Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 59: Wild and Beautiful

Found these in the park a couple of days back. Some wild flower growing all over town. Yet, so beautiful and intricate. And I love the colors.

Canon T2i 1/200s
Focal Length 55.0mm  f/9.0

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 58: Even More Retro

Today's picture of the day actually is in three parts.

This is a Kodakchrome handheld camera from the 1940's. The film has to be loaded in a dark room here and pulled through the little wheel on the bottom left. The film provides 50 exposures - but 25 on each side. So, once you're done taking 25 pics, you'll have to open it up again in a dark room and load it in the reverse to use the other 25 exposures.

This little dial on the cover is used for all settings - Very Bright Sun, Bright Sun, Hazy Sun, Cloudy bright and Open shade and then on the right is for the aperture speed.

And there's a little manual roll on the back and other little dials for more settings.

How cool is that?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 57: Retro

My friend John's original Canon A-1 camera from the 70's. This was a legendary camera back in the day.

Here's a lot of information of how great this piece was then.

If you think this is retro - wait till I show you what else he showed me! I was like Woow...

Canon T2i  1/4s
Focal Length 55.0mm  f/5.6

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 56: Heart of the Home

An absolute warm heart of this lovely home. 

I was very thrilled to be cooking in here yesterday! A friend of mine was throwing a party to celebrate his 15 yr old granddaughter's bday coming up soon. She turned a vegetarian recently and so he invited me over to cook up and teach her and his family some vegetarian cooking. We planned an extensive menu and cooked it all up. It felts like Thanksgiving in March except for no turkey. After 2 appetizers, 5 entrees and 3 desserts and leftovers enough for another party, I was ready to go back in and cook again - who would not want to if the kitchen is so inviting?

Thank you John and Sharon for a wonderful evening!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 55: What a View!

Not even a big bear can stop me from staring at Chocolate.

Canon T2i  1/50s
Focal Length 34.0mm  f/4.5

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 54: Old Lady Rocks!

Well at least her hands are still very flexible. And in case you're wondering - that's a saree she's wearing at 100! Guess grandmas wear sarees most of the time.

I'm only glad they did not have to draw their parents when they turn 100.

Canon T2i  1/60s
Focal Length 46.0mm  f/5.0

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 53: Sacred

Our home grown tulsi plant. I pluck a couple of leaves and eat it every time I walk by the plant. So delicious and so full of goodness!

Canon T2i  1/400s
Focal Length 250.0mm  f/7.1

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day 52: Little Nook

The little reading nook for kids in our local library. Just a warm little place for a perfect evening of peace and quiet with the books.

Canon SD780 IS  1/50s
Focal Lenght: 5.9 mm   f/3.2

Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 51: Burp

What else would you go if you had one of these wholesome fulfilling portabello mushrooms burger with a side of red cabbage salad. The Veggie Grill is one awesome vegetarian place. Here's my review and everything else we ate there.

Canon T2i  1/100s
Focal Length 32.0mm f/5.6

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 50: Fresh after the rain

I love when it rains. I love it more when I see this after the rain.

Canon T2i  1/60s
Focal Length 29.0mm f/5.6

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 49: Happy Birthday Big Guy!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday Dear Hubby!
Happy Birthday to you!

Canon T2i  1/50s
Focal Length 32.0mm f/4.5

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 48: Croak Croak

Came across this piece of art displayed in our local library. The artist specializes in painting reptiles and this is such a cute little big frog! I love how the snail on top has his big mouth open!

Canon SD780 IS  1/20s
Focal Length 5.9mm  f/3.2