Wednesday, June 30, 2010

181/365 All You Need...


181/365 All You Need..., originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

is LOVE!

Today’s Daily Shoot assignment is:
Make a photograph of something circular and crop it within a square frame.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

180/361 Convenient Internet


180/361 Convenient Internet, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

180/361 Convenient Internet - For quick and easy access nothing beats a netbook, light weight and full featured. It's a bit underpowered, but surely beats viewing on a blackberry!

Today’s Daily Shoot assignment is:
What's your favorite device to access the Internet? Make a photograph of it today.

Monday, June 28, 2010

179/365 Portrait of a Stormie


179/365 Portrait of a Stormie, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
The Daily Shoot assignment for 2010/06/28:
Go high key today. Make a photograph that's all bright tones or dominated by white.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

178/365 Remembering Softball


178/365 Remembering Softball, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
The Daily Shoot assignment for 2010/06/27:
Sunday challenge: Make a photograph with a photograph. Find a cherished print and compose it in a larger scene.

This is one of my favorite portraits!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

177/365 Louisana Bear


177/365 Louisana Bear, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
We found some souvenirs stored away, and this one from a trip to New Orleans fit today's assignment.

The Daily Shoot assignment for 2010/06/26:
Today's color is yellow. Find something that's yellow in color and make a photograph of it.

Friday, June 25, 2010

176/365 Bad "Situation"

176/365 Bad "Situation", originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

"Sweetheart" Yotsuba was caught in all her fist-pumping glory watching the "The Jersey Shore". Guess it's time to put those parental controls to use!

Daily Shoot assignment for 2010/06/25: Weekend whimsy. Make a photograph of something that tickles your funny bone. Caption it accordingly. DS222

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

174/365 Handle


174/365 Handle, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Daily Shoot assignment for 2010/06/22:
Look for abstract shapes and designs today. Make a photo of a subject everyone has seen that's not easily recognizable. #DS219

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

172/365 Blackberry Mirror


172/365 Blackberry Mirror, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
SugarPup fusses using the Blackberry screen as a mirror.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 171 Waiting Game


171/365 Waiting Game, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
171/365
SugarPup plays the puzzle game while we wait for Dinner. Cracker Barrel has become Hubby's Father's Day tradition. It's all good.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day 170 When's My Turn?


170/365  originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

Yotsuba displays her desire to see Toy Story 3. 

Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 169 Toys are Back in Town

169/365
Toy Story 3 - No Toy Left Behind
Great, fun movie. If you liked Toy Story you'll enjoy this one!

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.077 sec (1/13)
Aperture:     f/7.1
Focal Length:     35 mm
ISO Speed:     1600
Exposure Bias:     +4/3 EV
Flash:     No Flash

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 168 Refreshment

168/365
Shoot wide open today. Make a creative photo that uses a shallow depth of field to good effect.

This one definitely needs a redo at some point, there are some spectacular images in today's pool at  The Daily Shoot .

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture:     f/5.6
Focal Length:     55 mm
ISO Speed:     400
Exposure Bias:     +1/3 EV
Flash:     No Flash

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 167 Posing for U

167/365
Today’s Daily Shoot assignment is:
Find the shape of a letter in something around you-- architecture, nature, or anything not in print--and make a photo.

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture:     f/11.0
Focal Length:     46 mm
ISO Speed:     1600
Exposure Bias:     +1/3 EV
Flash:     No Flash

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day 166 Blow Away Dandelion

166/365
Today’s Daily Shoot assignment: Constraints can unleash creativity. Walk 1 minute in any direction, stop, find a subject, and make a photo. Memories of the wishing game and the Stones!





Camera: Nikon D40

Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV
Flash: No Flash

Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 165 Stars and Stripes

165/365
Make a photo of a flag today: national, state, or otherwise. Try to compose it in a unique way.

Learn more about Flag Day 

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture:     f/5.6
Focal Length:     55 mm
ISO Speed:     200
Exposure Bias:     -1/3 EV
Flash:     Auto, Fired, Return not detected

Monday with Maddox

Did someone say "Cookie"?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Day 164 Long Distance

164/365
Yotsuba let her curiosity get the best of today... she found the Blackberry to hard to resist. Good thing I caught her before the call to Japan went through!

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture:     f/5.0
Focal Length:     26 mm
ISO Speed:     200
Exposure Bias:     -1/3 EV
Flash:     Auto, Fired, Return not detected

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Day 163 Surfer Saturday

163/365
Yotsuba spent a lazy Saturday just channel surfing.

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture:     f/5.6
Focal Length:     52 mm
ISO Speed:     200
Exposure Bias:     -1 EV
Flash:     Auto, Fired, Return not detected

Friday, June 11, 2010

Day 162 Repurposed

162/365
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Look for an object that has been repurposed to give it new life, and make a photo.
What better purpose for an old juice can?

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture:     f/5.3
Focal Length:     42 mm
ISO Speed:     200
Exposure Bias:     -1 EV
Flash:     No Flash

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 161 The Short and Tall of it...

161/365
Today's Daily Shoot: Contrast subjects of different size today. Be subtle or make it obvious, it's up to you!

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture:     f/6.3
Focal Length:     26 mm
ISO Speed:     200
Exposure Bias:     -1 EV
Flash:     Auto, Fired, Return not detected

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Day 160 I'd Give Up Chocolate...

160/365
I'd give up chocolate, but I'm no quitter!  ~Author Unknown

Cold and rainy tonight, SugarPup found a candy tin but was disappointed to find it empty!

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture:     f/5.6
Focal Length:     48 mm
ISO Speed:     1600
Exposure Bias:     0 EV
Flash:     No Flash

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Day 159 Spiked

159/365
Iteration or repetition of a subject makes for good composition. Look for a repeating pattern today and make a photo.

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture:     f/5.6
Focal Length:     52 mm
ISO Speed:     1600
Exposure Bias:     0 EV
Flash:     No Flash

Monday, June 07, 2010

Day 158 Manhole

158/365
Manhole covers have character and quietly tell a story. Make a photo of a manhole cover in your neighborhood today.

This manhole hasn't been used in decades!

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture:     f/5.6
Focal Length:     40 mm
ISO Speed:     200
Exposure Bias:     0 EV
Flash:     No Flash

Monday with Maddox


From the archives... November 2009

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Day 157 Jazz and Blues

157/365

This weekend at Monmouth Park was the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival, formerly the Red Bank Jazz Festival. There were three stages going strong today.

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture:     f/5.3
Focal Length:     42 mm
ISO Speed:     200
Exposure Bias:     +2/3 EV

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Day 156 More Celebrating!

156/365
Birthweek continues... Saturday night dinner at The Tomato Factory in Milltown. Great food and fun time.


Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.167 sec (1/6)
Aperture:     f/4.2
Focal Length:     30 mm
ISO Speed:     1600

Friday, June 04, 2010

Day 155 The Road to Hoboken

155/365
The Main Event - Dinner with family and friends in Hoboken. We had a nice ride until we got caught in the Holland Tunnel mess!

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture:     f/5.6
Focal Length:     55 mm
ISO Speed:     400

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Day 154 Pre-Day Celebration

154/365
Apparently you can celebrate your birthweek these days!

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture:     f/5.0
Focal Length:     38 mm
ISO Speed:     400
Exposure Bias:     0 EV

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Day 153 Up Close

153/365
Get down and get your knees dirty today. Find some plant life, get low to its level (close and wide), and make a photo. I was afraid if got lower I wouldn't get back up! :-)

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture:     f/3.5
Focal Length:     35 mm
ISO Speed:     360

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Day 152 Premier

152/365
How do you get around: car, train, bicycle, plane, feet? Make a photo that represents your mode of transportation today.

My trusty Mountaineer gets me around most days, today was no exception.

Camera:      Nikon D40
Exposure:     0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture:     f/3.5
Focal Length:     35 mm
ISO Speed:     200
Exposure Bias:     0 EV

Monday with Maddox

Psst! Can you keep a secret?