Saturday, February 10, 2007

"One" restaurant in Mason

One restaurant, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Jon took this one during our dinner date tonight.

Dr. Dewey

Dr. Dewey, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

The incomparable Dr. Arthur (Art) Dewey.

Margaret posted the photo of the two of us at our Theological Dinner last night, but I wanted to remember our favorite professor. She and I are co-presidents of his fan club. :)

We laughed when we spotted him because Dr. Dewey is never without his camera. In our first class (Pauline Writings) together (Margaret and I with Dr. D), during one lecture, Dr. Dewey paused, lifted his camera and shot the sunset out the window... and then as quickly as he clicked the shutter, he resumed his lecture without missing a beat. He takes pictures of every class to remember them by. He's the only teacher I've ever had who does that.

Last night we engaged in a camera duel wherein we tried to outshoot each other and as this photo reveals, I won! :) Clicked my shot before he got his camera to his eye.

So this is my tribute to a wonderful, life-changing teacher. Thanks Dr. Dewey for who you are and all you do.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Jacob loses the cast

Jacob loses the cast, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Today's adventure: Jacob gets his cast off. The nurse used a little rotary saw that freaked us both out, until she ran it directly over his skin to show us that it couldn't cut through flesh. Scary...

Cell phone camera today. Forgot the Nikon. Worked out as it whited out all backgrounds making a better b&w pic. Click on the thumbnail below for close up of the blade.


Thursday, February 8, 2007

Still runs

Still runs, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Noah The camry

Finally Noah makes an appearance on the 365 blog. He showed up this afternoon and I quickly grabbed the camera. (Sorry for the double post today, but I had to remember this day especially.) Noah's giving up his car for the sake of school so he can work less and study more. Cars are expensive.

Today was a sad day as we said good-bye to the faithful camry. Let me just add quickly: that dent comes from the car accident I had in his car. Never once did he complain about it.

We'll miss the old girl.

Black and white indoors and out

After ski, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Kitchen clutter
Kitchen clutter, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Footprints, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Fresh air and sunshine help

Self-Portrait in goggles
Self-Portrait in goggles, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Seems I remember to do self-portraits at the ski slopes. I liked this one because of the way the light hit the goggles. The sponge lining sparkled!

Here are my rental skis in a detail shot:
My skis

Jumping for Joy

Jumping for Joy, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Johannah orchestrated a series of fun photos outside in the snow. I've put them in a set here. Couldn't resist posting these since they are so cute and remind me of how they spent the evening after the storm blew through.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Snow Storm: Cincinnati

Snow day

The snow shows up better in the larger version of this b&w photo found at flickr.

Here's a color shot to reveal the cardinal that finally stayed put for a photo. They love the feeders during the snow.

My cardinal in the snow

What a day! The roads are closed, school got out an hour early in time for the storm, and we spent the afternoon with a fire roaring, hot chocolate, and watching "Pride and Prejudice."

Monday, February 5, 2007

For those interested: Xavier University

I created two sets of photos in "slideshow view" today. I took a set of photos from a variety of perspectives to look at ways I could create arrangements of random objects for greatest impact. The first picture in the slideshow series is a "boring" shot that I used to set the context for the way I then worked with the environment to create a more interesting composition. I call this set: "Study in rakes and brooms."

Rakes and brooms #8

Then the other set is my attempt to capture Xavier University while seeking the best b&w shot. In the end, I liked more of these photos in color so left them alone.

Dana Entrance

These are just for fun.

Xavier University stairs in b&w

Xavier stairs in b&w, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

I'm going nuts with photography now. In the 4 degree (that's right 4 degrees Fahrenheit) weather, in pink gloves, I snapped pictures of my campus and the postcard blue sky... and then had to convert at least one of them to b&w. This photo was deliberate for this project. I wanted all those sharp lines... the way the white lines on the steps are skinny and get wider as the steps descend. I liked the long skinny shadow coming at me and the way the railing gets a big flash of white on black in the middle. Patches of snow give more white to contrast the grey.

Are you sick of me describing the photo you can see right in front of your eyes? I'm taking notes in the blog entry to help me remember what I was trying to achieve, so ignore all comments if they are tedious. :)

Squirrel in black and white

Squirrel in black and white, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Jacob put a chair next to our sliding glass window and I got right next to this greedy little guy. Look at the claws on his paws! Such definition. His fur provides the perfect pallette for b&w. I like the black eye and black shells to anchor the greys.

I didn't know I'd like b&w until I started taking them. Fun!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Dog and his girl

Dog and his girl, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Wanted to post one b&w today for the Feb. photo challenge. Jon spotted Rocky hiding under the covers with Caitrin's feet and got me the tripod. I framed and took the photo.

Moon on auto without flash

Moon on auto without flash, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Moon using dusk/dawn setting
Moon using dusk.dawn setting, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Rocky woke me up at 6:35 a.m. and this was the view right outside our kitchen window. I took these on two different settings to show how settings affect the look of the photo. The first one picked up stars! (I can't see them with my naked eye). The second picked up color.

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