Mar 102013
 

coffee 1692

As much as I like to play around with my photos, this one is pretty much straight out of the camera…it is as I was perceived it when I took the shot.

I took a brief break from my book reading to run to Blythe, CA with Carl. We stopped for a coffee  (That’s us in the reflection) then we picked up some delicious bread & bagels and headed back to Quartzsite, AZ.

(What am I reading that is so all consuming? THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy. I finished book 1 and now on book 2…)

Jan 052011
 

ISO 80; f/8; 1/160; 7.7mm (Canon Powershot SD950 IS)

This is Carl.  He’s my best friend… and today is his 64th birthday. Here, in this photo,  we are in Blythe, California (20 miles west of Quartzsite, AZ) enjoying a treat at Starbucks before picking up some groceries.   A bit of a mundane birthday, but at least our weather is improving and the sun is back.

Processed with Topaz Simplify/Buzz Sim after dodging shadows on his face.

Jun 092010
 

ISO80; f/5.6; 0.5s; 5mm (mini tripod; self-timer)

This is from this morning, post coffee.  Thought I’d experiment with the set up again. In yesterday’s picture the overhead light is on and gives it more of a yellow look, as if the morning was dark and we needed light.  In this picture I just used natural daylight.  I think using the mirror also brightened it up.  The difference in the time of day is only about 15 minutes (we were up earlier today than yesterday).