Saturday, January 20, 2007

Day 6 - TooTall

Welcome to our eyesore - the Anadarko building. This is the tallest building between Houston and Dallas. This is what happens when a real estate company takes over a master planned community which previously had no signs or buildings taller than the pine trees where it is located.

For someone who grew up with her closest neighbor being 1/2 mile away it is mind blowing. I keep trying to figure out where all the people are coming from and why here.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Day 5 - Playing Around

I am grateful to be feeling better today. I decided to play around with the white balance on the camera and see how the clementines looked. I am progressing with my back recovery because this is the first time I've used my tripod since September - YEA! - Now if I can ever get a horizon straight. . .

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Day 4 - Joining the Crowd

Officially joined all the others with flu like symptoms today. Hope that everyone gets well soon!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Day 3 - Quick, Quick There's Ice

There was hope in the forecast last night for the ice to make it to our house. So with help from Anna, I tried to come up with a still life that would look neat frozen - unfortunately didn't have any lemons or limes so the clementines had to suffer.

I was SO excited this morning to see the ice (this is the first freeze in 10 years in Houston) that I went out while it was still raining to take pictures - walked around the neighborhood a little even took the precaution of putting a plastic bag over the camera. What I didn't do was pay ANY attention to were my camera settings - OOOooops! Thank heaven for shooting RAW. I was disappointed with my goof I went out at noon and took some properly exposed shots.

Someday I might learn my lesson to take my camera with me because I did end up driving out of the neighborhood to physical therapy and the trees -almost- looked like Cleveland, Ohio and by the time I made it back from my appointment all the ice had disappeared :-(

I am happy to had winter for a day.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Day 2 - Disappointment

I think that I am the only person in Texas who was really looking forward to getting some ice - alas I'm 30 miles too south. I really do miss the winter season but at least it did get cold enough to wear a sweater.

So outside in my sweater trying for pictures of rocks and foliage. I can tell I'm still unstable holding my camera but at least it doesn't feel like it weighs 20 lbs anymore.

Monday, January 15, 2007

30 Day Challenge - Day 1

Ok it's NOT Christmas but this is my husband according to my mother who was born on Christmas day and while not working, eating or sleeping is usually found on the golf course.

It's been SO long since I've taken a picture I'm going to have to get the manual out tomorrow. Hopefully better pictures to come.