The Saturday errands on a Friday night is stressful especially when everyone else in the town. All of which have the same mentality about getting everything done before the ice and snow settle in. During errands, everyone got hungry and we made a quick stop at McDonald’s. And WOW! When did McDonald’s food have NO FLAVOR! I had one of the worst salads EVER and the fries were bland. Anywho…my son pulled the kitty toy out of his pocket. Talk about being supportive. This is tonight’s picture. Happy Friday Y’all!
Ugh, the snow…and snow…AND MORE SNOW! Ran errands, took the kid to work and shoveled the walks. I was happy to make an image with this cute little guy wearing oversized glasses. He’s literally 1/2″ tall and I had the most difficult time getting my cell phone to focus on him. I’ve learned where I take photos here at the kitchen table the lights cause yellowing in the photos. Even though I edit a lot of that out I need to really devote some time to figuring out lighting tricks and extras. The custom color palette is listed below from left to right. Happy Wednesday!
My daughter had a really good idea after I lit a candle and I wish I had worked more with the angle of the cell phone. It was a tight squeeze with the candle, incense burner, and the shadow. I wanted to try my hand at another dramatically edited image and this was a great opportunity. I’m REALLY happy with the final image.
I’ve been busy since Saturday morning and looks like there isn’t any slowing down into next week. Add ANOTHER snowstorm on top of everything just adds more time for things to get done. My photo for today was actually taken last night. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of trying my hand at both dark photography and fire. I couldn’t get the streaks of flames to happen even after working with the pro settings in my phone.
This was taken at the Disting event that my husband, son and I attended and I’m glad that we did. More on that later, I’m tired and will be catching up on comments and emails in the morning. Have a great and safe evening Y’all.
This morning while running errands my husband thought it would be best to feed me. I was hangry and he thought it would be a public service. I was trying to capture one of those awesome moody ‘lifestyle’ coffee moments. I’m not quite there and will find more information but I did pull out my phone and let everyone in this small town stare at me while I tried to capture the perfect shot. I like the coffee palette of warm colors that were available from this picture.
#8C4A50, #59323C, #261720, #B8BEBF, #F0F2F0
Oh Oh…I have some new action toys/figures to use when I’m running out of ideas. I was so excited about the flood of ideas that came to me that I wanted to shoot them all today. I practiced restraint. Now, I’m on a mission for more cool little toys and figures. Happy Saturday Y’all and be creative or do something that brings you calming happiness.
Yup, trying to get creative again and seeing something interesting in everyday things that aren’t that interesting. I looked around the house because we’re under another wind chill warning with temps dipping into ‘I’m expecting penguins to come through the door and ask me what’s for dinner degrees’ and seen this. My boring brown curtains with a diamond pattern and the colors that were coming through was unexpected. Between the ice, snow, light, and reflection I caught a rainbow of colors. Hex codes are below. Happy Friday Y’all.
I’m awfully exhausted (but I predicted an exhausting week with my schedule) for some reason so my photo was done quickly, however, I did scout for a subject. I was trying to work quickly because I was already losing what little light there was in this state. Winter is always so dark and drab. Even when the sun is out it’s just an obnoxious depressing feeling. I want to shoot stairs but there really aren’t any architecturally cool ones in my town. There are some apartments that are pretty old so I guess I’m going to be the designated random person that walks in, shoot with a cell phone and walks out.
I choose this one particular because I wanted to be mindful of the grid on my smartphone’s camera app. This building looks like it could invitingly eat a person even during the summer but when it’s dreary out it looks more like a ‘nope’ situation. The light in the lower left corner of the building makes you wonder who or what is there. This structure is actually an assisted living facility that is under new management for the 5th time in 7 years that I’ve lived here. There’s got to be a reason but it’s almost like everyone signed a gag order.
I encourage you to do something that helps you be creative today. If I can get out there and try so can you. Even if it means taping 2 toothpicks together and calling it a house. Happy Wednesday Y’all!
Complimentary color palette codes: #295061, #213D52, #F2F2F0, #D9A577, #BF8C6F
Day 32 but February 1st. I almost put that it was the first day because it’s the first month. I’m tired and exhausted. I really shot this ‘from the hip’. My husband was driving us to dinner and I demanded that he stopped the car. I thought where we were sitting it was framed nicely and the beautiful colors were a breath of fresh air after almost an entire week of Polar Vortex colors. Color palette (custom as I wanted to catch as many beautiful colors as I could) hex codes are listed left to right. Have a great night everyone. Now I’m going to overthink my comic for tomorrow.
Last day of the month which means I nailed the first month of my 365-day project. It’s also one of the worst days that I’ve had at work and the subject of choice always makes me feel better. There seems to be so much more understanding and compassion in her eyes than the people around me at times. This little pit bull girl is something that I can always come home to and be unconditionally loved. No talking, no questions, just her and me. I tried taking this with a fisheye external lens but it was so blurry that I’m beginning to think these lenses were a waste of money. But in all fairness, I’m not familiar with them yet and I have 11 months to figure them out. The color palette is listed below from left to right as always.
#BBBF3F, #BFA27E, #8C6F4A, #402F21, #592405
I can see some improvement but how am I going to do 334 more days of this?