light.

December 3, 2010

Allowance time!

December 2, 2010

One of my favorite photos - I took some donuts to work one morning, and I noticed that the sign was damaged as I was pulling out of the driveway.  Subliminal advertising, perhaps?

December 1, 2010

Elmo and the gang having themselves a sing-along!  Notice the absence of a 10 inch knife in Elmo's chest.  We're going wholesome here!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

November 29, 2010

Captured this shot on top of the parking garage at OSU.  I planned to play with the depth of field in Photoshop, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.  I'm thinking this will be the last shot I get up here until springtime, unless we get a really good snow.  It's crazy cold up there - no buildings to block the wind!

November 28, 2010

This is my first attempt at macro.  I used my kit lens, then handheld my 50mm in reverse, holding the aperture blades open.  It was a clunky shot to catch, but I was happy with the end product.

November 27, 2010

I had to break down a turkey carcass after a meal.  A bit of black and white treatment and its a Swedish slasher film.

November 26, 2010

Remnants of fresh baked cookies.  I love this picture - It looks as if it was done in HDR, but it came out like this straight off the camera.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

November 25, 2010

Oven pancakes are the best!  There are some recipes on the internet, but they are more complex than they need to be.  All you need is flour, eggs, milk, and butter.

November 24, 2010

Who doesn't love Ren and Stimpy!?  We have some large stuffed renditions - Stimpy Claus and a Rendeer.

November 23, 2010

The darkened door that leads to the other side.  Enter at your own peril. . .

November 22, 2010

Not my favorite picture.  By any means.  I wasn't feeling too hot, and Ididn't look at any themes.

November 21, 2010

We made something that involves egg whites, and had nothing to do with the extra yolks.  So I took a moment to dry them with a paper towel and photographed them in natural light from the window.

November 20, 2010

Christmas lights at the zoo - since they've swapped to the LED lights, it's harder to get a shot that I really love.  The overall effect is nice, though.

November 19, 2010

This was taken in the parking lot at work, looking up at some random tree.
I think I may have gone a bit heavy with the vignetting, though . . .

November 18, 2010

Our Christmas tree, but I gave it a black and white treatment in Lightroom.

November 17, 2010

On the way home, I pulled over to get a picture of the edge of the ravine on Weber Ave.

November 16, 2010

Slow picture day - it was raining, and I saw a bright red Mazda sitting in the parking lot on a rainy day.

November 15, 2010

The tree is up, and as a surprise, Jenny made a little Santa Baby!

November 14, 2010

 Reece and I were taking pictures of the Christmas tree being constructed in the living room.  It was the first and last day with the old tripod - he pretty  much ate it for breakfast.

November 13, 2010

I took this walking through Home Depot.  This was the day I also left my Motorola Droid on a shelf and left the store.  I got it back, though . . .

Monday, December 20, 2010

November 12, 2010

Bert may not be as cool as Ernie, but he has the right idea about oatmeal.  I love my 50mm!

November 11, 2010

I had CS4 stitch together nine pictures to create the panoramic here.  I wish that I had  framed it a bit better, though . . .

November 10, 2010

I like taking pictures of the moon.  I think I'll need to get a teleconverter to get the kind of shot I really want, though.  My zoom maxes at 300mm, so I need to do a 100% crop to see the detail.

November 9, 2010

Reece and I were waiting for Rachel, so we wandered over to the BMW lot.  It really is a shame how ugly those things have gotten.  Even the Bentley sitting on the lot looked obnoxiously ugly.

November 8, 2010

Tall man dude playin' the geetar!

November 7, 2010

This picture was (is) completely overblown, but I played with it a bit in Lightroom.  When I burned the sky a bit, the edges to the blown leaves came in, giving a nice 3D effect.

November 6, 2010

Bottom section of Hoover Reservoir.  Nothing much else to say, except that if you're at the bottom and here a siren, you should get to higher ground.

November 5, 2010

Skeletons at my desk.  I used to have a small skeleton hanging from my rearview mirror in my car years ago.  Once, when I was pumping gas, an old lady was calling to me from across the station.
"Hey!" she called out twice.
"Hi!," I said back, after I figured that she was calling to me.
"That skeleton in your window!?!"
 "Read your bible!!"
Don't acknowledge the crazies, folks!   This was a public service message.