Saturday, January 31, 2009
My day 28 photo isn't much. It's my nightstand table. I was feeling a bit exhausted and just not well a for a few days, and almost as soon as I got home I was ready for bed. I did hold out for a little while. But not long.
On this day, I knew I hadn't taken a photo and decided that this one photo would pretty much sum up my day nicely.
As you can see, there are two books (both pregnancy books), a glass of water, my Mylanta bottle (praise to those who invented the wonder elixir), a napkin (where a snack probably had once been lying), my alarm, the bottom half of my lamp and my cellphone charger is that USB looking device beside the water.
Sums things pretty nicely right?
And yes, I did go to bed right after taking this shot.
This photo did have some post processing done to it. It was converted to Black and White, as well as shadow and noise reduction.
I posted on my regular blog about a good gooey comfort food called Peach Dump Cake I'd made. Well, I enjoyed it so much I had to go back to the store for more ingredients and make round two. It was delicious, and this shot of the dessert getting ready to go into the oven became my photo of the day.
Friday, January 30, 2009
One of the best things about having Chinese food is breaking into the fortune cookie at the end of each meal. Well, the hubster and I had some takeout, and I just had to get a shot of our fortunes. They both spoke of good things happening "Tomorrow". In light of the things that kind of rocked our little world the other day, these were very right on target and made me smile.
After all, tomorrow is another day. (Said in my best Scarlet O'Hara voice.)
Project 365 - Day 25
This was a tough one for me. Not taking the picture part, but deciding which one should be my shot of the day.
I'd spent the weekend at my parents farm and took several photos on and around the farm. It took some time, but I finally narrowed it down to two photos. This one was the ultimate winner.
The reason this one became the winner is because of the different textures in the shot. You can get a sense for the old rusty sign and piece of wood against that of the newer wire and post.
This is actually the back side of the sign. The front is so faded you can't even read what it used to say. My guess would be something to the effect of "No Tresspassing".
Sorry again for the delay in posting. I haven't been feeling well (mostly in the evening which is why the last few shots have been posted in the mornings before I leave for work), and I just haven't been online that much the past few days to get caught up.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Sorry for the delay. I had no luck posting a picture yesterday. For some reason the upload wouldn't work.
Anyway, Here's day 24's photo.
This is another new experiment for me and photography. That of reflections. I spent the weekend at my folks house, and my mom has these mirrors on her coffee table. The reflections just kept drawing my gaze so I decided to give a try at photographing it.
I'm thinking it's not too bad for a first timer.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Since I've fallen a bit behind in posting the pictures, I'm going to try posting a couple a day to get myself caught up. Luckily, I haven't missed a day in photo taking. It's just taken me a bit longer these past several days to get the photos uploaded.
So with that being said, on with Day 23's photo.
Around day 23 things started looking up around here. And as it turns out, my photo of the day for day 23 is my "Life Is Good" bag. I received this bag as a Christmas gift and it's one of my favorite gifts. It pretty much goes everywhere with me. Right now it's home to my knitting since I tucked that project away in the bag to take with me out of town over the weekend.
Some days you're just minding your own business, doing mundane things and you suddenly find something unexpected. That's what happened to me on Day 22. I was going about my day, doing laundry when I happened to peek out the window. The view I saw was awesome. And so it became my Project 365 picture of the day.
The only thing I dislike, and a drawback for living in an older neighborhood, is that I couldn't quite get all of the powerlines out of the shot. But I do love the bird's nest high up in the tree.
Friday, January 23, 2009
I took this picture of one of the bushes that line the front of our house. Back in the spring we dug up the old bushes and planted knew ones. They all dug in an flourished except this one. Within about a week all the leaves turned brown, and then soon after, they all fell off. We thought this bush was a goner for sure.
But we left it in the ground and continued to water it and after a while there were tiny green buds growing. Now there are several. They may be small and scattered but they are hopeful. They give me hope.
This little one isn't as full as the other bushes, but it's hanging in there and fighting back.
I took another photo of this bush, and it may actually be the better photo of the two for this day, but when I saw this one I knew it was the one because of how much it relates to my life at the time. And for me that's what this project is all about.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This photo was a little bit of an experiment for me. I've never actually tried to photograph my computer screen before. This is my laptop and my work computer. I work from home on Tuesdays. This past Tuesday I'm really glad I did, since I was still reeling from the bomb dropped on me the day before.
However, back to the shot. I chose this shot because I'm particularly proud of the # of items in my inbox. It's been a really long time since my inbox has had that few emails.
Monday, January 19, 2009
This is the only shot I have for today. And the title not only represents the food but the way I'm feeling at the moment. Wish I had more, but I don't. I knew going into this project that there would be some difficult days, and today is by and far the most difficult yet.
I hope tomorrow is a better day.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I wasn't certain of today's photo. I actually took a few shots and narrowed it down to two and then let my husband decided which photo should be my photo today. He chose this one. So this one it is.
This is a photo of my in progress baby blanket. I'm about at the 20% point with the blanket and it's really starting to come together. The blanket has become a slight obsession of mine. I just love sitting down and working on it. I've actually started a little ritual. While I'm knitting I talk out loud to my stomach. She seems to know I'm talking to her and answers me by kicking or squirming around.
This pattern is from the Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook. It's called Big Bad Baby Blanket by designer Lisa Shobhana Mason. I have another photo of this blanket up on my Raverly project page as well.
Anyway, back to this photo. In this shot you can see the detail of the seed stitch boarder very nicely. And the depth and dimension of the material as it's knitting up.
Day 17 found us spending a good part of the day (all morning) at a few different stores. This shot was taken of our cart at Home Depot. Since we still have a lot left to do on our home renovations Home Depot was a natural stop off for us. In this shot we'd just picked up our paint order.
This is yet another photo where I liked the angle of the shot. I would have liked to have played around with this angle a bit more but we were moving on and there just wasn't any more time to take pictures.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Every day I park in the same place at work. It's right beside the walk way and under a light. But I also park under Assembly Area C. You know, in case I need to assemble. ;)
Actually, I never really thought that much about where I park at work until this project. And then I realized the sign overhead and thought, how interesting that I park here, under this sign and never give it a second thought. I'm glad I did this day. I like the photo and the angle of the sign.
Friday, January 16, 2009
There were a few pictures that turned out pretty good for day 15's shot. But there was just something about this one that really grabbed me. You can always find books around our house. This is one I gave my husband after we found out I was pregnant. It's an expecting father book that follows along each month and gives the expecting father a male's view of what is happening.
Well, on this day it was sitting on top of the piano and grabbed my attention. So I just snapped a few shots of it and decided after seeing this one that it should be today's photo.
The book is titled The Expectant Father, and my dh has given it very high marks for those interested.
Day 14 was another day of meh pictures. I didn't really like any of the ones I took. This was the best one of them all, and even it needed some work. So I tweaked it a bit - cropped it, blurred the edges and applied a Sepia filter. It gave the photo an old world type look and feel to it, I think.
I call it Getting Started because I took this right after I cast on the stitches for my baby blanket. Can you tell that's the same yarn from my Day 5 photo, Cognac?
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Did I mention before that I might be uploading a few days worth of shots at a time? I hope I did. I just haven't had the time the past couple of days to get my shots uploaded onto the computer and posted. So I'm a little behind. But I have been taking pictures!
This is Day 13's shot. It was taken on Tuesday, my work from home day. Not alot occurs on these WFH days. Some days I don't even leave the house. Not even to check the mail. But one thing I can always depend on, my little furry friends will be by my side to keep me company.
I took several photos on this day none of them came too great. So I wasn't sure what I was going to do about choosing one to post. That is until I started tinkering with one. The result is what you see here.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Today's picture is of my little red appointment book. I thought this should be my photo of the day because lately I have so many things going on that I'm having a hard time keeping it all straight.
If you've read my other blog then you know I speak the truth. My blog posts lately have been long rambles of all the things I have up in the air. In hopes of keeping it all together, I've been carrying this little red book around with me. And I think this little red book is going to help get a better handle on organizing my life and my blog.
But only time will tell.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I took several more pictures today than yesterday. Some of my finally finished knitted socks, some of my belly, one of dried rose petals in a crystal vase. But the one that stood out the most was of the photo I took of the new ceiling fan.
I was just taking some random snap shots around the house at all the painting still going on and took one of the new fan. It turned out to be the best shot of the day. I love the way the light is reflected in the shot and the shadows stretch.
If you look close enough you can see the evidence of our on going painting and renovations in this photo as well with the lighter paint edging the ceiling.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I thought about naming today's photo White on White. Since that's basically what it looks like. But since today was another painting day in our house, I decided to go with that as the title.
The photo isn't the greatest shot. Too much white. Plus my dh moved while I was trying to take the picture creating the blur in the upper left of the photo. Still I chose this one because it's the best one I took today. And since this was pretty much what we did all day (he paint, me stay upstairs out of the way of him painting) I didn't take that many photos and therefore didn't have that many to chose from.
But it does represent my day.
Friday, January 9, 2009
I spent some time trying to figure out what my shot should be today. I took a few different ones and none really turned out well or struck a cord with me. At least not until I was kicked back on the sofa, glad my feet were up and it was Friday. That's when I hit upon just the right shot.
I call today's photo Belly Button because that's my every expanding pregnant belly under that button.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Things have been insane for the past two days, leaving some of us wondering what the heck was going on. When I walked out of work today and looked up, I knew what the answer must be. Shining bright in the big blue sky was the moon.
I only wish I'd had a better camera with my other than my Olympus. I could have gotten closer with a better, stronger zoom.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Today's photo is called Cognac because that is the color of the merino wool I ordered to knit my very first baby blanket with. It's so soft, and I have to admit the color is really gorgeous in this light. I can't wait to get started on this project. The wool is so soft (I think might have already mentioned that), and I just know it's going to look fabulous once knitted up into that blanket.
I'm a little late getting my pictures started on Project 365 but better late than never. I thought about going back and posting pictures to get caught up through day 5 (the day I actually jumped in to the Project) but then decided against. For one I hadn't taken a picture on those days and two I decided starting fresh was a good thing.
Anyway, you'll probably notice I post a few pictures at a time to catch up. That's because I'm not always on the computer these days. So please pardon the multiple posts.
As I mentioned in my intro post, I wanted to do this project for two reasons. One to learn more and enhance my photo taking skills and two to chronicle this new year. There's so much going on right now I want to look back and smile over the things happening in my life right now.
So with that being said, on with Today's shot.
I call this shot Knit 2 Purl 2 because that's the ribbed pattern I'm working to knit my first pair of socks. This is a simple, 2 needle pattern that I felt I couldn't mess up. So far so good. The yarn is a classic white 100% cotton yarn and is working up really easy on the needles.
If you look close enough at the photo you'll see all the flaws in my work... But we won't discuss those.
Monday, January 5, 2009
I'm looking forward to to the adventure!