Sunday, January 31, 2010

A tiger orchid

Yet another orchid is re-blooming in my apartment. Doesn't it look like a tiger? LOVE.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I found free yarn

Yesterday after my photography class, Stephanie and I went out for lunch, and on the way back to the Metro I spotted a basket of yarn sitting by a garbage next to a house.

I LOVE free things. And the yarn was so pretty. But Stephanie said it might not be free because there was no sign. Sigh. I decided to be brave and knock on the door of the house. A nice woman answered and said that the yarn was free!

So now I have 4 "rolls" of soft and fluffy and beautiful purple Italian yarn! I think I'll have to find some free time in my busy schedule to knit a scarf.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Photos from Photo Class Field Trip

Today we went on a field trip for my photo class. Here are my favorite photos (unedited). Click on each for more detail.

I used a polarizing filter on my lens (sort of like sunglasses), and it made the sky super deep blue: I'm a happy girl.

Let me know which ones you like the most :) The photos are taken around Union Station, The Capital Building and the US Supreme Court Building.

Friday, January 15, 2010

More principles of photography

Here are a few more photographs I took for my photography class that demonstrate Principles of Composition:

Change of Perspective/Point of View

Framed Subjects (aren't these shoes gorgeous?)

Full Frame

Monday, January 11, 2010

Principles of Photography

I'm taking an intro to digital photography class to learn the ins and outs of my new Canon Rebel SLR. I learned quite a few things after the first lesson. Here are some of my photos.

I can control which part of the photo I want to be in focus, and which one I want to be blurry (depth of field)

This is one of the concepts: repetition of elements

The next two photos show the leading line concept. Where you use a line of elements to draw a viewer's eye where you want it to go.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

"Laura" orchid is blooming

My "Laura" orchid, the orchid I bought 3 years ago when visiting Laura in Miami, is blooming again! (The photos are taken with my new Canon Rebel SLR camera!) The last two photos are of an orchid bloom from a drink I had last Thursday.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My new black pearl necklace

Yesterday I got together with a few of my friends for lunch and then some chatting and crafting. Below is a necklace I made using black pearls, wire and silver crimping beads. I'm in love with it!

The pearls and the crimping beads are not completely stationery, so they'll move from time to time, but I think it makes the necklace more organic. I wish I could say I invented this design myself, but I did not: I saw it at Beadazzled and decided to replicate it. I think I succeeded.