Books, etc.

Decisions, Decisions

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I ended up buying the book compilation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work in Half Price Books for $9.99 and Wonder book for Lil to read on the plane.  Johnny Depp book went back on the shelf. It was good eye candy while I perused the aisles. ;)

 

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Last week, Lil finished doing her book report and she felt accomplished after reading a 450 page novel.  Then she saw  the F. Scott book on my desk and exclaimed, “Wow that’s a thick book.” She looked through it and realized there were different stories in it.

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Also, bumped into this guy as I passed by the romance aisle. Einstein in love.

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Recently, my sister Corey brought to my attention a book called, “The Book With No Pictures” by B.J. Novak. We got our copy today! It’ll be a fun, interactive book to read to the girls and their cousins.

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The royal mutt wishes he could go but he’s off to the pet’s hotel for a week. We’ll miss him! He turns 6 years old tomorrow too! Happy Thanksgiving to you all and safe travels!

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Light

Late last week, I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to take pictures of street lights. I thought their varying sizes and designs exuded different personalities .

THE GUARDIAN

While waiting at the school car loop, I noticed this street light atop a roof. It reminded me of a guardian watching over someone.

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THE REST STOP

Initially, I had my eye on a large raven sitting on this street lamp post.  The bird noticed my presence and took flight. Luckily, I was able to take him pre-flight.

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EYES IN THE SKY

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AUTHORITY (Train Lights)

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MIGHTY BEEHIVE

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THE LONER

While visiting my sister in SF, I caught a glimpse of this towering solitary street light.

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Day 5 B&W Photo Challenge

STRUCK (Day 5 B&W Photo)

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Here a couple more B&W pics I took today. :)

FALL

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THE SPOT (Royal Mutt’s favorite napping nook)

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Hope you all have a fun and restful weekend!

5-Day B & W Photo Challenge

Lately, I’ve been seeing my friends posting their “5-day Black and White Photography Challenge” pictures on their Facebook timelines.  I love black and white photos. So, I thought I’d challenge myself to take B&W photos for the next five days.

Here’s my DAY 1 B & W photo.

LAKE VIEW

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A DIFFERENT HUE

As much as I love black and white photography. I love color too! Here’s a picture I took of the Transamerica building in SF a few weeks ago.  Amazing how a pop of color can set the mood of a picture.

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Also, played around and applied monochromatic effect on the same photo and another photo to see how it would affect the image. Which version do you like best?

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Wishing you all a happy week! Capture and enjoy your moments!