Sunday, September 30, 2012

274/366 - "Birthday Wishing"

(F/4, 32mm, 1/125 sec, ISO 800, Canon 5D Mk II)

Today we had Jonah's 6th birthday party.  I am curious to know what is running through his mind at this moment.  What is he wishing for and hoping it comes true?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

273/366 - "School"

(F/2.8, 88mm, 1/400 sec, ISO 400, Canon 5D Mk II)

One of the side effects of Jonah going to school is that he wants to "play" school with his sister.  I got to be the principal and took a few photos as they played like angels.

Friday, September 28, 2012

272/366 - "Bottle Caps"

(F/11, 100mm, 2 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

I learned today is National Drink a Beer Day.  So instead of the normal photo of a glass or bottle of beer, I decided to pour out a bag of bottle caps we are saving for a friend.  Nice to see quite a few of our home brews in this mix.  Hope you enjoy your beer today!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

271/366 - "Window Seat"

(F/8, 17mm, 3 Exposures, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

The rain tonight forced me indoors.  This is a window seat in the master bedroom.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

270/366 - "Art"

(F/3.2, 50mm, 1/100 sec, ISO 100, Canon 7D)

Our pediatrician is a part of the Children's Hospital network, and i their office there are entry rugs that have different brightly colored handprints on them.  While Harper and I were waiting our turn today I noticed these rugs and instantly thought of our homemade artwork.  The kids made this last November and it is proudly displayed in our kitchen. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

269/366 - "Fixing Food"

(F/1.4, 50mm, 1/800 sec, ISO 100, Canon 7D)

I was sitting at a red light on my home from work when I noticed a food truck getting repaired.  I liked the way the sky and light was reflecting off of the aluminum.

Monday, September 24, 2012

268/366 - "Acorn"

(F/8, 100mm, 0.3 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

Yesterday we took a walk and collect buckeyes and acorns.  Since today is macro Monday, I decided to grab one of the acorns and give it the macro touch.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

267/366 - "Wires Wires"

(F/5.6, 50mm, 1/1000 sec, ISO 100, Canon 7D)

I was sitting at a stop light, looked up through my sunroof, and noticed this pole with all the wires.  I thought it was interesting so I took a shot.  I am usually trying to avoid wires in my shots.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

266/366 - "Fall Football"

(F/5.6, 70mm, 1/400 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

Jonah and I celebrated the first day of fall by going to the Riverview High School football game.

Friday, September 21, 2012

265/366 - "Punkin"

(F/3.2, 50mm, 1/320 sec, ISO 200, Canon 7D)

It is that time of year.  I was able to pick up a case of Dogfish Punkin a few weeks ago.  Tonight felt like a fall evening and Sue enjoyed a Punkin on the deck. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

264/366 - "Morning River"

(F/8 , 50mm, 1/30 sec, ISO 800, Canon 7D)

While I was sitting on the bridge this morning on my way to work I rolled down the passenger window and snapped a few photos.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

263/366 - "The Joy of Discovering"

(F/2.8 , 88mm, 1/200 sec, ISO 400, Canon 5D Mk II)

Jonah found a cricket tonight and had a blast checking him out up close.  Luckily for the cricket he made it back to the wild unharmed.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

262/366 - "Rainy Day Commute"

(F/1.4 , 50mm, 1/80 sec, ISO 200, Canon 7D)

I started taking a camera to work occasionally and this morning was one of those days.  At a stop light in Oakmont I was able to capture my rainy day commute.

Monday, September 17, 2012

261/366 - "Stapler"

(F/11 , 100mm, 1.6 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

Here is my entry for macro Monday.  Just a stapler on my desk at home.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

260/366 - "Daisy"

(F/7.1 , 100mm, 1/200 sec, ISO 200, Canon 5D Mk II)

I was outside today and decided to get low and take some shots of these daisies from a bugs view.

259/366 - "Hop"

(F/7.1 , 200mm, 1/125 sec, ISO 400, Canon 5D Mk II)

This particular Saturday was  a brew day at the Callender Estate.  While we were waiting for the water to boil, I snuck out to the Hop Garden and snapped a few shots.

Friday, September 14, 2012

258/366 - "Sleepy Time"

(F/1.8, 50mm, 1/40 sec, ISO 800, Canon 7D)

It was almost bedtime and the whole family was just mellowing out watching some cartoons before bed.  Harper was laying on the floor looking extra sleepy.  I was able to get a few shots and this is my favorite.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

257/366 - "Negotiating"

(F/2.8, 200mm, 1/250 sec, ISO 200, Canon 5D Mk II)

I was able to get a photo of Jonah during a very detailed negotiation about how far he can ride his bike in front of our house.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

256/366 - "Learning to Bounce"

(F/2.8, 200mm, 1/400 sec, ISO 400, Canon 5D Mk II)

I cut the grass tonight and the kids were riding their bikes.  Harper keeps asking for pedals on her bike like Jonah.  The rule is once you learn how to balance you can get a pedal bike.  Harper believes this balance I speak of is really bounce.  So she bounces her bum on her bike and tells me she is ready for pedals because she can "bounce".

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

255/366 - "Patriot Day"

(F/5, 142mm, 1/125 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

There a lot of flags out today and for good reason.  This is one of those day where you will always remember where you were and who you were with.

Monday, September 10, 2012

254/366 - "Perfect Circles"

(F/10, 100mm, 1/100 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

I am trying to follow a couple of themes today.  The first is macro Monday, so here is a macro shot of an object in my house.  If you can figure it out, good for you.  If you can't, oh well, better luck next time.  The second theme is monochrome Monday, so I made it a black and white shot too.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

253/366 - "Let's Go Bucs"

(F/4, 17mm, 1/250 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

We went to the Pittsburgh Pirate game after church today.  This was Harper's first game so I took a few photos to mark the occasion.  This is my favorite.  The kids had a great time, eating junk, drinking soda, and cheering on the Buccos.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

252/366 - "Green Tomatos"

(F/8, 100mm, 1/50 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

After we got back from the Big Pour this afternoon, we decided to go outside and play.  Sue decided to work in the garden and picked many tomatos.  Looks like we will have one more harvest of the cherry tomatos.

Friday, September 7, 2012

251/366 - "Bean"

(F/5, 100mm, 1/50 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

As the summer comes to an end so does our garden.  Sue pulled out the cucumbers last weekend and I think the beans are soon to follow.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

250/366 - "Round and Round"

(F/8, 67mm, 1/6 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

Tonight we went to a picnic for Jonah's school.  Spinning on this contraption was by far the most popular activity.  As expected many a kid was thrown or trampled and they loved every minute of it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

249/366 - "One Week"

(F/5.6, 100mm, 1/100 sec, ISO 400, Canon 5D Mk II)

Pretty much everyone knows by now that Apple will be unveiling the new iPhone one week from today.  There are many improvements I am sure, and the one that I am least happy about it the rumored change concerning the 30 pin connector.  That is the end of the cord that you plug in to your outlet to charge iDevices.  I have an investment in these 30 pin charging cords and we probably have 10-12 as a family.  Hopefully there is an adapter that will be reasonably priced.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

248/366 - "Lioness"

(F/1.6, 50mm, 1/60 sec, ISO 400, Canon 5D Mk II)

Harper loved the costume Jonah wore yesterday, so she decided to take a turn.  So today we have a lioness.

Monday, September 3, 2012

247/366 - "Lion"

(F/1.4, 50mm, 1/60 sec, ISO 400, Canon 5D Mk II)

Jonah was digging in the hall closet and found this lion costume and decided that Harper's tutu was a good accessory item, so he added that to his outfit.  I think we all have some childhood photos that we regret being taken.  I think this will be one of his.

246/366 - "Future Campers"

(F/4, 105mm, 1/125 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

On Sunday we had a blast playing the outside games and listening to the band before and after dinner.  Dinner was great too, even though it wasn't the pig roast that was talked about by Director Tim.  I was able to get a few shots and this one is my favorite.  Kind of makes me wonder if there is a photo somewhere of Sue and Greg as children playing some sort of game.  These two are destined to be campers and probably staff members also.

245/366 - "Determination"

(F/4, 105mm, 1/1000 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

On Saturday morning we decided to walk down to the beach.  Everyone had a great time, playing in the sand, water, and sunshine.  Harper was determined to build a sand castle.

244/366 - "Two Thirds"

(F/8, 47mm, 1/1250 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

Back on day 122 I did a self portrait since I was 1/3 of the way through the year.  On Friday I made it to the 2/3's point of this year long journey.  Since I knew we were going to be at camp I planned on doing another self portrait.  This time I would be doing a silhouette style.