A project my daughter and I were working on together this weekend. I'm going to write a review about it on my blog http://youandmeworld.com/blog) later this week if you're curious! I love the colors we used for this one so I thought I'd use it as my one a day.
Okay so the last four days I've really been doing two every other day... but I figure that's better than skipping all together. These are yummy macaroons from Jin Patisserie http://www.jinpatisserie.com/ If you're ever in the Abbot Kinney area you HAVE to go there. My brother turned us on to this place a couple years ago and to me it's a very special treat to go! We usually don't go unless it's just Brent and I... and when does that really ever happen?!
My husband is going to be working on a project for his work and wanted me to take a few shots of this sign on the corner near our house. I've been trying to be more deliberate in the way I shoot. Sometimes I find myself just clicking a way, but today I was thinking a lot of what I was doing. I had to wait for a bit but finally go the bus going by and was able to prop myself on against a nearby electrical box thingy. I knew I wanted to get the traffic blurred behind the sign and was super excited that a orange bus went by. The evening was a bit overcast and grey, so it was a nice contrast in color.
Since I missed yesterday, I'm posting two today. This is a plant on side of our neighbors wall. I've been meaning to stop and take a photo cause I like how the plant grows in front of cement blocks. Granted, I boosted the vibrance on this, but the colors are fairly complementary in non-photoshop life as well.
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I normally don't like to crop my photos but I thought it was cool you can actually see the cobwebs in the bush! I didn't notice at first but thought it was a neat find! This is the bush outside my apartment and we live on a fairly busy street. I thought today was going to be such a shot of desperation but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!
Okay so is this cheating if I'm using photos I'm getting for my blog for my one a day too? I guess not since the point is really to be shooting every day. I've been blogging a lot this week! Here's a photo I took of a gift I received from a co-worker. Great stuff! If you're looking for super soft baby clothes you've got to check them out: http://www.sagecreekorganics.com/
I was telling my husband that I wish we had a place that had more natural light or a backyard I could set up shots in. For now the wall outside our apartment will have to do.
I liked how the light was hitting this flower as I came out of work and the background was naturally darker. The botanical garden has been saving my one a day! I usually wait outside for my husband to pick me up (we carpool to work together) and this gives me just enough time to shoot a photo.
I had a family shoot today, will post more on my blog later this week, but I absolutely loved this photo. I know the shots of babies crying aren't always a parent's favorite, but to me their kind of fun cause it's keepin it real.
Went to little Tokyo today to pick some things up for a project I'm working on. There was probably a billion things to take photos of but this is what I had time for. Random flower near a fountain.
I was lucky enough to find these balloons during lunch! Here's my 2nd photo for today since I missed yesterday. I had forgotten about my 20D that has been tucked away since I got my 5DMII last year so will be using this until I can get my batter charger back home!
Since I missed yesterday (YIKES only made it one straight week), I decided to do two for today. During lunch today I saw these leaves on a railing and thought it would be cool set against the UCLA Medical Center.
The charger to my camera, as well as my extra battery went MIA for about 24 hours...but it's at my brother's house. Our point and shoot also had a dead battery so I went with my iphone. DETERMINED I tell you. So as to not make it too boring, I played around in photoshop.
Found some fun light streaming through to our apartment walk way. The building was perfect as a natural reflector and I got a little practice in with the rugrat. All it cost me was one lollipop.
The only photo I took today. Nikon coolpix point and shoot. We were waiting in the doctor's office when I remembered I needed my photo for the day. I figured since it was a lame photo I'd mess around with photoshop to try and give it a more "vintage" look since that's all the craze these days. I thought it'd be ironic since she's playing Dora on an iphone. Which by the way, I'm amazed at how well my three year old manages an iphone.
My co-worker Joseph, who is the kindest person you'll ever meet, brings in beautiful flowers from his garden. He had a great bouquet of daffodils and I took a few photos of them this afternoon. He then gave me two to give to my daughters and on the way home I ended up taking this shot. I'm not sure what it is but I liked it enough to make it today's photo. In other news.. we need to get our car washed.
This was taken near the Gonda building where my husband and I meet up for lunch. It's nice that we both work on campus so we can carpool and share lunch. I saw the squares and immediately thought it would make a good frame! I thought it looked better in black and white since the figure is alone and it made it feel more serious.
Admittedly, my one a day's may end up being a lot of my family. Since I work full time and have two girls, there isn't a whole lot of time left in the day. I'm working on trying to get a handle on flash more. I've never been excited about using flash (I'm more of a natural light lover) but I think it's about time I tackle it. So here's a silly photo of my youngest. Personally I think it's funny because usually you see this pose used for tiny wrinkly newborns... yet here's my chubby five month old in all her tubby glory!