Monday, December 31, 2012

366 Project - Day 366 - "The Last Abstract"


December 31, 2012 - "The Last Abstract"

Here we are... at the close of another successful project! My third straight year doing the "365 Project" without missing a single day of shooting, which makes today my 1,096th straight day of taking at least one photograph!

And here it is... the last Water Bottle Abstract shot I'll do during the year 2012.

Happy New Year, everybody! See you in 2013!

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

366 Project - Day 365 - "Leica"


December 30, 2012 - "Leica"

My dog, Leica, being lazy on the couch... all wrapped up in a blanket that isn't hers.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

366 Project - Day 364 - "SNOW!"


December 29, 2012 - "SNOW!"

Snow covers our car as the storm begins.

Perfect weather for a nice hot cup of tea, and re-reading "The Hobbit" for the umpteenth time!

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, December 28, 2012

366 Project - Day 363 - "Heavy Bag Innards"


December 28, 2012 - "Heavy Bag Innards"

My bag seems extra-heavy today. I can't imagine why!

A laptop... an iPad... a Kindle... THREE cameras... two Moleskine journals... film... pens... cords... memory cards... thumb drives... etc., etc.,

A heavy bag... filled with wonderful goodness!

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

366 Project - Day 362 - "Shadows and Stairs"


December 27, 2012 - "Shadows and Stairs"

The concrete stairs leading to the back door at "Five Guys Burgers & Fries" in Brookfield.

Shadows fall one way - as the bright white light coming from the door competes for space the other way.

Oh... and the burgers were tasty too!

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

366 Project - Day 361 - "Pizzelle"


December 26, 2012 - "Pizzelle"

A batch of fresh, homemade Pizzelle - made using my new Pizzelle Press (a Christmas gift to me... from me).

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

366 Project - Day 360 - "Christmas"


December 25, 2012 - "Christmas"

Another wonderful Christmas day!

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, December 24, 2012

366 Project - Day 359 - "Midnight Mass"


December 24, 2012 - "Midnight Mass"

Arriving at St. Marguerite's for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

All is calm.

All is bright!

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

366 Project - Day 358 - "Justin"


December 23, 2012 - "Justin"

My friend Justin playing a wonderful set at Molten Java in Bethel, CT this afternoon.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

366 Project - Day 357 - "Looking Back"



December 22, 2012 - "Looking Back"

Looking back on three years worth of "365 Projects" - via my laptop's screensaver.

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, December 21, 2012

366 Project - Day 356 - "Snowflake"


December 21, 2012 - "Snowflake"

Yet another "quick shot" sort-of-night.

And here it is.

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

366 Project - Day 355 - "The Hobbit"


December 20, 2012 - "The Hobbit"

Finally went to see "The Hobbit" tonight... and all I can say is "AWESEOMENESS!!!"

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

366 Project - Day 354 - "Abstract"


December 19, 2012 - "Abstract"

It's a "quick shot" sort-of-night.

So here it is.

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

366 Project - Day 353 - "Christmas"


December 18, 2012 - "Christmas"

Camera meets Green Glass Wineglass meets Colorful Christmas Lights.

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, December 17, 2012

366 Project - Day 352 - "Red Abstract"


December 17, 2012 - "Red Abstract"

I'm playing around with water bottles again!

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

366 Project - Day 351 - "Sunday Morning Coffee"


December 16, 2012 - "Sunday Morning Coffee"

Jacqueline's Diner/Restaurant - Bethel, CT

Gray Morning. Rainy Morning. Cold Morning.

Just got out of Church. Time for some breakfast and a cup (or three) of very-much-needed coffee.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

366 Project - Day 350 - "Date Night"



December 15, 2012 - "Date Night"

My wife and I are out on a date night for the first time since our anniversary in June.

Dinner and conversation.

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, December 14, 2012

366 Project - Day 349 - "Frosty Morning"



December 14, 2012 - "Frosty Morning"

A cold, icy, frosty morning in my neck of the woods.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

366 Project - Day 348 - "Big-Time Artist"



December 13, 2012 - "Big-Time Artist"

My son was one of 70 (out of over 1,500) students chosen to have a piece of artwork exhibited in a special international exhibition through Creative Connections (an international cultural exchange organization).

Here he is being interviewed by the newspaper while standing under his artwork.

We're so proud of him!

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

366 Project - Day 347 - "Melting"


December 12, 2012 - "Melting"

Candle wax clinging to the side of a glass candleholder as the soft glow of the flame illuminates the room.

(lifeisgood)

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

366 Project - Day 346 - "John 8:12"


December 11, 2012 - "John 8:12"

A passage of the Bible which has been in my mind for weeks, as I myself tried so hard to come out of the darkness and back into the light.

"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

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Monday, December 10, 2012

366 Project - Day 345 - "Gray Morning Sky"


December 10, 2012 - "Gray Morning Sky"

It's a foggy, gray morning in my neck of the woods.

Still... life is good!

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

366 Project - Day 344 - "Tired... But feeling good!"


December 09, 2012 - "Tired... But feeling good!"

Today I'm feeling pretty freakin' exhausted!

BUT... despite that fact, I'm still feeling much better than I have in a long time!

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

366 Project - Day 343 - "Christmas Presents"


December 08, 2012 - "Christmas Presents"

A stack of gifts to be donated to our Church's "Giving Tree" tomorrow.

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, December 7, 2012

366 Project - Day 342 - "Christmas Cards"


December 07, 2012 - "Christmas Cards"

More Christmas Cards... waiting to be stamped and mailed.

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

366 Project - Day 341 - "Hanging the Mistletoe"


December 06, 2012 - "Hanging the Mistletoe"

Another quick shot sort of night.

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

366 Project - Day 340 - "Ornament"



December 05, 2012 - "Ornament"

Just a quick shot tonight...

A close-up of a crystal ornament on our Christmas Tree.

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

366 Project - Day 339 - "Christmas Cards"


December 04, 2012 - "Christmas Cards"

Spent the day writing and addressing Christmas Cards.

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, December 3, 2012

366 Project - Day 338 - "Christmas Tree"



December 03, 2012 - "Christmas Tree"

Tonight we're at Stew Leonard's for their annual Tree Lighting festivities.

Hot Chocolate...

Cookies...

Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus...

... and, of course - a beautiful Christmas Tree covered in colorful lights!

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

366 Project - Day 337 - "Mary"


December 02, 2012 - "Mary"

Our statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary glows in the candlelight of our home shrine.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

366 Project - Day 336 - "Radio City Music Hall"


December 01, 2012 - "Radio City Music Hall"

Today we're at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the Christmas Spectacular featuring The Rockettes.

Yep... Life IS Good!

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Friday, November 30, 2012

366 Project - Day 335 - "Green Glass"


November 30, 2012 - "Green Glass"

The glowing green glass of a holiday candle holder.

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

366 Project - Day 334 - "Star"


November 29, 2012 - "Star"

A close-up capture of part of the dress of our Angel tree-topper.

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

366 Project - Day 333 - "Paperwhites"


November 28, 2012 - "Paperwhites"

Looking up at blossoming Paperwhites.

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

366 Project - Day 332 - "Favorite Films"



November 27, 2012 - "Favorite Films"
A stack of some of my favorite films of all-time.
(lifeisgood!)
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Monday, November 26, 2012

366 Project - Day 331 - "Abstract Water Droplets"



November 26, 2012 - "Abstract - Water Droplets"
Camera meets empty water bottle where droplets cling amidst the red glow of my computer monitor.
Focus. Snap. Capture.
(lifeisgood!)
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

366 Project - Day 330 - "Brown Scapular"



November 25, 2012 - "Brown Scapular"
Today - after Mass - I was enrolled in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
(lifeisgood!)
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

366 Project - Day 329 - "Facebook & Wine"



November 24, 2012 - "Facebook & Wine"
Time to relax...
Time for some Facebook & Wine!
(lifeisgood!)
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Friday, November 23, 2012

366 Project - Day 328 - "Abstract Seltzer"



November 23, 2012 - "Abstract Seltzer"
Rows of orange-flavored seltzer on the supermarket shelves... just begging to be photographed!
(lifeisgood!)
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

366 Project - Day 327 - "Thanksgiving"



November 22, 2012 - "Thanksgiving"
The table is set... ready and waiting for our guests and our Thanksgiving Feast.
(lifeisgood!)
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

366 Project - Day 326 - "Chocolate Maple Pecan Pie"



November 21, 2012 - "Chocolate Maple Pecan Pie"
I spent the afternoon preparing things for tomorrow's Thanksgiving Day feast... including this Chocolate Maple Pecan Pie. Mmmmmmm!!!
(lifeisgood!)
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

366 Project - Day 325 - "CPAP"



November 20, 2012 - "CPAP"

My CPAP machine has arrived! Hopefully I will finally get some sleep!

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, November 19, 2012

366 Project - Day 324 - "Frost"



November 19, 2012 - "Frost"

It was a frosty morning in my little corner of New England today!

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

366 Project - Day 323 - "Abstract No. Q"



November 18, 2012 - "Abstract No. Q"

Multi-colored LED Christmas Lights viewed through the pebble-textured glass of my kitchen door.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

366 Project - Day 322 - "Heaven"


November 17, 2012 - "Heaven"

My beer fridges are stocked with Guinness, including the new, limited-edition "Generous Ale".

Yep... I'm in Heaven!

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, November 16, 2012

366 Project - Day 321 - "Preparing for Thanksgiving"



November 16, 2012 - "Preparing for Thanksgiving"

Today we did the bulk of our grocery shopping for Thanksgiving.

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

366 Project - Day 320 - "Waiting"


November 15, 2012 - "Waiting"

Another day... Another doctor's office!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

366 Project - Day 319 - "Study Time"



November 14, 2012 - "Study Time"

Studying for my RCIA classes.

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

366 Project - Day 318 - "Morning and Night"



November 13, 2012 - "Morning and Night"

What I see... and how I tend to see them - every morning... every night.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

366 Project - Day 317 - "Frustrated"



November 12, 2012 - "Frustrated"

I'm just not feeling it today. I've taken over 100 shots, and have hated them all. So, while sitting at the computer deleting those shots - I reach over with my right hand... grab one of my cameras... turn it on... point it towards my left hand... press the shutter, and decide to go with whatever it captured.

And here it is.

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