069: candlelight

Spent the day drawing and painting, forgot about my photo until nearly bedtime again.

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0.6 sec, f / 4.0, ISO 400.

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Day Zero Two Six: January Photo Challenge: BUNDLED

 

Day 15 of the First Thirty-One over at Fourtuitous.com!  Today’s challenge was “Bundled”

I’ve gotten really good about taking my camera with me whenever I go out and about these days.  Because of the crazy weather yesterday, everything was covered in hoarfrost today (why couldn’t you have been covered in frost yesterday? WHY?) and I went for a walk to the post office and to grab a bite to eat at a little organic diner we’ve got in town.  So I took photos!

But first, my Photo of the Day:  About once or twice a year, I settle in for an entire morning, and make homemade beeswax candles.  My haul for today is this set of a dozen drip candles (plus six shotglass candles), all bundled up and ready to go.

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Canon Rebel XS. 1/40sec, f / 4.0, ISO 400.

A few more shots from making candles this morning:

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Canon Rebel XS. 1/13 sec, f/ 5.6, ISO 400.

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Canon Rebel XS. 1/50sec, f / 4.5, ISO 400.

And now a few from my walk this morning.  It turned out to be a pretty nice day!

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Canon Rebel XS. 1/400sec, f / 14, ISO 400.
(trees covered in hoarfrost)

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Canon Rebel XS. 1/250sec, f / 11, ISO 400.
(taken through my sunglasses, not edited)

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Canon Rebel XS. 1/100sec, f / 8.0, ISO 400.
(om shanti, om)

…and that brings me to this.  I went to Two Sisters for lunch today, and these pretty flowers were on the table I was eating at.  So I snapped a quick pic in the sun, and for the LIFE of me, I can’t decide which edit I like the best.  What are your preferences?

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Day Zero Zero Five: Merry Christmas!

I’ve decided to do a fun little thing for Christmas this year.  I’ve taken a photo an hour (approximately) as a way to document my first Christmas in Canada away from my family.  We woke up at 7:00, and started opening gifts, and then we made breakfast and started prepping for the day.  For dinner, we headed over to my roommate’s parents house for a bit of a shindig.  With Turducken!

Canon Rebel XS. 1/80sec, f / 2.5, ISO 800.
07:30
(it’s Christmas morning, bitches)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/6sec, f / 4.5, ISO 1600.
08:30
(one of the favourite prezzies – I’ve always wanted one)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/4sec, f / 4.5, ISO 1600.
09:30
(Merry Christmas, little guy!)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/200sec, f / 4.5, ISO 1600.
10:30
(Christmas candles for a Christmas day)

Canon Rebel XS. Triptych, Photoshop CS5.
11:30
(how a real man makes breakfast)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/250sec, f / 5.6, ISO 800.
12:30
(well, almost. The Christmas Moose!)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/60 sec, f / 3.5, ISO 800.
13:30
(Carcassonne)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/25sec, f / 2.8, ISO 800.
14:30
(he’s hiding behind the Christmas tree)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/25sec, f / 2.8, ISO 800.
15:30
(the partial prezzies haul)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/50sec, f / 2.0, ISO 800.
16:30
(love and cuddles)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/5sec, f / 2.8, ISO 800.
17:30
(reflections of Christmas in the living room window)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/25sec, f / 2.8, ISO 800.
18:30
(accidentally didn’t focus on the turducken, but Linda’s sweater is lovely)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/50sec, f / 3.5, ISO 800.
19:30
(dinner preparations)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/30sec, f / 3.2, ISO 800.
20:30
(my roommate’s father in the 70s, a spitting image of my roommate)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/60sec, f / 4.0, ISO 800.
21:30
(a family gathering, they asked for the flash!)

Canon Rebel XS. 1/25sec, f / 2.8, ISO 800.
slightly after 21:30
(a man inside a man inside a man – manception)

…and 22:30 and 23:30 are missing due to the blood:wine ratio in my body.  A Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!