We stopped at The Three Brother's Winery outside of Geneva, NY on our way home from visiting our daughter. I snapped a few pictures before we made the last leg of the trip home.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Make a photograph of a vanishing point today made by converging lines.
I took a photo of this hall on the correct day but it was off center. So, today when I went up to school to do some work I took my camera and tried again. I like this shot better.
Power plugs are ubiquitous. Can you make a creative photo of such a common thing? Try it today!
Not terribly creative but I did decide it's time to put the fan away. I don't think we'll be needing again this year. I got a chance to use my new ring flash for this shot. I think I'll be liking this new toy!
Make a photograph today dominated by browns or other earthtones. Explore how the color influences your subject choice.
I thought I'd take a pic of an Octoberfest beer but decided apple cider sounded like a better beverage tonight.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Communicate chaos, disorganization or messiness in a photograph. Find some beauty in it. (@divadeb88)
When I read the word messiness I thought of my table at the end of the day! My new room is small and it doesn't take long for things to pile up. Right now it's mainly paperwork. By the time I leave I make sure that the table is cleared off and ready for a new day. The beauty is the sign; Reading is fun! My goal this year is to get my reluctant readers hooked on books. I've got my work cut out for me.
Photo note I should have changed the aperture so things would have been in focus, oh well.....
Use a mirror as part of a composition in a photograph today. Show yourself in the image if you'd like!
I finally got out and did a few miles on my bike after school today. Before I put the bike back in the car I snapped this picture-my favorite bike jersey reflected in my helmet mirror.
Make a photograph of something that is soft, or at least looks that way. Convince the viewer of the softness.
I'm a little late on this one but as I left for work today I turned around and came back to take a picture of this grass plant in our neighbor's yard. I didn't get a shot that really shows its beauty and softness.
Some carry a talisman, amulet, "lucky charm", or just a comforting thing in our pocket. What do you carry? (@btusdin)
I carry my phone in my pocket. With both kids in college and aging parents I want to know when they try to get a hold of me. In my back pocket I tend to keep my ipod touch so I can listen to music, podcasts or play a game of bejeweled.
Make a photo of two complementary objects arranged in a pleasing composition, one large and one small.
We went to a village festival in Waterville today. The liquor store was doing wine tastings. I fell in love with chocolate wine! It tastes more like a liqueur than wine.
Showcase the beauty of living foliage! Make a photo of a single leaf or an entire "greenscape" today. (@DeForestRanger)
The burning bush is really starting to change color this week. This shot show all the variations.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Use a door or window as a framing device to contain a smaller scene today.
I took this from the driver's side window today. Only a little of the door frame is visible in the top right corner. I did stop the car for this shot. :-)
Make a photograph of a path, sidewalk, trail, or road today and post it. Lead our eye through the scene.
I took a different way tonight looking for something for today's shoot.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sunday challenge: Play with scale today. Make a photo of something small that looks huge.
We played a little bit with today's assignment but nothing turned out really good. This is the best of the bunch.
Plastic or glass, make a photo of a bottle or grouping of bottles today and post it.
I bought this bottle a few weeks ago at the Bouckville antique show. When I was growing up my dad worked for Borden''s delivering ice cream to stores in our area. Ever since I was young I've liked the Elsie logo so I decided to pick up this small bottle. Next summer I'll use it as a vase
Today I attended a groundbreaking ceremony for Habitat for Humanity as a photographer. The family that will be living in the house used these golden shovels to break the ground. In a few short months I look forward to going back to the dedication ceremony.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Make a photograph of the front of a building today. Could be your house, the bank, or city hall.
On this drizzly day I just made a quick stop on my ride home to snap this picture.
Many of our towns and villages rely on volunteer firemen. I am thankful for the brave men and women that step up to take on this challenge. Tonight there were quite a few cars here. Maybe they were planning their fall fish frys that they run as a fundraiser or perhaps there were out on a call. I have to admit I didn't check to see if the trucks were there or not as I drove by the other side.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Make a photograph with either a 9 or 6 (components of today's date) in it represented in some way and post it today.
Today was the first day of school for the students. Of course that means new shoes and backpacks for most of the kids in our district. If you look closely you'll see 9 shoes in this pictures.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Well, we should have been eating this corn last week. It looks good but it doesn't taste so good because it's a little overgrown and is now tough. I'm hoping to find some ears that still might be ok tomorrow.
I didn't get many shots today that I was really pleased with, oh well. I did try taking some from different angles. I laid down on the bridge for this one. I like how the bridge frames the shot but I don't like how the stream is centered. There's always so much to think about!
Welcome the new week (and holiday in the US) by making a bright cheery photo outdoors and posting it today.
Despite being a gloomy day this newly opened sunflower offered something bright and cheery!
A person's hands can tell a story. Take a picture of someone's hands today. (@houkazan)
This is my husband's holding onto the beautiful steering wheel of his prize possession; his '82 two tone blue Corvette. With his own hands he has done much of the restoration work. He drives his car frequently-to work, to the store, on trips and as often as possible to cruise-ins and car shows. He loves to show it off and he loves looking at other cars as well. I like the way the late afternoon sun is hitting his had and steering wheel as we made our way home from a car show at Fillmore State Park.
Water sustains life. Color enhances life. Make a photo today combining color and water. (@jeffm211)
Catching up on the Daily Shoots. This is at the swimming hole at the Fillmore State Park. We were there for a car show. Of course I wandered off looking for something other than cars to shoot. The temperature had dropped dramatically the past two days so the swimming hole was empty.
Make a photograph of one of the least expensive things that you cherish. (adapted from suggestion by @heidi)
The day of this assignment I couldn't decide what to shoot. Today I decided on this quilt. My mother in law made this quilt for our son 22 years ago. She made two additional quilts for him and 2 for our daughter. I cherish them all for the countless hours and love she put into making these special pieces. They were all well used but are still in good shape. I look forward to the day I can hand these down to my grandchildren.
Make a monochromoe photograph today. Either use a single color subject/background or make it monochrome in post.
I totally missed this assignment but when I looked at the date I realized why, it had been my first day back to school. Guess I had other things on my mind that day!
Friday, September 3, 2010
It was another hot humid day. This afternoon I could hear the blue jays calling so I headed out to try and get a picture of them. I did and I I shot a few of this little thief as well. Fun capture of him spitting out the empty peanut shell.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I was feeling a little stressed after work today. So as soon as I got home I grabbed my camera and headed out to look for something ugly for the Daily Shoot assignment. By the time I finished taking some shots I was feeling much more relaxed.
Right after school my husband and I headed to the state fair. We both considered taking our cameras but decided since it was about 90 degrees and record crowds were expected that we would just leave them home. It was the right decision. We've been going to the fair for over 20 years. I actually went twice this year. I went last Friday with my daughter. She wanted to stop on her way to college to get some of her favorite fair foods. Many times we've gone to concerts-free and paid. Tonight my husband wanted to see Lady Antebellum, she was the free concert. We wandered through the buildings and exhibits but it was harder to enjoy them due to the heat. We had our maple snow cone and ice cream and wine slushy. Our favorite bar b q place was too busy so we missed that this year. By 5 o'clock all the seats for the concert were filled. We wandered over about 8 and as you can see the crowd was huge! We listened to a few songs and then decided to head out to beat the crowds since there was another paid concert as well-Justin Bieber. I had never heard of him but obviously a big hit with the young girls by the looks of all the t-shirts on the girls 5 and up. I was thankful that we are past that stage with our kids. :-) Now, with our fair trip done it feels like summer is over-except for the weather.
Second night in a row for a camera phone picture-ick!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Illustrate your local weather today with a photo. Rain or shine. Cloudy or clear. Communicate what it's like to the world
Hot is the weather word for today. We're had some nice cool weather recently but this week we are back to full blown summer! To cool off tonight my husband took me for a ride in the corvette with a stop for my favorite peanut butter caramel ice cream. Happy last night of vacation for me! I have put in a lot of hours the past week or so but tomorrow it's official-back to school.
Make a photograph featuring a diagonal line or series of diagonal lines. Pull our attention through the photograph.
When I got home last night I remembered that I forgot about the diagonal line assignment. So, I was pleased when I found this among my 85 puppy pictures. I don't think it really pulls you through the photo but it will have to do for today.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Today I spent some time at a Habitat for Humanity project. They are not only building a house but painting fences for the neighbors as well. About 80 freshman students from Pratt were there to help with many jobs. This picture reminds me of the saying "Many hands make light work." There was evidence of that everywhere today.
Make a photograph of something cold today. Ice cubes, frosty beverages, or the freezer aisle at the grocery store.
A quick peek inside our garage freezer where we keep frosted mugs/glasses for a beer in the summertime.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Use repetition to create an interesting photograph today. Grids, patterns, or a series of lines will all do the trick.
I took this photo because I liked the shadow. It wasn't until I was looking at it on the computer that I realized it would fit for today's shot. Asl I was looking at my photos of the sunflower stalk I realized there is a repetition in the direction of the leaf stems. I'm going back out to look more carefully tomorrow.
After unpacking the boxes so I could bring them home and getting some groceries it was time to say goodbye. (Otto had to get back to Brockport to meet friends to attend a concert.) We had a bet. Kira was sure I'd cry. But not even close. Yes I'll miss her like crazy but I'm excited for the new adventure she is about to begin and proud of the wonderful young lady that she is.
Make a photograph of something metallic today. Put the emphasis on texture and light.
This magnet caught my eye as I headed out the door to shoot today. I grabbed it and then looked for something else to go with it. I grabbed my daughter's senior portrait in which she's leaning on her hockey helmet which has a metal cage. I tried a few different shots and ended up with two that I liked. It was a little tricky trying to hold the camera, I was too lazy to get the tripod, with one hand, hold the magnet in the other and get it at the right angle so the picture could be seen.
This is Otto's third year living in the townhouses. This was my first time to see them! My husband has done the parent's weekend every year and on that same weekend I've been off to hockey with our daughter. When it comes to moving in /out he takes the van or has a friend help him. This year I'll be back for Parent's Weekend so I'll see his place twice! All his roommates graduated last year so he has all new ones this year. Hope they get along well and have a good year.
Make a photograph with soft light today. Try to almost totally eliminate shadows on your subject.
The blue jays woke my son up this morning. He came to get me to let me know one was sitting in the tree right outside his window. He even took the screen out for me so I could get a better shot. This is a young one. Easy to tell with the fluffy white feathers showing. He sat here for a long time. At last he finally called out and another jay came to the tree. They both hopped around a bit and then took off. I experimented a bit with Photoshop and tried taking two of the twigs out but I like this one better.
August 25 Full Moon
I saw a picture of the moon on Facebook so I decided to go shoot it as well. Snitch 4028 gave me some tips the last time I posted a moon shot- www.flickr.com/photos/nedrai/4892881496/ - so I tried them out. Not as nice as Jennifer's, she had trees that framed it and added a nice mood. I'll try for mood next time.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Someone on the Elementary Tech Teacher's Ning shared a computer related version of Brown Bear Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr. I loved the idea of using the story to introduce the younger students to the equipment. She did a PowerPoint with clipart. I'm taking the idea but using photos of our actual equipment and using Notebook software.