Monday, November 30, 2009

Project 365 ~ November 2009 Mosiac

November Mosiac.

Days 154 through 183 of my Project 365.

Project 365 ~ Day 183

Let the Holidays Begin!

We're a multi holiday family. Chanukah is early this year, beginning at sundown on December 11. Then Solstice is on the 21st, and the season winds up with Christmas on the 25th. Good thing we like to celebrate!

Photo taken November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 182


I love the colours in this piece.

Photo taken November 29, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 181

Holiday Heart.

This tiny bear is my very favorite tree ornament. He offers his heart to one and all.

Photo taken November 28, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 180

Afternoon Moon.

As you can tell from the background, the sun hadn't yet set when I took this photo of the moon as it is waxing gibbous.

Photo taken November 27, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 179

Blue Escape.

What I felt like doing after the morning I had at work!...

Photo taken November 26, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 178


He looks very mischievous, doesn't he? LOL

Photo taken November 25, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 177

Office Colour.

Once the winter sets in and the environment turns gray and white, it becomes so nice to have flowers in the office.

Photo taken November 24, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 176

Winter Perch.

Photo taken November 23, 2009

Project365 ~ Day 175


More playing with exposure. This was taken using the same settings as yesterday, out the front window. Again, handheld.

Photo taken November 22, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 174

Cold Night

I was working on a project all day and suddenly realized at about 10:30pm that I had not taken a picture yet! That's the first time that happened. I took this out the window, using manual settings and with a shutter speed of a quarter of a second. It's hand held, so I was pretty happy with it...

Photo taken November 21, 2009

Project365 ~ Day 173

Purple Mountain's Majesty

Amethyst crystal makes a lovely miniature...

Photo taken November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 172

...Until Spring...

I think the snow is here to stay. Today was sunny and bright, but there is over 8 inches of the white stuff, and the drifts are already 3 feet in some places. ::sigh:: Gonna be a long winter...

Photo taken November 19, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 171


pen·sive (pen siv)
1. Deeply, often wistfully or dreamily thoughtful.
2. Suggestive or expressive of melancholy thoughtfulness.

[Middle English pensif, from Old French, from penser, to think, from Latin pnsre, frequentative of pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

Photo taken November 18, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 170

Make a Joyful Noise.

I've had this little bunny for 35 years. He was given to me when I was in high school, when singing took all my time and energy. My voice has weakened with age, but my memories still ring sweet...

Photo taken November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 169


Playing with lighting.

Photo taken November 16, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 168

Auto Portrait.

All those birds in our tree that I keep photographing? They have hypnotized Auto.

Photo taken November 15, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 167

At Home.

Still have the flu and didn't get out, and barely got a shot at all. Dori and Ares on the couch.

Photo taken November 14, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 166

Photo taken November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 165

First Startrails.

This is my first real attempt at capturing startrails. The flu kept me awake last night so I set up the tripod and my wide angle lens. This is from 75 shots - 20 second exposures with 2 dark shots taken over half an hour. Set the camera at continuous shooting, set the shutter speed and lock the remote. This took about 26 minutes. I then stacked the images using the program from ( a wonderful free program.)

Next time I'll set up where I can have Polaris centre frame - then the trails will form circles in the night sky. Because I felt so bad, this was just from the back deck.

Photo taken November 12, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 164

Remembrance Day.

In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae - 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Photo taken November 11, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 163

The Beginning of the End...

Charlie Lake is beginning to ice over. By this time next month the snowmobiles will be screaming across what is now open water, dodging ice shacks and shallow ice.

Photo taken November 10, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 162

Shades of Blue.

As winter sets in it's getting harder and harder to find lots of colour in the landscape. This afternoon the sky and foothills around Moberly Lake brought a bit of respite from the gray.

Photo taken November 9, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 161

Eye See you...

Playing with the new 100L Macro again...

Photo taken November 8, 2009

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 160

Midnight Moon.

I took this one at about a quarter to one in the morning, and I'm really pleased with how sharp it is right out of the camera. Everything came together.

Photo taken November 7, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 159

Ready for Winter.

After 20 years of living and driving in northern BC, I finally broke down and bought winter tires today. Maybe it's that I'm older and less inclined to take risks; maybe it's that the car I now have tends to slide more than others before it... In any case, driving on the ice this evening felt pretty dang good.

Photo taken November 6, 2009

Friday, November 06, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 158

All Puffed Up.

Cool, damp weather caused the songbirds to puff up, seeming to double in size in order to keep warm.

Photo taken November 5, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 157


I broke down and got myself an early Christmas present - the new Canon 100L macro. It came in this evening, and I couldn't wait to try it out. This was just fooling around! Isn't that bokeh creamy?... This little guy is about 2 inches tall.

Photo taken november 4, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 156

November 3 Moon.

The moon is still 98% full, with enough of a shadow to let us see the craters along the edge. Truly beautiful tonight.

Photo taken November 3, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 155

Winter Reading.

As the weather turns and the cold moves in, I'm getting ready for some winter reading. This winter, along with several new books, we're rereading the Harry Potter series.

Photo taken November 2, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 154

What's Inside...

Macro of a geode. I've had this one for years - found it whole in the woods of Georgia many years ago, and had it split.

Photo taken November 1, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Project 365 ~ October 2009

Days 123 through 153 of my first Project 365.

Weather changes, Thanksgiving, and the build up to Halloween.

Project 365 ~ Day 153

Trick or Treat!

Ready for little ghosts and goblins. However, the 6 inches of snow that fell yesterday and then turned to sluch today will likely impact how much traffic we get. Luckily we like tootsie roll!

Photo taken October 31, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 152

Peek a Boo!!

Detail from Boyds Halloween House. The pumpkins are about an inch tall. I live the kitty peeking out...

Photo taken October 30, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 151

Pumpkins Transformed.

We had a pumpkin carving activity at work! Teams of 2 or 3 carved a pumpkin, and we decorated the office with them. I worked on the castle. Don't they look great?

Photo taken October 29, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 150

The office is ready...

the window is decorated, and the pumpkins will be carved tomorrow...

Photo taken October 28, 2009