Karl's Photo Blog 

Welcome to my photographic journey.  I'll be posting a blog entry with a new photo each day for 2018. Check back each day.
I first started a photo of the day project in 2012.  Tried it again in 2013 and 2015.  Giving it another go in 2018.

Easy as pie

October 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Easy as pieEasy as pieApple pie!

Made the crust from scratch, with a little help from my Mom. Family secrets!
Used my favorite apple... Macintosh. It is very good. But I'll adjust the filling a bit next time around. Don't need as much sugar or cinnamon as I used this time. I'll get it perfect!

Apple pie!

Made the crust from scratch, with a little help from my Mom. Family secrets!
Used my favorite apple... Macintosh. It is very good. But I'll adjust the filling a bit next time around. Don't need as much sugar or cinnamon as I used this time. I'll get it perfect!

 

Here it is ready to bake:

Ready to bakeReady to bake

And just from the oven:

Just from the ovenJust from the oven

And on the table, ready to cut:

Ready to serve!Ready to serve!


Mc Double Whopper - Layer 13

September 09, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Mc Double Whopper - Layer 13Mc Double Whopper - Layer 13All done! Building a better burger! All the ingredients of a Big Mac and a Double Whopper. Just right for 3 people!

All done! Building a better burger! All the ingredients of a Big Mac and a Double Whopper. Just right for 3 people!

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And a bunch more available in a dedicated gallery for the McWhopper!

 

 


228/365 Pearl Lake African Violet

August 16, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

228/365 Pearl Lake African Violet228/365 Pearl Lake African VioletDay 228
One of Mom's many African Violets. Very pretty and very happy plant.

Day 228
One of Mom's many African Violets. Very pretty and very happy plant.

And the nicest room in Brookdale:
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227/365 Mom, Karen, and an Orchid

August 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

227/365 Mom, Karen, and an Orchid227/365 Mom, Karen, and an OrchidDay 226
Karen's aniversary orchid was the inspiration for this Mother Daughter portrait. Happy Aniversary!

Day 226
Karen's aniversary orchid was the inspiration for this Mother Daughter portrait.  Happy Aniversary!


226/365 A quick one

August 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

226/365 A quick one226/365 A quick oneDay 226
Hello. This is Mop. And Flop. And a nice little flower too.
Amazing what treasures you can find at the thrift store!
A nice quick photo for a busy day. What will tomorrow bring?

Day 226
Hello. This is Mop. And Flop. And a nice little flower too.
Amazing what treasures you can find at the thrift store!
A nice quick photo for a busy day. What will tomorrow bring?


225/365 No meteors for me

August 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

225/365 No meteors for me225/365 No meteors for meDay 225
Tried to capture the meteor shower... too much light polution, and probably went out too early. I tried a few new editing techniques with the shots I took. Not too good... Can't wait to get some dark skys. Adirondack will be soooo much better!

Day 225
Tried to capture the meteor shower... too much light polution, and probably went out too early. I tried a few new editing techniques with the shots I took. Not too good... Can't wait to get some dark skys. Adirondack will be soooo much better!


224/365 Fun with photoshop

August 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

224/365 Fun with photoshop224/365 Fun with photoshopDay 224
I've seen some "twirl" photos over the last two days... so I thought I would give it a try. Extreem twirl of my 5 headed lamp. Colorful. And groovy.

Day 224
I've seen some "twirl" photos over the last two days... so I thought I would give it a try. Extreem twirl of my 5 headed lamp. Colorful. And groovy.

Here is how it started out:

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224 The Flying Humallendas

August 11, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

224 The Flying Humallendas224 The Flying HumallendasDay 223
I watched this little guy training on his high wire. His name is Karl Humallendas, and he is one of the Great Flying Humallendas. It is impressive to watch him on the high wire, but his being able to fly takes some of the tension out of the show. None of the Great Humallendas has ever been injured during a performance, so this is a very safe act.

Day 223
I watched this little guy training on his high wire. His name is Karl Humallendas, and he is one of the Great Flying Humallendas. It is impressive to watch him on the high wire, but his being able to fly takes some of the tension out of the show. None of the Great Humallendas has ever been injured during a performance, so this is a very safe act.

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222/365 Giraffe by Jonathan Bowling, Greenville, NC

August 10, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

222/365 Giraffe by Jonathan Bowling, Greenville, NC222/365 Giraffe by Jonathan Bowling, Greenville, NCDay 222
Took another look at the 2015 CVA Outdoor Scultpure Exhib entries. I like this 8 foot tall giraffe made of found steel objects. I award it the Karl Fisher Best in Show award. Very prestigious award! Very.

Day 222
Took another look at the 2015 CVA Outdoor Scultpure Exhib entries. I like this 8 foot tall giraffe made of found steel objects. I award it the Karl Fisher Best in Show award. Very prestigious award! Very.

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221/365 Sleepy gray on a hot day

August 09, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

221/365 Sleepy gray on a hot day221/365 Sleepy gray on a hot dayDay 221
I watched this little squirrel for a few minutes. He didn't move from this spot, but kept his head kept sinking down lower and lower. Gave me a chance to get a nice B+W portrait for the Fall edition of the Gentelmen Squirrel Quarterly. It is an honor, really!

Day 221
I watched this little squirrel for a few minutes. He didn't move from this spot, but kept his head kept sinking down lower and lower. Gave me a chance to get a nice B+W portrait for the Fall edition of the Gentelmen Squirrel Quarterly. It is an honor, really!

Bonus photos....

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220/365 Manager's office door

August 08, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

220/365 Manager's office door220/365 Manager's office doorDay 220
Printed and framed a group photo today - hung it on Dave's door. Won't he be surprised when he gets back to the office!
There as a space suit photo prop - with the face cut for photos - in the building last week. The entire group posed, then I put them on a photo from January 24, 2012 of the building we work in... Came out nice... Especially Lili's cheeta suit!

Day 220
Printed and framed a group photo today - hung it on Dave's door. Won't he be surprised when he gets back to the office!
There as a space suit photo prop - with the face cut for photos - in the building last week. The entire group posed, then I put them on a photo from January 24, 2012 of the building we work in... Came out nice... Especially Lili's cheeta suit!


219/365 Drops

August 07, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

219/365 Drops219/365 DropsDay 219
Drops on a misty afternoon. Had a nice cloudy, cool rainy day today. I liked it. Very nice break from the summer heat. I liked the water drops on the *side* of the Jeep. This is a near vertical side panel, and it was covered with small water drops. White on white... made some adjustments in Lightroom, and brought out the drop detail. Probably not too exciting for anyone else, but this one is for me...

 

Day 219
Drops on a misty afternoon. Had a nice cloudy, cool rainy day today. I liked it. Very nice break from the summer heat. I liked the water drops on the *side* of the Jeep. This is a near vertical side panel, and it was covered with small water drops. White on white... made some adjustments in Lightroom, and brought out the drop detail. Probably not too exciting for anyone else, but this one is for me...

... and if you didn't think that was exciting, how about this one?

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This is my cable TV buster!   Just need to get a real Antenne mast rather than a broom handle and zip ties!


218/365 Green Hickory Nuts

August 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

218/365 Green Hickory Nuts218/365 Green Hickory NutsDay 218
Noticed the hickory nuts are going to be plentiful this year. The squirrels are rejoicing. Maybe I'll see what I can get this year. I don't know what variety of hickory this tree is, so who knows! They could be good!

Day 218
Noticed the hickory nuts are going to be plentiful this year. The squirrels are rejoicing. Maybe I'll see what I can get this year. I don't know what variety of hickory this tree is, so who knows! They could be good!


217/365 Cicada Exuvia

August 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

217/365  Cicada Exuvia217/365 Cicada ExuviaDay 217
Muddy Cicada Exuvia. This is what is left of the exoskeleton after the adult moults from the final nymph stage. These remain on trees other objects where the adult emerged.
This is a focus stacked image using a macro ring light.

Day 217
Muddy Cicada Exuvia. This is what is left of the exoskeleton after the adult moults from the final nymph stage. These remain on trees other objects where the adult emerged.
This is a focus stacked image using a macro ring light.


216/365 Street Sentry

August 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

216/365  Street Sentry216/365 Street SentryDay 216
Found this beautiful hawk watching over the street when I returned home on my morning run. He waited for me to get the camera for my pic of the day. Thanks Hawk!

Day 216
Found this beautiful hawk watching over the street when I returned home on my morning run. He waited for me to get the camera for my pic of the day. Thanks Hawk!

And here is something else watching over the street this morning - 4 days past full...

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 “You don't take a photograph, you make it.”
Ansel Adams

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