All posts tagged: Photography

Playing with Snow

Not enough snow to play IN! Just enough snow to play WITH! Photo filters are courtesy the program Topaz Studio. Any interesting weather in your part of the world today? When was the last time you had a snowball fight or built a snowman?

Your Blog – What Do Your Visitors See?

I give my blog a make-over now and then. (WordPress.com has so many themes to try). When I test drive a new one, I ask a few friends to let me know what their browser thinks of the change. Does my blog load fairly fast on their computer, phone or other device? Can they read the blog easily? Does anything seem to be ‘broken’? Why does speed matter? We might live in a fast paced world, but our internet connections vary from rabbit to turtle. I sometimes have a frog connection – fast leaps alternating with “really, you’ve stopped completely!?” pauses. A fast website loads completely in my browser while my frog is leaping. I can read the site while my frog has stopped to admire the scenery. A slow website doesn’t load completely during the leaps. I often get tired of waiting and abandon the site. Apparently search engines also use load speed as one of the factors in search ranking. You can test the speed of your site with a free tool called …

Pumpkin Meets Drill

A well-rounded and compact head – a good description of a cabbage, but it works for a pumpkin too! This year I used a drill to make almost perfect round holes in my jack-o’-lantern. (Did you know that the term jack-o’-lantern comes from an Irish folktale? Large turnips and potatoes were used by the Irish in Ireland, but they switched to the readily available pumpkins when they came to America.) ‘Jack’ doesn’t look all that handsome in the daylight, but he really ‘shines’ in the dark! When I was looking for a quotation about pumpkins, I found a musing by Alexander McCall Smith. It reminded me of transporting my pumpkins last year.  I secured them in the back seat of the Jeep and briefly thought about what quiet, friendly companions they were. The pumpkin looked delicious—almost perfectly round and deep yellow in colour, it sat on the passenger seat beside her so comfortably as she drove out of the car park, so pleased to be what it was, that she imagined conducting a conversation with …

Where is the Letter ‘E’?

Can you find the shape of the Letter ‘E’ or ‘e’ in the photos below? The letter ‘E’ is used as an abbreviation for: e – electron E – Energy E – East e – email e – electronic E – Euro E – Failing Grade Have I missed any other famous uses for ‘E’? Did you find a ‘E’ or ‘e’ in each of the photos? I’ve posted the answers at Photos Containing the Letter ‘E’.

Where is the Letter ‘D’?

Can you find the shape of the Letter ‘D’ or ‘d’ in the photos below? The letter ‘D’ is used as an abbreviation for: d – died D – Music Note D – School Grade D – Chemistry – Deuterium D – Battery D – Shoe Width D – Roman Numeral for 500 D – Diameter Have I missed any other famous uses for ‘D’? Did you find a ‘D’ or ‘d’ in each of the photos? I’ve posted the answers at Photos Containing the Letter ‘D’.

Where is the Letter ‘C’?

Can you find the shape of the Letter ‘C’ or ‘c’ in the photos below? (Hint for the flower photo – the ‘C’ is green, not pink or yellow.) The letter ‘C’ is used as an abbreviation for: C – Century C – Celsius ©- Inside a circle as a Copyright Symbol C – Music Note C – Bra cup size C – School Grade C – Shoe Width C – Roman Numeral for 100 Have I missed any other famous uses for ‘C’? Did you find a ‘C’ in each of the photos? I’ve posted the answers at Photos Containing the Letter ‘C’.

Where is the Letter ‘B’?

Can you find the shape of the Letter ‘B’ or ‘b’ in the photos below? (Hint: You might have to look for pairs of circles!) Some famous ‘B’s Bubble and Bobbin (3 out of 6 letters are b’s) Plan B Hepatitis B Vitamin B Type B Blood B Musical Note B Boron B Shoe Size B Bra Size B-2 Stealth Bomber B-29 Superfortress B-52 Bomber B Movies Have I missed any important ‘B’ designations? Did you find an ‘B’ in each of the photos? I’ve posted the answers at Photos Containing the Letter ‘B’.

Where is the Letter ‘A’?

I have been sorting through photos, both the paper ones in boxes and the digital ones on my computer. It has been a big task that makes me wish I had developed a file naming or sorting system that was more descriptive than, for example, ‘UK’ – which has 79 sub-folders. It will take some time to sort through over 1500 folders and move them into more suitable descriptive locations. It has been fun, though, to revisit the past and in the process I’ve stumbled upon the fact that there are Letters of the Alphabet  in many of my photos. Can you find the shape of the Letter ‘A’ in the photos below? Hint: – look at the three windows, and the front door! Fun Facts about the Letter ‘A’: Which common English words have the most “a’s” in them? The 6 letter word ‘banana’ and the 8 letter word ‘caragana’ can both boast being 50% ‘a’. If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. ― Original Author Unknown – Did you …