Posts Tagged ‘close-up’

23
Feb

Quesadillas II

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

4 February 2010
Well, look at that. More quesadillas. I’ll bet they’re from Abuelo’s, too. This time we took our Kelly with us!
Quesadillas II
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 23 February 2010)

Listening to:
Wild Honey by Beach Boys
from British Top 30 – 1967

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.167 sec (1/6)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

Tags: , , , ,

20
Oct

Blue Anne Fabrics

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

Blue Anne Fabrics

17 October 2009

As a retailer of specialty items, it is always amazing to me how impossible it is to have what every customer really wants. No matter how wonderful what you have is, no matter how many choices you provide, someone will always want the exact something that you do not have.

That seems crazy when I put it into words, because of course it isn’t possible to have one of every possible conceivable product—the possibilities are far too infinite. But, it never seems to fail, that at least once a weekend, we’ll have the outfit of someone’s dreams, but in the wrong size. Last week it was a Courtesan outfit and Nicole is actually going to take one apart to remake it into a different size. This week it was an Anne Boleyn. Hopefully, this time we’ll have better luck with the fabric availability.

This is the photo I snapped for reference for Nicole to see what to purchase and what to sew for this new order. God Save Nicole and Pendragon Costumes!

~MB

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

30
Sep

Beads on a Lampshade

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

Beads on a Lampshade

27 September 2009

Considering this photo was totally an afterthought on the way to bed, I’m really pleased with it! My big confession now, is that I cannot even remember enough about this day to write about it, since I’m still three days behind. I know it was Sunday, and there were bloody marys! I’m pretty sure there was also beer. Hmm . . .
wonder if that’s why I can’t remember?

~MB

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

30
Sep

My New Glasses – 2009

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

My New Glasses 2009

26 September 2009

On my list of things to do every September is a trip to the eye doctor. I did that yesterday, and since my reading prescription changed a wee bit, I decided that was a great excuse for new glasses. I’m actually really delighted that I now have a choice of what glasses to wear. Way back in the eighties, when shoulder pads and hair and eyeglasses were all “big,” I was in a phase of my life where my prescription didn’t change. At all. For years. So, I’d get new glasses almost every year, until I built up a collection and could wear whichever pair of glasses best matched that day’s outfit. I loved that! I will never have that many again, but two is nice!

My photo is a close-up of one corner of the new glasses—the detail in the metalwork and on the earpieces is what I really wanted, but it wasn’t easy. The frames came from the storefront where my doctor has his practice. But, due to weird insurance company restrictions, they cannot make my glasses there, if I want my insurance to pay for them. However, just down the road, the Vision City folks have a different agreement with the insurance provider, and could make my glasses in an hour or two. But, they didn’t have any frames that knocked my socks off. So, we jumped through hoops, and worked the system, so I could buy the frames, drive them down the street, and have them made at the other place! Figuring all that out took some time, and some patience, but the result is an awesome pair of glasses!

It was a good day. Also in my photo is my dear husband in the background. We each did our respective errands this morning and then met for lunch and some very tasty beer at a new place in Mansfield called The Firehouse Pub. Then, a lovely evening at home, and a photo at bedtime.

~MB

Tags: , , , , ,

15
Mar

Close-up of Gold and Sparkly

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

Close-up of Gold and Sparkly

12 March 2009
Happy Birthday, John!

A few days ago, I took a photo of this doublet stomacher as I was applying trim and gold fleurs. Now, it’s all beaded and assembled, and this is a close-up of how the beading turned out—I like it! I hope Lionel will, too!

I had a sick husband today, home with me instead of at work —although he ended up working all day anyway. At least he didn’t have to get fully dressed and drive and deal with the office environment when he felt like crap. But, because he was home, it worked out really well for me to have lots of hand-sewing to do—I could be nearby if he needed me.

~MB

Tags: , , , , , , ,

9
Jan

Subway

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

8 January 2009
14 Days
14 Cities
32 Pubs, 4 Hotel Bars, 3 Restaurants, 2 Parks, 1 Brewery
74 Different Drinks (Beer, Wine, Cider & Mead)
and today…Subway.
Subway Melt
I must be home.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 9 January 2009)

Listening to:
Blue Jeans and a Rosary by Kid Rock
from Rock & Roll Jesus

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8 )
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire
Software: picnik.com

Tags: , , , ,

2
Dec

PF Chang Rails

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

26 November 2008
I’m not a big fan of Chinese food, but tonight I was in the mood of P.F. Chang. My wife, it turns out, had never been to one, so we found a local restaurant and went there for dinner.
PF Chang's
I had a nice Malbec with their Orange Beef dinner while she had something else entirely. The photo is of their ornamental separators with the bar and a bartender out of focus at the end.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 2 December 2008 )

Listening to:
When Doves Cry by La Mazz
from When Doves Cry

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.25 sec (1/4)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

18
Nov

Faire Jewelry

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

14 November 2008
Taking a page from my wife’s playbook, I am posting this as my November 14th photo even though it was taken on the 15th, because I have not yet gone to bed. :-)
Faire Jewelry
We celebrated a co-worker’s birthday this evening at Rob’s. I’d intended to rush straight home and get an early start on the drive; but the politic, the proper, the polite thing to do was…stop for a beer. Happy Birthday, Earl!
Rod & Alyson were already at the house and had made peace with the puppies which enabled MB & I to begin the drive knowing that our little creatures would be in excellent hands for the weekend. We cannot possibly thank Alyson & Rod enough for their willingness & ability to house/dog/cat sit for a couple of days. Much love to them both.
We arrived at TRF safely, unloaded the car, and started the going-to-bed dance…without a photo. Luckily, MB had just deposited this necklace on a table, so I grabbed my camera and took the photo. Good thing, too, since I was sound asleep about 45 seconds later.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 17 November 2008 )

Listening to:
One by Bono
from U218 Singles

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

Tags: , , , , , ,

12
Nov

Camera Part Deux

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

11 November 2008
My wife’s camera died over the weekend. She’s been inconsolable ever since. We went and got her a new camera and then went to celebrate at Abuelo’s while she thumbed through her new manual.
Her Canon A520, while serving her well for three very full years, wasn’t enough for the the photobug that she’s turned into. This one, a Canon SX110IS, I think will suit her needs a little better.
New Camera
The Nikon D70 is next. :-)
Cheers.

~KR (Wirtten on 12 November 2008 )

Listening to:
Bring the Noise by Anthrax & Public Enemy

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

Tags: , , , , , ,

22
Sep

Pizza Perspective

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

20 September 2008
I watched some football this morning, then Marita Beth & went errand running. In the course of the errands, I managed to convince her that beer & pizza are a lovely combination and that we should have some. :-)
This is that pizza
Pizza Perspective
which we acquired at BJ’s Brew Pub in Arlington. The pizza was quite tasty and I’ve always been fond of their Jeremiah Red. MB had a hefeweissen of some sort, then we shared their Oktoberfest lager. I told you beer & pizza was a good combination.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 22 September 2008 )

Listening to:
Stars Over Cloughanover by Saw Doctors
from The Cure

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.8 sec (4/5)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 80
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,