Archive for October, 2007

31
Oct

We Did It!

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

We Did It!

31 October 2007

Samhain – Celtic New Year

Happy Birthday, Kyle!  I LOVE YOU!

We did it!  We made it a whole year on this crazy daily photojournal blog-thing!  A photo a day—a blog a day.  What an insanely huge commitment . . . but we made it! 

Congratulations, honey.  And Happy Birthday!

~MB

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31
Oct

The Floral Arrangement

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

30 October 2007
This is perhaps not the most amazing photo I've taken this year, but nonetheless, I do quite like it. I am appreciating having a macro setting on my camera. It's allowing a style of photography that prior to this camera required a bit of setup and a whole lot of effort.
Floral
This is, again, one of Marita Beth's flower arrangements after returning home from TRF. John, or his arranger, puts together some really pretty sprays for Marita Beth.
Cheers.

~KR (30 October 2007)

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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31
Oct

Wall of Fog

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

29 October 2007
Another bout of fog descended on Arlington on this Monday morning. But, only in certain areas. The bottoms certainly had their fair share of it, being essentially wetlands. This was a bank of fog that was suspended over a fork of the Trinity River that runs through the bottoms.
The Wall of Fog
It was just as thick driving into it as it appears. Quite interesting really.
Cheers

~KR (29 October 2007)

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/5.5
Focal Length: 23.2 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode

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31
Oct

Witchy Works

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

28 October 2007
It was a very long day, but I think it was mostly due to the fact that I had a very long drive home still in front of me for that evening. The fact that every Sunday night after a long day of walking around drinking beer and eating fatty foods there remains a nearly 5 hour drive home, really wears one out. Luckily, Joseph was in new boots so wasn't quite as interested as normal in constant walking (thank goodness, my feet still were swollen and hurting from the previous days walking). So, we sat a bit, we talked a bit, we visited with a lot of people. It was, all in all, a very enjoyable day. Joseph got wrapped up in a conversation with some folks I didn't know, so I wandered off. Just about the time the nightly fireworks were starting. So, I headed up there, set my camera on Fireworks Mode and started taking photos. At one point, a "witch" walked in front of the camera giving me this lovely shot:
Fireworks
I love the way my little camera handles fireworks. Nearly all the photos I took were pretty darned decent.
Cheers.

~KR (28 October 2007)

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 2 sec (2)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 6.6 mm
ISO Speed: 80
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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30
Oct

Pumpkin

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

Pumpkin

30 October 2007

All Hallow’s Eve Eve

Again, orange is my theme for the week.  I bought this handsome pumpkin on my way to faire last Friday so I could add the splash of holiday colour to my counter for the weekend.  Then, I brought it home to do the same thing here at home.  Today, I set it out on the edge of my garden and snapped its photo.

I also did some fabric shopping today.  Yeah, I know—I have more fabric already than I can use in a good long while.  But, remnant prices on wonderful fabrics, and a couple of things I was specifically seeking . . . I kept my head and brought home some beautiful things.  And besides—it’s inspiring.  All I want to do now, is start sewing!

~MB

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30
Oct

Excalibur Leather

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

27 October 2007
My good friend Joseph came to Texas on Friday night. That meant that Saturday was full of companionship, beer & walking. Lots of walking. Since Marita Beth's shop is near the middle of the faire grounds, and Kelly's shop is near the front of the festival, there was much traveling between the two. This is Kelly's shop.
Excalibur Leather #202
Well, actually, it's Ken's shop, but Kelly is the clockworks that makes it tick so smoothly. Excalibur Leather is full of fine quality goods from a fine man, and run by an exceptional young lady.
Cheers.

~KR (27 October 2007)

Listening to:
We Built This City by Starship
on Platinum & Gold Collection

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 125
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode

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30
Oct

Foggy Dew

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

26 October 2007
Marita Beth wrote recently that we don’t get much fog in our area. She’s completely right. Perhaps half a dozen times a year do we see fog, and of those, maybe one is truly dense, pervasive fog. It just doesn’t happen very often. So, when it does, it’s kind of special. I love the serenity that seems to accompany a foggy morning. So, this morning as I was driving through the Arlington Bottoms on my way to work, I resolved to capture a bit of that serenity on “film.” I tried to do it from a moving car, but that wasn’t working. So, finally, I pulled over, put my hazards on and took a couple of photos. I like this one the better of the two
Foggy Dew
but, I’m ultimately disappointed. I guess you really can’t capture emotion on film. How sad.
Cheers.

~KR (26 October 2007)

Listening to:
Blonde Women by Marlene Dietrich
on Cocktail Hour: Marlene Dietrich

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30
Oct

Sheep, Cat & Dog

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

25 October 2007
I’m not prone to posting photos of our cat very often. There’s many a reason for that, but suffice it to say that the cat and I are not necessarily the chummiest of pals. But, she’s terribly cute sometimes. This evening I got home from my work-a-day life and found the cat curled up on my pillow. Since I’m allergic to cats, Marita Beth tries very hard to cover my pillow with other pillows or, in this case, stuffed animals. That way Artemis can’t sleep directly on the pillow I have to rest my head on. Most days it works, but this time, Artemis snuggled down in between the stuffed sheep and the stuffed Border Collie that we had picked up in Scotland recently. It makes a cute photo.
Sheep, Cat & Dog
I tried to take more, but the flash woke her and she scampered off. As I said, not the chummiest of pals are we.
Cheers.

~KR (25 October 2007)

Listening to
Tempted by Richard Thompson
on Richard Thompson – 1000 Years of Popular Music (2 CD & 1 DVD Set)

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, red-eye reduction

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30
Oct

Sheep, Cat & Dog

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

25 October 2007
I’m not prone to posting photos of our cat very often. There’s many a reason for that, but suffice it to say that the cat and I are not necessarily the chummiest of pals. But, she’s terribly cute sometimes. This evening I got home from my work-a-day life and found the cat curled up on my pillow. Since I’m allergic to cats, Marita Beth tries very hard to cover my pillow with other pillows or, in this case, stuffed animals. That way Artemis can’t sleep directly on the pillow I have to rest my head on. Most days it works, but this time, Artemis snuggled down in between the stuffed sheep and the stuffed Border Collie that we had picked up in Scotland recently. It makes a cute photo.
Sheep, Cat & Dog
I tried to take more, but the flash woke her and she scampered off. As I said, not the chummiest of pals are we.
Cheers.

~KR (25 October 2007)

Listening to
Tempted by Richard Thompson
on Richard Thompson – 1000 Years of Popular Music (2 CD & 1 DVD Set)

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, red-eye reduction

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30
Oct

The Flower

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

24 October 2007
Hump day. I woke up pretty early today. I suppose the result of late nights and early mornings for a week while in London. I’m not sure whether I like it or not. But, while my dear wife slumbered in her bed, I got the coffee made, fed the pets and took some photos. Marita Beth & Kelly (over at A Wee Bit of JeLLy) have always taken great “nature” shots. Partly because of the excellent macro settings on their camera. Now, I have a camera with a macro setting, too. I’m enjoying it.
Flower?
This is a flower of some sort. Marita Beth gets beautiful arrangements of flowers from John at both TRF & Bristol, so each week, we have these wonderful flowers in the house. On Wednesday, this one was in full bloom, and I liked the potential, so I grabbed a few close-ups. If anyone knows what kind of flower this is, I’d love to know. UPDATE: It’s a stargazer lily.
Cheers.

~KR (24 October 2007)

Listening to:
One Way or Another by Yellow Scab

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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