Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I love when things make me laugh out loud

so after a rather long and stressful day for reasons I’d rather avoid… I heard this song


and I laughed so hard I had to go inside and look it up and listen to it again

and again

and well again

ya  I love when music makes you feel better.

Friday, November 5, 2010

For Fran & Henry

Praha (or Prague as we say in English) is a very special place for this couple. Apparently years ago they got engaged on this very bridge! Since it was quite late in the evening it was very dark and “all their pictures came out crappy”. So Fran requested that I take some photos of the bridge on my recent excursion. I love to have an assignment. I wish I were a more patient person because then I would have just ignored the request or even pretended to have forgotten till Dec 11th and then surprised Fran on her birthday. Obviously I’m not that patient, so here is your finished product(s). GUS_7894

To get this amazing perspective of the bridge, we actually paid to climb the watch tower all the way to the top. We packed along, 2 cameras, a tripod, scarves, gloves and everything  just before sunset so we would be setup and ready to go at the perfect time.


This is just as the sun was starting to go down.


You can see the warm evening sun starting to reflect off the Prague Castle on the hill.

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it starts to pour down rain mixed with hail and it even turns to snow before I have all of my gear quickly stowed and out of the nasty weather.  Quinn had left me to go warm up a bit in a museum a few floors below me and I had assured her this was no problem because I was perfectly content to snap away on that tiny rooftop for at least another 1/2 hr.  Of course the one thing we had not brought with us was an umbrella!


So I don’t know exactly where on the bride they got engaged, but just imagine if it were right here by this very lamppost?


The next day from a different bridge, again just before sunset, I got this… 

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I think it looks magical in infrared.

Monday, November 1, 2010

HaPpY hAlLoWeEn!!


All my spooks


Kira- so hot she glows in the dark


One scary old lady


Kali- a good witch

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Bella- my lil’ pumpkin


Kyle- self described “superman”

and practical too, his cape doubles as a towel

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Hope you all had as much fun celebrating as we did.