Happy Birthday, Matthew!
Happy Birthday to our dear son, Matthew Alexander, with much love, Mom and Dad and all the family. He turns one year old today! (31 July 2007)
[Photo as seen on Ottawa's A Channel.]
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"This shop is aimed at women over 30 who don’t want to dress like the girls
from the tabloids, but aren’t ready for sensible shoes, either. Beaded dresses,
vibrant sweaters and knockout jackets by Italian, French and German designers."
Daniel Shanker, age 17, Jillian Abramson age 16, and Hannah Cohen age 16 finish the last pages of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in Big Ben Park, Perth Ontario on a beautiful afternoon, Monday 23 July 2007.
Trying to make an oyster look sexy is harder than it looks.
I tried flash vs. ambient light; showing the shell vs. the meat; dry vs. wet; white background vs. grey background; extreme close-up vs. the whole shell; one vs. three. etc., etc.. The resulting photo is my take on the self-assiged task. I found that to display the meat rather putrid and was like rotten snot. Not-visually-pleasing-at-all.
I bought three malpeque oysters last evening. Since one of them was opened slightly this morning I did not eat it for fear of some perilous and painful death at the worst and at the best, some alone time in the WC. The other two were delish - raw of course.
I never know the difference between hay bales and straw bales. Aren't they the same thing? Anyway, these and several other monolithic bales are stacked up high at the corner of Albion Rd. and Leitrim Rd. in Ottawa. Who knows how much longer they'll be around before they get stored away.
I would love to get someone to pose in front of one to get some sort of perspective on their hugiosity. I should have done a self-portrait, but who would want to see me.
I could not, for the life of me, pass up this photo op from this evening. Note to Matthew when you're older - you can owe me one big time, buddy. Matthew turns one year old next Tuesday 31 July 2007.
homemade soft-box lit with one SB-800 as key light. White cupboard on camera right acts as fill. Triggered by D200 commander flash.