2.25.2011

project 365: day 52-56

day 52: my kitchen window, 4:23 p.m.

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This is the crazy sunflare that blinds me every evening as I'm cooking dinner. I took this shot with my 100mm macro. Remember, to get all those little pointy things on your starburst, you need a tiny aperture. I used f/22.

day 53: a gigantic oops (i mean abstract spoon)

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Totally not what I was going for here. Posting this picture anyway is good for me and my new motto: it doesn't have to be perfect, let it go! :-)

day 54: c'mon spring!

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day 55: 23 hours later...

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No joke. Accoring to the memory card, the tulip shot was taken at 5:44 on Wednesday, and the snowy shot was taken at 4:51 on Thursday. I was going to do some artsy shot, you know...snow on the seat of the swing, snow on the tips of our fence posts...
Let's cut to the chase: I'm not a cold weather person. So please enjoy this shot taken from under our covered deck. ;-)

day 56: an awesome idea!

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I recently came across a blog called SKC Photography. One of her suggestions was to use the TV as a background. Genius! So much color, softness, variety...I love this idea! I was drawing a blank as to what to use for this shot, and remembered a beautiful shot by Allie. Thanks for the inspiration guys! ♥

Hope everyone had a great week! XO

41 comments:

Sheri said...

Wow check out that blowing snow! Great shots!

Zondra Art said...

Great shots and beautiful colors!!!
Kisses and happy weekend.

Kristal said...

Such sweet shots... and the snow. Same thing happened here. Yesterday I took a picture of a crocus coming up outside... today the poor thing is buried under 10 inches of snow...

Mom of M&Ms said...

Awesome.. way to go with letting your perfectionist slide jsut a bit.. but I have to say I love the spoon.. not sure what you were going for, but if that is an oops then ya bettr neva go through my lightroom catalog! :)

Nice snow shot! ( mmaawhahahahah) that is an evil laugh ya know?

Allie said...

Those are all great! I really like the last picture! :)

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

Oh these are lovely. Truly! I love the spoon one!
Jo-Anna

happy me said...

So did you run out and cut and save the tuplips from certain death? ;)

*I'm worried about my roses and camelias after the crazy storm we had nightbeforelast dumped 1.5 inches on us. (no lie.it's a little embarassing how Portlanders freakout).

Sara said...

I am so tired of the cold! Bring on spring!! I love your creative pictures and the perspective you give all of us!!

Patty Ann said...

Love the snow and the flower!! I really wish it were spring here now! We are expecting another foot this weekend. I need some warm!!

Casey Martinez said...

ooo that tulip picture made me wish for spring too and poor you..that snow looks like a doozy!! I'm with you...forget the cold weather pictures. BRRR...I keep saying I will go out when it snows..sigh...maybe next time! lol. Like the TV idea!

Brooke said...

They are all so great! I would of never thought of using the tv for a backdrop, what lens did you use on that shot? I love the tulips too, I can't wait to get out there in my flower bed and plant new flowers!

Ashley Sisk said...

These make me happy - tv as your background...genius!

Jill Samter Photography said...

TV as background amazing! Love it! Yikes about the snow - we are in a wind storm right now that is so intense and rain was on and off today like I have yet to see in years! Crazy weather for sure. Your tulip shot WOW!!!! your sunflare shot GORGEOUS!!!!

Hugs and know I'm praying for you!
Love,
Jill

Stacey said...

I've missed your posts! And I learned something new today. Had absolutely no clue that's how you get that gorgeous sun flare with the pointy things. Lovely shots.

Kristi said...

All beautiful {as always ^_~}. SUCH a cool trick on the first shot. Love those bursts! Did you use a tripod?

Liz said...

Great as always!!!!! Gosh I want to do a sun flare now, I have the same situation in my kitchen..I to get that sun flare.
Yep Sharons blog rocks she is so clever I have to try that tv thing too.

Tracy said...

LOVE the tulips and sunburst! As for the "snow" pic...that's what my nightmares are made of!

Adeena said...

Tulips to blizzards.. sounds about right. ;)

Nice sunflare!!

You know, I was playing around with Becky's Ken doll the other day, trying various settings on my camera... with the tv in the background!! It really does look cool. :)

Lynda said...

I've been all about abstract photography this week. I love your first two shots especially for this reason!

Wendy said...

I really need a macro lens - very jealous!

cooperl788 said...

All your shots are gorgeous! I love the one of the thread with the TV in the background. I never would have guessed that's what it is - I'm off to try it out for myself! Thanks!

onagracenote said...

These are gorgeous! The sunflare in the first photograph looks incredible and I love the colour of the tulips against the blue- a great reminder that spring is on the way.

Anna said...

I'm tellin you, you gotta sell your artsy photos--these are so fun! I especially love the thread..and the starburst. SO cool. ;)

Natalie said...

Love the thread photo especially. Was the tv on? What was your thread sitting on? The tv sure makes for a neat background.

Could you believe how fast that snow came up? Remember back in Nov. how we were wishing for snow to take picture of? lol

SKC said...

I am loving the sun through the blind shot. I just love sun sparkle and flair. The TV as the background works so perfectly doesn't it.. for a nice softness. I been thinking of doing some shots with thread so now I guess I will do them with the TV as the background.

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

oOoooOOOooOOOoooo.... L o v i n g the last shot and the tulips! gasp... guess what!?!?! We just got 10 feet of snow and its still coming down! Thats 10 feet of pure hate!!!!! grrr.... I hate snow. HATE IT! (why I live in Utah which is known just for its snow bets me. stupid Utah.)

Kathryn said...

That tulip shot is *so* delightful! The spring weather we enjoyed makes this cold and snow seem.....blah! I sure would have never thought to use the tv as background. Very cool!

Sarah Halstead said...

I love them all. Gorgeous. Love the tulip and the last photo. Wonderful job!

Ashley said...

The weather is crazy! I love the pics. I learn something every time you post which is so cool. XO

Carrie said...

Ohhhh... I want to be you when I grow up! These are so amazing!

Jill said...

Awesome pictures Karli! I love the tulips and can't believe you got all that snow less than a day later.

Katie said...

Just popping in to say "hey!" and that I LOVE those tulips!!!! I also did not enjoy the snow or shoveling after the gorgeously warm days we had just had...come on spring indeed! :)

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

fabulous starburst, really like the TV background idea.

jess@notyouraveragemommy.com said...

I'm really liking the tulips!!! Can you believe we already have daffodils blooming here??? Hopefully we are done with snow, yay for early spring.

Michelle said...

So, I thought I had a fav, but as I kept going down they kept showing up!

xoxoxo

Love seeing these -- such a cool inspiration!

What an amazing sunflare! So jealous -- it's been gray here again, or sunny when I'm stuck in the office! But work has those cool blinds... maybe I'll have to break out the camera at work... lol!

Love your "oops!" spoon. I'd love to have an "oops" like that!

Beautiful tulips -- and the snow is so NOT funny anymore! Isn't the weather changes so crazy!!??

And OH MY goodness! Love the thread shot -- awesome colors! Crazy that you used the tv as a background... have NO clue how you managed to make it look so pretty, considering the stuff on the screen is usually trashy! lol! But, in all reality, you must have planned what was on to get the cool colors... cause I really don't have any clue how you managed it!

Have a great week, Lady! Chat soon!!
xoxoxo
Michelle

Warren Baldwin said...

Tulips to snow. Pretty cool! (not meant to be a play on words).

Courtney said...

WOW. That sun flare is crazy beautiful. These are all awesome and I love the TV idea. Gotta check out that blog. And I get the snow pic - I prefer the tulips as well. ;)

Tiffany said...

the starburst is amazing as can be I will definitely have to try that after I finish a million another things around here and on my blog but its on my to do list for sure :-) sorry I havent been buy or commented the last post I havent blogged in a week or been online much and missed awesome photos and post by many people :-)! have a great day/night/morning lol.

SugarberrySensations said...

The sunburst is INCREDIBLE!
The snow was so yucky! NOT the photo - just the snow!
I LOVE the spoon, LOVE the tulip! I LOVE tulips!
And the spool - OMG! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!

♥Lori

The Clip Cafe said...

Brilliant I love them ALL!!!
http://flowerphotography1.blogspot.com/

Natalie said...

So your weather seems similar to ours....hormonal! Last week it was near 70 and this week it's like the beginnings of winter all over again! BOO! But you sure know how to take it and MAKE IT! I love your TV in the background photo ... awesome perspective!