Saturday, January 07, 2012


I survived another first week of the month, generally my busiest time of the month.  Thankfully, I actually got a LOT done and look forward to hopefully having a somewhat relaxing January so I can complete some other projects I have been putting off because I have been so damn busy.  Now that Jess is self-sufficient, I don't have to worry about splitting my time between my work and what she needs so time has become more readily available.  I think we'll celebrate with a fun night in Reno with friends tonight.  Yeah, that sounds like a plan.

I took two pictures this week that are so incredibly different.  That is what I like about this project, I get so many different shots and from one day to the next, you can get something totally different 
from the day before.

On Wednesday, I took this shot of this mandarin orange on our tree.  So much color and life in this shot even though it is just a spot of color surrounded by the muted green.

January 4th, 2011 - Day 4

The following day, I took the following shot and it couldn't be any different: dark, black and white, and grainy.  Everything in the shot was intentional as I wanted a dirty, grungy look to go with the theme of the picture.

January 5th, 2012 - Day 5

I didn't set out to make the two back to back pictures have such a contrast, but when I realized it, I was actually super happy.  I mean, at this point I am happy when I can think of something different to photograph after all this time, but when it is something I really like and am proud of, it makes it that much better.

Yesterday, I went with something new again.  Like I said, it is all about creating new ideas.  When I created the Star Wars scene in the last post, I thought to myself how fun it would be to create other shots from movies in my photos.  For some reason, I instantly thought of Kill Bill and thought it would be fun to create a scene inspired by the movie.  I came up with this...

January 6th, 2012 - Day 6

Kind of fun, kind of silly, I kind of need to shave more often.  In the end though, I am really happy with how this came out. 


Miss Sassy Pants said...

I love your photography and am always awed by how good your pictures are, even as you embark on your third year. Keep up the good work, my love!

Mom said...

Ditto what Jessica said. I am so amazed at your photography and how simple something is but so spectacular through your eyes.

Tara said...

I especially love the "Kill Bill" shot! We don't want anyone plucking eyes out, though, so be careful over there!

laura b. said...

What a great set of shots! I'm with Tara, I especially like the Kill Bill two are good actors :)