Sunday, February 28, 2010

Winter Flower 365.59

Winter Flower 365.59, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

When I'm missing flowers outside in the winter, I look at this flower hanging up and it makes me feel happy. 2/28/10

Assignment: Sunday challenge: Make a photo that invokes or communicates happiness to the viewer. Make 'em feel it, not just see it!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Welcome 365.57

Welcome, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Door 365.56

Door 365.56, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.


Assignment: Negative space can be just as important to a composition as your primary subject. Explore negative space in a photograph.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Record vs. CD 365.55

Record vs. CD 365.55, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

Am I showing my age? 2/24/10

Assignment: There is often a conflict between traditional and contemporary. Make a photo that shows this tension.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shagbark Hickory 365.54

Shagbark Hickory 365.54, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.


Assignment: Monochrome photos don't have to be the result of processing or desaturation. Find a monochrome composition and shoot it.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Bubble Gum 365.53

Bubble Gum 365.53, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

Here is some bubble gum in the machines we have in our playroom. 2/22/10

Assignment: Squares and grids surround us in our built environment. Focus in on some squares today and make a photograph.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Split Tree 365.52

Split Tree 365.52, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

It is amazing to see that this tree is determined to live even though it's trunk is split. 2/21/10

Assignment: Backgrounds are tricky. They can make a subject stand out or distract from it. Make a photo with a good background today.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cedar 365.51

Cedar 365.51, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

We saw this on our hike at Parson's Mountain. 2/20/10

Assignment: An old adage in photography says if you want to improve your photographs, move closer. Fill your frame today!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Lady Justice 365. 50

Lady Justice 365. 50, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

Lady Justice decorates our foyer. 2/19/10

Assignment: Symbols can be simple, ornate, plain, or colorful. Make a photo of a symbol that represents or stands for something else.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

M&Ms 365.49

M&Ms 365.49, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

These are what we took to the movies today. We like the M&M with almonds. 2/18/10

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

TeaCup 365.48

TeaCup, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

I found this tea cup at an antique store. I liked it because it looks fragile. So, it has a place high up on a shelf so no one can accidentally break it. 2/17/10

Assignment: Fragility conveys tension. Make a photo today of a person or object in a fragile state.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Selbu Modern Hat In Progress 365.47

My knitting needles I needed arrived today! I am knitting the Selbu Modern Hat for the Ravelympics on Ravelry. I started this during the opening ceremony of the Olympics and hope to be done by the end of the Olympics. It is my first real fair isle (two colors) project so I'm excited. 2/16/10

Assignment: Things are always a-changin'. Make a photo that offers a snapshot of something being built, fabricated, or assembled.

Monday, February 15, 2010

David Thomas 365.46

David Thomas 365.46, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

Senator Thomas is running for US Congress. 2/15/10

Hearts 365. 45

Hearts 365. 45, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

I made these for Valentine's Day. 2/14/10

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow 365.44

Snow 365.44, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

It began snowing last night and ended some time this morning. We had about 4 inches of fluffy snow. 2/13/10

Friday, February 12, 2010

Vinegar 365.43

Vinegar 365.43, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

I read the book The Ultimate Accidental Housewife by Julie Edelman and she recommends vinegar, a spray bottle, and a microfiber cloth as essential cleaning tools. 2/12/10

Assignment: Continuing the Friday fun theme, make a photo that goes with the title of a book you've read.

Tools 365. 42

Tools 365. 42, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

We took a trip to Lowes today to buy some drill bits. The colors on this display caught my eye. 2/11/10

Book Return 365.41

Book Return 365.41, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

One of my hobbies is reading and I get most of my books from the local library. Here is the book return that I use pretty often. 2/10/10

Assignment: We all have some sort of hobby or favorite activity. Make a photo that shows something you enjoy doing.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

TV Table 365.40

TV Table 365.40, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

We use these beautiful TV tables alot. 2/9/10

Assignment: Franz Kafka said "Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." Make a photo of something beautiful today.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Snowflake Headband 365.39

Snowflake Headband, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

Here is what I learned to make this weekend. 2/8/10

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Shawl Pin 365.38

Shawl Pin 365.38, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

I attended the Knit Inn (knitting workshop put on by the SC Knitting Guild) this weekend. I took a class on makign Shawl Pins and this was my creation. 2/7/10

Sunset 365.37

Sunset 365.37, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

After a long day at a knitting workshop, I saw this colorful sunset. 2/6/10

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Appliances 365.35

Appliances, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

Interesting to see all the stainless steel with black and white appliances. 2/4/10

Assignment: Contrasting ideas engage the mind. Make a photo today that tells a story with contrasting elements.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Knife 365.34

Knife 365.34, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

The knife handle is a bear claw and the holder is made from bear bone. We bought this when we were driving through West Virginia one year. 2/3/10

Assignment: Make a "sharp" photo today any way you interpret it, either tack-sharp focus or a subject that is sharp itself.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Morning Ice 365.33

Morning Ice 365.33, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

This is what I woke up to the other day. 2/2/10

Assignment: It's Groundhog Day in the U.S. Make a photo that illustrates whether it's more like winter or spring where you live.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Orange Hat 365.32

Orange Hat 365.32, originally uploaded by loonyhiker.

Here is the hat my hubby wears when we are camping or hiking in the cold. It looks bright against the afghan that I had crocheted. 2/1/10

Assignment: Time for another color theme: Orange! Keep your eyes peeled for anything orange today and make an interesting photo.