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It has been so long since I have taken these photos it is hard to remember exactly what was behind them all now. All three were taken with my phone and edited. It looks like all three were edited in Instagram, but 260 was taken with another cool app I had until my phone got erased and now I can’t find it again. The first two aren’t very good, but I am happy with the third one. 259 is with my cat Odin, he’s an old man now, 12 years. Still in good health and being a pain in the ass, so all is well. I love that cat quote, so true! 260 I must have been sick, since that was the quote I chose.

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“Mindfulness of the body is awareness of… the taste and smell of this moment.” ~Steve Hagen

 

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“If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.” ~Nan Porter

 

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“I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.” ~Samuel Butler

Two hundred and two

I really love how this came out. It had to start out as a crappy pic from the point and shoot Nikon. Then I made it awesome! I started with the idea of mirroring but it turned into something totally different. I think I used the solarize filter in Photoshop, along with other adjustments to the contrast. I placed the same image into a new canvas four times and rotated them each to create the pinwheel effect. Then I added the different black lines, varying the thickness. Then I added a cool quote from one of my favorite bands, Madder Mortem, and there you have  it. Goes to show that if you have the time you can change a cruddy pic into something sweet.

 

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“Blood that is purer than the poison in your veins;
Love that runs truer than the hatred and the pain;
That’s the blood that runs in me” ~Agnete M Kirkevaag

Both of these shots where taken in an attempt to get a good shot of my eyes using my extra flash with the reflector. Both shots were good enough to keep. I liked the close-up one and left it as is. The full face shot, I thought, could use a little something. I took an old photo of a swamp that I had on my computer and played around with layers and filters in Photoshop. I like how it came out. It’s not my best work, but it’s good. I like taking quotes from my favorite songs. I had been listening to Beirut a lot, so I wanted a quote from one of those songs. The other quote is one of my favs from a NIN song.

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“Those were our times” ~Zach Condon, Beirut

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“She reads the minds of all the people as they pass her by hoping someone can see” ~Trent Reznor, NIN

I was playing with my son and for some reason had the camera in my hand. I think he was trying to take something from me and I was not wanting to give it up. I was pretending to be a vicious animal; growling and snarling at him. I think that may be his finger in the foreground. It was all in good fun. I didn’t bite him or anything. 😉 I was snapping shots at the same time; yup I can multitask. I love this shot. Not because it has great quality, but because to me it is so funny. It is amazing how many different faces we can make. I love this quote with it too, makes it even funnier.

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“Nope, not a single thing wrong here.”~ Stephen King; Cujo

I think that I was inspired by some photos on DeviantART when it came to this shot. I have and do spend time looking through photos and art on that site. There is a lot of crap, but there is also a ton of awesomeness. There are so many talented artists out there. It is a great site to find like minded artists and see some great work. This shot was with my Nikon, using an added flash and reflector. I used the bare bathroom wall as a backdrop. Simple, no real editing other than contrast. I like this image. I like the softness of the out of focus and the slight area that is in focus. I like the contrast of the light skin with the light wall and the black strap.

171 “How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.” ~Claude Debussy

Ninety-five

My Grandma had sent me this hand mirror, because she saw it and thought of me. I had it for a few days and thought it would be cool to get a reflection shot. I took many photos, most were bad. It was much harder than I thought it would be to get a decent shot. This was my favorite out of what I did take. The composition is nice, you can see that it’s mirror, I like that my eye is missing and that you can see both my hands, one reflected and one not. It’s not the best technical photo, but it is interesting.

“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.” ~Jean Cocteau

Sixty-nine

It was very foggy outside this day, all day long. I had stepped out back to take some photos while I was supposed to be making dinner, cause I can multi-task like that and I’m sneaky. I was getting ready to come in and my daughter was in her play pen inside the kitchen. I was making faces at her through the door’s window, so I took some shots of that too. She was laughing and that makes me happy.

“Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

I had done really well with this project until my husband had his complications with his surgery and then it went to H E double hockey sticks. So I cheat a little here and there to try to catch up, even though at this point it’s hopeless. I’ve decided to keep trucking though until I get to 365 photos, regardless of them not being taken one once a day.  These three were taken one a single night with my external flash attached to the camera. It’s an old school flash I bought for about $35 when I still used film. I have a cheap bounce that attaches to the top and boy does it help take great pics! When I’m not too lazy I get it out and it makes a world of difference. I like all three of these shots. The detail, color, sepia, compositions, the fact that my eye has so much green in it in the second shot, when my whole life I always thought they were boring old brown. It was a good night for photography!

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” ~Henry David Thoreau

 “I am a part of all that I have met.”  ~Alfred Lord Tennyson

Fifty-eight

A few months before this image I had taken an almost identical one with my cell phone. Once again I love reflections. This is obviously a mirror, my bathroom mirror to be exact. Squished my face up against it and squeezed the camera in there for a shot. Change to black and white and add a blue tint, viola! Easy, peasey, lemon breezy.

” From mirror after mirror, No vanity’s displayed: I’m looking for the face I had. Before the world was made.” ~W.B. Yeats

Fifty-five

When we were at the Silo Christmas Tree Farm getting our tree, we also checked out their gift shop containing locally made goodies. My in-laws bought this hat and scarf for my son. I thought it would be fun to do a little fashion shoot with them. Fashion photography is not my thing, really fashion is not my thing. I’m a jeans and t-shirt kinda gal. Sometimes it’s nice to step out of your element and try something new. I like the way this turned out. Using my external flash always yields nice shots.

 “When the bold branches Bid farewell to rainbow leaves – Welcome wool sweaters.” ~B. Cybrill