Project 365 - week 4
Wow!! Can you believe it? September has come and gone! I am through a whole month of photos and still going strong. Thank you to everyone who has posted so many nice comments to my hubs over the last few weeks. It has definitely kept me motivated to continue. For anyone who wants to join in- why wait? It is Oct 1st a perfect day to start!
Today was the letter E... Seems Easy Enough right? Well, I do not have emus in my back yard and to wait until evening to shoot was not an option, so I rounded up as many of the kid's school pencils as I could with different colored erasers and had a photo shoot. So today was "E" for erasers.
Well- since my photo of a fork showed every single scratch and nick on our silverware I was not really all that happy with the results so I went looking for another subject. My daughter suggested flashlight and happily provided the prop. I thought it looked kind of neat with the green ring of light that reflected off the backdrop.
For those of you who have followed this series you may remember the very first photo of the pea blossom. Here is the end result of that first photo. Since today was "G" I decided that garden was appropriate and the morning dew on the pea pod gave a cool look to the vegetable. The most difficult aspect of this challenge is to try to take a photo a day that does not look like every other photo you have taken. Finding the odd or inspiring aspects of everyday living and looking for the details you normally miss has sometimes been a difficult thing to do. However, I am going to continue to do this each and every day for the entire year.
Living somewhat in the country, h should have been an easy letter. Herd, Horse, etc... unfortunately the neighbors cows were in the back field and their horse was in the barn. Go figure. Since I also live near the airport my daughter and I jumped in the car when we heard a helicopter approaching. Down the road I drove with her leaning out the window trying to keep it in sight. This too proved to be just too much to ask for as the helicopter did not land as we thought it would and continued on its merry way past the runways. So driving home and wondering if I was going to be taking a picture of our house, we spotted the hay. So, today was "H" for hay.
Today was the letter I.... so I figured ice was the perfect subject. Little did I know that ice cubes do not photograph well. It has something to do with the impurities of the water- they turn white. Trust me, they do not look like ice cubes then. So back to the internet I went. What did we ever do without this? I googled "how to photograph ice" and all these postings for acrylic ice showed up. There was no way I was going to get them in time for today, so I resigned myself to having to chose another subject. Then I saw a DYI posting for how to make them. (I may hub about this later- it was kind of an ordeal) With my newly made ice cubes I took several photos. Even ones with my husband dropping them into a glass of water to catch the splash. (we only broke one glass doing this .. LOL..) I enclosed three photos for today- only because I figured if I stunk the entire house up making those ice cubes I was going to show you how they really looked. I took the first with the cubes stacked on a mirror and added a bit of water to make them appear melting. The next was just two cubes by themselves and the last was one of the water glass drops.
you will need these to melt to make your own ice cubes
Today was J, so I drove over to the lake and took a photo of a jetty... it turned out so so... I drove to the airport to see if I would get lucky and maybe a jet would be out... no luck... so I drove home and got on the internet. A jigger is a fluid measurement for alcohol that equals one and a half ounces. So my husband's whiskey got to be the subject today. Unfortunately for me, a little bit ran down the side of the shot glass and I instinctively licked it off my finger. Ewww... I really do not like that stuff. So feeling slightly ill, I completed the photos and decided no more pictures for today.
This was the first phot since the frog that my son was truly excited about. He loves ketchup. So I let him direct the show. We took photos of ketchup only, ketchup coming out of the bottle, and the one I used for today- Ketchup on a plate.
for my lighting
Since I do not have studio lights I use two of these with sheer drapes in front of them for my lighting :) you can then add colored bulbs or black lightbulbs for neat effect...just a bit of a tip
until next time
That concludes this weeks posting- sorry it is a little late. I am in a Facebook Photo contest to win a family vacation to the Outer Banks and it ends on Oct 5th, so it has been a nerve racking week trying to rally my friends to vote. If anyone out there reading this is willing to help a fellow Hubber out (and you also have Facebook) give me a comment and I will send you a link to "like" my photo. Not sure I should post it here~ (are there rules against this?!?!)
until we meet again in cyber world
"may you always have a seashell in your pocket and sand between your toes"