Thursday, January 31, 2013

365 Project - Day 31 - "Leica"


January 31, 2013 - "Leica"

Another quick shot: My dog Leica.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

365 Project - Day 30 - "Suffocation"


January 30, 2013 - "Suffocation"

A quick shot: The back side of a sheet of plastic twist-ties.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

365 Project - Day 29 - "Homework"


January 29, 2013 - "Homework"

The house is quiet. The day is gray. My son is doing his homework.

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, January 28, 2013

365 Project - Day 28 - "Abstract Monday"


January 28, 2013 - "Abstract Monday"

It's an abstract sort-of-a day today. A strange day. Snow falling... Early dismissals and closings... Late deliveries at work... Cold and Gray and Abstract sort-of-a-day.

So there it is.

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

365 Project - Day 27 - "(self)"


January 27, 2013 - "(self)"

A quick self portrait for today.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

365 Project - Day 26 - "Full Moon"


January 26, 2013 - "Full Moon"

My first "Full Moon" shot of the year. This one was just a quickie - taken handheld with my Leica point-and-shoot - and was one of only a few shots I took. It's too damn cold outside to stand out there with a tripod taking dozens of shots!

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, January 25, 2013

365 Project - Day 25 - "Homework"


January 25, 2013 - "Homework"

Tonight I'm doing a bit of "homework"... reading through our options for the Convalidation Ceremony (getting married in the church - after almost 14 years of legal marriage) my wife and I are having in March. We have a whole book to read and many options for each section of the Rite which we must choose from. It's all quite confusing... but I'm sure in the end it will be a beautiful ceremony!

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

365 Project - Day 24 - "Leeks"


January 24, 2013 - "Leeks"

Fresh, organic leeks... posing for my camera.

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

365 Project - Day 23 - "Boiling Point"


January 23, 2013 - "Boiling Point"

It's beyond freezing outside today! It's time to put the kettle on the stove and boil some water for a nice hot cup of tea!

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

365 Project - Day 22 - "Selfie"


January 22, 2013 - "Selfie"

Time for a quick self portrait.

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, January 21, 2013

365 Project - Day 21 - "Footprint"


January 21, 2013 - "Footprint"

It's snowing. Just a light flurry - but it's still snowing.

My footprint gets trapped on the doormat outside our front porch. An abstract capture of a quick moment in time... captured again by my camera, moments before it was gone forever.

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

365 Project - Day 20 - "Dance"


January 20, 2013 - "Dance"

Today my daughter and several other members of her dance school got to dance in a special performance in the Danbury Fair Mall. She did an excellent job!

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

365 Project - Day 19 - "Memories"


January 19, 2013 - "Memories"

Using a thrift-store find to remember my youth and visits to my grandparents house.

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, January 18, 2013

365 Project - Day 18 - "Dance Costume"


January 18, 2013 - "Dance Costume"

A quick shot sort-of-day...

A close-up of the skirt portion of one of my daughter's dance costumes.

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

365 Project - Day 17 - "Me"


January 17, 2013 - "Me"

I'm bored today... and don't feel much like shooting. So here's a quick shot of "me".

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

365 Project - Day 16 - "Snow"


January 16, 2013 - "Snow"

We woke up to a blanket of fresh snow... school closings... and delayed openings at work.

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

365 Project - Day 15 - "Blank"


January 15, 2013 - "Blank"

A blank Moleskine journal... and a favorite pen. It's going to be a good day!

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, January 14, 2013

365 Project - Day 14 - "Wine and Jeopardy"


January 14, 2013 - "Wine and Jeopardy"

A glass of Pinot Noir... and Jeopardy on the TV.

Yep... it's going to be a good night!

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

365 Project - Day 13 - "Looking Out (Bored)"



January 13, 2013 - "Looking Out (Bored)"

I'm bored today. Just sitting here... leaning on the kitchen counter... looking out the window at nothing in particular.

That's it.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

365 Project - Day 12 - "IKEA"



January 12, 2013 - "IKEA"

Went to IKEA today to buy a new task chair for my desk. Fount this red gem... then went to have some Swedish Meatballs and Lingonberry juice.

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, January 11, 2013

365 Project - Day 11 - "Migraine"



January 11, 2013 - "Migraine"

I've got a freakin' migraine today. Time to shut myself in the dark of my bedroom and sleep this one away.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

365 Project - Day 10 - "Sunlight & Water Glass"


January 10, 2013 - "Sunlight & Water Glass"

Had a doctors appointment this afternoon... after which my wife and I went to the Holiday Diner for lunch. The sun was shining strong through the window... illuminating her glass of water and casting all sorts of beautiful on the table.

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

365 Project - Day 09 - "Yellow"



January 09, 2013 - "Yellow"

My first water bottle abstract of 2013. I'm abso-freakin'-lutely exhausted today... so that's all I'm going to write about this photo.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

365 Project - Day 08 - "Reading List"



January 08, 2013 - "Reading List"

One of my many goals for 2013: To re-read some of my favorite books of all-time - "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings", "The Silmarillion", "Unfinished Tales" and the two books of "Lost Tales".

"The Hobbit" is done... and now I'm into "The Fellowship of the Ring".

God, I love Tolkien!

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, January 7, 2013

365 Project - Day 07 - "New Hat"


January 07, 2013 - "New Hat"

I bought myself a new hat.

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

365 Project - Day 06 - "Epiphany"



January 06, 2012 - "Epiphany"

Today is Epiphany... and so we are doing the traditional Catholic Epiphany House Blessing: Reciting prayers in each room while sprinkling Holy Water... and leaving a blessing mark on the front door with chalk.

A fresh blessing for a New Year.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

365 Project - Day 05 - "Sophie's"



January 05, 2013 - "Sophie's"

It has been a wonderful couple of days in Manhattan with my good friend Lenny. As the day winds down we find ourselves at my all-time favorite bar - Sophie's in the East Village - for a couple of pints of Guinness and some conversation.

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, January 4, 2013

365 Project - Day 04 - "Burlesque"


January 04, 2013 - "Burlesque"

Tonight my good friend Lenny and I are in Manhattan for the "The Goat Girl Revue! (The Most Over-Achieving Burlesque Show in the Universe)" featuring my friend Kat Mon Dieu in a Marilyn Monroe routine.

The show was awesome, and Kat's number was amazing - and our favorite of the night! (Not just because at one point during her routine I ended up with her sitting on my lap, LOL!)

A night filled with beautiful Capricorn women... good friends... music... smiles... laughter... great conversation... and many, MANY pints!

LIFE. IS. GOOD!

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

365 Project - Day 03 - "Ice"


January 03, 2013 - "Ice"

Sitting in Elmer's Diner, enjoying a quiet dinner.

It's freezing outside... but warm and cozy in here.

The ice in my glass melts beneath the lens of my camera.

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

365 Project - Day 02 - "Film Preparations"


January 02, 2013 - "Film Preparations"

One of my (many) projects for 2013 is to shoot at least 52 rolls of film during the course of the year. This will, of course, average out to a roll per week - however I'm not confining myself to the rule of "one per week". Some weeks I might shoot a roll... some weeks I might shoot two or three rolls... and some weeks I might not shoot film at all - but in the end I hope to have met my goal of at least 52 rolls.

So today I'm prepping my arsenal! These are just a few of the film cameras I'll be using during the course of the year. A mix of 35mm, 120mm and Polaroid. A mix of Rangefinders, SLRs, TLRs and point-and-shoots. A mix of old and (relatively) new. Canon... Leica... Rolleiflex, Minolta and Polaroid. And there are more where these came from, waiting to be used as well.

Yep... it's going to be a good year!

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

365 Project - Day 01 - "Ex Umbris Ad Lucem"


January 01, 2013 - "Ex Umbris Ad Lucem"

I know it's only a symbolic flip of the calendar... however 2012 was such a roller coaster ride of a year, with more falls than climbs - that I'm so freakin' happy to be finished with the year 2012!

And so I emerge out of the darkness that was 2012 - and into the light that is the blank canvas of 2013!

Ex Umbris Ad Lucem

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