060: a painting

Took a one day art class on mixed media on Saturday, and this is one of the paintings I made.


1/80sec, f / 7.1, ISO 400.
(Watercolour paper. Watercolour, acrylic, and oil pastel. K. Doyon 2013)


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.


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

A few more shots from making candles this morning:


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


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!


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


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


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?


Day Zero Two Five: January Photo Challenge: FROST

Day 14 of the First Thirty-One over at Fourtuitous.com!  Today’s challenge was “Frost”.

It warmed up to just a couple degrees below zero today, bringing in a massive fog bank that hasn’t bothered to lift all day.  Haven’t been able to see much further than this tree all day, thanks to the frosty little molecules in the air.


Canon Rebel XS. 1/400sec, f / 16, ISO 400.