Monday, December 7, 2009

Week 17 - Our Lights

Our Lights (17/52)
Originally uploaded by Twister65
A pretty sad photo of our Christmas lights this year taken with my cell phone.

This is actually the first year that we put lights up. It started off with two strings along the eaves-trough and around the window. That ended up looking rather pathetic. So we picked up two more strings of lights and I ran them down the drain pike, and along the bottom edge for the house.

I plan to take a better photo and put it up soon.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Making a few bucks… or hoping to

You may have noticed a recent addition to my blog (aside from today’s colour change)

Some of the photos I have posted on here now have “Buy Print – Buy Card – Send E-card” links above them. This comes courtesy of Fotomoto.

Although I am an amateur photographer, I think some of my photos are worthy of selling prints for. I don’t expect to get rich from this, or even make enough to quit my day job, but if I can sell a few here and there, it can help me to upgrade my equipment or buy more photography books. That’s all I’m hoping for.

If you see a photo here that doesn’t have a purchase option that you would like to buy, or if there’s one Flickr photostream that you like, let me know and I’ll put it up here.

By the way, the E-cards are always free. :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Week 16 - Bridal Boutique

Bridal Boutique (16/52)
Originally uploaded by Twister65
Nothing new to post this week, so I picked another out of my collection.

I took this photo of my sister's bridal shop a few weeks ago. This photo is being used in a printed ad in a wedding publication to be given out at bridal shows.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Week 15 - Atrium view

Atrium view (15/52)
Originally uploaded by Twister65
While catching up on work this weekend, I decided to use the opportunity to grab a shot for my project using my cell phone.

This is what it's like in the atrium at Corel Corporation. Every second floor has a catwalk that goes from the elevator side, over the atrium to the other side. This was taken from the 3rd floor catwalk, facing the elevators.

I love this building.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Week 14 - Dad

Dad (14/52)
Originally uploaded by Twister65
Ok, I’m cheating on my photo of the week again.

I didn’t take this photo. I scanned it a couple of years ago from one of many that my Mom had in a shoe box.

This is my Dad. He passed away from liver cancer in 1998. Yesterday would have been his 71st Birthday.

May he rest in peace.

Miss you, Dad.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Week 13 - Wedding gown

Wedding gown
Originally uploaded by Twister65

We spent a few hours at my sister's new bridal shop on Saturday, snapping photos of some of the dresses she sells to post on her web site. This is one of my favourites.

If you're looking for a bridal gown or a formal dress, she's got really great prices. She she puts it "outlet prices in a boutique setting".

It’s Kimberley Wilson Bridal & Fashion Outlet on Beechwood in the New Edinburgh area.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Week 12 - Got brains?

Got brains? (12/52)
Originally uploaded by Twister65
My wife and I went out to a Halloween party on Friday night and this is how I went. The night was a blur and I can barely remember walking home shortly before 5:00am. :)