Monday, March 31, 2008

A Study in Blue (day 2)

Photo for March 31


We got about 6 inches over 12 hours and it is still coming down hard.

Tech note: All these photos are flashed because I did not make it home from work before dark.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Birds

Common Grackle
(Quiscalus quiscula)

Purple Finch
(Carpodacus purpureus)

Black-capped Chickadee
(Poecile atricapilla )

Cedar waxwing
(Bombycilla cedrorum)

Roxana hiding.

A Photo Challege

Pick one subject. It can be a dog, cat, horse, pig, human, an object, a room, a barn, a house or a color. It can be anything that can hold your interest for five straight days. Photograph that same subject for those five days. Shoot from above, below, behind, in front and every other angle you can manage.

Shoot from close, far and in between. Note the colors and details. Use a flash. Use available light. Use every lens in your bag.

Post at least five photos per day of that same subject. Do it for five days running.

I pick Blue.

A Study in Blue (day one)

Our First Bird visitors

We put up two bird feeders. One is off the sun porch and one is just outside the living room window. Both are near windows that do not have screens to make my photography cleaner.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Photo Tip for today

My goal was to get the kid and the mural in the same photo. I like the one with the low angle best.


Yum! I ate most of them before I thought to take a photo.

In a large frying pan or deep fryer, heat the oil. In a separate plate, peel the plantains and slice them diagonally lengthwise. Slices should be 1/2 inch thick. Place them in the hot oil and cook for about 4 minutes turning until golden brown on both sides. Remove from oil and pat dry with a paper towel.

The plantain is a species of the genus Musa (which includes bananas) and is generally used for cooking.

Plantains tend to be firmer and lower in sugar content than bananas and are used either when green or under-ripe (and therefore starchy) or overripe (and therefore sweet). Plantains are a staple food in the tropical regions of the world, treated in much the same way as potatoes and with a similar neutral flavour and texture when unripe.

Bananas are eaten raw, while plantains require cooking.

Photo for March 29



Me & Obama



Double Flag Refections

Veiw from the passenger seat

Grumpy Face

Tayja looks at her own grumpy face in the mirror. (I wasn't listen very well to her request for ice cream.)