Week 1

NIKON D3000 | NIKKOR 18-55 @ 52.0mm | f/9.0 | ISO 100 | 1/5s

NIKON D3000 | NIKKOR 18-55 @ 52.0mm | f/9.0 | ISO 100 | 1/5s

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The Photo:
I finally got to use my new Photo Studio & Lighting kit that my fiance got my for Christmas! However, I discovered that one of the light cables does not work, so we are going to take that in tomorrow to see if I can get a replacement. In post processing I used Photoshop Lightroom to deepen the red and take out some of the yellow – Voilà!

My Week
I had an excellent start to 2011! Woke up on Sunday with a houseful of friends and went straight to the Reagle Beagle for some Sunday brunch. We then went for a stroll in Gastown with Alex and Joel, friends of mine visiting from Sweden. On Monday a large group of us went to the States for some shopping. I got a sweater, a jacket, Lululemon tights for silk, and some Nine West boots! I love shopping in the states and cannot wait to go again! On Tuesday I went back to work, and then met up with my girls for one last night on the town with Alex. I spent Wednesday morning with my Dad, whom I took to SIR Modern Barbershop for a make-over. We were there for a good 2 hours while the stylist chopped off his straggly long hair and shaved his big yucky beard off. It was the best gift I had ever given as he could not stop smiling!

After having lunch with my new, 20 years younger, Dad, I went to the Body Worlds Exhibit with Stew. This was extremely overwhelming, and very interesting. I could not believe the plastinated fetuses on display. I did not know that a fetus at merely 8 weeks old is already a mini baby, with little fingers and toes. People thinking about abortion after week 7 should be aware of this, since in some countries it is legal to abort for up to 24 weeks. I have never been against abortion, but this has given me new reservations.

After the Body Worlds Exhibit I went to my first silk class of 2011. I got to try out my new tights and I am learning to climb the silk, so I will be out of the knot soon! From silk I went to Alex’s house to say bye to her and Joel. They flew back on Thursday, and I spent the next few days working and relaxing. It was a good chance to catch up on sleep and household activities. I am ready for my next semester to start on Monday, laundry done and food in the fridge for lunches. I am going to go snowboarding tomorrow and enjoy the last day of no homework.


Highlights of the week:

  • Sunday’s Brunch.
  • Girls Night with Graham.
  • Make-over for Dad.
  • Body Worlds Exhibit.
  • Back to Silk.
  • Spending lots of time with Alex, who agreed to be one of my bridesmaids while she was here.




Comments:

20 Responses to "Week 1"
  1. This is way cool!!


  2. January 9th, 2011@05:32

    This is way cool!!


  3. January 9th, 2011@05:46

    Very impressive!


  4. January 9th, 2011@05:46

    Very impressive!


  5. January 9th, 2011@05:54

    love this!
    what type of lighting kit did you get?


  6. January 9th, 2011@05:54

    love this!
    what type of lighting kit did you get?


  7. January 9th, 2011@05:58

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kissmequikly]

    It is an OPTEX Portable Photo Studio & Lighting Kit, a soft-light photo tent with two 15-watt fluorescent light bulbs.


  8. January 9th, 2011@05:58

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kissmequikly]

    It is an OPTEX Portable Photo Studio & Lighting Kit, a soft-light photo tent with two 15-watt fluorescent light bulbs.


  9. January 9th, 2011@09:15

    Excellent! Nicely done. I really like all the textures on the apple skin.


  10. January 9th, 2011@09:15

    Excellent! Nicely done. I really like all the textures on the apple skin.


  11. January 9th, 2011@13:29

    I like it! Great shot!


  12. January 9th, 2011@13:29

    I like it! Great shot!


  13. January 9th, 2011@15:55

    Wonderful shot… love the detail on that apple!


  14. January 9th, 2011@15:55

    Wonderful shot… love the detail on that apple!


  15. I love this shot! And, thanks for explaining your steps. It’s interesting to see what your settings were and your workflow.


  16. I love this shot! And, thanks for explaining your steps. It’s interesting to see what your settings were and your workflow.


  17. January 9th, 2011@21:34

    Very Nice!


  18. January 9th, 2011@21:34

    Very Nice!


  19. January 9th, 2011@21:52

    I’ve been thinking of taking a photo just like this (I’ve even already bought the apple). Not sure mine – if it ever sees the light of day – will look as good as this however.


  20. January 9th, 2011@21:52

    I’ve been thinking of taking a photo just like this (I’ve even already bought the apple). Not sure mine – if it ever sees the light of day – will look as good as this however.





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