I’ve been under the weather with a cold for a few days. I’ve managed to take photos in spite of – especially yesterday – being ill. Yesterday, as my photo of the day shows, I spend most of the time reading. I can’t complain about that.
I did get out in the late afternoon one day. Here are my photos of the day for the last few days with two extras from the day I got out and about.
I have my apartment cleaned once a month – I’m much too lazy to do it myself. When the people from Maid Pro are cleaning I leave and am away for a few hours. On this day I cashed in a Christmas gift card at Barnes and Noble. Then I somehow found myself in the middle of the afternoon at Pub 112 in Stillwater. A nice place. I had to go somewhere – much to cold to stay outside. So here is my photo of the days for January 13 featuring my new book and Sierra Nevade ale.
I spotted an exotic fruit at the grocery store – a dragon fruit, very strange looking. I also bought a cucumber, very mundane. Here they are. The dragon fruit is my photo-of-the-day. With the addition of some eyes, the dragon fruit would look like a red dragon with green nose and ears.
This is not a field in the country. It’s in the heart of St. Paul on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus. The field is part of the ag school.
I was driving by the field in stop-and-go traffic. It was rush hour and the whole metro area was jammed up because of the snow and wind and cold. I was stuck and realized that if I didn’t take a photo soon I would run out of light. It took me two hours to drive home – about 20 miles.
So I rolled down the car window and took one picture; the only one of the day. Here it is.
The white cyclamen is my photo of the day. I photographed the same flower a few days ago. That photo was in diffused, artificial light. The photo in this post was back lit by natural light coming in a north-facing window. I like the natural lighting better.
This week I have been photographing white and pink cyclamens and a red poinsettia. Did you know that you can get a large poinsettia for $2.00 if you wait till after Christmas. And a potted cyclamen for $1.50? Good, cheap photo subjects when you don’t want to venture out into the artic weather.
For a few years I’ve tried to take at least one good photo each day. I’ve tried the 365-day challenge. In 2013 I made it to November 22 before missing a day. I started the 365-day challenge again this year. I am abandoning the website Blipfoto and will be posting my daily photos-of-the-day (POTD) on this blog. Here are my POTDs for January 01 through January 06.
I have embarked on a 365-day photo challenge. I am going to start posting my photo of the day (POTD) every day – hopefully. Last year I made it until November 23rd when I missed one day because of extraordinary exhaustion. Today I’m posting a slide show on the POTDs I’ve collected this year.
I was involved in a 365-day, photo of the day (POTD) challenge for 2013. I missed a day about ten days ago so I cannot complete the challenge for 2013.
I took photos yesterday. Two days in a row that I took a POTD. I hope to get back in the swing of things and start again on a 365 day challenge. Over the last year and one month I’ve missed about two weeks of POTDs. I have just decided to once again take up the challenge.
Hereby let it be known. I am starting out on another 365-day POTD challenge. The first day of this challenge was November 26th. Only 363 more POTDs and I will have met the challenge.