January 16, 2018

Snow

January 16, 2018 (016/365)

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? 
And then it covers them up snug with a white quilt; 
and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'” 
~ Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass




January 15, 2018

Blue Monday


January 15, 2018 (015/365)

"Feeling a little blue in January is normal." ~ Marilu Henner

For the past few years, I have heard the third Monday of January referred to as "Blue Monday." Apparently, researches have devised a formula accounting for variables such as weather, post-holiday debt, time since Christmas, time since failing our New Year’s resolutions, low motivation levels, and feeling the need for change and action to determine that today is one of the hardest days of the year. 

What would cheer you up on this Blue Monday? A vacation, good book, a walk in the freshly fallen snow? This evening, perhaps a boat drink would help -- this is juniper after all. Now all we need is tonic and lime!
January 14, 2018

Week 3 - Technical: Full Manual

January 14, 2018  (014/365) • Forcing Spring

“Bulbs need so little and give back so much.” ~ Lauren Springer Ogden

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Week 3 - TECHNICAL: Full Manual
#dogwoodweek2, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 • f/20 1/104 3mm ISO 125

[While the camera often determines shutter speed and aperture for the photographer, it doesn't know your creative intent. This week, challenge your self to assume creative control over the camera by using full manual mode. Select a subject where varying the aperture and / or shutter speed helps enhance the composition and visual qualities of the image.]

Not exactly the clarity and color I intended, but I love the light and shadows and this project is all about learning and growing.
January 13, 2018

Lines

January 13, 2018 (013/365)

"Line is a rich metaphor...It denotes not only boundary, edge or contour, 
but is an agent for location, energy, and growth. 
It is literally movement and change..." ~ Lance Esplund
January 12, 2018

Les Soldes

le 12 janvier 2018 (012/365)

« Je dépense donc je suis. » ~ Descartes de Crédit 🤣



Unlike in the US, sales in France are regulated by the government. The annual Winter Sales -- Soldes d'Hiver and Summer Sales -- Soldes d'Été are the only times during the year when French shops are legally allowed to sell items for less than cost and use the word sale or soldes in their windows and ads. The 2018 Soldes d'Hiver run from January 10 - February 20. Anyone want to go shopping in Paris?!