Since I have a PhotoBlog now, I'm going to participate in my first Theme Thursday today! This is my boy Dolce enjoying a bath. When he takes a bath he goes nuts. He can spray water over an entire room. He's quite enthusiastic!
Since I have a PhotoBlog now, I'm going to participate in my first Theme Thursday today! This is my boy Dolce enjoying a bath. When he takes a bath he goes nuts. He can spray water over an entire room. He's quite enthusiastic!
My first submission to Photojunkie's 100K Photocontest.
And the second submission to Photojunkies 100K Photocontest.
I really enjoyed this week's Theme Thursday topic. I work at a TV station and am surrounded by technology every day. I bounce between three to four different computers, plus a video switcher all day. This particular picture was taken back in the equipment room. This is just one of three racks of equipment in the room. There's also a server room, a phone line/circuit breaker room, the weather equipment area, plus the controls for three satellite dishes, not to mention the control room itself which has LOTS more equipment. There are more pictures of work in my Photo Album and I'll probably be posting a few more of my theme pictures here in the next couple hours.
Well, that was a lot of verbage for a PHOTOblog!
This is just a small part of the phone system coming into our building. The number of wires just amazes me.
So, I'm doing my Theme Thursday on a Friday. Ah well. This weeks theme is "Silly" so without further ado here is my silly frog blanket thing.
It was a present from IWTB. It's a medium sized blanket in the shape of a frog's body, with a giant stuffed frog head attached! I have a huge collection of frogs and he is by far the largest. You can see one of my other frogs on the right (it's little and quite round). Maybe someday I'll post pictures of more of my froggys.
So I'm a little late with my Theme Thursday. Well, not that late, it's only one day after Thursday after all. Anyway... here is my porch in shadows.
This week's Theme Thursday is Babies. I've got two pictures for it. The first one is me and my feathered baby Dolce. Whenever I talk about him, I refer to him as "my baby" so he's quite applicable to this week's theme.
I didn't take this next picture, IWTB did. This is her neice Hannah. She was born June 19th at 1 lb. 12 ozs. She's up above 9 lbs. now but is still stuck at the hospital. IWTB and Hannah's mom Nikki went to visit on Halloween (very cute chilli pepper outfit pics to come) and they took my camera. So... Hannah is now part of my Theme Thursday!
This week's Theme Thursday is collections. This was a very easy one for me, at least the idea was easy. The execution of said idea took me the past 2 hours!
I have a huge frog collection. (none of them are alive though) I photographed a handful of them, cut them out, and put them all together in one picture. There's the piano playing frog, the crystal frog, the frog pin, a few stuffed frogs, a frog container... I also have frog keychains, and wooden frogs, and frogs with suction cup feet, there's a frog blanket too. Not to mention the frog t-shirts and frog tote bag! The bowl with the frog in the middle I made back in high school in a pottery class.
If you haven't run screaming from the crazy frog lady yet, here's the picture!
Now that I've got my photoblog up and running again, I'm going to start participating in this again. Here we go!
My little cousin Luke always makes people laugh.
These guys laughed all night. This is actually from New Years Eve.
And of course these pictures of my brother always make me laugh. He's such a goofball!
This week's theme is:
Something to Look Forward to
I'm looking forward to finishing this...
and here's a close up of it...
I have one row of blocks left to add to this and then I can do the border and then figure out how to do the backing and stuffing. I've been working on it on and off for a very long time and now I can feel myself so close to being done and I'm all excited about it.
If anyone is interested it's all hand-pieced. Each block is a different blue fabric. It's a pattern called "Snowballs"
OK, I took pictures for last week's theme but I forgot to upload them! Silly me. And I'm having a really hard time coming up with something for this week's theme. So, I'm just going to upload last week's and call it even.
Last week's theme was Heritage
In my parent's basement there is one long wall that Mom has covered with family pictures. Some are newer, and some are from long ago. It's very cool and I really like it.
I had a lot of fun with this week's theme. There's two parts to it, the second part is down in the extended entry.
The theme is: Words
I'm such a visual person that words always have images attached to them for me. As soon as I got the theme in my e-mail, I started seeing words everywhere. This is what I ended up with!
Stumbled across the Saturday Snapshot today and decided to participate. I do love photo-memes!
This week's challenge is: Toys
These are some of my favorite toys.
And of course me playing with them!
It's Theme Thursday time!
This week is: music
I had a lot of fun with this one. I've taken piano lessons since I was seven and I couldn't resist the opportunity to take pictures of my (well, my mom's) piano.
It's time for the Saturday Snapshot!
This week's assignment doesn't have a simple title, it has four steps:
1. Select something that is esthetically pleasing,
2. has unique lighting somehow,
3. something you have not photographed before,
4. and then I want you to greyscale it, and post both to show a contrast.
It's Theme Thursday time again. This week's theme is: Up
Whenever I see these I'm always amazed that they stay up and don't all come tumbling down off of there!
This is my submission for the May Day Project. For the big pictures (and the story!) click on the extended entry tab.
OK everybody, I know I've been absent the last week or so. I've been busy and not in a posting mood. But now I need some help! Last week I took literally hundreds of photos for the America 24/7 project. I've narrowed it down to 14, and I'm going to post them all here and I'm asking for everyone to let me know what your favorites are. Thanks in advance for any help. I'm begging here everyone. They're all in the extended entry except for the one that I'm putting right here to tease you all into looking at the rest of them!
I finally have my 'puter back and I'm participating in my first Photo Friday in a long time. This week's challenge is: Critters
Of course you were all expecting a picture of my Dolce (he's the green one if you're new around here) but now there's a new roomate at the Sunidesus house. Our flock has expanded by one. Meet Hermione, better known as Mione. She actually belongs to Syn, but I've kind of adopted her because Syn was having a hard time with a bird and a cat. And I'm such a bird person... we are now a flock of three.
It's Theme Thursday time! This week's theme is: feet
My feet in their natural state, bare! Without any of those evil shoes lurking about.
I was having fun with my camera and decided to take more Theme Thursday pictures. So enjoy some birdie feet.
My Theme Thursday entry for this week...
The theme is: Yellow
Not the best flower picture I've ever taken :P but it works I suppose.
I like the end of the week. It means it's time for photo memes! And those are always fun.
Here's this week's Photo Friday, the challenge is Solitude.
It's Thursday! And we all know what that means right? Yep, you got it. It's Theme Thursday time.
Theme: Ground Level
It's Photo Friday time!
This week is: Symmetry
I really like this house. I just wish that it didn't have that cable in front of it! I might try to Photoshop it out once I get home tonight. But then again I might not. You never know!
This week is: Frustration
For me frustration is 17 tapes that have to go to 14 cities with 8 different combinations of commercials and 5 different timing sheets. Every. Monday.
That time of week has come around again... the Theme Thursday kind of time.
This week's theme is: Paper
This is only a fraction of the paper we go through at work. This tub was emptied yesterday. And this is for just one room. There's another bin like it in the control room and in the front office. Good thing we recycle!
Being that it's the end of the week there's all kinds of memes happening. I had a hard time coming up with a picture for this week's Photo Friday.
The challenge this week is: Identity
I finally went with this picture, because my identity (for better or worse) is entirely too wrapped up in what I do in this chair.
Being the procrastinator that I am... I'm uploading my 26 Things now. This was an absolutely wonderful meme and I can't wait for Tracey's next project!
I haven't posted many pictures the last weekish. Bad photoblogger! But now it's Thursday and that gives me an excuse to post something.
The theme this week is: Neon
These are little fishies called Neon Tetras.
Has it really been a week since my last post? I think so. Yikes! Well it's Thursday and we all know what that means!
This week's theme is: Spiral
This was taken a week ago at the amazing Cirque du Soleil. Technically I wasn't supposed to be taking pictures at all, but the announcer person at the beginning just said "no flash" so...
Anyway, the guy on the left is about to take off. You can see his arms moving. The guy on the right is in mid spin. At the end of their act these two guys were going in continuous spins (spirals if you will) for a very long time. It was incredible.
Photo Friday time. This week's challenge is: Broken.
And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
- Luke 22:19
He was broken so that I don't have to be broken for eternity.
So I'm a little behind, but so what!
This week's PhotoTime theme is: Odd
And this is my very odd co-worker.
He's a tad obsessed with his tongue,
and his butt...
but that's another story...
This week's Theme Thursday is: Heat
I think I would go crazy (well, crazier at any rate) without this machine when it's hot out. I absolutely hate being hot. Give me the middle of winter any day.
This weeks Photo Friday is: Neighborhood
The neighborhood of make believe. Still around even though its creator has left us.
And a two-fer!
The neighborhood I grew up in. Not horribly creative I know, but that's what I think of when I think of a "neighborhood."
This week's Photo Time challenge is: Glass
I actually took this last summer. One of the last surviving parts of the old building reflecting the building as it was being torn down.
[Update: Will suggested cropping this thing tighter which had actually been my original thought. I was tired when I posted and just re-sized and uploaded and didn't crop. Now I've cropped! Check it out]
It's Theme Thursday time (even though it's Friday) This week's theme is: Bubbles
and this one too, because it's huge and it took me forever to get a shot of one of the big ones!
It's time for Photo Friday! I know, it's Saturday. But I had a really hard time coming up with a picture for this week's challenge: Aged
This is Duckie. I have had her since literally the day I was born. So she has aged right along with me! Her fur isn't nearly as yellow as it used to be, but she's actually still in pretty good shape. I'll try to find the pictures of her in my cradle in the hospital at the parental household tomorrow and scan those in too.
This week's Phototime theme is: Holey
This is a wind chime that hangs on the porch at my apartment. It belongs to my landlords obviously. Now that I think about it, it's really more of a wind thunk than a wind chime. But it makes a really cool thunk noise!
I haven't been blogging the last week or so, and I haven't been taking pictures either. So for this week's Phototime I'm going with a shot I took for the 26 Things scavenger hunt. The theme this week is: Communication
I had fun getting this shot. I used an almost completely black room and a long exposure (16 seconds) and left my hands in each letter's spot for 3 or 4 seconds to let the camera register it before moving again. So there ya go!
It's time for Theme Thursday this week's theme is: It's All Good, things that make us smile when we look through the viewfinder.
I know it's expected, but I just had to post a shot of Dolce. He always makes me smile.
It's now time for Photo Friday. This week's challenge is: Heights
This is the western shore of Lake Michigan from a plane coming in to land at O'Hare. (Quite a high height!) This shot really doesn't capture it all that well, but I loved the way the sand and silt looked drifting out into the lake.
I'm entering back into the world of the photo-meme living here. It's Tuesday, which means it's Phototime! This week's theme is: Signs
The advantages of bringing your camera everywhere? When you see goofy signs you can take pictures!
Anyone want some free dirt?
And a sign that you're headed for a new home.
Theme Thursday time! This week's theme is: No Entry
I'm back to participating after not really having time to do much on-line stuff. This particular shot is pretty lame, but it was too dark outside to get the shot I really wanted. I'll probably try to take the right shot later since it'll work for Photo Friday too!
So, No Entry... Without my ID this thing won't let me in the door at work.
I'm attempting once again to make my way back to the meme-ing world. Yesterday's Phototime theme was: Glass
This is the chandelier from the First Baptist Church in America in Providence. It really is the first Baptist church in America just like the name suggests. Roger Williams, who also founded Providence, founded it way back in the mid 1600's. The chandelier is Waterford crystal and it's more than 200 years old! Now that's glass!
This week's Phototime theme is: Transportation
So, something that transports me to another place, time, planet, species, age...
A little Phototime action tonight. The theme is: Hands
Mine doing something I'm starting to enjoy again. TD'ing. But I cannot wait until the new control room is finished and I get to use a board that works properly again! This one is literaly older than me, and no I'm not exagerating.
It's time for some Thursday Themeing. This week is: Television
So, my new control room. What? You were expecting something else? Actually pretty soon (by the middle of the summer) there'll be a brand spankin' new control room at the station. I'm really looking forward to that!
Phototime's theme this week is: Home Town
This may be kinda silly, but since I've been gone I keep seeing stuff that reminds me of home in the strangest places. Even the bathroom at the movie theatre. I know, I'm weird.
I'm a day late, but here's my Photo Friday for yesterday. The theme is: Discovery
I discovered today when I checked my mail that less than a year after declaring bankruptcy, the exact same companies will start sending you credit card offers again.
It's still Tuesday (barely) so here's my PhotoTime submission. The theme this week is: Curves
They're building a brand spanking new control room at work so there's wires and blueprints and new consoles and a new board! all over the place. This green stuff was stretched all through the hallway the other day.
A little Photo Friday action, a day late. This week's challenge is: Junk
I had no idea what was in this dumpster when I took this. Your average dumpster is waaay too tall for me to see over the edge. But I could hold my camera up over the top of it and click!
A little Phototime today. The theme is: It's a Spring Thing!
I left work for my dinner break and this big pink flowering bush was outside. I just had to stop and play for a few minutes. The bees were enjoying it too!
A little Theme Thursday action this morning. The theme is: Purple
I've been on a roll the last couple days! Now for some Photo Friday picture snapping. The challenge is: Natural
I had a hard time finding an appropriate picture for this one, (which is why I'm posting on Wednesday instead of Tuesday!) I finally went with a couple shots I already had in my "arsenal."
The Phototime theme this week is: Cargo
Inspecting the cargo before takeoff and...
Unloading the cargo!
And some Theme Thursday posting now. The theme is: Twisted
This would be my hair after it gets wet. Very twisted!
Having fun with Photo Friday today. The challenge this week is: Play
These girls just wanted to play with the "ducks." I'm not sure if the parents were just playing along and not wanting to correct the kids or what, but apparently giant black, grey, and white birds are "ducks."
Despite signs to the contrary everyone, including the security guys feed the geese. So when the kids went off with their parents (and a few suspiciously food like bags!) these guys followed right behind.
For Phototime this week the theme is: Simplicity
I had a hard time coming up with something creative today, so we've got fun with macros and textures!
Some Geometric Shapes for this week's Phototime.
Saw these at the grocery store the other day and just couldn't resist. Who knew they'd be good for a photo meme too!
Photo Friday's challenge this week is: Macro
Waaaaay too much fun with this theme!
And because I couldn't resist, a slightly more standard macro shot:
So I'm incredibly late with this week's Theme Thursday. I was having major Photoshop issues and finally got them fixed. This week (or last week's) theme is: Frame
A chain-link framed chicken!
Checked today's Phototime before I went to work. This week is: Liquid
The sprinklers just happened to go haywire at work today creating a perfect chance for some meme-taking.
It's just wrong that I let this thing bite me just so I could take it's picture.
For Photo Friday.
The landscape of an ant!
I was in the middle of posting this when I realized it worked for today's Photo Friday! I thought it was really cool when I stumbled across these guys in the midst of enjoying themselves. ;) Although, I wonder if something with a brain as primative as a moth's would really have a concept of "enjoying" anything... Well, it was certainly cool to see at any rate! At least I thought so.
For Phototime. It takes some action to get back in the pond.
I'm late, but here's Tuesday's Phototime of: Back to School.
My favorite part of going back to school in the fall was always going and getting school supplies. I could (and still can!) spend hours in office supply type stores without any difficulty.
For Phototime, this week is: Pets. Is he a Momma's bunny or what? ;) This has become his new favorite thing to jump on and around and over...
For WordPhoto which I just discovered yesterday. Today is: Orange
I think this is the best picture I've ever taken of Miss Mione. She is so incredibly hard to photograph!
My first i-gizmo submission for: Car. I'm not sure which model Ford this is. All I know is it's old and quite cool!
For Moody Monday:
I don't like how cheap these guys are. It makes them disposable pets and that's not cool.
For the Thursday Challenge: Emotion
My parents were visiting last week and on Saturday we went to see some of the sights in Plymouth. Didn't even think of what the date was. We were getting off the Mayflower II and heading for the car when a parade started to pass.
For Photo Friday... a basket used for domestic purposes in the 19th century by Native Americans in the California area.
For wordPhoto: Grid
For Moody Monday: A bunch of mixed up colors.
For wordPhoto: a plane waiting for it's turn at O'Hare. Took forever to get a straight on shot. I ended up with a lot of slightly off center shots before I got this one!
For Phototime... The beginnings of the colonization of America. Plymouth Rock.
For wordPhoto... me balancing in my ghillies.
For wordPhoto, a little bit of glow from the vase a few pictures down.
I was going to post this one anyway, but it also works for the Photo Friday this week! I love it when I'm flipping through a bunch of new pictures on my computer and find one that's unexpectedly turned out well!
For wordPhoto: The picture taking opportunities seem endless in autumn. And I love it!
My first foray into Macro Mania... I just can't resist an opportunity to take some macro shots! I've had this strange, or odd, or wonderful little thing for quite a few years. I think I got him on a family vacation to Door County in Wisconsin, but I don't really remember. Here he is in any event!
Well what do you do with your TV Guide? Huh?
For i-gizmo: December 1st, this time of year everyone in television is looking forward to that date. The day "The Book" ends.
Here's the new arrival. I need to come up with a name for him because if I can't find the owner I have a feeling he'll be staying. Much too sweet of a birdie to give up!
I'm working on writing his whole story (that I know anyway!) over at the Zoo. But I just had to get a picture up before I did anything else.
I finished a box of cereal the other day. The box ended up on the floor. And Tali ended up inside! She discovered that there were yummy crumbs left in there. And who can resist taking a picture of a cute little bunny butt sticking out of a box like that? I certainly can't!
I was trying to take a cute Easter picture of Miss Tali yesterday. She wasn't very cooperative! So I ended up with lots of pictures like these, and only one slightly useable one. Oh well, she's cute anyway!
And of course it works for the Friday Ark too.
And the little blue birdie now has a name, Shirin, and he's settling in quite well. He particularly likes hanging out on the bookshelves!
I just had to contribute something to the invertebrates of the Friday Ark this week. This one might even count as "Didn't Make It" since it's a dead one that's a decoration in my bathroom!
Because how can you resist taking pictures of something that cute perched right outside your window?
Plus, it's Friday and time for the Ark!
The bunny rolled over on her back. Although Benjamin is the one that's hilarious when he rolls over, but that's more of a video thing and Tali is much easier to photograph. She's just a tad more cooperative!
And it's Friday which is the perfect critter picture posting excuse.
For Moody Monday: one building is quite a bit different than the other.
How can you not love something that adorable?
And I'm a day late, but hopefully close enough to make the Ark
A day late, but for Photo Tuesday... a Habit of mine is the keys on the hook next to the door. My keys have to go on the hook the second I enter the apartment. Otherwise... I lose them!
Now that Shirin has joined the rest of the Zoo she's finding all kinds of interesting places to perch! And no I don't know what I was watching. I think that might be a commercial.
OK, I'm assuming this guy isn't native to Rhode Island, and I can't find him in my bird guide. So, I'm hoping someone out there (visitors from the Ark maybe?) can help me out. He looks kinda like a duck. But is bigger, more the size of a Canadian Goose. But with a shorter neck. Any ideas?
A certain mischevious 'too figured out how to climb up onto the kitchen counter the other day.
I think this qualifies as a "supporting role" for the Ark!
A little Lensday action a day late. Some old rusted metal that came out of the inside of the building at work. There's massive remodeling happening at work so there's been lots of fun and interesting picture stuff hanging around. These were some sort of metal grids, some sort of support thing maybe? I don't really know. They just looked cool.
For the Thursday Challenge: something found up in the sky that I'm very happy to have finally figured out how to photograph decently!
This wasn't what I originally had in mind, but when I was browsing through all my flower pictures to find something to post for my mom today I came across these, and they just seemed too perfect to not use! So Happy Mother's Day to a very wonderful Mommy!
Treat time for the Tali-meister! And Friday Ark time for the rest of us!
I'm a day late for this one, but oh well. For the Thursday Challenge we have some yellow flowers, with red ones in the background. I'm not really sure what they are. They sort of look like tulips, but the petals aren't quite right I don't think. But then again I'm not very good with flowers so I don't really know what they are. But they're pretty so I like 'em!
Oh, and the post title is 'cuz these were outside the place where my doctor's office is and the last time I went it was such a nice day that I wandered around taking pictures after my appointment.
Some Monday Moodiness found around the building at work. A forbidden area upstairs. (not that that stops us from poking around and seeing what's going on anyway)
ETA: Whoops! Apologies to Moody Monday readers. I didn't realize that pinging would add my link and added it manually as well. Sorry for the double posting!
Trying out a new meme that's all about macros! And we all know I love me some macros. So for MacroDay I have some intricate cross-stitch. Just for some perspective, this particular project is on 18-count fabric which means there's 18 stitches per inch, or 324 stitches in a square inch.
Even though I'm on vacation I felt like doing a little meme work today... so for the Thursday Challenge we have a container for wine. (I tried it, I'll stick with Coke thanks!)
For a rather late Photo Tuesday I have some very young urban wildlife. This little guy was hanging out with Mom (behind him) and Dad and two siblings at this little lake I pass over every day on my way to and from work. The adults are all very used to people and will stop traffic if they want to cross the road! I'm very curious as to what these three will look like when they grow up, Mom is a domestic white goose while Dad is a Canadian goose. Should be interesting!
And hey, it's Friday now so this'll work for the Friday Ark too!
So clearly I'm in a meme-posting mood tonight! Here are some colorful peppers that have been crossposted at WordPhoto.
It would seem I really need to post something on this here re-designed photoblog. So for a rather belated MacroDay we have a moth perched on a yellow flower. I'm almost positive it's a daisy, white petals around a yellow middle.
For PXITE: a little behind the scenes media. Oh come on, what else were you expecting from me for this theme?
For Macro Day, the perpetually broken still store. The thing is broken more often than it's working, which of course makes life interesting when a show is as graphics intensive as ours is.
For Lensday, I love the constant chatter and sounds of these guys. There's something about that soft muttering quack that they always keep up; I just love it.
I passed the inter-racial goose family the other day and figured it was about time for an update on the little guys. There were originally three goslings, but something must have happened to one of them because the last few times I've seen them there's been just two babies. They sure do grow fast!
A couple more, because they're so hard to resist!
Don't forget to visit the Ark for more animal goodness. And don't forget the Blogathon either! There's lots of good animal related charities that need your support.
For Pxite, a reflective collection of movies. And it works for this week's Thursday Challenge too! How about that. Not only are they reflective movies, they're good entertainment as well!
And because I thought it looked interesting... the same shot, but flipped.
May has discovered that my feather pillows make a very good nap spot!
Don't forget to check out all the other critters at the Ark!
It's not a very good picture, but it's only the second Coot I've ever seen and it's Friday and that's as good an excuse for posting a critter photo as any!
I realized yesterday while talking to my best bud that I haven't been doing a lot of the on-line stuff that I used to do all the time. And I miss it. I haven't messed around with my camera in ages. I decided it's high time I work on participating again. So I picked a photomeme to work on today.
And so here we have Macro Day whose theme this week is keys. Being the TV geek that I am I went with the switcher version of a key.
eta: My apologies... it appears my comments have broken. I'm not exactly sure what's wrong with them. Everything seems to be where it's supposed to be... hopefully I'll be able to figure it out soon!
eta #2: All better! There was a random line of code that needed an absolute path instead of a relative one. It's always been relative in the past so I'm not sure what it's problem was but it's working now so no worries!
For Photo Friday a found object.
As I don't drink this was a rather odd object to find in my fridge! A certain someone left it in my fridge when she moved and now I haven't the faintest idea what to do with the thing!
It's another Macro Day shot. This one is for temperature.
For the Thursday Challenge: furniture.
Seems like a kind of strange place to keep one's sofa...
For Photo Friday: emotions
It amazes me that such tiny little things can affect something as complicated as how a person feels and reacts.
For Photo Hunt: high.
This is one of the bridges across the Charles River in Boston.
For PhotoHunt: Twisted
This is one of those 3-D puzzles (a globe obviously) It was a fun puzzle to put together, but they make it waaaaaay too easy to cheat! Each piece has a number on the "wrong" side and starting at the South Pole with "1" it spirals all the way up and around until you have the whole puzzle. I did not use the numbers!