This is just a random shot of the lens that brings you some of my pictures. It’s certainly not my favorite lens, but the large aperture does sometimes help in a pinch, contrast and sharpness are pretty good, even wide open, it focuses fairly fast, and it’s almost wide angle enough to use indoors. It’s also very cost effective, so I keep it around and make sure to use it every once in a while.
Part of an Olivera street merchant display, these things we’re all over the place. They had me wondering, where would I wear such a thing? Perhaps while doing housework, or while driving (instead of gloves), or while walking the dog, or to the movies… I didn’t buy one, so I am unable to experiment. Where do you wear yours?
Team spirit! Notice all those cupcakes working as a team, standing skirt to skirt for the greater good of this culinary masterpiece. Each one on its own representing just a small piece of the puzzle, yet uniting to form this tasty showcase as… the Dragon Cake! This sugary synergy of cupcakes was created to honor a “year of the dragon” baby boy at a good friends baby shower. Additional authenticity for a proper year of the dragon party included various chinese decor, authentic chinese take out, and a drink selection consisting of several sophistocated chinese choices: lemonade, corona, budweiser, and tequila! The bounce house was a nice touch as well, both of my kids spent nearly the entire party jumping around in there, giving me some time to relax and enjoy the scene. This image was taken with my Nikon D80 and 35mm prime.
I love ice cream! And since I am a creature of habit, I tend to buy the same flavor over and over. Every now and then I get the itch to buy something new, so I browse the entire isle and drool over all the variety, eventually selecting something with great anticipation of how great its going to be. When the time finally comes, and I break the seal, peel back the lid, and plunge my spoon in for that first luxurious taste, time and time again I end up disappointed and longing for my usual favorite, yet now I am faced with an entire tub of something I am not entirely enamored with. This is sort of what happened with the tub of ice cream you see above. I actually thought I was buying my favorite, chocolate moose tracks, but it turns out I grabbed the wrong tub and ended up with regular vanilla moose tracks. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not horrible, it’s certainly edible, but it doesn’t hold a candle to my one true ice cream love, the fabulous and irreplaceable chocolatey goodness of chocolate moose tracks. I tried to make this image a little more interesting by suspending the ice cream tub up on an orange hazard cone, and showing the interim container (the bowl) out of focus down below it on the floor. The final container (my belly) thankfully did not make an appearance in this photo. This was taken with my Nikon D80 with the flash bounced off the wall up in the corner toward camera right.