Sunday, August 30, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Photo Hunt #52: Surprise

red, originally uploaded by M'roy.

You must be asking what does a bloom from a succulent had to do with the theme, right? Okay here goes the story:

Most of the images I feature here are SOOC (straight out of camera). And sometimes I crop a bit, or auto fix a bit. Shame on me and my three or four photo editing software (none of them was a PhotoShop) for not utilizing them.

So one day, I got this totally washed out image of a succulent that I was going to delete because it was completely crappy. But before I hit delete, I thought I'd use it as a guinea pig to test the buttons on my software. And just when I decided to remove almost all the gamma, this was the result. Boy was I surprised! I loved how dramatic it turned out. Not only did I not delete the image, I showcased it for photo hunt theme of surprise.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

SkyWatch #57

Project_Page000, originally uploaded by M'roy.

Last Saturday the forecast called for warm and muggy. We got 74 (pleasant) and breezy (brrr).

It was a day of doing chores. By the evening we were still in the backyard finishing up one more project. Husband was to cut the mirror to make it a bit smaller in size and we are to frame it (thanks HGTV for all the decorating tips).

The ever watchful skywatch eye in me found a photo op while doing the project. Both photos are reflections from the mirror.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Photo Hunt #51: Ripples

IMG_0919, originally uploaded by M'roy.

I told myself, finally a theme that I found easy. Easy because I don't have to do any thinking at all. I have taken a number of water-related images that would certainly qualify for the theme.

Here's my entry for today, a shot of boaters at the pond in Central Park.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

SkyWatch #56

hanging at the y, originally uploaded by M'roy.

This summer I have seen so many foggy mornings and foggy early evenings that aside from may be 5 days of hot temperatures, I would have thought we missed summer altogether.

Today again, as I drove from my house to work (21 miles) @ 9:45 to 10:15 , there's nothing but fog. I know later in the day the fog will eventually burn and the sun will shine for a little while.

But as soon as I clock out at 7 pm tonite, I am pretty sure the commute will be fog-shrouded again. So I thought I'd show you how the sky has been around, as I've seen it. This was a February snap though. I have nothing new to show, but this gives you an idea.

I call this shot, HANGING AT THE Y.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rock Star

Priyo the rock star, originally uploaded by M'roy.

Here's that "GOT MILK" kid from past post. Still taken when he was 20 months old. He's now 3 years old.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Capitola Pier

IMG_0104, originally uploaded by M'roy.

We see a lot of people fishing on the pier and see how plentiful their catch is. And while we promised to return with our fishing poles, we couldn't find time to go.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Walking Under

IMG_0160, originally uploaded by M'roy.

Capitola Pier.

ATTENTION: To all my blogger friends --- I have been unable to leave comments in your blogs since Friday. I don't know why. So if you think I haven't visited your blog, you're wrong. I simply can't leave a comment.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Photo Hunt #50: Artificial

IMG_0104, originally uploaded by M'roy.

Nothing ARTIFICIAL about this boy's look of satisfaction, contentment and love that he gives his mother after a meal. GOT MILK?

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sky Watch #55

IMG_0019, originally uploaded by M'roy.

It was this sight that kept us company while driving the last miles to the campsite in June. Little did we know that the dark clouds would turn into downpour that night, soaking our campsite.

Somewhere near Redding, CA.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Voted One of the Best

IMG_0130edit, originally uploaded by M'roy.

Capitola was named one of the 20 Best Small Towns by Sunset Magazine (March 2009).

The surfing images I have featured on this blog so far were all taken from Capitola.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Take It Easy

IMG_0010, originally uploaded by M'roy.

It's Monday Again folks. Take it easy okay! Have a good work week every one.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Photo Hunt #49: Low

IMG_0387, originally uploaded by M'roy.

A few weeks ago when I glanced at the list of themes and I saw LOW, I thought there is at least one in my archives that would fit the bill. But the move and the busy schedule proved to be so demanding that my search for the photo to show for this week got pushed way way back in the list of to-dos.

Fortunately, I have something uploaded on Flickr that I thought would work as well, so I would not miss this week's hunt. It's a photo of the LOW fence that surrounds the cabin we rented somewhere in Eastern part of the state a couple of years ago.

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Sky Watch #54

IMG_0136, originally uploaded by M'roy.

A year ago this was how the sky looked like in the SF waterfront. You know why I'm posting an image from a year ago? It's because it's my b/day today. Last year I went to a ballgame (day game), then walked around the waterfront and ended the day with a dinner at Burma Superstar.

This year I have BIG plans for this day. I will finally get to see Harry Potter!!!! Why is it big? I'm also treating myself to those overpriced popcorn tubs :)

Will be out and about all day but I will visit your entries later tonight.

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Monday, August 03, 2009