February 28, 2011

Grey Day on the Ferry

Usually the Ferry trip from Seattle to Bainbridge Island & back is a serene & pretty day trip. (hmmm, maybe that's because I usually think to head over when the weather is nice?)

Grey Day on the Ferry

Yesterday was a different story. There were white caps on the water, cold rain & wind, even some wet snow. That doesn't keep Seattle folks from going about their business though. There was a bike event on the Island, & a few adventurous (& thoroughly soaked) kids with hoods pulled tight pretending to fly across the deck of the ferry. Good thing there was a hot plate of potatoes deluxe (mmm, cheeeeese) waiting to warm me up at Streamliner Diner!

February 24, 2011

Diorama Drama

Our San Francisco adventure included a photo bonanza at the California Academy of Sciences. Exploring the African Hall dioramas was fascinating, & more than a little eerie...

Hello Deer

Zebra Watching

nothing gets by these guys, that's for sure.

February 22, 2011

Ready, Set, Go

We took advantage of the long weekend, & zipped off to San Francisco for a couple of days!

SF Weekend

Good friends, good food, tons of photo time (more to come), & all with this amazing city as a back drop. Sure makes me wish for more long weekends :)

February 17, 2011

What Do All Artists Want?

Why, to catch lightning in a bottle of course!

Lightning in a Bottle

(Usually when I process the heck out of a photo, I end up scrapping it, but this one turned out rather nice I think!)

February 16, 2011

Street Lights or Sculptures?

Street Lights or Sculptures

I thought these street lights looked so light & airy against the bright overcast sky (yep, no photoshop on the sky - it was really a blank canvas). Also, they reminded me of when Seagulls are drawn like this:


Do you see it too?

February 11, 2011

Sweet Sweet Friday

I hope you have a sweet & relaxing weekend planned!

Taking the Cake

Ours will be not only be sweet, but tasty too, since we will be enjoying this (store-bought but fantastic) red velvet cake!

February 10, 2011

Heart in the Shadows

Heart in the Shadows

I think this heart must live a secret life of mystery & seduction.

February 8, 2011

Strawberry Hearts

Ever notice how strawberry slices closely resemble hearts? All you need to do is cut a wedge in the middle & round off the corners.

Strawberry Hearts

They look a little lonely all by themselves on the plate though don't they?

Strawberry Hearts in Chocolate Ganache

How about some Chocolate Ganache to keep them company?

February 2, 2011

Photo Shoot Tip of the Day

Even when you think you have a perfectly lovely idea for a shot,

Hearts on a String

leave yourself open to unexpected changes in plan,

Playing with Hearts

& be ready to refocus quickly.