Tuesday, January 25, 2011


January 25th, 2011 - Day 25

"A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes."
-James Russell Lowell 

I was really torn on how to frame this one. I know I wanted empty space on the left hand side. That was the easy part. My dilemma was taking a picture semi-up close like this one with a decent amount of space on the left or zoom out a little farther so that the plant wasn't quite so close (and thus, not showing as much detail), but having the exaggerated empty space on the left be quite apparent. In the end, I went with a closer shot, but I still go back and forth.

January 25th, 2011 - Day 25

In totally opposite news, the Oscar nominations came out today.  The 4 or 5 of you who are reading this blog nowadays know how much Jess and I love this time of year and how we always go to see every movie nominated for Best Picture.  I started this about 13 years ago and Jess a couple of years prior to that.  It was fairly easy before when it was only 5 movies.  Last year, they increased it to 10 movies and it became more difficult, especially since we only saw about 2 prior to the announcements.  With the announcements today, we have seen exactly half of the movies nominated.  5 out of 10 to still see isn't too bad at all so there is very little stress this time.  Once they have all been viewed, I'll be back to review them.  I haven't done movie reviews in a while and at this point, it is too hard to go back and review all I have seen since the last one.  But I promise to be better starting with the Oscar movies.  Stay tuned...


Miss Sassy Pants said...

Wow... I haven't seen the alternate, but I'm liking the close up of the flower - look at all the detail we get to see, how the bottom tendrils grow at a curve, almost in a circle around the bottom of the flower and how the covering of the unbloomed (Is that a word? It is now!) petals themselves are really individual little things. The background, so out of focus, is still colorful and you can still just very vaguely make out shapes. Yeah, another win!

It's all you and your movie knowledge why we've seen half. I'm so thankful we have too - 10 movies in a month is A LOT! I'm excited to see most of the remaining ones and even more excited for the Oscars on the 27th of February!!!!!!!!!

Tara said...

I'm glad that Hailee Steinfeld is up for a nomination. I really liked her performance in "True Grit".

laura b. said...

I love the way the soft background colors compliment the close up plant.

I have only seen 4 of the 10 nominees and surely won't get to see the other 6 by the time the Oscars come around. I'll have to look forward to your reviews :-)

Mom said...

I like the picture you posted. Haven't seen the other one but you have to trust your instinct that you picked the right one.

I am happy to say I only have four more movies to see and will definitely be finished ahead of schedule. I, too, am looking forward to Oscar night on the 27th. Hopefully we'll be together again?????