May 7th, photo of the day: leading lines

Part of the Blogathon are themed days periodically tossed in throughout the month. The idea behind these days is to give us bloggers a topic to write about when we might otherwise be feeling uninspired. Today was the first of such days, the theme being “5 movies that have influenced your writing (or blog).”

Since my little blog is mostly photos…I had a hard time. I tried though! I stretched and fought, trying to make connections to movies that might be believable. Ultimately, I decided it was silly to force movies to fit into my needs. There are LOADS of great bloggers who did use the prompt, or a variation of the prompt, today. You can check out a few of them here:

Aunty JuJu’s Perspective

Victoria Musgrave

The official blog

And from me, you get only a photograph. Or a few. Today’s theme for me was leading lines. I saw them everywhere. Do you ever get sick of leading linage?

bamboo gate at the park

flags and a little bit of a cloud

Isaac strolling down the path

Forgive me my trees, I’ve been taking a lot of these lately.

I like to try to capture the sheer height of the trees

How do you think I did? Was your eye lead into each of these photos? I would love to know what you think.

In other news, I’ve rediscovered an awesome website recently: Supercook. All you do is enter in all the ingredients you have available, and it gives you suggestions on what to make! I wanted to use up some of my random ingredients, and there could be no better website than this to help me achieve this goal!


365 project: Feb 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st (33-34-35-36)

I didn’t take a lot of photos this weekend, though I did switch my camera to save in RAW format, so it might be a while before I figure out to tweak them in Photoshop enough to post them here. Scratch that. That’s going to be a project for a week when I have more time. I don’t feel like messing with it now.

We had a fun weekend, Isaac went skiing, I made a chocolate cream pie (I posted that post earlier), and we got to hang out and visit with Isaac’s family; his parents, his brother’s family, and his aunt, uncle and cousin.

Also, this week might be a bit slim on the blog front because I have some friends coming into town (yay!) and I don’t want to be staring at this computer screen when I could be enjoying their company. I will of course, be taking photos though, so stay tuned for new subject material (I’m so excited)!

Okay, here they are, the last three days (+ today) worth of 365 photos!

(I’ve submitted this one as my sweet shot for Sweet Shot Tuesday on My 3 Boybarians, found here)

Some of my favorites did end up being from the same day, but I assure you I took photos each and every day.

I love these cattail shots. They look so soft and cuddly.

Whew! There they are, folks. Please let me know what you think!

A few more for your inspection

Hey all!

Here are a few bunch more photos from yesterday.

There’s an interesting concrete arch thing in Gas Works Park that I want to make work at a background, to make it look awesome, but I don’t think I quite figured it out yesterday.

Some of these were taken down near Pike Street Market, where we ate dinner at a place called the Alibi Room. I had delicious mac & cheese and Isaac had grape and bleu cheese pizza. Interesting combination, fantastic crust. I asked the server if they were hiring, but she just laughed and said “no, this place is hard to get into”

Anyway, you tell me. Which photo do you like best?

Day eight – Photo of the day Jan. 24th

Okay, so I’m starting to confuse myself over the names of my posts. As in; “is today day seven, or was that yesterday?” So, I’m going to change it up. Now the title will be dated, so I don’t drive myself batty!

Yesterday Isaac and I explored the east side of lake Washington. We stopped at Seward Park, which quickly became my new favorite park, with all its trail systems, both paved and dirt trails. The park boasts 277 square acres, views of lake Washington and the Cascades,

Photo of the day - January 24th

and so much more. I might actually hike/run if we lived near a place like that!

Columbia City seems like a nice city, some potential apartment complexes to check out, safe neighborhoods, and right by the light rail station (and not to mention close proximity to Seward park). I also saw a bakery that I might like to work in.All in all, it was a good day of exploring!

Today’s photo was taken with my trusty Nikon D5000 camera and my 18-55mm lens. I took it at the aforementioned Seward Park.

I edited it a bit, cropped and rotated it because I noticed (this morning) that the shoreline was crooked, listing off to the right. So I straightened it out. I love Photoshop. (Note to self: that’s another thing I really need to work on, learning to use Photoshop better. Add it to your bucket list)