Photo 349 out of 365 – “Sparks”
Photo 350 out of 365 – “Playtime”
Photo 351 out of 365 – “Old Wooden Figures”
On Saturday I spent the early part of the day at the dentist (AKA – my dad), getting some impressions made. Then my mom and I were off to the mall for some mother/daughter shopping time (our favorite). Not so inspiring with the camera however – so it was later that night after dinner when I realized I hadn’t taken any pictures yet that day. There are a few shelves in my parents’ living room over the fireplace that hold photo albums, candlesticks and all sorts of interesting knickknacks. That was the first place I went for inspiration. I remember these wooden carvings of a little old Jewish couple from when I was younger. I guess I always had a thing for old people – because they were always sort of appealing to me.
Photo 352 – “Father and Daughter”
Sunday we celebrated my grandfather’s ninety-first birthday with a delicious lunch at the Wayside Inn. The Wayside Inn is the oldest running inn in America – since 1716. George Washington is said to have stayed there. It’s also supposedly haunted in two of the rooms. Fun! I had a hotel haunting once… but that’s a story for another day.
Anyway, this here is a picture of my grandfather (Papa) and my mom. They’ve both got those blue eyes… the “Schneider eyes”. Too bad I didn’t get those! My grandfather is looking pretty dapper for ninety-one – don’t you think? He’s quite amazing actually. He was blown away by his gift from all of us – a brand new Nikon Coolpix P500. My dad spent some time with him yesterday learning how to use it. I’m proud of him for being brave and having an open mind… I’m sure entering the digital age at age ninety-one is a bit overwhelming.
I got back into town on Sunday night and got to see my husband for the first time in a week! We ordered Westville – our usual Sunday night comfort go-to. I’ve switched it up lately though in the effort to keep on the health kick. Instead of my usual turkey burger with cheese, which I like to douse in hot buffalo sauce (YUM), I got the simple lemon grilled chicken with a side of asparagus and a side of mushrooms. Patting myself on the back as I type. 🙂
As a matter of fact, at this very moment I’m cooking up a veggie soup from all the leftover veggies in my fridge. I want to use everything up before we leave on Saturday so I threw in some carrots, onions, celery, parsnip, red pepper and garlic and we’ll see what happens! I usually follow a recipe – at least a little bit – but I’m totally winging it this time. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Photo 353 out of 365 – “Sunshiny Rob”
I took some pictures of Rob yesterday for my portraiture class homework. I was supposed to be playing around with light intensity and direction as well as white balance. With this picture, I was aiming for the backlit glow and there’s a little bounced light coming off the building next to us which is lighting up the side of his face. I like this look… love the lens flare. As for white balance, I decided to make this picture warmer (yellower) because it emphasized the feel of the sunshine. Rob’s so cute.
So that’s all for today. At four I’m going to a workshop at Adorama teaching me techniques for using my camera for filming instead of stills. Should be rather informative. I still think it would be awesome to be Adam’s cinematographer one day on a project – right? So better get on that. 🙂
I was wondering where you’ve been (but then I thought maybe I was just behind on my reading). Love the scooter pic.
Thanks cookiegeisha! I started writing a few posts over the weekend but never got to finish any! thanks for keeping up w/me. 🙂
I love that first one with the rain.
Thanks! i’m going to oregon next week and my goal is to get a good toes picture to send to you!
I loved the pictures!! The series with the filters,well, one thing they have in common, she looks very comfortable in front of the camera!! and happy!!!
Wow!! a new camera in the hands of a young 91 yo?? I love the spirit!! I wish I´m that open to new challenges just in 10 year´s time!! (I´ll be 60 by then 😦
Hope you have a wonderful week and you can eat everything that is left in your fridge … if you need my help, you are welcome LOL
The soup actually came out great! I’m excited to start messing around without recipes more in the future. And in trying to get more servings of fruits and veggies… that soup is ALL VEGGIES! good stuff. Thanks for the comment!
Nice shot (the corner cafe one).