Friday, May 31, 2013

365 Project - Day 151 - "Working"


May 31, 2013 - "Working"

Woke up with a migraine. Slept most of the day until it went away. Now I'm working on the computer... doing stuff for my job as well as stuff for myself.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

365 Project - Day 150 - "One Shot"


May 30, 2013 - "One Shot"

Just one shot today: a flower we just planted in our front yard.

And that's that.

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

365 Project - Day 149 - "The Wine Is Gone"


May 29, 2013 - "The Wine Is Gone"

One quick shot for the day: The empty wine jug.

'Tis a sad thing!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

365 Project - Day 148 - "Camera Club"


May 28, 2013 - "Camera Club"

Chairs lined up in rows waiting to be filled with members of the Candlewood Camera Club for tonight's Program.

It's my first time at a CCC meeting since last September... and it feels so good to be back!

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, May 27, 2013

365 Project - Day 147 - "Memorial Day Parade"


May 27, 2013 - "Memorial Day Parade"

Danbury's Memorial Day Parade begins...

... and we say "Thank You!" to all who have served.

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

365 Project - Day 146 - "Grilling Time"


May 26, 2013 - "Grilling Time"

A sunny day.

A thick juicy steak.

A grill.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

365 Project - Day 145 - "First Karting Race"


May 25, 2013 - "First Karting Race"

My son Brandon had his first Karting Race today as a member of On Track Karting in Brookfield, CT.

He had a blast... and did very well for his first time out.

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, May 24, 2013

365 Project - Day 144 - "Sleepy"


May 24, 2013 - "Sleepy"

I haven't had a good night's sleep in over a week now. I'm practically falling asleep standing up! This isn't good.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

365 Project - Day 143 - "Flag"


May 23, 2013 - "Flag"

The only shot I took today: A quick snap of the flag on our screened-porch.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

365 Project - Day 142 - "Moon Over Bethesda Fountain"


May 22, 2013 - "Moon Over Bethesda Fountain"

Tonight I'm in Central Park, shooting around the famous Bethesda Fountain. It's an interesting place to shoot - because other than a few lamp posts here-and-there, nothing is illuminated. You're shooting in darkness... or, in this case - by moonlight only. That means looooooong exposures (this one was just shy of a minute... at f/8) and lots of trial and error.

I still have about a 150 images to sort through... but this one caught my eye as my favorite from the night. I'm currently reading a biography of Edward Steichen (which also talks a lot about Alfred Stieglitz) - and while I would never compare myself to such great photographers, something about this image reminded me of a Steichen or Stieglitz-esque photo from the early 20th century.

OK... I'll quit babbling about it now. There it is... and that's that!

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

365 Project - Day 141 - "Birthday"


May 21, 2013 - "Birthday"

Tonight we're celebrating our son's 12th birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRANDON!!!

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, May 20, 2013

365 Project - Day 140 - "Cola"


May 20, 2013 - "Cola"

Another quick abstract shot: My wife's water glass at dinner tonight.

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

365 Project - Day 139 - "Rainy Night"


May 19, 2013 - "Rainy Night"

A long, wonderful day...

A rainy night.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

365 Project - Day 138 - "Dance Recital Prep"


May 18, 2013 - "Dance Recital Prep"

Today is the first of two days of dance recitals for our daughter. There's lots and lots of prepping going on around our house!

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, May 17, 2013

365 Project - Day 137 - "Quiet Camera"


May 17, 2013 - "Quiet Camera"

My only shot of the day: My camera resting quietly.

It wasn't supposed to be that way. We were supposed to be at a local church carnival tonight - where I'd be taking lots of photos while the kids had fun. BUT - one kid got himself grounded and the other kid decided that she was in a foul mood... so I guess it was not meant to be.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

365 Project - Day 136 - "Abstract"


May 16, 2013 - "Abstract"

A quick water bottle abstract for a hot Spring day.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

365 Project - Day 135 - "Family Portrait"


May 15, 2013 - "Family Portrait"

A wonderful evening...

First, dinner at a diner...

Followed by my son's sixth-grade chorus concert...

Followed by dessert at Peachwave - where today's photo was taken.

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

365 Project - Day 134 - "The Lovers"


May 14, 2013 - "The Lovers"

Another shot from my SVA (School of Visual Arts) photography class in NYC. This one was taken at Gantry Plaza State Park... with the Queensboro Bridge in the background. The red glow is from the giant Pepsi-Cola neon sign they have there.

It was another awesome night of shooting! I can't wait until next week... we're doing a night shoot in Central Park.

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, May 13, 2013

365 Project - Day 133 - "Azaleas"


May 13, 2013 - "Azaleas"

A quick shot of the azaleas growing in my yard.

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

365 Project - Day 132 - "Mother's Day"


May 12, 2013 - "Mother's Day"

A quick family photo after a wonderful Mother's Day brunch.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

365 Project - Day 131 - "Red Abstract"


May 11, 2013 - "Red Abstract"

Yet another "quick shot" sort-of-day: An abstract macro of part of one of my daughter's dance costumes.

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, May 10, 2013

365 Project - Day 130 - "Self (At Work)"


May 10, 2013 - "Self (At Work)"

Another quick-shot... this time a self portrait while working.

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

365 Project - Day 129 - "Prayers"


May 09, 2013 - "Prayers"

Another quick-shot sort-of day: Prayer candles for the Virgin Mary at my church.

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

365 Project - Day 128 - "Manhattan at Night"


May 08, 2013 - "Manhattan at Night"

Another shot from my SVA (School of Visual Arts) photography class... this time from the "Top of the Rock".

It was a great night for shooting... perfect weather and spectacular views. This shot is looking downtown - with the Empire State Building at the left and, far in the background, the World Trade Center still under construction.

I did both color and black and white versions of this image... but preferred the tone of the black and white.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

365 Project - Day 127 - "Lazy Day"


May 07, 2013 - "Lazy Day"

My dog Leica and I are enjoying a rather lazy day today.

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, May 6, 2013

365 Project - Day 126 - "Tulip Abstract"


May 06, 2013 - "Tulip Abstract"

I'm not really feeling up to shooting today. It's a "one shot" sort-of-day... and here it is: a quick macro of a tulip growing in our yard.

That's it.

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

365 Project - Day 125 - "For Jim..."


May 05, 2013 - "For Jim..."

Today I'm in a complete state of shock after being told that my friend Jim Clark passed away.

Few people I know were as funny and sarcastically wonderful as Jim.

Few people I know loved movies as much as Jim... hence today's image... a shot of some of my favorites as a tribute to a wonderful man.

Jim... Rest in Peace knowing that you will be greatly missed by all of us who love you! You will NEVER be forgotten!

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

365 Project - Day 124 - "Hot Rod"


May 04, 2013 - "Hot Rod"

Tonight is the first "Cruise Night" of the year at the Sycamore Drive-In Restaurant in Bethel, CT.

Time for beautiful cars... great burgers... and amazing root beer!

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, May 3, 2013

365 Project - Day 123 - "Glass Abstract"


May 03, 2013 - "Glass Abstract"

Another "quick shot" sort of night.

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

365 Project - Day 122 - "Quick Flower"


May 02, 2013 - "Quick Flower"

I'm not much in the mood for shooting today... so it's just a "very quick shot of a flower I came across in the floral department of the supermarket this evening" sort of a night.

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

365 Project - Day 121 - "Brooklyn Promenade"


May 01, 2013 - "Brooklyn Promenade"

Tonight I'm out with my SVA photography class shooting at the Brooklyn Promenade. It's my first time being here... and the views are just amazing.

Here's just one of the almost 200 images I shot.

(lifeisgood!)

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