Friday, January 3, 2014
Needless to say, it made for a rather nippy walk to work this morning. Born and raised here I know how to dress when it's cold outside, but despite my best efforts this morning, by the time I arrived at my workplace a mere six blocks from home, I could feel a stinging bite in my fingertips and toes.
Yet, while the frigidity had me triple timing my pace, I was also quite aware of the crisp, clean beauty on this winter walk. I might not be a lover of the cold and ice, but there is no disputing what a pretty picture it can make. Sunlight-kissed snow sparkled like fairy dust between the shadows. Steam from vents and smoke from chimneys wafted like a summer mist through the air. Pretty painted patterns of frost glistened on windows.
It really made me wish I had my camera.
If you enjoy what you're seeing outside your window these days, here are some excellent tips to ensure your winter landscape photos are the coolest ever:
Digital Camera World How to Compose And Expose Any Winter Scene
Picture Correct Winter Landscape Photography Tips
ePHOTOzine Winter Landscape Photography Dangers
Photo Technique Shooting Winter Landscapes
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Over a couple of decades or so I learned that by setting what was often a hopeless goal I was also setting myself up to fail. As that could happen often enough without me providing an easy opportunity, I did, therefore, give up pronouncing any intent for change on Jan. 1.
However, looking back this year at the way I've been eating, the notion that some lifestyle changes are in order hasn't been lost on me. Starting them now after all the eats and drinks of the holiday season, seems as good a time as any.
This time I have no worries about failing though. It's simply not feasible because any improvement over the way I've been eating the past few weeks is good. The way I see it, a salad a week will be progress.
Should I need a little inspiration though perhaps I can find it in these delectable photos:
iPHOTOS.com Fruits and Vegetables
Acclaim Images Fruits and Vegetables Photos