Day 125 - Probably not what you think
A quick shot this evening. I find myself getting home a tad late. I would have been home much earlier for baseball practice, but had to call it due to weather. Then I got on a roll at work and forgot the time. This is an abstract via my Macro lens. It's not what you are thinking, yeah, you were thinking that, I know you were.
Day 124 - Homework
My oldest doing her homework (at least I think she's doing her homework). We are down one child for the next few days as our "middle one" is off with her group from school on a camping trip up North (a 5th grade Rite of Passage for our school system). There is a hint of purple highlights and shadows, this is my oldest's favorite color (its our school's color too). That is her MacBook, though 7th & 8th graders get MacBooks here in Maine, she opted to buy her own, funded through a very thriving Babysitting business (It's good to live in our neighborhood).
Day 123 - Loud Pipes
I was able to install my Stebel horn on my bike this afternoon. It will definitely make a lot more sound than the puny little stock horn that is standard on the bike. Before I could install the horn, I had to wait for a switched fuse panel & wiring harness to arrive. Those items arrived earlier this week. I have a few more goodies for the bike, but have to wait for a mounting shelf to arrive (correctly this time) before I can put those things on.
Day 122 - Eerie
It is kind of ironic that my oldest is clamoring for me to hurry up so we can go watch another episode of "The X-Files" (In fact, she just put the DVD in, I can hear it in the family room from here). This was not the effect I was shooting for. I was going for an abstract of my eyes, this was kind of a "what will this look like with the sliders all F#$@d up in Lightroom". It was opening day today for Little League, even though I put on sunscreen, I still got burned, however, part of that can be attributed to riding the motorcycle for a couple of hours after the game (my new face shield has been burning my face, not good). I am wiped, but can't miss a chance to get my daughter interested in The X-Files. My other daughter is over a friend's house, sleeping in a tree house tonight.
Day 121 - Berry
I got home later than I'd wanted and still hadn't taken today's PaD. While loading the dishwasher, I uncovered some strawberries. I set up my 'studio' and went to town. I normally shoot with the monochrome picturestyle so that I can check luminescence during the shoot. I decided to keep with the Black & White theme after importing into Lighroom (they revert back to color after the previews are rendered).
Day 120 - Hit the deck
I had to run out to a baseball field tonight to get our team shirts. I packed up my camera gear to find something interesting along the way. The field I was at is behind an elementary school that sits up on a hill, down the hill is a pond with another baseball field and some real nice public area with this grandstand by the pond. I've never seen this grandstand used for the traditional purpose of concerts, but that didn't concern me today. I put the Tokina on and got up real close (like almost on the floor close). It looks larger than it actually is, you can't actually land an aircraft on this.
Day 119 - In an album
This is one of those photos that you might find lost in an album from years back. I was looking for an opportunity to try this Lightroom preset called "Tripleprint" which is supposed to mimic the old over processed photo lab treatment. I could see this in one of my old albums, some photo I took as a teenager with my Olympus OM-10, had developed through the mail and stuck in some album (possibly it was an assignment in Photography class). I realize that it was taken a few minutes ago on my front lawn with a Digital SLR & then processed through Lightroom to look this way, but still. . .
Day 118 - Boy in dah hood
We just got back from our pack meeting on the third floor of our Town Hall in this 92 degree heat. Actually it wasn't nearly as hot up there as I thought it would be, we had a nice breeze kick in. In a rush for today's PaD, I kept eying the sky on the way back, it was a tad bit too late for this shot, but it still kind of works. I asked him to look 'cool' for this. This is in between his "Daddy, can't I go to the bathroom?" rant, which I wasn't aware of until after I'd pulled out my camera gear.
Day 117 - Baseball
Here's where my evening went. Not from trying to capture the best angle on these hats, but on a Coach's meeting, writing up our schedule, and other various tasks related to coaching that I seem to forget about. I'd hoped to catch some kind of sunset theme, but our meeting started pretty late and ran past sunset. I can't believe it is 10PM already, not sure where this day went!
Day 116 - Awakening
One of the homes at the entrance to our neighborhood had these apple blossoms pop out this weekend. They are not in full bloom yet, just starting to show. I took a short break right after putting the baked potatoes on the grill to snap a shot or two (or thirty as the case may be) of these. I was all grungy from a day of working around the house & standing out on a baseball field with my team. The grunginess didn't seem to affect my camera skills. This was a partial mistake, I was going for a silhouette, but decided against it when I saw the preview in the camera. It wasn't until I finally started looking at these in Lightroom (after finishing the BBQ & taking a shower to remove said grunginess) that I realized this was the keeper.
Today also marks the day that my hitcount broke 300,000! Yea!
Day 115 - Restin by the songo river queen
Took advantage of this premature hot day and headed out for a motorcycle ride this afternoon. The Songo River Queen (II) is still wrapped up in the black tarp behind us. We are sitting on the boardwalk in Naples, Maine, approximately 70 miles into our trip. My wife's not a huge biker chick, so I have to entice her to go. For day trips its a nice dinner (we ate at the Muddy Rudder in Yarmouth, Maine). For overnight trips, I have to book us at B&B's. We are Sans Gear here, though I am still wearing my riding pants (I don't normally wear suspenders). There were not a whole lot of bikers out today who practice "ATGATT" (All The Gear All The Time). We wound up doing 160 miles today, which isn't a whole lot of riding, but pretty nice for an April day. I am trying to work her up to some nice long riding days in hopes of touring Nova Scotia this year.
Day 114 - My bookworms
My wife is always reading something. My eight-year-old son is fast becoming a bookworm, like the rest of his family. At some point, we are going to have to get a bigger house to fit all our books. This is a nice cool evening before the heat wave. I've talked my wife into a nice late afternoon/evening motorcycle ride/dinner tomorrow night so we will beat some of the heat. Two days of 80 degree weather though will be nice, considering it was in the twenties earlier this week (at least at night/early morning).