Archive for July, 2010

21
Jul
10

Red II

Luck plays such a big piece in so many things. The day after we went boating,  the father who brought the kids to the boat offered to drive them home. That gave my husband and myself the opportunity to go to Newport. I love Newport. We walked around Bowen’s Wharf and had a very nice lunch. I took pictures. This image is of an outdoor dining area. I applied a texture and used a Corey Barker tutorial for the frame.

20
Jul
10

Nautical

This was taken at dusk at a marina in Rhode Island. We were invited to go out on a friend’s boat. The day was hot and sunny. No rain. We went to a cove and moored. The kids went swimming and exploring in the dingy. The adults lazed around and ate for the most part.  There were ten of us – 6 adults and 4 kids (although 4 of us stayed in a hotel). I took this picture after dinner. It was a beautiful summer evening.

06
Jul
10

Patriotic

In the town my daughter and her husband live there is a parade on the 4th of July. My son-in-law is a volunteer fireman and marches with the Volunteer Fire Department.  Needless to say we went to the parade!  These two young women were passing out flags as we waited. They very kindly let me take their picture.

My granddaughter received a flag and in this photo shows she knows what to do with it! She also shows just how hot it was at 9:30am as her hair was was matted to her head by perspiration.

06
Jul
10

Red

This is Rocket. He is the primary mode of transportation for the Little Einstein characters on Playhouse Disney.  I admit that if I did not watch it with my granddaughter I would have no idea who Rocket or the Little Einsteins are! Rocket was sitting on the floor and I was sitting on the floor. I was just playing with the camera. As I was looking at the themes for July and saw red, I figured this image would work. The yellow feet in the background belong to Mickey Mouse.

05
Jul
10

Fireworks

Everyone is taking great photos of fireworks! I only hope I can keep up.

These are y photos. This fireworks display was not the best I have seen. My granddaughter was sleeping so I had to make do. These shots were taken over a house at the end of the street where my daughter lives. The f/stop was set at 11; ISO was – 200; focus was not quite at infinity and the shutter speed was either 4 or 5 seconds. I used a tripod and my lens was set at 270mm.

05
Jul
10

Blur

My granddaughter turned two last Thursday. So naturally we went to Florida. The weather was oppressive. I understand that back home in Southern Connecticut the weather was delightful. We came home today and the weather was HOT. I digress. She loves bubbles. I managed to get this photo of an extended covering much of her face. The bubble creates a nice blur.