Sunday, September 07, 2014

Sunset and Atmosphere

 Florida Sunset (Near the end of a day where I hadn't taken a picture yet)
9/6 Photograph with Others
Friends / Children / Loved Ones

Hard to believe, but a whole day spent in Florida without taking a picture until the end because the weather was stormy or overcast. We golfed in the morning and then had 3 minutes in the pool before a thunderstorm came through. But I did set the alarm for 12:45 AM to catch the rocket launch from Cape Canaveral. My husband can now say that he has seen a launch. I wish that I had taken the time to set up my tripod but this was the best I could do, it was impressive.

Football Atmosphere
9/8 Photograph Atmosphere
Ambiance / Mood / Environment

On the spur of the moment, we checked out the price of Patriot's football tickets last night and found a deal. We drove down to Miami with our friends and had seats in the nosebleed section, where we had a breeze and could see everything. Unfortunately, even with the breeze it was still very hot and the Patriots lost. We lucked out with the weather as all the storms went west and we only had rain on the ride home, well worth the three hour drive! Plus, it was a good location for today's prompt. After sweating the whole game, the pool this evening felt wonderful.

Friday, September 05, 2014

First Week of September Daily Photos

 The Hunt for No. 2 Pencils in My House
9/1 Photograph No.2 Pencils
Sharp / Lead / Write

The first week of September and I love not having to get school supplies for anybody. This prompt made me search and I finally found a No.2 pencil along with my husband's ruler from his elementary school days.

Back to Reality - Not!
9/2 Photograph Back to Reality
Routine / The First Day / At work

I golfed in a tournament in North Conway and it was of the most unique courses I have golfed on.There was a train running through the first tee box. The men had to drive over the tracks and the ladies' tee box was on the other side of this train. The course is right by the tourist train that runs through North Conway. It was a little disconcerting to have the train whistle sound while putting. It was  very hot and muggy which I didn't expect it to be up in the mountains and I appreciated the ice, cold handiwipes that the rangers were handing out. 

Catching Up with Chores
9/3 Photograph An Assignment
Homework / Chore / Duty

Are you starting to see the theme with the prompts for September? Not all of us are going back to school and we just need to be creative with the prompts. I got caught up with my youngest son's bedding now that he is back to school. The room is 100% cleaner than last year, it was worth being the mean mom and limiting food and drink to only water this summer. 
It was another hot day and I just threw on a sun dress to get things done around the house. I think it's reminiscent of the house coats(?) that women would wear to do housework. But I bet they didn't have the golf tan.

First Sail 
9/4 Photograph Beginning
Starting Point / Opening / Introduction

Last night I went out on Lake Sunapee with my friend K who has a sailboat. It was a perfect summer evening on the quiet lake. We had enough of a breeze to sail and I found it so relaxing to be out on the water. We brought along dinner, cheese and crackers while listening to tunes on Pandora. At one point the sails were brought down and we jumped in for a swim. The water was cool, but not heart stopping cold like other dives I have done off of boats! We came back in after sunset and I just loved the entire experience.  But I have to admit, after Labor Day, everything does become quieter around the lakes making it one of the best times to vacation in New Hampshire.

9/5 Photograph From Scratch
Square One / Homemade / Do-It-Yourself

Good prompt to have today, makes me start thinking about what to make for Christmas and to get an early start. Easier to do in September than November! This picture above is a 1/2 done dishcloth from last spring, I need to get going!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

End of August Photos

Working on Wedding Photos
8/26 Photograph Making Plans
Procedures / Intention / Lists

The instructions for this prompt was to include an interesting and related background. The background for this is the lightroom screen of my computer as I am working through the wedding photos. It truly was a learning experience from the photography to the processing. 

Two Butterflies
8/27 Photograph 2 of a Kind
Twins / The Same / A Copy

This picture was taken a week earlier, but once I saw the prompt, knew what I was going to use for the day. The hardest part of the photos from this day was that the pink was reflected on the butterfly as you can see in this shot below.

Ready To Enjoy the First Day of School
8/28 Photograph a Backpack
Worn / Filled / Ready for School

Nobody heading off to school from my house, but my next door neighbor needed a beach day after getting her teenagers off to school. The waves were huge and we enjoyed a restful day at the beach while the kids enjoyed(?) school. 

Distinctive Flower
8/29 Photograph Distinctive
Characteristic / Original /Peculiar

This was taken at Saint-Gauden's estate and the contrast of the orange against the perfect summer blue sky drew me to the shot. I should have taken a picture of the the front of it for identification. I quickly processed the above picture in lightroom and had to boost the exposure of the plant. There wasn't enough time to fix the glow around the stem, however, people on the capture your 365 liked the shot and it ended up being the photo of the day.
August 29th - Distinctive Flower

Jenny has used the light to bring out the details in the petals and I love the complementary colors and negative space in her composition. It all works together to create a beautiful flower portrait!

 I showed the photo above to my niece and she noticed the glow right off. Here it is all fixed. 

Golden hour- Back lit Flowers
8/30 Photograph a Different Perspective
Angle / Aspect / Viewpoint

Living in the woods, or so it feels, I don't get the opportunity to photograph with the back lit setting sun. After golf on Saturday, I took advantage of getting this photo with the setting sun providing the golden light in the back ground.

Maine Dory
8/31 Photograph Negative Space
Empty / White Space / Surround

I admit, I processed this photo to add some blue to the water.  It was an overcast day and the water was gray. We spent the day with family in Maine and managed to avoid the rain.