more days, more pictures

i'm only on day 16 and i'm already having a hard time coming up with ideas....
and i'm 8 days behind posting here as well? i didn't realize i was so behind....
ok i'm not that behind...my last day was day 11
day 12
i finally got a chance to take pictures of wonder lake
i don't know why i hadn't sooner.....but its the reason i wanted to get our house....we came to see it in the fall, with the changing leaves and what not....gorgeous
this was around 6pm, just getting home from work

day 13
i was uninspired, and we were supposed to go to the batting cages where i was going to get some pictures of lou batting, then we were supposed to go for a walk, but that didn't happen either.....so i just walked around the house, and took pictures of our old trees again

looks pretty at dusk like that, no?  i really love the old wood sheds that our backyard neighbor has, you can't see them though....

day 14-
yet again feeling uninspired...
this is fruit loop.....louie brought one home for me one night after he was taping one of the dance competitions....apparently the parents and such buy them and throw them up on stage when the performances are done....

he's hanging on my bass stand with my bass at the moment.....he's a cutie

day 16-
we had a happy hour year end celebration at houlihann's yesterday.....which means free drinks free food free beer and such...so i ordered a sam adams, and it came in one of the super special sam adams glasses! score! so i didn't take my purse in with me, so i spent the majority of the time trying to figure out how i was going to smuggle it out...luckily we never got around to giving lena her 15 year gift, so i just put the glass in that bag! ;)

day 17
we made it to the batting cages today....waited a while to use one, there was a dad with 2 girls there using the one slow pitch cage, and the other one was busted....the 2 girls there had on some converse with neon laces and it looked neat....they were watching their dad hit some balls (when the one girl hit the ball, it stung her hands so she had her dad finish off)

we went for a walk and i took some pictures down by the lake, but it was getting late and dark, so not that many came out....turns out i had already taken my picture of the day this afternoon....

i still want to post all my outtakes from all my "photoshoots", but i don't want to use up all my space here and stuff....i'll have to post them to my flickr or something and post the link and what not

i'm really enjoying taking pictures all the time...and i'm having fun playing with the different settings and and focusing and everything...i just need to take more and read more and learn more and then eventually i'll get it down good and actually know what i'm doing....trying to take pictures tonite, i played with the manual settings and actually got a pretty good shot off and then i tried it on one of the automatic settings and it didn't come out so good...but the next time i played with the aperture and shutter speed, it didn't come out nearly as good as the first one...
its a learning curve


more days in my 365 project

where did i leave off? 7?

day 8 was a friday
and, what is friday?

mom used to make a fat free pie for dad, but now they've been getting bruschetta pizza for dad and carly and mike, and then lou mom and i (and sometime's poppi), oh and courtney and jake (every other week) eat the regular....so we go through about 4 pies a week....awesome!

day 9 was saturday, april 10
our 6 month anniversary

we (i) registered for this kate spade frame (darling point, which led to having to have the toasting set and cake cutting set to match)
i love this frame, and i love the picture, and thought it fitting for our 6 month anniversary

day 10
so lou and andrea and vlad (sil and bil) were working all weekend to clear out some trees from our property, and some were just twigs and such....so the only way he could dispose of them (well the only way he seemed to want to) was to burn them in our bbq
lou was stoking the fires, and i got SO many freaking awesome shots....it was hard to pick just one for the photo of the day....i was playing with shutter speeds and got some pretty neat shots and stuff.....got one of lou with a stick with some glowing embers and he was all swishing it around....

day 11
waiting for lou at walmart to do some food shopping

i was reading my nikon d3000 for dummies book....but realized i needed a photo for today.....stuck my head and camera out the window and vioala! (that's now how you spell it.......)

i have so many other pictures that i want to post too....i took some great ones on friday of jake and courtney and dad with jake and courtney and then the rest of the pictures i took of the fire....

maybe tomorrow....

i wish i was a more interesting blogger


day 7

ok today is really day 8, but, i didn't post yesterday's picture, and well, i haven't taken one yet today
i really want to take one of the mannequins out in the hallway at work, but i don't know how to pull that off with noone seeing me do it...
i guess i shouldn't, but i'm sure i'd feel silly if i had to explain "uh i'm doing this project thing where i take a picture a day to try and hone my photographic skillz...."


so this is what i took yesterday for my day 7 picture

its me, on the couch as reflected by my laptop screen
those are the windows in the back of the house, and you can see the front window curtains peeking over my laptop
not the world's greatest picture, or even the best one i've taken yet, but, still pretty neat, and i'm liking it

i took a lot actually, and i think this one came out the best? maybe? well its the one posted to my 365project.org

not sure what i'll take today...its pizza night so something maybe at my parents house? the creepy mushroom guys? who knows

tomorrow though, is our 6 month anniversary, so i'll probably take something wedding related as my picture for the day

i took some awesome pictures of lou at softball practice last saturday, did i post them? maybe i will later...


days 5 and 6

and 7?
i haven't taken today's picture yet, so, i don't know

day 5-
as i was driving home, i saw our christmas tree out on our porch...poor thing...so i took some pictures of it, and i was surprised to see some green leaves up in there still...i mean, its still in its stand, and all that rain and such...

 see?? green needles up in there!
poor thing...our town doesn't pick up trees from the side of the road, and this thing sheds needles like you wouldn't believe (so much so, it clogged up our dyson! dyson ball! all clogged!!!!!!!!!) so we didn't want to put it in either of our cars...our tree from '08 was still hanging around for a while until we had some landscapers come and they took it away...so...we'll either cut it up and put it in our fire pit (which i think is illegal?) or maybe cut it up and put it in the garbage to be hauled away or just take it to the drop off place....only 3 months after the fact...ohwell...

day 6-

this is my laptop, my ipod (touch!) and my blackberry and some random crumb
which apparently i focused on without realizing it
i was reading my dummies book during lunch yesterday, and had the camera out and took this picture..

i need to take a picture today
i was going to take one from my parent's house since i was near there this morning for my dentist appointment, but, i headed back to work...
and my mouth is still numb :(

i've been reading the book, and i'm at the part that describes the aperture and the shutter speed and i'm lost...i'm a smart girl, i should be able to figure this out, right? i'll have to read and re-read the chapter a couple of times....i tried playing with the settings and my pictures came out black or too dark
i thought the bigger the aperture the more light was let in? maybe my shutter speed was too slow? did i need the flash? i do not want to keep using the automatic settings all the time though.  i want to figure this out and take super awesome pictures

so that one day, lou and i can be a husband and wife wedding photographer and videographer!
not likely, the last thing he wants to do is tape more weddings....

off to think about what my picture for today will be!


so...i got this new camera....

first off, i've changed the url...made it nowimdanielleg, because well, i'm not soontobe anymore, i am....and i'm going to turn this into a more personal kind of blog? we'll see

because i have nothing better to do with my money then to spend it on expensive things

i've always wanted to have a fancy camera, so...i just got my review and my bonus, and well, went to best buy and bought a camera
a nikon d3000....i read that its good for beginner slr, so that's what i am...and then i went to borders and the nikon d3000 for dummies book, and its been helpful already
because i'm that much of a dummy, i was taking picutres before reading the book, and decided that the manual focus was worthless...then i read chapter 1, and realized, i was just moving the zoom on the lense, and the focus was at the end of the lens...hence i wasn't really focusing on anything.....

so i've got this slr...and i've been taking some pictures, and what not....so far so good...some of them have come out really good, and i wonder why really this camera is much better than my sony point and shoot...i love my cybershot a lot, and i hope i don't forget about it and not use it...i mean something has to take a picture of the new camera, right?
so i got it at best buy, and decided to go with a package deal, and so i got the camera (which comes with a lens) and the package dealie came with a bag and another zoom lense...and got the warranty on it, and a 4gb memory card....all for a pretty good deal...i know that dslr's can be expensive, so i think i made out pretty good...

like an idiot i didn't take a picture of the actual camera...i would now, but, louie would probably look at me like i'm a tool, taking a picture of my camera....so i'll wait until he's not around of course ;)

so, while on ravelry one day, i was looking around other people's blogs and came across this 365 project thing.....and so i googled it, and wow, there are so many out there! i don't know which group to join? there's a lot on flickr, and there's a whole website, or 2 or more devoted to it...and i probably should have started it jan 1 or something, its not like i didn't have a pretty damn good p&s already

but i wanted to wait until i had an awesome real good amazing slr camera....so taking a picture a day would help me learn how to use it better....
since looking at photographers for our wedding, i became obsessed with looking at picutres and wanted to take really good pictures
i became obsessed with my macro function on my sony and trying to take really cool/creative pictures of my knitting and of things for the wedding and what not....i dropped my camera in disney in '08 and it really hasn't been exactly the same since, but, i do love it, don't get me wrong...the nikon is not to replace it, simply, to supplement it...i'm not going to cary that big thing around with me all the time, ya know?

so, i'm going to do this 365 project thing on flickr i think, or project365 i think it is
maybe i'll upload them to 365project.org as well, that is kind of twittery i think....if i do that, it can link to facebook, not sure if i want to link it to fb, but, we'll see...ppl might think it's weird or something....but who knows....

i'll also try and post them here as i do day by day

since i got the camera on the 2nd, i'll start my 365 from there, i've taken a photo (or more) a day since then......
so, this is what i have so far

day 1- 4/2/10-
dying easter eggs!

day 2- 4/3/10
playing with the focus (my purse on a bench, watching louie's practice)

day 3- 4/4/10 (easter and lou's birthday!)
special surprise!

day 4- 4/5/10
the trees in our yard

i'm ging to try and not post pictures of the kids so much, it will be hard cuz they're so cute, but, we'll see (so far i fail, because i posted them with the eggs...hmmm)

now i'm off to try and post them to the flickr group

wish me luck on this endeavor!
i've got A LOT to learn about this slr, and we'll see if i keep up with taking a picture a day until 4/2/11

here is my link for 365project.org