Monday, November 30, 2009

89/365 Space ship flora

Spaceship Flora 14 leaves home base loopy for distant uninhabited nutmeg

Looks like she found company on Nutmeg.

I am on a B&W off camera lighting with a reflector kick these days.
Expect more.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

86/365 Morning sun on old chair

.....that could use a dusting I see!
Tomorrow I will venture outside for my photo - yes I have great plans for tomorrow - I will shower and blow dry my hair, wear makeup and put my rings back on and get dressed in real clothes for the first time in five days. And I am looking forward to it! Coffee at Intermission House with my sweetheart is the plan. Then home to rest. :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

85/365 My name in Lights!

Yes, well, boredom is settling in.
I know it is because today I spelled my name in lights. You too can see your name in lights if you are lying in bed looking up at the ceiling fixture - bored, unable to move and needing a photo for the 365 blog.

Just put that camera on manual or shutter priority - s l ow 2 second shutter speed and move your camera around in the shape of the letter by the time the shutter closes.

It take a little practice.. but hey, I have time!!! Really! I have time!

My name in Lights - and this aint no ordinary bedroom ceiling fixture! It is a Schonbeck! 

On to more normal photos and good news - I made it to the computer today - it took a while but here I am with two of my many fav things - my keyboard for my MAC (oh how I missed you MAC) and chocolate, courtesy of #1 son who knows how to make his mom feel better.

So today you got two (or six depending on how you look at it) photos for the price of one. Is someone paying me????

84/365 Morning Light

Taken Wednesday Morning Nov 25
Morning light coming in my bedroom window. Slow shutter and moving zoom lens.

83/365 ART

Taken Tuesday night late.
This is a metal art piece on my wall. I rotated my zoom lens into the art. Can't remember if I used the flash - don't think I did but then I can't remember much of Tuesday at all except this nagging feeling that I was supposed to take a photo.
I did grunge it up a little in Lightroom - upped the contrast and clarity - but that's all.
Cool eh?
BTW sending this from the PC laptop from bed- just got DH to bring me my card reader off the MAC and I happen to have lightroom on his pc for when we travel. Although...would love a Mac book for Christmas... :) along with several other very expensive photography related things but hey if you don't ask you for sure won't get it.
Feeling better.
Waiting for gravol to kick in.
Drugs are good.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Out of Order but still taking photos!!

For the few of you who faithfully visit daily you may have noticed that I have not posted since monday.

I headed into SCH early monday morning for surgery and am home now recuperating. (I posted mondays photo of ice minutes before I left to SCH). Yes I am a tad committed to this 365 thing. That bought me two days grace because I took Tuesday's photo late that night.
....of the bedroom art  -  you know, you can do funky things with a zoom and low shutter speed. Add to that the ability to do double exposures and it is amazing what you can come up with when flat on your back in a drug induced state. Wish my camera weren't so dang heavy.

My camera is, however,  a welcome distraction...until I fall asleep again. So is my sweethearts laptop and wireless internet. I have read plenty of decorating magazines - mostly while waiting for surgery and I am now attempting to memorize 1 Peter chapter one since once I get my Bible set up (which is a bit of a task) I prefer not to turn the page.

I have not been able to make it down to the posting will have to wait. I very much miss my MAC!!

And now I am going to take more drugs and sleep....
please ignor/forgive spelling mistakes - there isn't any spell check showing up on the PC......


Monday, November 23, 2009

82/365 Ice Crystals

The sun through two layers of glass covered with ice crystals.

click on this photo to see the detail of the crystals.
Is our God not a God of order? and detail? and precision? and beauty?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

79/365 ottoman

Here is the new ottoman I bought yesterday - love it! I am so into lime green these days. :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

78/365 Charter House Lamp

Charter House Interiors happens to be only three blocks from the office and it has a little cafe on the second floor that serves yummy soup and sandwiches it makes for a great lunch break and it also makes for a little spending. I saw this lamp there and thought it was VERY cool. I didn't buy it but I did take a photo of it. It may just work in the upstairs hall.

However I bought a funky lime green ottoman which looks perfect in the family room. Maybe I will take a photo of it tomorrow.

Most of my accent pieces in our house come from Charter House - check out some of my favorites. And my lime green ottoman goes just perfectly!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

76/365 Funky chair

A lunch walk to Cafe Sola. Me to wake myself up and see if there were any photo ops out there and Heather to satisfy a sweet tooth craving. Not that I showed great restraint - I had just finished a donut with my soup and bun special from Tims.

Cafe Sola is a cool place and this is where I first discovered Rooibus tea. Remember African Fog? Or shall it be Red Velvet Cape?

But THIS next  photo is my shot of the day!
And the lighting was perfect!
So were the glass windows!

Have you checked out Cafe Sola?

Monday, November 16, 2009

75/365 Pork Tenderloin and friends

We had a gang (read starving University students) for supper tonight and Mark BBQed a fabulous pork tenderloin roast I had marinated in garlic and wine all day - it was quite good!
And I am pleased with the table shot too since people get mighty impatient waiting for me to take a photo when all this food is in front of them. So I only got two tries before the grumbling started. Shot this on the 12 sec delay timer so I could get in it! I did after all spend the day in the kitchen making all the food!!
Had an EDO today and loved every second of it! Now I don't want to go to work tomorrow - REALLY!!

But I also wanted to post this very cool shot from this afternoon. I was out running errands and saw this big tower, the blue sky and the sun and it just called out to me for a wide angle lens with a polarizing filter (which I had in the car after dragging it all around with me on my errands - after all I knew you would all be looking for today's photo...right?...right?).
I just love the funky light glare I got. Very space age.....

Earth to Mars, Earth to Mars, the ship has arrived.....

Sunday, November 15, 2009

74/365 Pendant

You know, some nights this 365 thing gets a little tedious....
I was going to call it a night (since I woke up at 5am this morning) when dear, thoughtful husband asked me (on my way to bed)..."Have you got your shot for the day?"
"Oh dang, no!" Off to the den to pick up the camera with macro lens on.
"What am I going to shoot?" I ask wandering the house.
"How about your new necklace?"
"Hmm" I turn my camera around, flash up, aim it at my chest.
He laughs. "Why don't you hang it on something?"
"This is easier....and more creative don't ya think?"
He laughs again.....with me, not at me. 
two shots and....
"Well, what do ya know? Thank you dear!"

Two takes - 8 min and she's done.
NOW, I am going to bed.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

73/365 African Fog

There appears to be a definitive theme of beverages here.... not my intention - purely incidental!

The African Fog! THIS is the newest hot beverage in town and is available ONLY at Intermission House on Central Ave in Saskatoon. Yes, it is SO new that it was actually just invented this morning... kinda.

I have been sick for the past few days with awful nauseating dizzy spells the result of taking in a smidgen too much caffeine in my morning decafs and the odd Halloween leftover at the office. I am paying big time for this minor indulgence. So I asked Rob at Intermission House to help me out with something healthy - thus the African Fog - and it is not only warm and deliscious, it is down right good for you! AND full of antioxidants to rid your body of all those ugly chemicals in junk food.

The secret? Steamed milk, vanilla bean flavour and the infamous African red tea Rooibos with some Lemongrass tea thrown in for good measure.  Mmmmmm wonderful.
I am feeling better already - well at least not worse. This may very well replace my morning decaf on the way to work.

Friday, November 13, 2009

72/365 Icy Coca-Cola

Now here's a unique and fun stocking stuffer for the coke aficionado in your house.
Available at Wally World - about $1.25 I think.

I have had the prime 50 mm macro lens on for the last two days - love it! Off camera flash for this one because the curves just called for it and I avoided big reflections.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

70/365 My Soldier

Mark allowed me four shots as he ran out the door to the Remembrance Day Ceremonies at 8 am this morning. His Saskatoon squadron goes to Delisle each year to do their service for them ~ have been doing this for years.
Mark is home for a visit and it is so good to have him home for a week, this live on the edge son of mine. Serving his country, serving his community fighting fires and being a paramedic in Thompson Manitoba and serving his Lord - he loves to do it all.
So here is my photo of the day! Photo number 70!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

69/365 new perspective

here's a new perspective on a bridge I cross most days.

Have you crossed the suspended walkway under the Circle Drive Bridge?

Monday, November 9, 2009

68/365 Corona

this and a bowl of chili that has been in the slow cooker all day (yes I was up at 5:45am to make it) .......
ahhhhh what more can I say at the end of a long busy day.......

Sunday, November 8, 2009

67/365 Club bouquet

Out of the trunk and sitting in the corner of the garage - replaced by the winter tires. Tis their fate until we move to a warmer climate.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

66/365 My Space

It took 6 hours of organizing but I can now see my desk and I know where everything is. Feels wonderful!

Friday, November 6, 2009

65/365 Shrimp

Number one son - the one who scared everyone away from our front door last Saturday - cooked up some shrimp tonight. In a whole bunch of butter and garlic and right now my keyboard needs cleaning. ghghjhgfhnnbvc bvcxzxc vbnm,.lkjhghjopp;l,jhgbnj..mmnbvcx
Oh that's better!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

64/365 Debrief

We both worked overtime, were tired, just didn't feel like facing the we went out for a post work debrief - but it was too noisy to really debrief with words ...but then who needs words to debrief anyways.
Know where we went????

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

63/365 Morning Moon

Hey, did you catch that beautiful moon at 7:45 am this morning? It made the drive to work a little distracting, but it was a beaut! Do you think they will outlaw moon watching along with cell phones?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

62/365 Green Teapot

Getting tired of self portraits? Me too! Not a fan of them AT ALL - especially ones of me. So I took my camera to work with me today and let me tell you, hauling it around with me along with my brief case, my big purse and a cup of coffee is a pain! But lunch down by the Bess proved to have some photo opportunities... until I discovered that my CompactFlash was sitting in my card reader next to the Mac from last nights 365 upload..... sigh. And I was seeing lots of great ops - like the young police officer's butt and his gun right beside my car at that red light! gee whiz!! Big expensive camera and no memory card! I could cry!
My christmas wish list? The Canon Powershot SX 20015 with 12.1 MP and a 12X zoom to carry in my purse! Are you reading this dear? Watch for that Don's Christmas sale.

So tonight you get my new tea pot I bought at HomeSense which is a very dangerous place to visit!!!

Took a few shots to get the lighting just right, but I like. (like about 34) I'm getting picky!

Been to HomeSense yet?

Monday, November 2, 2009

61/365 MACroflections

It was laziness, pure laziness... and a little creativity thrown in....time to get that photo of the day, somewhere in this house because it is too dark outside (and cold). So a self portrait without having to leave the computer.... or my seat for that matter. A reflection off my screen. That was easy.... sort of.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

60/365 In the kitchen

Another self portrait of sorts. I really do NOT like to take photos of myself - but this one is okay.
Do you know that Good Housekeeping does not have any recipes for Mahi Mahi? Internet had thousands! A special supper for a special husband tonight.