Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Project 365 ~ March 2010

Days 274 to 304 of my project 365. March was somewhat uninspiring because spring has not yet arrived in the north. The snow is old and dirty, and nothing is green - just gray and slushy and muddy. Yuck. So I ended up taking lots of closeup/macro shots, and catching the birds that have returned.

Project 365 ~ Day 304

Out of Shadow into Light.

Quick shot of a sparrow in the tree outside my house. I used my zoom lens at 300m, and then cropped. In the original photo all was in deep shadow except for the bird himself - hence the title.

Photo taken March 31, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 303

Double Bubble.

Another colleague has a bubble gum dispenser in her office. I loved the colours of the gumballs.

Photo taken March 30, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 302


Closeup of beadwork decorating a colleague's office window.

Photo taken March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 301

Almost Full.

Another clear night, making two in a row! The moon was extremely bright, making it difficult to get detail. I'm pleased with this result.

Photo taken March 28, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 300

March Moon.

Between clouds, snow, and a uncooperative lunar cycle, I've been unable to spot the moon for weeks. Tonight it finally showed itself at dusk, although it was cloaked in a soft haze that made it almost impossible to get a really sharp shot. The was the best of the bunch.

Photo taken March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 299

Crazy Cat.

Closeup of Auto processed with the Psychedelic setting (modified) in Topaz Adjust. Crazy! I love how his eyes pop.

Photo taken March 26, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 298

Young Raven.

This young raven was "playing" with a second one (seen at top of picture.) They were passing a piece of bark back and forth, putting it into the other's open beak. I was told that the game teaches them how to fee their young...

Photo taken March 25, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 297

Coming Closer.

Sparrow on the front porch railing right outside the door.

Photo taken March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 296

Looking for the Sun...

But all I see are snow clouds...

Photo taken March 23, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 295


When I said spring was on the way, apparently I spoke too soon, and the birds are freezing! A few days ago it was 12C, now we have 8 inches of snow on the ground and a continuing snowfall warning... Ahh - spring in the north!...

Photo taken March 22, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 294


I caught Auto watching me from behind a table. What do cats think about?

Photo taken March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 293

Baby Chickadee.

I'm so happy that the birds are back. It a sure sign that spring is on the way!

Photo taken March 20, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 292


Still no green outside, but here is a bit found inside. Taken with Canon 100L Macro.

Photo taken March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 291

Office Still Life.

This is what greeted me when I arrived at my office this morning. I supervise a bunch of counsellors, and our offices are filled with dolls, toys, and stuffies. The Janitor enjoys creating scenes with the toys (it's very sweet and always G rated) and I especially enjoyed this one.

Photo taken March 18, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 290

Variety is the Spice of Life.

Just a part of the DVD collection...

Photo taken March 17, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 289

Forget Edward!

This photo just screamed for a caption. I used LOLCat maker from Big Huge Labs Flickr Toysto create the final pic.

Photo taken March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 288

Portrait of Ewan.

Taken with Canon 100L 2.8 Macro.

Photo taken March 15, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 287

"I Have Many Skills."

Even Xena's action figure has blue eyes that can look right through you...

Photo taken March 14, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 286


Macro shot of my dining room chandelier.

Photo taken March 13, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 285


I have another pic of this scene taken a couple of months ago, when the snow was above the low branch. It's finally going away - slowly...

Photo taken March 12, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 284


I liked the look of this mug as seen through the macro lens.

Photo taken March 11, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 283

Big Head...

and green eyes... Ares is a huge cat, weighing upwards of 22 lbs.

Photo taken March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 282

Hung Over.

The Peace River has carved an overhang out of the receding ice, showing show thick it once was - and how delicate it is now...

Photo taken March 9, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 281


The snow really started piling up just after Halloween around here, and has finally begun to melt. I noticed this jackolantern peeking out of the melting snow just yesterday. It's very well preserved, considering it's been buried for 5 months!

Photo taken March 8, 2010

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 280

Indecisive Weather.

After a week of sun and much warmer than normal temps, the snow is heading back our way...

Photo taken March 7, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 279

Medium and Extra Large.

The cats enjoy their dinner. That's Auto on the left, and Ares on the right.

Photo taken March 6, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 278

Life Lessons.

Photo taken March 5, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 277

Morning Dragon.

Espresso cup with 3D dragon - 3 inches high.

Photo taken March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 276

Moon in the Windmills.

The setting moon was a spectacular sight this morning, framed behind the windmills outside town.

Photo taken March 3, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 275

Take a Walk on the Wild Side.

I looked out my office window this afternoon and was startled to see this mother and calf across the alley in someone's yard! In the middle of town... They were helping themselves to the new buds on the trees. Our warm weather has the trees budding about 6 weeks early.

After a bit of exploring and a snack, mom and calf strolled on down the alley and out of sight. I was told by my coworkers that they have been sighted in town several times this past week. I hope they stay safe...

Photo taken March 2, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 274

My Yellow Duck.

Cricket enjoys one of her many toys. (When You're the baby you have lots of stuff!)

Photo taken March 1, 2010

Project 365 ~ February 2010

Days 246 to 273 of my first Project 365.