What Am I Doing Here?

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

Saturday, January 1, 2011

December 31, 2010

Webkinz family portrait.  For fun, I planned with the children to gather all of their Webkinz for a family shot.  I had to use my kit lens for the wide shot and used a long exposure to keep the light 'natural'.  The goal was to make sure that the kids could pick out all of the individual dolls.  There are more than 60 Webkinz and maybe 10 Zums in this shot - I was told that after we tore down the scene, someone found a Webkinz that didn't make the shot.

Well, That's it!  One whole year of taking pictures every day! I believe I missed maybe 10 days overall, so I'm not too disappointed!  Guess I'll have to make a new resolution for 2011 . . . .

December 30, 2010

The snow melted, and I poked my head out the patio door to snap a few shots of the patio.  There was a pretty monochromatic view with all the dead foliage, so I snapped a few just for fun.   I was able to rescue some pretty drab-looking photos in Lightroom, and this turned out to be my favorite.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

December 29, 2010

Reece got a disco globe for Christmas - now the kids can have dance parties in the basement.  We've been hearing the same Black Eyed Peas song play for a while, but its too cute to see this and the black light going in the basement.

December 28, 2010

Rachel got a s'more maker for Christmas, and made dessert for everyone.  As part of her gift she received chocolate graham crackers, strawberry marshmallows, and Hershey's chocolate.  The best s'mores you can get!

December 27, 2010

This was on the refrigerator for a week while I overlooked it!  To be fair, it was at the bottom of the door, and the word was oddly split.  I did notice the 'Mery Chris' before, but only when the door was opened.

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

December 24, 2010

Corpse in a cup?  Ghost of Christmas future?  Popsicle of the Death?

December 23, 2010

This was a fun project - I had some glow-in-the-dark items and a black light.  It took a bit to get the true colors back out again.  Maybe I can come up with another project for the light . . .

December 22, 2010

We had a large mirror in our bathroom (the one that lost a wall of drywall), which ended up in the garage for the moment.  I set the camera to timed shot and got a shot of my car.  I wish I had washed it first, though - winter has not been kind.

December 21, 2010

This head has been seen before, but with a slight modification.  I added a new element - I cracked the ice with some hot water, then resealed with another coat.  I also created a new object in ice, but it wasn't frozen in time for this shoot.

December 19, 2010

Underneath the bathroom enclosure on the second floor.  Water was leaking behind the face plates in the bathtub.  Looks like there was a sudden rush of water, and ruined he drywall in the bathroom beneath.  Not a pretty site . . .

December 18, 2010

I finally thought of some way to incorporate twine and a baby doll.  We had leftover ham carcass parts, so I bound a baby body to a ham bone and laid it to rest with its head!  Merry Christmas!!

December 17, 2010

School Holiday Parties for the children.  They were standing together in the middle of the hall, talking about where things are located in the building.

December 15, 2010

He sees you when you're sleeping, He knows when you're awake, He knows when you've been bad or good . . . . 

He's gonna get you, for God's sake!!!!!

December 14, 2010

Not much of a shot . . . but it was late, and I want to post the school function separately.  Just a bit of zoom-out play with the kit lens.

December 13, 2010

It's a little snowman!  I love these little things!

December 12, 2010

There was a decent amount of snow today, but not enough for Reece to be able to pull Rachel in the sled.

December 11, 2010

This is the top of the kid's tree.  Notice that she is battle-ready with the candy cane of justice and the felt ornament of truth.

Monday, December 27, 2010

December 10, 2010

It's a rather poor picture of my PSP, with lots of pointless processing in Lightroom.  There's an element of sharpness that was quite accidental, though . . .

December 9, 2010

When the children were younger, we used to have a 'fall baby.'  This was a life-sized baby doll that Rachel received when she was 2 years old.  The doll scared her, so I used to sit it on ledges and the like and tip it over.  It would fall over, and usually land on its head.  Rachel would laugh a great big laugh.  When Reece was older, we introduced him to 'Fall Baby' and he loved it, too!

This is just a bit of homage to The Fall Baby!

December 8, 2010

Main character from the 'Santa's Marching Band' electronic bells.  It's a bit of animatronic magic for the holidays!