Food, Photos and Travel

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Little Round Birds

Wow! It's been a while since I've posted.

I spent last weekend in Connecticut with my brother and sister-in-law (Jon's brother and his wife). They are both photographers and avid bird watchers. They had a group (gaggle?) of turkey in their yard, and lots of other birds:

Aren't they the cutest little birds?!

I ordered a Nikon D2X today! I've been waiting to order a D200, but it's hard to get and a lot of people are having striping issues. Whatever... I just need a camera that will get jobs done for me, and the D2X will do that. It was bloody fucking expensive though.

I've been working on my website... to be announced soon. For now I'm doing a lot of stock and product photography. I have several commercial jobs lined up this month, and I've been selling a lot of stock images. The D2X will (hopefully) get me into some larger stock agencies. It will also serve my commercial clients better by giving them higher resolution, bigger images.

Look for my website to be announced soon!

Monday, January 02, 2006

MSNBC's 2005 Year in Photos

View them here:

Warning... some of the photos (especially in the editors picks) are very graphic. And very sad. I cried through the whole slide show.

My favorite shot is the monks on the waterfall. Go take a look... it's worth it (and make sure you turn up your volume).

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

Jon and I had a pretty uneventful New Years Eve. We stayed home and watched "The Brothers Grimm". OMG, what a terrible movie that was. Bad acting, bad plot, and bad special effects. Two thumbs down!

Below is my favorite photo of 2005. It was taken on the Galapagos Islands (San Cristobal Island, to be exact), during some free time we had in the main town. My husband and I encountered these two Blue Footed Boobies at the end of a dock. They let us walk right up to them, we took pictures with them, and I sat down no more two feet away and took pictures of them for at least 20 minutes. They would have let me stay even longer, but it started raining. I was literally only a foot away when I took this picture. The animals of the Galapagos still amaze me...

Please read more about the Galapagos Islands, and if you are able, donate a small amount to help the animals there. They do an amazing job at conserving the unique habits of the islands, but they could use our help.