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Food Photography With the Lensbaby

Posted in Huntington Beach, Photography by Bridget Casas on July 7, 2009

Well, I have done Lensbaby a few times this month and food photography a few times this month, so this image uses them both. I messed with my diopter yesterday to see if I could get a better focus with my glasses on. I tried today and it is a little better. Can you really get a sharp center focus with the Lensbaby 2.0 and have  it flair out from the center? That is what I was trying with this image. It is a little better. My last two food images were of healthy fruit, I saw this and thought, what the heck, let’s use something not healthy!


Colorful, forbidden “fruit”…

Watching the Dodger game now – they are beating NY Mets 5-0, 5th inning. We’ll see how it ends! Willie just left for Long Beach. The full moon rises at 8:35 tonight. Maybe I will go take a photo. But, when you have taken one good full moon photo, another one is not going to be any different! Filled out Willie’s means test today for the VA (he is a Vietnam veteran). He will see his doctor tomorrow about his smashed finger. I am not sure what time. I forgot to say that I used my +4 Lensbaby macro filter on this image. I tried the +10, but I would have only shown you about 1/2 a dozen candies in the middle! I cannot believe Gary Sheffield is still play baseball!



Posted in Huntington Beach, Photography by Bridget Casas on June 4, 2009

We were at Westminster Mall recently and I took this photo, among others, at a kiosk in the center of the mall. I thought it would be colorful, which it is, and sometimes I try to photograph things that we normally just walk by and not even notice. I think this photo is one of those things. It is nothing special, but I needed a photo for today and this is the one I chose.

Candy 4-3-09 080

I wonder if  those green apples are sour or sweet…?

The weather was much better today, no rain or drizzle in sight! We had dinner with Larry and Shelley tonight at an Italian restaurant over by Bella Terra Mall here in Huntington Beach. It was good and we all enjoyed it. The best thing, of course, was the company! But for some reason, I felt like I did all of the talking! Enough of that. Willie and I watched this  “filler” today on TCM on cars and traffic in Los Angeles in 1946. How would those people cope today? It was interesting to see all the vehicles and the people from then. Did I cover enough different topics today?



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A Special Easter Treat

Posted in Personal, Photography by Bridget Casas on April 12, 2009

I guess I am not very “pc” saying Easter, but that is what I know. This is one of Willie’s favorite candies and I wouldn’t let him have any until I knew I got the photograph I wanted. This is a pretty little candy bowl that was my mother’s. It almost looks like a stock photography image! It is a beautiful day today. Willie and I went to breakfast and then did a few errands.  We are staying home the rest of the day to  watch the Dodger game and barbque a nice steak!


The colorful sweetness of Spring… 

I saw this other weblog this morning that had some images on it with a similar look to some of mine. Check it out if you get a chance. She does close-ups with textures and movement.  I am trying to interact with some other photographers who show their photos on weblogs. I have links at the side to a few I enjoy looking at from time to time because they are different from what I do. I hope I hear from my nephew Greg tomorrow. He asked me for his grandma’s pot roast recipe to fix for Easter dinner for his wife. Isn’t that sweet?