Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I've scheduled my next few days of blogs to post. Hopefully they will post correctly. if not, we'll get back to it on Monday. Have a good one!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Speaking of that yardsale...I bought I couch/loveseat set and I have to pick it up tomorrow...And we're getting another snowstorm tonite...I've got a baaadd feeling about this...Shoulda gone to church...
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
These are pics of the thermometer on our kitchen window sill.
We've got to move somewhere warm!!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Anyway, today's post is another view of the Forsythia taken from the warmth of my house, thru the window.
I've got a crazy busy week coming up. Work 4 days; then a 3 day seminar in Quincy; Web design class Wednesday, and Thursday night pick up a living room set I bought...Ug. I don't think I will want to get out of bed. But I've got to get some new pics to post. Come back tomorrow night and see if if I'm successful.
Have a good day tomorrow
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Any idea what kind of bird this is?
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Today, just a simple image of the evergreen in front of my house covered during last weeks snowstorm. We got about 18 inches last week and I was FORCED to stay home and work. Yeah, twist my arm. Worked at the dining room table and was distracted looking by the beauty of the snow. Made me happy to live here in New Hampshire. So, I grabbed my camera and shot this through the window, from the warmth of my house.
Then I got the snow blower going and plowed my driveway for 2 hours and cursed the fact that I live in New Hampshire. Funny how quickly my feelings changed. :-)
Stay Warm My friends
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The Golden Spiral:
The golden spiral in based on the fibonacci series. How it is used in composition is to start at the outer edge of your photo, rotate up and across, down and spiral into the main focus of the picture. In this image, your eye would natually start at the base of the tree, travel up the tree, then it would follow the clouds from left to right, then down, the left and up to the sunset. This photo was pleasing to me, and the golden spiral explains why the composition works. Your eyes naturally and quickly rotate around the image without being drawn and stuck to one focal point.
Aperture: F/14; Exposure: 1/30s; ISO-100; Taken 1/17/11 5:38pm
To learn more about the Golden Spiral, check out this article at Digital Photography School.
Is your brain full yet?
Gnite...Gotta go shovel...
Monday, January 17, 2011
So the only thing that can help today is:
- A P-O'd Pats fan..
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Anyway, big game today...PATs against the Evil Jets... 2hrs till kick off....I have my seat ready on the 50 yard line! Go PATS!
Best seat in the house...Alright, gotta go get the grill going...And pop open a Sam Adams...In pure Patriotic fashion..
We'll talk tomorrow..
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Here is another view of the wheel, followed by the belt that turns it.
There - Another day, another post...Now back to the Steelers/Ravens game...
A weekend of football. Ya-hoo...
Friday, January 14, 2011
When we last left our hero, he was crouching done getting a shot of the inside of the wheels that turned the gear, that moved the pole that dropped the cage on the unsupecting mouse. Or something like that.
Anyway, today we are going to look at the outside of the wheel. Both Before and After applying a little Pledge.
Well, so maybe it wasn't polished...Maybe just a few swipes with the Color Balance in Photoshop. A little red here, a little yellow here. And Voila! Looks brand new! If only it were this easy around the house, maybe then Sue would appreciate Photoshop.
A couple more days of our tour of the inner workings of the Belknap Mill, and then we'll get on to snow scenes.
Have an awesome weekend.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Yahoo - All caught up on my Project 365 dates. I've got a couple more scenes over the next few days of the mill, and then we'll probably get into scenes of the snow storm we had yesterday....
Have a LUCKY day...
Anyway, I was playing around with Photoshop and used unsharp mask, and messed with the colors. Kind of gives it a comic book, old timey feel I thought. Sue will hate it because she likes my pictures as they are, but I like to experiment.
Here's the results of that..
Sorry Sue, but i like it...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
So here is today's post from the Belknap Mill
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The high aperture creates a long focal length so the nearest part of the bridge is as focused as the furthest part of the bridge.
After the walkaround in the cold in Lakeport, I went somewhere else and got some good pics in Laconia. Be sure to come back tomorrow.
Monday, January 10, 2011
So there you go. Pretzels are good for you, and are photogenic.
I, suddenly have a craving for beer…Ah! 5:30, time to go home!
Aperture: F/10; Speed: 1/500s; ISO-200; Wide angle Lens. 1/3/2011 12:54pm.
Alright, it was a wonderful ride around the lake. It is was great having no place to be and all the time to get there. But back to reality. Have to come up with some new subject matter for tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Maybe I’ll have to try this sometime. But I think I’ll wait until I’m a Grumpy Old Man.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Talked Sue into just going for a ride last Sunday. Away from the house and computer and chores. Took a nice long ride around Winnepesaukee. Beautiful sunny day for just me an my ba-by. Stopped in Meredith at the Etc. Shoppe and bought a couple things. One being a bottle that Taylor can use at her wedding for a center piece. Every time we're out we look for something that she'd like. Some old china or something with country-ish charm.
While out, we also stopped in Wolfeboro at Garwoods. It's a boathouse-type restaurant on the Lake. We had a great time. Good food, good wine, great company.
While in Wolfeboro, of course I had to take some pictures. Now, I wasn't going to, but I did happen to have my camera and Sue told me to...The shot below is the Dockside restaurant, where the Mount Washington Steamer pulls up to in the good ol' summertime. I tell you - it was a beautiful sunny day, but the wind was crazy! I was freezing, and it was really tough to get this shot. The wind was knocking me over. Strange though because it looks quite calm. Maybe it was the wine knocking me over. No-only had 1 glass.
The Dockside - Wolfeboro
Aperture: F/7; Speed: 1/200s; ISO-100; 1/2/2011 1:59pm.
We had a couple more stops along the way that I'll save for another day.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Button, Button, Who's got the Button?
Aperture: F/4.5; Speed: 1/60s ; ISO-400 12/23/2010 5pm
Sometimes I miss those simpler times. But I do have wonderful memories.
Hey! I'm up to the 4th...catching up on my postings!
Here's the barn kind of smiling at me. Makes me happy!
Taken 12/23/10 5:12pm; Aperture: F/5.6, Speed 1/60s; ISO-400
Have a good day!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
So, now you know. Alka-seltzer cures stomache issues and looks cool...-em
Monday, January 3, 2011
So this post is the results of a wonderful day spent with my daughter Taylor and future son-in-law Jeremy. For Christmas, they gave me all the tools and ingredients to make sushi. We love sushi, and they have become experts at making it. So they spent the afternoon with Sue and I on the day after Christmas, and taught us how to make sushi! It was delicious, and I appreciate the quality time we had that day. Loved having them home from Philly for Christmas, and this was a special day.
So on Day 1 of my Project 365, here's the results of our work.
Yeah, mine are the "Fatties". Need more practice!
Until next time...WASABI!!