28 October 2010

1003

1003

Edgerton had it's annual book festival this weekend, so the author of The Polar Express (and Jumanji) arrived via 1913 steam engine. The train was at the depot about 18 hours before Chris Van Allsburg appeared however, so I'm sure it was just a matter of him sneaking on then stepping off. I took these shots the night before his appearance. Friday we had a bright, beautiful full moon and it was my intent to go down to the depot to capture a few long exposure shots. Except they had set up this massive lighting unit, similar to four stadium lights, for safety reasons. Still got some dramatic shots in. Plus shorter exposures allowed the steam to show, so I'm happy.

The next day, for Mr. Van Allsburg's arrival, it was raining. My husband and I didn't go back as we think it would've been a crowd of parents and toddlers with umbrellas. Wrong kind of drama.

22 October 2010

not if i eat you first!

boneyard

not if i eat you first!

A friend of mine helped me paint the exterior of our shop this week, and yesterday I was back helping out at Cupcakes-a-go-go. But, I managed to get in some baking of my own. Halloween cookies! Aren't these skeletons "to die for"? I'm really happy with the way they turned out. My husband and I caught some special on hgtv about decorating your house for Halloween, when they showed these cookies for a few seconds. Knowing I'd never remember how they frosted them, I backed up, hit pause, and ran for my camera for a reference shot. If you're interested, I use Alton Brown's sugar cookie recipe. These turned out so darn adorable though, I wish I'd have made a double batch because the amount only allows for four skeletons, four ghosts, five cats, and six bats.

I'm guessing they'll be gone by the 31st. Boooo......

17 October 2010

seasonal attire

seasonal attire

Did you miss me? Or more importantly, Kensi?

Our taxes are finally finished so I can now return to blogging (um, wasting time) guilt-free. Although with the amount of tax we had to pay, I should really find a way to make some money off this photography addiction I clearly have. Would you pay to have someone come to your home for a pet portrait? I think that's something I'd enjoy doing. Not sure if this economy is really crying out for a pet photographer. But then, it isn't looking for much of anything, so there's that argument.

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this blog is my "live" photo album of sorts. occasionally, i'll throw in some art i've done or some work of my husband's as he's an artist as well. we have a nice yard in a quiet neighborhood with two pugs and a cat, all black. which most of my photos will attest too. ;) i'd love to hear from you, but happy for you to just browse. hope you find something to make you smile. b.