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Day 284 #Project365

 

284-365 bee

This shot was about compromises. I had the delicious late afternoon light, a bee, and the lovely lavender, but I couldn’t get rid of the step on the foreground. Cropping the step out was not an acceptable option. When I sat back and moved a bit, I lost the step, but lost the bee as well, as it was already busy buzzing elsewhere. And the angle of the light in the step-less image looked somewhat different.

So I picked this one in the end, step and all, because I feel it captured the scene just right. And that what matters, I think. This image was taken on the front steps of the house looking out to the road, focusing on the beautifully fragrant plants that were backlit by the sun at the golden hour. It’s a perfectly imperfect shot. A good compromise.

 

Nikon D90 | AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | ISO400 | f/5.6 | 1/400 |

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Day 272 #Project365

When you are as tall as my dog, you find out that not many things are within your eye level. Yes, there are the likes of toddlers, other Labradors, people crotches, or bums, and people’s knees when they are sitting down to look at, but the rest is either on the floor or way above your head. It is a human world after all.

Understanding the above aspects, I totally get why our coffee table is one of dog’s favourite furniture in the house. The table is low, and we sometimes choose to watch TV while eating and put our plates on this table. For dog that means, yummy forbidden food right in front of his nose! Not only he can smell it, he can also see it.  Oh the sweet temptation…!

This was my bowl of Korean instant noodle that I shamelessly consumed for my lunch as a way to reward myself for (finally) finishing my photography homework. The cold and wet weather outside made it the perfect hot noodle soup moment. My dining table was filled with other non dining stuff so I put my bowl on the coffee table. When I came back to take a glass of water, I saw dog sat down close and stare at it, almost drooling. I crouched down low next to dog’s ear to capture this image. The room was a bit dark because of the rain, but luckily a bit of light could still come through the windows.

This is the second image in the dog’s view-point series.

 

272-365 hot bowl

Nikon D90 | AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | ISO640 | f/2.8 | 1/10 |

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Day 261 #Project365

 

261-365 sick boy

The big windows in our lounge room allows a lot of light in and there is a certain time in a day, especially when it’s cloudy outside, when this room is beautifully lit by the nicest, softest, diffused, natural light.

Mr 8 was not feeling too well so he stayed home for the day, and was lying down on the couch after lunch at the ‘perfect light’ time. Since he was unwell, he did not move too much, which even though unintentional from his part, really helped me in getting the right shot.

He gets his much needed rest by lying there, and I get my shot of the day. I believe it’s a WIN for both of us.

Nikon D90 | AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | ISO640 | f/4.5 | 1/20 |

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Day 259 #Project365

I love candid shots. Especially kiddie ones. Unlike us adults, candid shots on kids turn up great (more often), and their characters shine through from their expression.

Here Ms 4 was distracted be the funky looking seat at the mall while we were there doing the dreaded Saturday grocery shopping. She was trying out different position and I snapped her quickly as she was hanging on the ‘hole’. The structure of the seat makes an interesting frame.

Photo was taken using an iPhone

259-365 girl

 

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Day 241 #Project365

241-365 fancy breakfast.jpg

The natural light at A Bite to Eat cafe this morning, as I was sitting facing the window, was so delicious it made this dish looked even yummier. The sun that came from the front window was soft and so perfectly diffused it touched everything in the room beautifully. Eclectically called Tweed, this dish of smoked mackerel, potato cake, leek spinach and poached egg, was not only photogenic, it was super delish. I 100% believed my foodie friend who happily demolished the whole thing with a satisfy grin on her face.

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