18: Theme: colors

Colorful citrus

Difficult to photograph, and I know my camera and I didn’t do justice to this luscious citrus. I tried 4 different settings:

  • Automatic (washed out)
  •  Fluorescent: warm-white fluorescent, cool-white fluorescent, warm-white-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting (everything was super green)
  •  Fluorescent H: daylight fluorescent, daylight-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting (washed out)
  • Tungsten (Tungsten, bulb-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting (shown above)

The “Tungsten” setting is very close to the actual colors. Without a fancy camera, I’m guessing it’s a bit hard to photograph anything in a store; and if they switch to LED lighting during their remodel, it might be harder yet. Still, they didn’t object to my taking pics, so I give them extra points for that. The only thing I did to the photo was Topaz Simplify: crisp edge.



"Mac Box"

Slight deviation from photos –  instead an offer of a free origami pattern:

The Mac Box by William Andrew


Theme: Inviting

It is currently March 12, 2012. March. Not December. But this is what my front yard looks like. It is inviting. It’s very quiet outside and the snow is drifting down and settling on the ground, and yes, I have this desire to go out and make snow angels. These are SOOC shots, and it was dark and cold on my porch, so I made no adjustments to any settings. I just shivered, pointed and clicked.

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Theme: Nuisances

Spotted this delectable (!?!) nuisance while out for a drive the other day. We’d stopped so I could try to capture a shot of a waterfall (it’s coming in a post or so), and there was this beauty creeping along in all his (her?) gooey, slimy glory. They are most definitely a nuisance to the garden. This is SOOC:

Theme: Kitchen – SOOC

They might not have baked this at the Whistle Stop Café, but it sure is delicious. I used Lyle’s Golden Syrup in place of the honey, and added 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp allspice. Next time I’m going to add 1/2 C chopped walnuts and maybe some raisins.


PS: I so love her recipes, I bought her cookbook. I’m 2/3 through reading it and I’d like to bake everything in the book!


Challenge post #16