Sunday, September 30, 2012

366 Project - Day 274 - "Happy Hour"


Day 274 - "Happy Hour"

I just got home from work. Yep... it's officially "Happy Hour"!

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

366 Project - Day 273 - "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!"


September 29, 2012 - "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!"

My wife's birthday cake.

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, September 28, 2012

366 Project - Day 272 - "Birthday Flowers"


September 28, 2012 - "Birthday Flowers"

A bright and colorful bouquet of flowers my wife received from a friend/co-worker for her birthday.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

366 Project - Day 271 - "Surgery"


September 27, 2012 - "Surgery"

My son had to have surgery for the first time today. It was to remove a cyst that had wrapped itself around a gland in his throat... and kept getting infected.

He was a real trooper! While my wife and I were both nervous as hell and panicking like crazy - he was excited to be having it done and was calm the whole time! The folks at Yale Children's Hospital were amazing... and the surgery was a success.

His first words upon waking were "How long was I out?". Then he asked if he had had his surgery yet or not. It wasn't long before he was asking for a cheeseburger!

That's my boy!

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

366 Project - Day 270 - "1,000 Days"


September 26, 2012 - "1,000 Days"

Today is a milestone for me. This is my third straight year of participating in the "365 Project" (which this year - due to Leap Year - is a "366 Project"). I have not missed a day of shooting since I started my first "365 Project" on New Year's Day in 2010... making today the 1,000th straight day of taking photographs without missing a single day.

So here I am with the camera that has taken most of those shots over the years... my beloved EOS 40D.

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

366 Project - Day 269 - "FIRE"


September 25, 2012 - "FIRE"

Twenty-nine packets. This is what you get when you ask for a couple of packets of Fire Sauce to go with your burrito from the drive-through window at our local Taco Bell.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

366 Project - Day 268 - "Green"


September 24, 2012 - "Green"

Shooting the sun through leaves.

Isn't nature awesome!?!

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

366 Project - Day 267 - "Mums"


September 23, 2012 - "Mums"

Our church is having their annual Mums and Asters Sale this weekend.

So very pretty-ful!

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

366 Project - Day 266 - "Abstract"


September 22, 2012 - "Abstract"

I'm having an abstract sort of a day.

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, September 21, 2012

366 Project - Day 265 - "Waiting for Friends"


September 21, 2012 - "Waiting for Friends"

Tonight we're having a few good friends over to watch a couple of Coen Brothers films.

And these wine glasses are lined up on the bar, waiting to be filled... lifted... toasted with... emptied... and filled again!

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

366 Project - Day 264 - "Cielo"


September 20, 2012 - "Cielo"

The sky is incredible tonight! The colors only lasted a moment before fading into the blue... followed by blue fading into darkness.

Incredible!

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

366 Project - Day 263 - "Dancer"


September 19, 2012 - "Dancer"

Today we're in New York's Little Italy for the Feast Day of San Gennaro. We made a stop at a little bookstore, just steps from the chaos of Mulberry Street. It was there that my daughter - the dancer - found this section of books all about dance... and sat pouring through the volumes for at least a half-hour.

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

366 Project - Day 262 - "Wired"


September 18, 2012 - "Wired"

My sleep study is over. Now I'm just sitting... waiting. Still hooked up to a bunch of wires... waiting... waiting... waiting - to finally get unplugged.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

366 Project - Day 261 - "Curves"


September 17, 2012 - "Curves"

I have a Sleep Study tonight. That has absolutely nothing to do with today's photograph - which is of a pile of squash, by-the-way.

Yep.

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

366 Project - Day 260 - "Getting Ready"


September 16, 2012 - "Getting Ready"

Getting cameras and film ready for this week's trip to the Feast of San Gennaro in Manhattan's Little Italy. There's still a few days before we go... but I just can't wait!

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

366 Project - Day 259 - "Underneath the Bridge (Photographer's Shadow)"


September 15, 2012 - "Underneath the Bridge (Photographer's Shadow)"

I'm in East Hartford shooting some images of the city... and just as I'm wrapping things up my wife points out my shadow reflected on the support of a bridge over the river.

Focus... Snap... Capture.

My shadow underneath the bridge.

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, September 14, 2012

366 Project - Day 258 - "Air in Green"


September 14, 2012 - "Air in Green"

My Leica-Meter MR-4 light meter (for my Leica M3) arrived today!

So - to celebrate - I grabbed my Leica V-LUX 3 and started playing around with the packing materials that helped it arrive safely.

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

366 Project - Day 257 - "My iPad, JAWS, and Me"


September 13, 2012 - "My iPad, JAWS, and Me"

Sitting in the waiting room area of my daughter's dance school...

Just my iPad, JAWS, and me.

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

366 Project - Day 256 - "Masquerade"


September 12, 2012 - "Masquerade"

Putting on the mask...

... pretending I'm "OK with this"...

... even though I'm not.

But that has been my choice.

And life is still good!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

366 Project - Day 255 - "Candlewood Camera Club"


September 11, 2012 - "Candlewood Camera Club"

Another "quick shot" sort-of-night.

Turning the camera on myself while at the first competition night of Candlewood Camera Club's 2012-2013 season.

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, September 10, 2012

366 Project - Day 254 - "Primary Paper"


September 10, 2012 - "Primary Paper"

Three sheets of paper... waiting to become art.

So my camera captured them... and made it so!

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

366 Project - Day 253 - "Plastic Stack"


September 09, 2012 - "Plastic Stack"

My task at work today: Take this stack of corrugated plastic, and cut each piece to fit the metal shelving in our store.

OK.

But first, a photo!

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

366 Project - Day 252 - "Buying Hope"


September 08, 2012 - "Buying Hope"

Wandering around the Salvation Army Thrift Store... digging for treasure... and I come across this scene.

Mission accomplished!

Oh... and I also bought a couple of awesome dress jackets too!

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, September 7, 2012

366 Project - Day 251 - "Dinnering"


September 07, 2012 - "Dinnering"

Tonight we're having dinner at one of our favorite local Italian restaurants - "Augie's Numero Uno".

Or - as I like to say - we're "dinnering".

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

366 Project - Day 250 - "Il Bacio"


Settembre 06, 2012 - "Il Bacio"

Io amo mia moglie!

(la vita รจ buona)

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

366 Project - Day 249 - "Playing with Blue"


September 05, 2012 - "Playing with Blue"

Large Bubble-wrap + Camera in Macro Mode + Blue Lights = Today's Photo.

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

366 Project - Day 248 - "Il Volo"


September 04, 2012 - "Il Volo - Beacon Theatre, NYC"

One of the best - if not THE best - concerts I've ever seen!

Absolutely incredible!

Incredibly beautiful!

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, September 3, 2012

366 Project - Day 247 - "Millepede"


September 03, 2012 - "Millepede"

One of two millepedes we encountered while hiking at Huntington Park in Redding, CT today.

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

366 Project - Day 246 - "Zebra"


September 02, 2012 - "Zebra"

A close-up of a zebra statue made entirely of thousands-upon-thousands of Legos.

(Taken at the Bronx Zoo)

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

366 Project - Day 245 - "Mini-Pool"


September 01, 2012 - "Mini-Pool"

My son was given a mini-pool table set today from his grandfather. It's the cutest little thing... I couldn't pass up the chance to shoot this shot of the colorful billiard balls!

(lifeisgood!)

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