Monday, November 21, 2011

365 Project -- #316-322

This is the time in my week when I look back at the images I've captured
throughout the previous week, and choose my seven favorites.
These seven--one for each day of the week--are featured below.

November 12 - November 18

Slow is a good word to describe last week, photographically speaking.  Ellie sat a lot, but that's okay--I was busy in the home, which I like to be, and didn't get much chance (or didn't think about it much) to pull her out and take pictures.  I have a few random shots of those few times I did get Ellie out, and then a small event with our son, Jacob.

Soooo...I made pico de gallo with most of the rest of my garden tomatoes that had ripened.  I ended up with about eight cups of salsa, which we enjoyed throughout the week.

[316] Pico de gallo

Okay, the below is a really bizarre shot.  One night we noticed that the moon was really low, heavy and full in the sky.  I've experimented with moon shots before, so I figured I'd do so again.  After trying different angles and exposures, I finally just set Ellie at f40 and took a 25-second exposure.  In post-edit, I had to jack up the fill light to see everything, and this is what I ended up with.  (The white streak is what showed up from a plane flying by.)

[317] Moonscape

The rest of the images below were taken at our son Jacob's induction ceremony for Phi Theta Kappa (honor society for two-year colleges).  We're so proud of his hard work at school, and we're really hoping that his brother Danny will follow in his footsteps.  We met a couple other homeschool graduates after the ceremony, and enjoyed some fantastic appetizers made by the Joliet Junior College culinary students.

 [318] Phi Theta Kappa

 [319] Ceremony program

[320] Inductees

[321] Signing the register

[322] Phi Theta Kappa member

That was a very nice ending to our week!  This week I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving; I'm determined to take as many pictures of family as food!  Plus, we're going on a crazy trip to Wisconsin with dear friends to get a Christmas tree.  I know for sure Ellie will produce a bonanza of great images this upcoming week!

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  1. Have fun getting that tree. Yum to the pico de gallo looks so good. Congrats to Jacob!

  2. Hearty congratulations to Jacob!

    That moonscape experiment turned out pretty cool. And the pico de gallo... it looks so... sabroso!

  3. Congratulations to Jacob. I haven't taken a lot of pictures this week either, but I am really hoping I remember to take pictures of baking tomorrow and Thanksgiving day. :)