Sunday, March 25, 2012

Week 12 - Minimal

My last entry was the week I fell through the porch.  That sounds tragic and funny at the same time.  I am on the mend, but am a bit slower than before the fall.  Anyway, I didn't shot much for week 11 - luck or green.  I didn't manage a few photos using my iPhone.  Photographically, I don't care for those photos because my iPhone, a 3GS, is old technology.   It does not have the flexibility of a low-end digital camera, rendering most photos blurry, fuzzy or dimly lite.   I'm not trying to blame the equipment.  I just have to learn to shot better with it.  Week 11 was also the week I went to CUE, Computer Using Educators, Annual Conference.  A great place for edu-techies.  So I was busy attending what seminars I could while coddling my wounds.  But that was last week.  You can see those photos at my flickr site.

This week, Week 12, I didn't have the opportunity, that I would have liked, to shoot.  Next year's school budget is due within a 14 day turn around.  I don't want to go into the details, but let's just say that I had worked 34 hours by the time I left work on Wednesday, and had made plans to com in of Saturday.  As a side note.  When I saw the doctor on Tuesday of last week, regarding my fall, she noted I should add vitamin D and calcium to my vitamin regime.  I don't think I'm getting enough sun.  Go figure.  But I digress. I saw this lone calla lily and thought of it's simple beauty and realized that simplicity was minimal and snapped the shot.  I hope you can enjoy it too.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Week 10 - Words

This weeks theme from the FOCUS 52 group is Words.  Even though you can't see them here, the words are fallen, swollen, pain, left leg and now what do I do, those are just the ones I can repeat.  I wasn't able to get any shooting done this week because I fell through my porch.  I was taking out the trash when the plank just gave way.  I fell through all the way up to my hip.  I am so fortunate.  I broke no bones.  The skin was only broken in two small places, but the soft tissue damage is extensive.  My right hip was re-injured,  a pulled flexer muscle, and sore arms from pulling myself out of the hole.  All and quite an experience.  I am using arnica montana, cream and sublingual tablets, rest (as much as possible).  The arnica has helped with the swelling and healing.  I just hope I'll be better, and or able to do more for next week's theme.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Week 9 - Starts with J

This year's Project 52 helps me get outside of my day to day insanity.  The weekly assignment was "Satrts with J"  I could only think of the same few things, junk, jacket, jump and people whose names begin with J.  As I was leaving work after the sunset, I drove by the Santa Monica Airport and noticed the the windsocks on the edge of the entrance were lit up.  They were beautiful.  I made a note to myself to come back and take some photographs.  That's when it hit me, Jets starts with a J so I returned to the airport.

The Museum of Flying is located at the Santa Monica airport.  There was one of the Blue Angels.  They are the US Navy flight demonstration squadron.  They put on many thrilling air shows and are used to recruit for the US Nave and US Marines Corp.  If you have not seen one of their shows you should make an effort to see one.