August 27, 2009

Getting close to 10,000?

Quoting photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. After looking back at my photos from a few years ago, and even just from last year, I am happy to see how far they have come. They are not great by any means, but I feel like I can look at them objectively and understand what I like or dislike about each shot - pretty neat.

225/365: Duncan
Like: Composition/contrast
Dislike: Beige fan blade above Duncan's head.

230/365: Monkey Grass
Like: Contrast/subject
Dislike: Background focus is a little off.

236/365: Candles
Like: Composition/viewpoint
Dislike: Too yellow, though I'm sure I could fix that if I actually did some post-processing.

238/365: Pepper
Like: Balance/color palette
Dislike: Pepper refused to look at the camera during entire photo shoot - oh, well!

August 15, 2009

Summer Wrap-Up

Summer's over and it was a nice relaxing break from work - definitely one of my favorite perks of working in education (plus I know Duncan likes it too).

Highlights included...
  • Our little Texas beach vacation
  • Our 3rd annual 4th of July party, complete with fireworks
  • Meeting friends and family for long lunches and movies
  • Hosting cookouts at our house
  • Seeing old friends at Angie's baby shower
  • Using my new gym membership regularly-Zumba is fun!
  • Watching 100+ hours of Law & Order reruns
  • And cooking lots of new recipes

Yay for Summer!

August 4, 2009

7 for 12

7 months finished with Project 365 - woo hoo!

A few photos from July...