January 28th/Week 4

28mm, 1/640, f/2.8, ISO 800 – painting expedition, and this is my project

28mm, 1/50, f/3.2, ISO 100 – Keith concentrates very hard when painting

65mm, 1/20, f/2.8, ISO 3200 – Mom’s newest acquisition, Zoey (Cairn terrier/mini-poodle)

52mm, 1/30, f/2.8, ISO 3200 – shot by Keith.  Sleepy Zoey.

28mm, 1/40, f/2.8, ISO 1600 – another snowy morning surprise


January 21st/Week 3


28mm, 1/125, f/2.8, ISO 400 – nice and warm on a cold, ugly day

75mm, 1/15, f/2.8, ISO 100 – most delish sauerkraut balls EVER from Hofbrau

More water:

70mm, 1/4000, f/2.8, ISO 400 – more water, this time shot in SS priority

36mm, 1/1250, f/2.8, ISO 400 –  again in SS priority

60mm, 1/1250, f/2.8, ISO 400 – SS priority

My super fancy water drop setup

This is the section where I show my love of tie-dye:

44mm, 1/160, F/2.8, ISO 400 – my awesome new custom Keds hightops

36mm, 1/30, f/2.8, ISO 800 – the gorgeous tie-dye angel food cake K bought me

28mm, 1/25, f/2.8, ISO 400 – can you see my tie-dye sweatshirt on the left?  But yeah, the beer matters more… (shot by Keith)

And finally, the Dood’s Playdate:

32mm, 1/400, f/14, ISO 400 – looks like Josie’s planning something, eh?

28mm, 1/1250, f/10, ISO 400 – Sophie’s had enough of the tag-team

31mm, 1/400, f/14, ISO 400 – Josie needs a break

32mm, 1/400, f/14, ISO 400 – this could’ve been a great shot.  Silly Buckley.

January 14th/Week 2

52mm, 1/40, f/16, ISO 100 – This is the beginning of what we’ve been seeing all week long…

28mm, 1/30, f/4.5, ISO 100 – So this is also what we’ve been seeing all week.  Poor Snowbeard.

45mm, 1/30, f/3.2, ISO 800 – This is the retail area of Cedarland, the awesome Lebanese restaurant we visited on Tuesday evening.

75mm, 1/80, f/3.2, ISO 800 – Cute salt and pepper shakers on the table…

62mm, 1/60, f/4 ISO 800 – Not-so-cute scary chef greeting you at the door – notice the red eyes (K took this photo).

60mm, 1/13, f/3.2, ISO 800 – Lots of pretty bottles in their retail area!

75mm, 1/8, f/5, ISO 400 – Yummy tabouleh with my dinner (mmmmmm tabouleh)!

75mm, 1/25, f/2.8, ISO 400 – And this was the aaaah-may-zing baklava we finished up with.  ::burp::

34mm, 1/400, f/2.8, ISO 400 – Not perfect, but a decent start to practicing the art of water shots.

January 7th/Week 1

32mm, 1/13, f/2.8, ISO 800 – This is Josie, stalking a squirrel.  She’s very serious. 

32mm, 1/13, f/2.8, ISO 800 – Buckley is clearly tired of me taking his photo.

28mm, 1/60, f/2.8 ISO 400 – My brother-in-law and sister-in-law got me this awesome mug for Christmas.  You can see the stack of files next to it and may assume that it’s coffee… but you’d be wrong.

60mm, 1/20, f/2.8, ISO 100 – Pumpkin Spice Soy Milk.  Heavenly.

What’s the Point?

So I have this awesome camera equipment that I’ve managed to be lucky enough to get as gifts since my birthday in July 2010, but I’ve been feeling uninspired since the snow started falling and the light started fading so early in the day.  I decided that it would be a good motivation for me to start a 52-Week Blog so that I was forced/guilted into posting photos at least once every week this year.  I hope that I can manage it, because that’ll force me to be a little more creative with the photos I’m taking so that I don’t bore myself or anyone else!

Here goes…