Project 365 2013 – Day 131

Lanterns

Lit Up

Here are my pretty lanterns all lit up. I would have preferred to have the warmer yellow lights but unfortunately Bunnings doesn’t have a very big range when it comes to fairy lights. The white lights look pretty good with this pattern though.

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Project 365 2013 – Day 69

Dessert Story

Dessert Story

We went out for lunch today to Food Republik, and while the food was nice, it was ridiculously hot in there. It was a hot enough day, but they didn’t really have any airconditioning in there so we literally melted. For dessert we headed down the street to the Dessert Story that was actually airconditioned. It was much better in there, especially when we got some cold drinks and dessert. I really like the decor in there, including the lights.

Project 365 2012 – Day 272

Hello Kitty

I really hope that a girl drives this car. This little beetle is completely decked out in Hello Kitty paraphernalia. It’s got Hello Kitty car seat covers, toys, tissue boxes, decals, everything made for a car. All of that I’ve seen before, but I have never ever seen a car with eyelashes before. It actually looks kind of cute on the little red beetle.

Sculptures

Here are some sculptures and fixtures that were at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show earlier this year.

Tin horse

Tiny windmill

Emu… or ostrich or some kind of big bird

Giant rooster

Giant rooster side profile

Abstract stone statues

Water frame

Birdcage lights

If I lived in a barn I would totally have these lights

Dragonfly

Cool spherical outdoor lights

Owl… not really in my price range though!

Japan – Hiroshima

We went to Japan in October 2010 for our honeymoon. Hiroshima was an amazing city. There was something so clean and peaceful about it despite its sad history. I’m glad that we stopped by on our Japan trip. See our other photos here Tokyo Kyoto Nara Kobe.

Sculpted hedges at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park cenotaph has the names of all the people killed by the bomb

Fountain

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park children’s monument surrounded by paper cranes

River with Atomic Bomb Dome in the background

Monument at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Amazing colourful cranes, a symbol of hope

Beautiful trees in the park

Children’s Peace Monument

Children’s monument

Downtown at night

Fairy light tree in downtown Hiroshima

Project 365 2012 – Day 101

I hopped into the bed and nearly forgot about taking a photo today. Luckily I remembered at the last moment.

Here is some fun with fairy lights and zoom. It’s a little shaky, but you get the picture (yes, pun intended). I will have to do it again with a tripod, but later because it’s sleep time now!

Wobbly Warp Speed

Project 365 2012 – Day 60

Happy leap year! I celebrated this special day by going out to a gig with my cousin. Never heard of the guy (Mayer Hawthorne, soul artist from the US) or the supporting act (Sydney/Melbourne band called Fantine) but had a great time. Although, I’m not used to being out so late on a ‘school night’ so pulling up the next morning was a bit seedy! Taken on my iPhone.

Stage

Project 365 2012 – Day 30

It’s been a long long day after a restless night’s sleep due to the humidity. Many things went wrong at work today and my team were all just as tired as me after not getting any sleep because of the weather or staying up to watch the men’s finals of the Aus Open. In any case, we made it through the day and I had dinner at my in laws so no cooking.

This is a shot taken when the Mr was driving us home and I was panicking about not having a photo of the day yet. Like it always does, it all works out in the end.

Heading Home

Bokeh-licious

I haven’t posted for a while, which kind of defeats the purpose of this blog and I have a bit of a backlog.

I like learning new things. Bokeh is a new term to me, but something that just is in photography. According to the internet it is the aesthetic quality of blur of areas not in focus. Since I tend to use a shallow depth of field for a lot of my photos (some might say too shallow sometimes) I inadvertently get it all the time without even realising or intending to do it.

I always look at other people’s photos for inspiration and noticing more and more people creating bokeh with multiple light sources to make it look like magical colourful spherical balls of light. Here are a few samples of my experimentation with candles, light filtering through trees, and car/traffic lights. Obviously not great photos, but it’s a start. Now I just need a subject of interest to focus on with these pretty backgrounds.

Yes, everyone loves a lens cap!

Traffic lights and some tail lights