The Beauty of Lily

With the weather forecasting rain all weekend, I decided to stay closer to home for a photowalk; I went to my mom’s place. She lives about 40 minutes from me. While I was there, I noticed the flowers in her garden were in full bloom. Fortunately, I had my camera with me and saw these beautiful tiger lilies begging for my attention.


The Wheels On The Truck…

I’m sorry that I haven’t been visiting and commenting on everyone’s blogs lately. The graphics card in my computer burned out a few weeks ago. I’ve been trying to get it fix but have ran into some technical difficulties. Hopefully, when the correct graphics card arrives sometime this week, I will be able to get the problem solved and have my computer running normal again. In the mean time, I am running on the standard back up graphics card and needless to say, it runs very sluggish or would freeze with heavy graphic websites. It’s been tricky trying to get some posting up before the computer would crash if I make it work too hard.

These photos I took of a semi-truck’s wheels pretty much describes the road trip I went on yesterday. Without going into the long details, all I can say is that — the experience has left me reflecting and spinning my wheels. At first I thought the truck driver was nuts for driving so fast. We were already doing 70 miles and he was passing us. But when I saw the reflection of my car in the wheel’s hubcap, my creative light bulb turned on. Quickly, I grabbed the camera and started shooting at the wheels. At first the driver wasn’t sure what I was doing but once he understood, he played along with me and slowed the truck down so that I could get a better shot.

Even though the road trip didn’t turned out like I have planed, I’m sure there are life lessons to be learned from the expereince. I just need to have faith that things will work out for the best in the end. And to enjoy the happy moments because I am sure, the spinning wheels will eventually take me somewhere grand… Happy Monday Everyone!

The French Experiment

I woke up with a craving for french toast this morning. So I thought I would post my breakfast, although it was more like brunch by the time I was done making and shooting them. The result was tasty, though I will need to experiment with the wild blueberry sauce again. The flavor was good but I think it needs to be a little sweeter and maybe add some lemon zest or perhaps some cream sherry to give it extra something…

Since the recipe is still in the development stage, I will not post the recipe today but hope you enjoy the pictures.

I really enjoy food photography. It’s challenging and yet very calming at the same time. One of the great things I’ve learned from food photography is that, it forces you to learn about using good lighting and correct aperture settings. Unlike some subjects, you can’t get good food photos without knowing these technical details.

Alvis and Me

I remember the first time I saw Alvis from my cafe window across the street. He was sitting in the music store looking so gorgeous. It was love at first sight.

After a few days of staring and day dreaming, I decided to be brave and make the first move. As soon as the clock hit 3:00 pm, I put the “Sorry, We Are Closed” sign on the cafe door and ran across the street to meet him. After a cup of coffee and few questions later, I paid the finder’s fee and took him home with me. I knew Alvis and I were going to play beautiful music together for many years to come.

Unfortunately, the music  part didn’t happen as I had hoped. My relationship with Alvis was a struggle from the start. I’ve tried self-help books and paid for the counseling of music making experts. But nothing could help my lack of musical harmony with Alvis. In the end, I realized that I’m not very musically inclined. Although disappointed, I still have hope that with patience and time —  someday my musical talent will emerge.  😉

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls is a 268 ft (82 m) waterfall on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City, Washington, USA. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of Washington’s most popular scenic attractions. However, the area is best known internationally for its appearance in the television series Twin Peaks. Unfortunately, the land is owned by the Puget Sound Energy, and most of the Snoqualmie river is diverted into the power plants.

The historic Salish Lodge & Spa overlooks Snoqualmie Falls. The original building on the site was erected in 1919. It was completely remodeled in 1988 and the fireplace is the only remaining part of the original structure. Besides the amazing close up view of the falls, I hear the lodge is famous for their fantastic breakfast menu. Although, it looks like a beautiful place to stay; I’m not sure how easy it would be to sleep with the loud thundering sound of the water falls roaring all night long…  

The Mixing Bowl

Darn it! Woke up this morning to snow, rain and gusty wind. It’s days like this that I envy my sister. She lives in Hawaii. Hum… maybe it’s time to pay her a visit. 😉

I was going to bake cupcakes for today’s post and instead, got distracted by the mixing bowl. I like the reflections and thought this would fit today’s daily shoot assignment: Make a photograph of something shiny or glossy, but not transparent. Emphasize the effect of the surface.

Tea Time

It’s one of those days… decided to use The Daily Shoot for inspiration. Today’s daily shoot assignment: Make a photograph today that features or uses a liquid as a subject. My favorite beverage: the herbal tea. It’s not very inventive but it will help me get back into the habit of posting consistently again.

A New Leaf Awaits

Thank you everyone for your support and encouraging comments. I’m taking a break from posting for a couple of weeks and will be back next year. I wish everyone a Prosperous and Happy New Year! 😀