Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 90- Worn

Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I took a picture of a page in an old book I have. It is called Pronouncing Handbook of Words Often Mispronounced. It was published in 1873. I thought it was funny because I was flipping pages and it opened up to the page with aperture so that's where I focused.

Settings: f/5.6, ss 1/160 sec., ISO-100 macro lens

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Day 89- Flowers

Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I found some flowers to take pictures of at school. Of course I used my macro lens so I tried to get a little different point of view on these.

Picture 1 f/5.6, ss 1/100 sec., ISO-100 macro lens
Picture 2 f/5.6, ss 1/400 sec., ISO-100 macro lens
Picture 3 f/5.6, ss 1/125 sec., ISO-100 macro lens

Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 88- Dark Moon

Dark Moon 1
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I have a question about this picture. I went outside and the moon looked amazing! It was so bright with an orange glow and there were these creepy gray clouds going over the moon. The sky was a very dark blue and the light from the moon made the edges of the clouds glow white. So why am I not able to capture this through the lens?

Settings: f/5.6, ss 1/250 sec., ISO-200 (IS turned off on lens)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 87- Our New House!

Our New House!
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

This is a picture of our first house. Chris and I signed the contract today and it should be finished in time to close the end of April. I'm so excited that I can't stand it! I've taken tons of pictures and posted them on my flickr photostream if you want to see. I'm posting the first picture I took of the outside.

Settings: f/2.8, ss 1/125 sec., ISO-100
Taken w/50 mm lens

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bonus Shot- Rainbow

Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

The weather was horrible the other day. I was taking my dog out and saw a rainbow. You have to look close to see it but I was able to catch it! Too bad I couldn't find that pot of gold at the end of it. I'm just posting it because I left the card in my camera. I didn't think I had gotten anything but was surprised when I went to upload some pictures today. It isn't as bright as I'd like it to be but it is what it is.

Settings: f/10, ss 1/50 sec., ISO-100

Day 86- Afternoon Moon- Blue

Afternoon Moon
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I took Bandit outside and saw the moon in the afternoon sky. I decided to take a picture of it since I didn't have a picture for today. I love moon pictures and I don't have one while the sun is still out. Goes perfectly with the blue theme.

Settings: f/5.6, ss 1/250 sec., ISO-100 (IS turned off on lens)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Day 85- Tiny Glass Bottles

Tiny Glass Bottles
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

OK, I'm not really working with a theme here but I have 2 pictures in a row that would fit in a theme together. Maybe infinity? I had a harder time making these look like they were going on forever because I had a lot less of these little bottles than the reinkers from yesterday. I hope the sun stays out so I might be able to get out and about tomorrow to take some pictures.

Settings: f/10, ss 2 sec., ISO-100

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day 84- Reinkers

Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I decided to line up some of the reinkers for my stamp pads. They are in little dropper bottles. I lined them up randomly and wanted to focus on the tops. I tried to set it up so it looks like they go on forever. I could probably line them up so they really go on forever but this isn't even 1/4th of what I have.

Settings: f/10, ss 0.8 sec., ISO-100 (macro lens)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day 83- Metal Clips

Metal Clips
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I found some clips on my stamp desk that will work for my metal picture this month. Of course this is another macro picture.

Settings: f/10, ss 1.3 sec., ISO-100

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 82- Spring Ribbon

Spring Ribbon
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I have been pulling things out on the stamp desk again. I decided to take a picture of this spring colored ribbon. I love ribbon and add it to almost every card I make.

Settings: f/10, ss 5 sec., ISO-100 (macro)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Day 81- Circular

Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

Ok, bet you can't guess what this is. I will give you a few hints. Since I take all my pictures on my stamping desk I pulled out one of my favorite stamping tools. This thing will hold anything together.

Settings: f/10, ss 1.6 sec., ISO-100 (taken w/macro lens)

Day 80- Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I'm a little late with posting my picture from yesterday but this is it.

This is my shot for "Old Fashioned." This is a ring my great grandmother gave me when I was born. She didn't want me to forget her. Gran-gran lived until I was in my early 20's. I love this ring and think of her every time I wear it.

Settings: f/10, ss 3.4 sec., ISO-100 (taken with my macro lens)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day 79- Wheel

Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I took a picture of the neighbor's motorcycle. I thought it would be perfect for my metal picture. Of course I used my macro lens.

Settings: f/10, ss 1/10 sec., ISO-100

Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 78- Greenbriar

Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I drove out to the old Greenbriar and took a picture today. A few weekends ago when Chris and I went driving this caught my eye. So I had to go back and take a picture.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 77- New Walking Trail

New Walking Trail
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I went out looking for something to take a picture of today. I really liked the sky here so I took a picture of the new walking trail close to the house. This was taken with my new 50 mm lens.

After coming back from D.C. I'm having a hard time finding something to photograph. I was spoiled with tons of picture worthy subjects.

Settings: f/10, 1/100 sec., ISO-100

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Day 76- Capitol Dome

I'm cheating again today but I got so many good pictures on my trip that I have to share them. The sun is suppose to come out again tomorrow so I'm going to try to get some new pictures.

These pictures are some of the ones I took in the Capitol. This is the dome and the art work is so amazing.

Picture 1 f/5.6, ss 1/60 sec., ISO-400
Picture 2 f/5.6, ss 1/200 sec., ISO-200
Picture 3 f/3.5, ss 1/800 sec., ISO-200

I also love the Iwo Jima Memorial. It is another of my favorites. I got more of a silhouette picture for this one because of the lighting/rain. This one turned out better than one I took a few years ago.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 75- Korean War Memorial

Korean War Memorial 1
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I'm cheating because this wasn't taken today. I am so worn out from the trip. My muscles are screaming every time I move. I'm heading to bed early tonight and I plan to sleep as late as possible tomorrow.

I believe the Korean War Memorial is my all time favorite. My father in law was in the Korean War. There are statues that are so realistic. The wall doesn't have names, but photos etched in it. This memorial just speaks to me. I always look forward to visiting this one each year.


Picture1 f/5.6, ss 1/50 sec., ISO-200

Picture 2 f/5.6, ss 1/60 sec., ISO-500

Picture 3 f/5, ss 1/50 sec., ISO-200
Picture 4 f/5.6, ss 1/5 sec., ISO-400

And my last picture for today is so fitting. They are the actually ruby slippers worn in the Wizard of Oz. The Smithsonian was the last stop before eating and getting on the bus to head home. I so wanted to put them on and click my heels to be home. There really is no place like home!

Day 74- Soldier Shoes

Soldier Shoes
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

Update:: Favorite Picture of March
I still love this picture I took in DC. It is my favorite for the month of March hands down.

This is one of my favorite pictures from my D.C. trip. These are the feet/shoes of one of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. These guys spend 8 hours shining their shoes so I had to take a picture.

Settings: f/5, ss 1/125 sec., ISO-200

I have so many pictures from the trip. If you want to see more check out the set I created on my flickr account.

DC Set on Flickr
The last picture here is of Kermit, my favorite frog. Totally opposite ends of the spectrum right? A somber soldier picture and Kermit, but that's what we saw Monday. Kermit is at the Smithsonian. He is is a glass case so this was as good as it got with a picture. But I couldn't walk past Kermit without a quick shot.

Settings: f/5.6, ss 1/3 sec., ISO-400

Day 73- Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

It is so hard for me to pick one picture for each day since I got so many during my D.C. trip. I think I like this one from the Jefferson Memorial. It doesn't do much for the scale of the statue, however, I do like the fact that you can read some of the words around the inside of the dome.

Settings: f/4.5, ss 1/8 sec., ISO-400

I took this picture at the FDR Memorial. This is the first time I have visited this memorial. There were lots of water falls there so I had to play a little with my shutter speed to get a good picture of the flowing water.

Settings: f/10, ss 1/5 sec., ISO-200

Day 72- Capitol Building

Capitol Building
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

Saturday we went to the Capitol Building. It rained on us the whole time we were there. You will see from my DC pictures that most of them are rainy/foggy.

Settings: f/5, ss 1/800 sec., ISO-400

I'm also adding this picture of the Washington Monument and the tree next to it that caught my attention. Who knows why? lol

Settings: f/9, ss 1/160 sec, ISO-200

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 70- Packing

I haven't had time to take any pictures today because I've been busy getting ready for my annual D.C. trip. Every year my friend Kelly and I take a group of 5th grade students. So I've been packing and running around town picking up last minute things. I won't be posting here until mid week next week because I won't have internet access. However, I plan to catch up when I return. Check back next week for some new D.C. photos. The picture I'm posting today is from last year's trip.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 69- Cow Eyeball

Today I dissected cow eyes with my 5th grade students. They were so excited they couldn't stand it. I did one and they followed along with their own. They said I had to take pictures of it and post on our class web site. I even had kids that brought their own cameras so they could take pictures too.

Some of these were hard to get a good picture of. Thankfully this was something I could take lots of pictures of and try to get a good one.

I hope I haven't grossed anyone out too much. I tell my kids gloves are for wimps so we all dissected with our bare hands. The kids loved it!
Picture 1: f/2.8 ss 1/200 sec. ISO-100
Picture 2: f/10 ss 6 sec. ISO-100
Picture 3: f/10 ss 0.8 sec ISO-100
All were taken with my 100 mm macro lens.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 68- Distributor

Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

My honey is a model builder. He builds lots of things from scratch and adds so much detail. As you can see this is realistic. Check out the other pictures I uploaded- it shows how tiny this really is. It is so small that I couldn't see a lot of details until I looked through my macro lens!

Picture 1: f/8, ss 1.6 sec, ISO-100

Picture 2: f/8, ss 1 sec, ISO-100

Both were taken with 100 mm macro lens.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Day 67- Chocolate

Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

This is a picture of my favorite candy bar, Milky Way Caramel. Yum!

Settings: f/8, ss 2 sec., ISO-100, 100 mm macro lens

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 66- Brads

Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I went with circles again today. I have these neat little containers I keep all my brads in (I'm a stamper). So I pulled them out and took a picture of them.

Settings: f/8 SS 1/3 sec. ISO 100- Taken w/100 mm macro lens

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 65- Airplane

Air plane
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

Chris and I went out to take some pictures this afternoon. We went all around and came back by the airport. The Air Force was practicing and I got lots of pictures of this plane. It was circling around, coming in for a landing, and then taking right back up again.

Check out my flickr photostream to see a few more pictures from today. I'd love some CC & feedback. I used my new 50 mm lens to take the other pictures on flickr. I really think I'm going to like that lens!

Michelle's Flickr Photostream

Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 64- Unexpected- Cheese balls?

Unexpected- Cheese balls?
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

No, look closer. Inside are cow eyeballs. We are dissecting them next week and I didn't have a container for them. So we put them in a cheese ball container. I doubt anyone will mistake the cow eyes for cheese balls. I just thought it was comical.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 63- Disorder

Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

I picked the theme disorder to use today. Not what you'd normally think of when you think disorder. I think OCD. That's a disorder right?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day 62- Chamilla beads

Chamilla beads
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

One of my flickr friends told me about a blog where they post a monthly theme list. I went with circles for today's picture. All these are beads for my bracelet, which are circles.

Thank you to my sweet honey for buying all these beads for me. I got 2 of them from my brother's family for Christmas. I love this bracelet and wear it every day.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day 61- Sheep Brain

Sheep Brain
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

Today my students dissected sheep brains. They were so funny and had a lot of fun. I had fun grossing them out pulling the brains out of the bag with my bare hands. They wanted gloves and I just said, "Nah, you don't need gloves."

Monday, March 1, 2010

Day 60- My favorite shoes

My favorite shoes
Originally uploaded by shaddybaby

The theme this week is winter. So I went with why I hate winter. I can't wear my favorite shoes. I have a black pair and a brown pair. During the spring/summer I wear these every day at work. Everyone gives me a hard time about wearing them because I'm a teacher. What can I say? I love my shoes!