Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 26: My favorite Ganesha

Place: Home

Subject: My own piece of creation - my glass Ganesha that I painted about 9-10 yrs back.

Canon T2i  1/60s
Focal length 74.0mm  f/4.5

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 25: Drink it up

Place: Citrus Ranch Park

There's nothing like a natural honey rush, if you're a bee.

Canon T2i    1/250s
Focal Length 179.0mm   f/5.6

Friday, January 28, 2011

Day 24: Choices

Place: Henry's Farmers Market

Just what characteristics do you like in your coffee? How long would you take to stand here and decide which one to pick? They all look alike yet each one is so distinctly different from the other.

Canon Powershot SD780IS   1/25s
Focal Length 5.9mm   f/3.2

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 23: Don't pick me up..

...or you'll end up with a lemon.

Canon T2i  1/200s
Focal Length 123.0mm   f/5.6

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 22: A green day

Place: Tustin Ranch Golf Course

Standing atop the Citrus ranch park, a wonderful view of the golf course. Do you think he hit a birdie?

Canon T2i  1/200s
Focal Length 18.0mm f/11.0

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 21: Today's find. For the soul.

Place: Home 

Subject: Went to the farmers market this morning, of course just to pick fruits for the week. But, as I was walking back to the car, stopped by this small stall that had a sample of a butter rum cake. One bite and I was sold. Just how can a girl resist butter-rum and chocolate-cappuccino mini bundt cakes?

Canon T2i  1/125s
Focal Length: 70.0mm   f/4.0

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 20: Full Circle

Place: Citrus Ranch Park, Orange County

Subject: I love the fact that this little tree is showing life full circle. While there is a little of the fall season still showing on this tree, it also shows that spring is not far behind. Wilted and dead  leaves are still falling and the new fresh green baby leaves are already here to take on the new life! 

Canon T2i   1/250s
Focal Length 200.0mm   f/5.6

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 19: Back and Forth

Place: Citrus Ranch Park, OC

Subject: The less spoken, the better.

Canon T2i    1/400s
Focal Length 250.0mm   f/5.6

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 18: Tickle me pink

Place: Citrus Ranch Park

Spent the last 2 hrs in a park close to home.
Happy Weekend!

Canon T2i  1/400s
Focal Length: 250mm f/6.3

Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 17: Oh Sweetheart!

Place: Target store

Subject: Just when I thought I was done with the candy and sweet stuff from Halloween, Thanksgiving and then Christmas, here we go again. I see red everywhere and especially in Target, its extra red. This is just one of the 8 aisles filled with Valentines candy. Oh how can I resist?

Canon SD780 IS  1/30s
Focal length 8.7mm f/4.0

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 16: Where do you want to go this morning?

Place: Home

Subject: My coffee mug set from World Market. Every time I drink coffee in one of these, I wish there was a magical adventure like Harry Potter or Narnia that just transforms me magically into the land of my cup. Sigh. If that had happened, I would have been in Shangai city right now maybe solving the mystery of the stolen Samurai sword. Wait. That's too intense. I might just want to shop around and maybe eat some awesome authentic Chinese food for lunch. More like my kinda adventure. I'll leave it to Tom Cruise find the stolen samurai sword. 

Canon T2i   1/40s
Focal length 55.0mm   F/5.6

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 15: Mr. Banana says Hi

Place: Home

Subject: Mr. Banana. Actually Mr. Huge Big Banana. My daughter got this as a white elephant gift at a Christmas party we attended recently. I had to take a zoomed out shot just to show how big this banana really is. Its actually as tall as I'am and I'm pretty tall by normal standards. I think I'll need to build a new closet to store this guy! 


Canon T2i   1/60s
Focal Length 23.0mm  f/4.0

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 14: Someone is having a bare bones kinda day

Place: Home Backyard

Subject: My Persimmon tree in the backyard. This is how it used to look when the tree was in full bloom with its wonderful fruit. It was amazing to see all the leaves fall off this tree in a hurry as soon as the season was over. Now, I'll have to see this for a couple of more months. 

Canon T2i   1/60s
Focal Length 42.0mm  f/5.0

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 13: These birds don't fly

Place: Tustin, Orange County

Subject: Everywhere I turn around these last few days, these beautiful birds of paradise seem to be cropping up on sidewalks and around parking spots. Went out to lunch this afternoon and while walking back to the car, could not help but take a picture of these beautiful birds. 

Canon SD780 IS  1/400s
Focal Length 5.9 mm  f/3.2

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 12: Dangle & Dazzle

Love these new danglers I received as a gift from my best friend! God Bless best friends and pretty danglers!

Camera: Canon T2i

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 11: All shades of Blue

Place: Irvine, Orange County

Its the middle of January, still winter, but our good old Southern California is having a 72F, perfect blue sky kind of a day. I can crib all I want about how expensive this place is or just how many health freaks there are here. But when I walk out and see this, there is no other place in the US of A I'd want to be right now. 

Canon SD780 IS

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 10: Ice Rink

Place: Anaheim Ice Rink

This rink is the home of the Anaheim Ducks, the Ice Hockey team. The huge wooden panels and beautiful curved structure bring a lot of character to this ice rink. I sit there staring at this while totally freezing my butt off once a week when I take my daughter for her ice skating classes.

Canon SD780 IS   1/30s
Focal length 5.9mm f/3.2

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 9: A Thing of Beauty

Place: Irvine, Orange County

Subject: Came across this dandelion beauty while taking a walk this morning. Did you know you can use dandelion leaves for cooking?

Canon Powershot SD780IS

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 8: Slice with color

Subject: A very special gift from a very special friend who only knows me and my love for knives a little too well. Thank you my dear. I love these super sharp Pure Komachi knives. Looking forward to many great chopping veggie experiences!


Canon T2i

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 7: Noiseless Chime

Place: Home Backyard

Subject: One of my favorite wind chimes - the type that just looks pretty and does not make all the noise. Bought this in India years back and it survived the trip here.

Canon T2i   1/100s
Focal Length: 53.0 mm   f5.6

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day 6: Look who came to party

Place: Home
Subject: Celebrating my little girl's 6th bday party at home today and her favorite characters came to party with her!


Canon T2i   1/80s
Focal Length 55.0mm f 5.6
ISO: 2500

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 5: The Big Finish

Place: Irvine Woodbridge. Southern California Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon.
Description: Nandu (TH) completed his Half Marathon - 13.1 mi (21 km) today! Instead of buying him flowers, we got him his favorite bagel and met him at the finish line!

Congratulations Baby!

Camera Information:
Canon T2i  1/200s
Focal Length 35.0mm f/11.0
ISO: 400

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 4: Oh Light, Spread far and wide

Place: Irvine, OC at 7:00 am today morning.

Walking out of my early morning fitness class, this is what I saw as soon as I sat in my car. This picture is actually taken from inside the car - tells you something about how clean my windshield is, right? 

Camera Information:
Canon Powershot SD780 IS    1/60s
Focal Length: 5.9mm  f/3.2

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 3: Hanging on to dear life

Place: Home. Backyard

Subject: My 'almost done for the season tomato plant'. We were going to clean up the dead plant and get the soil ready for the next cycle. And I see this lonely little new tomato hanging on to dear life. Oh the miracles of nature and life. Just when you think its done, there's more.

Histogram and Camera Information:
Canon T2i  1/60s
Focal Length: 49.0mm f/5.6
No Flash

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 2: You Lead and I'll Follow

Buddhist Quote: Everyone knows the way, but few actually walk it.

Place: Home
Subject: Three Buddha wooden statue from Pier 1 Imports.
Camera: Canon T2i

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 1: May there be Color

Let us all be a little colorful.

Place: Home
Description: A little play doh caterpillar created in my living room by my little one.
Camera Used: Canon T2i

Kicking off Project 365

A pictorial of my life - one day at a time.

Welcome and enjoy the stay.

These are the 2 cameras I own. All pictures published here are from one of these two here. And yes, I'm a Canon girl.

Canon T2i: My recent purchase. Black Friday budget put to good use. I'm in love with this piece of magic and I feel like Tinkerbell  every time I play with it. Creates absolute magic!

Canon  - Many a memories have been clicked with this little red baby below. My good old trusted partner. I love thee.
Enjoy. Peace Out!