Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 257: Theater/Heather

This is the marquee from a theater in SE Portland that was purchased a few years ago by the Flying Pie Pizza Company and renovated. It's a cute little theater. I saw a movie here tonight for the first time with one of my Meetup groups. We were divided between those that saw "The Social Network" and those of us who saw "127 Hours."

f11, Exp. 1/500, 27 mm

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 256: Out and About/Heather

We had a pretty nasty storm blow through here today so when it was over, I decided to go look for damage. I was opening the folder of pictures to view them when the storm hit and the power flickered. When I got home from taking pictures I was quite dismayed to see that the memory card was apparently corrupted when the power flickered. This is the only good picture I got; the rest are unrecognizable or have heavy lines going through them. Luckily, it seems I only lost a few of the 700+ pictures that were already on the card!

This was taken at the business park about a mile from my house.

f7.1, Exp. 1/200, 38mm

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 252: Starts with "W"/Heather

This is the most my weights have been used for in ages. Now that my back room is cleaned out again and I can get to them, I should probably start using them for their intended purpose.

f5, Exp. 1/60, 70 mm

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 250: Goodwill/Heather

I spent today cleaning out/reclaiming my back bedroom which had become a storage unit as opposed to my exercise room. In the process, I came across several things I decided to donate to Goodwill.

f3.8, Exp. 1/80, 22 mm

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day 249: Shallow Depth of Field/Heather

Shallow Depth of Field: bring the main subject into focus with the background blurred. This is best achieved using the aperture setting. This is a shot of my Japanese Maple.

f4.5, Exp. 1/320, 70mm

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day 248: Growth/Heather

I should probably clean out the pantry more often. At least they weren't all mushy and watery yet!

f5, Exp. 1/60, 70 mm

Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 247: Minute/Heather

Tonight, I went to my friend's version of the TV show "Minute to Win It." I managed to get a shot of him holding the "stop watch" (aka my cell phone) during one of the challenges. Judging from the pictures around it, it was the challenge of separating Skittles by color and putting them in cups.

f5, Exp. 1/60, 70 mm

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 245: In the Fridge/Heather

I seem to have a lot more beverages than food in my fridge at any given time. My newest obsession in the olive bar at Fred Meyer so I tend to have those to go with my drinks.

f5, Exp. 1/60, 44mm

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 244: In the Gutter/Heather

I was surprised to actually get a couple of shots for this theme that I thought were really cool. It just goes to show that my friend was right when he said anything can make an interesting photo if shot right.

f5, Exp. 1/60, 70mm

Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 243: Under the Weather/Heather

I woke up this morning with the head cold that's going around. Here's my cold remedies:

f5, Exp. 1/60, 35mm

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 242: Awards/Heather

The Academy Awards are on tonight. Here is one of the first awards I ever won. It was for a bowling league I was in when I was 12. Everyone got one at the end of the season but I was still pretty excited to have a trophy of my own.

f5, Exp. 1/60, 70mm

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 241: Speakers/Heather

One of the speakers from my surround sound. I'm going to have to draw a diagram and take a lot of pictures if I ever move to put it all back together!

f5, Exp. 1/60, 38mm

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 240: Scarves/Heather

This ended up being a fun picture to take. The grey scarf was my dad's, made for him years ago by my mother. The blue one belongs to a friend of mine who left it here one evening.

f5, Exp. 1/60, 70mm

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 239: Siblings/Heather

Today is my brother's birthday so I wanted to take a picture of something that reminded me of him. But we were hit with snow and since I'm a wuss when it comes to driving in it, I had to come up with a Plan B. So here's my boys. Raised together since they were puppies, if I tell Charlie to go get his brother, he'll go over and bark at Sammy. If he feels like listening, that is, which is rare.

f5, Exp. 1/60, 38mm

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 238: Staplers/Heather

It turns out staplers are not that exciting of a subject. I thought this was a cool shot though. I know it will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that my stapler is purple!

f5, Exp. 1/60, 70mm

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 237: Vertical/Heather

I was really at a loss on this one until I realized the object didn't necessarily have to be vertical by nature, the orientation of the picture being vertical would suffice. In this case, I did find a vertical object, however.

f5, Exp. 1/60, 34mm

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 236: Signs of Spring/Heather

I took a bunch of nice shots of some little crocus-looking flowers that have bloomed, but ultimately decided on this. I'm pretty sure it's a daffodil but could also be a tulip. I chose this because I felt it was more of a sign of Spring being on the way than the flowers that are already bloomed.

f10, Exp. 1/125, 70mm

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 235: Starts with "U"/Heather

I took the dogs for a walk along the river today and as I was driving home, I was thinking I would just have to settle for a picture of an umbrella for today. As I was exiting the highway, I saw a sign for the U.S. Forest Service office. I see that sign all the time-it's about two miles from my house-and I've never really paid attention to it before. So I decided to check it out. I'm quite pleased with this shot of the U.S. Forest Service logo I was able to take.

f10, Exp. 1/400, 24mm

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 234: Cooking/Heather

A friend of mine is running a half marathon in April to raise money for leukemia and lymphoma research. So another friend hosted a dinner here to help her raise money. He's from India and made a 4-course meal from scratch (and made a disaster out of my kitchen!). Here's a shot of one of two curry dishes. This is the lentil curry.

f5, Exp. 1/60, 38mm

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 233: Picture Frames/Heather

You would think with all the pictures I've been taking, I'd have something to put in these. I've got a couple of ideas for them and actually have two of the dog frame. One for each dog-I definitely have a lot to choose from when it comes to pictures of the two of them!

f5, Exp. 1/60, 18mm

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 232: Chocolate/Heather

Forrest Gump was right. Life really is like a box of chocolates. You never do know what you are going to get. In this case, it was yummy deliciousness.

f3.5, Exp. 1/40, 18mm

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 231: Measurement/Heather

As usual, the artistic value of this shot in reality is much different than how I was imagining this would turn out!

f5, Exp. 1/60, 18mm