Month: October 2015
A Thoughtful and Creative Retirement Gift
Thanks, Sylvia. These are so creative. Perfect for the photographer’s home. A nice focus as you enter the living room. Thank you for the unexpected present!
I will put them at either end of the couch but they look great front and center for the pic! Terrific update for the room, too. Now you have to come over for tea.
Treat: Weekly Photo Challenge
Sweet. A fun challenge to respond to this week. Treat.
Jen H says “Treats and indulgences can take many forms. Share yours with us!”
Here’s a gallery from our recent trip.
Frozen Wind/Icy Wind on the left (and a recipe for icy wind cake I found for it online)
Vincek Ledeni vjetar (left)and on the right Vincek Boem šnita
from Vincek Bakery in Zagreb Croatia
Matthew saw the cake we ordered and said, “Ahhh famous frozen wind cake” Icy wind came up as the recipe but we liked the sound of his calling it Frozen Wind. It was delicious.
Two Windows in Salzburg- same store
Tea and Apple Strudel on the Sound of Music bus tour. Notice there are two in a paper for “takeaway”
You saw the Salzburg Nockerl on a recent post
Perhaps chocolates are your treat -another window in Salzburg
or perhaps you prefer something salty
Pittsburgh Autumn in a Bright Light
Yesterday I photographed a few scenes in the drizzly rain. I posted Pittsburgh Autumn in a Dull Light.
Today it was bright and so I returned to the same spots. You can’t see how windy it was.
Thinking about how light affects the mood, color and feel of a photograph.
Today’s shot of the Homestead Smokestacks
Yesterday in the dull light. The overcast day seems to make the colors more vibrant.
and Three Red Trees
and look what happened on my way home? CLOUDS! Lots of clouds arrived in about fifteen minutes time.
Pittsburgh Autumn in a Dull Light
I was down in Homestead at the Waterfront, having been up the hill in West Mifflin.
Shopped for flannel sheets. Readying for the cold weather.
And though the day was rainy, I thought I’d shoot to include the changing leaves, give a sense of time and place.
at the Red Light I saw this tree.
And just for fun, closer to home, the dog in the passenger seat signaling a right turn?
Soparnik in Zagreb
Women making Soparnik
“famous speciality of the dalmatian region Poljica between Split and Omiš. The original season for the dish was the colder time of the year when older, sweeter chard was available.
Basically, it is a very simple dish made from common ingredients from the region: Chard with onions and parsley between two layers of simplest dough”Click here for recipe
Women coming to market
Coffee is Served
Driveway Still Life
Photographing Four Kids in One Frame
These are four of my own grandchildren. Should be easy, right?
Try to remain patient, I tell myself.
Don’t worry if it is not the day for a photograph.
Even if the weather is perfect and the colorful fall leaves are still on the trees.
Get kids involved in an activity to take their mind off the lens.
Two different days.
The idea is to get a nice photograph to send in a Christmas card, show how they’ve grown.
Hats make shadows on faces and features obliterated. Oops!
Solids are least distracting.
and yesterday’s attempt
You can always resort to running and jumping as I have in the past, when all else fails.
Let them make a funny face, then a serious one.
Remember it’s a bit easier WITHOUT the dogs
Impromptu, candids can come out the best
Careful: Weekly Photo Challenge
This week, show us something careful — a photo taken with care, a person being careful, or a task or detail requiring care. Michelle W.
Here is my gallery of careful.
Careful not to drop her, Mom.
Putting on her seatbelt.
Careful not to touch the soft spot
Maura in the deer stand at the farm
St. George Island FL
Holding him so he doesn’t roll off the ottoman.
Mike the balloon guy taking care to tie the balloon.
So very careful, Michael. Nice!