Friday, January 30, 2009
The Cheese Stands Alone.
Cows in South Dakota. We stopped to make friends.
A Wyoming Ranch. Passed on the road east.
University of Virginia. When visiting my younger brother who is in Law school there we were walking around campus and came across some artists interesting idea and I really liked it :)
A quiet moment caught on camera of my father at the beach in Maine.
I then edited it to make it more dramatic.
Ok, so tonight I have chosen emotions from the Eurovision:
The cake, though, OH MY GOD, delicious! My mom made it. =]
Day 29: This was taken the very next morning. My dad and I were standing in the kitchen talking about Olive and the morning news. We both noticed how bright it seemed outside the kitchen window, but neither of us thought anything of it.
About ten minutes later, when we walked outside, it became apparent to my dad the reason it was so unbelieveably bright outside. There was a (double actually, but the top one was so faint it didn't show up in the photo) rainbow starting on one side of our yard, bowing up over the house, and coming down on the other side of the yard.
This is the roof of our house. The kitchen window faces to the right of this picture. It was apparent, once we were outside, why it seemed so bright out the window -- the rainbow was just overhead!
I'm still floored that this rainbow both started and ended on/over our property. Too freaking cool.
A week ago my boyfriend was walking to the bus station and he took an other way than the one he normal goes. Suddenly he saw that symbol and the thaught that would be something for me, because I love Nine Inch Nails now for over 10 years!
So he took me there to show me the symbol and to look what it´s all about! The first time I looked at it I really thaught "cool - Nine Inch Nails", but than I looked again and I saw that the second N´s like the first N and you know.. the real NIN-logo has got a turned N.
Well.. so .. that´s not really a Nine Inch Nails symbol. At least for a moment I thaught it´d be one! =)
For all of you, who´re now wondering what it´s all about - it´s all about art! ; ) .. It was an add for www.nin.at. So.. all of you, who want to know more - ´ve a look!
And because I´m such a huge Nine Inch Nails fan... I show you a second photo, which I made a few weeks before christmas.
I was christmas-shopping and in a kids-store I saw those miracle-writing-pad and I just had to write it down! =)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
It was a snowday here as well! Anyways, sorry for the lack of a post yesterday, my car got hit by a deer and didn't do much damage to anything other than my mood... I'll make up for it tomorrow.
So I took this picture on a bridge, it's crooked, I know, and I want to straighten it but my computer isn't moving fast. Anyways, the Honda shop I work at is to the right, the airport is where all the blue lights are, and I like the ghostly feature of the tractor trailer that's driving by. This would have been a really cool shot if there were more cars, but, as you can tell by the road, it wasn't that great to drive on.
Day 21 – Take my picture day – While at an after party at sundance this women drunkenly approaches me to take photos of her. I tell her I am a famous photographer from
Day 22 – Summer in winter day – The warehouse lets out early, so I skip across the street and photograph the windmills made of tin. They look so cool against the stark blue sky.
Day 23 – Close to the end day – Things at the fest are winding down and I am tired. I am waiting to go home to my
Day 24 – The last day – The Egyptian looks so cool at night. I trip and fall on my face after meeting a film maker. They can’t all be gems. It starts to snow around 12am. I get drunk and make out with a boy who cannot dance. Mistakes are around every corner. I choose the less complicated of two evils and am subsequently disappointed.
Day 25 – Lucky Travel day – I used to love to fly, now I hate it. It seems like every trip I take lasts an eternity. Due to sleep deprivation and possibly a hangover I leave my camera at the gate in
Day 26 – Welcome home day – If feels good to be home, and we have a potluck for Jenna’s birthday with delicious cake. Joey looks like a goof, and makes a big mess, but I love him anyway.
Day 27 – fortune day – The irony of finding this fortune upon my arrival from a 6 week expedition of self discovery is not lost on me. Perhaps I am destined to be a wandering soul…
Day 28 – thermometer day – Everything is frozen and looks like jewelry.
Day 29 – snow day – The snow keeps coming. It looks beautiful. It looks like it will never stop. I secretly hope it dosent…
Secondly, WOW. That's all I can say. We currently have 15 actively contributing members on the site. And I feel so privileged to be getting to know each and every one of you. Some of you, I look at your photos and feel as though I'm getting a glimpse into your lives. It's moving. And it's opening my eyes to what else may be in this world. More than even I thought possible, I'm enjoying getting to see the world through the lenses of my fellow photogs. I'm so proud of everyone who's keeping up with the project. We're almost a month in now!
I have a couple quandaries that I'd really love your feed back on.
1. It's been brought to my attention the issue with there not being a notification email sent when someone comments on your photos. Initially I didn't think there was a way around this, as Blogger only gives the option to have up to ten email addresses notified (and you'd be notified of ALL comments, not just ones left on your photos). My question is, would it be beneficial to any of you if I sent out notification emails? It wouldn't take much work on my part. I already get the notices, all that would be required would be me forwarding them on to the appropriate photographer. If you'd like this feature, I'll gladly do it, as we should all be in open communication with one another. Just make sure I have your best contact email on file.
2. How would any/all of you feel about theming weeks? I know some photogs have a difficult time finding something to photograph, while others have photography in their lives every day. The themes could be things like 'edibles,' or 'nostalgia,' or 'travel,' or 'emotion,' or 'weather. . . ' you get my point. And they would be optional -- purely as a source of possible inspiration for those of us who get brain farts from time to time. Would any of you find this useful? We could start the theme weeks February 1st.
Those are my only quandaries. Please let me know what you think so that I can expedite the updates as quickly as possible!
And the last thing I want to say is that if this is something you're proud of, please, please pass the word along. Show your families, friends, co-workers, whoever. Share it. I like the idea of people tuning in to see what we have all accomplished for the day. We welcome everyone.
Once again, I'm very proud of everyone and love all the work I've seen so far. Please keep it up and keep encouraging one another. It's warming to see each of you leaving comments and showing enthusiasm and friendship to the photographers -- who are probably people you don't even know.
Olive and Jon-Michael have had quite a relationship. At first, they conflicted. Olive didn't like there being a human man in my life. HAHA. He'd attack J.M.'s feet and just all around irritate the shit out of him.
But before long, Jon-Michael had won Olive's heart (much like he did mine). Now I think Olive might like him better than me!
This shot was taking on my future love seat after arriving at the house after dinner. Olive was there because he'd been at the vet all day having a wound tended to. When I do move, Olive's becoming an inside cat so that his momma (yours truly) doesn't have to worry about him wrangling up cat fights in the neighborhood.
So yeah, my boys.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Actually, this is not just a case of OCD (CDO, when alphebetized as it should be), this is actually how we're supposed to organize the pallets at work. My OCD kicks in when I set a limit of 25 bins per stack to keep it neat. I adjusted the color level so that it looked more like the actual colors as seen on any given day. Even though I might have lowered the exposure a bit, it still seems a bit too bright.
I had a hard time picking a good sunset photo out of the 39 sunset photos I took on this day. This one struck me the most because of the hard orange color which quickly fades out around the edges. Also, the bush/tree being in the shot adds a certain mood to the shot, don't you think?
First of all, I want to say that I cheated on this photo. I did not take any photos on this day, but I thought this shot from the day before was a good shot.
I was sitting at the "front circle" of the hospital and thought I would look around for some interesting shots. I zoomed in real close at the intersection in front of the hospital. This is one of many that I was able to take.