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I went to Union Station in Washington, DC and took some pictures:

Pictures )

And for[livejournal.com profile] shalimar77777 , I am posting what I ate at Macaroni Grill.

Food from Macaroni Grill )
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My first movie was Walt Disney's Bambi. I was 3 years old. It touched my heart so much. Of course, when Bambi lost his mother, it affected me very much. At three, you can't imagine life without your mother. But I was also delighted in Thumper's and Bambi's friendship. And now, I am proud to show you a true-life Bambi and Thumper type of friendship. Just click on the LJ-cut to view it.

Click here to view the cuteness. )

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As seen in[livejournal.com profile] txvoodoo 's and[livejournal.com profile] kerrsmith2306 's journals.

  1. Answer each of the questions below the cut using the Flickr search engine.

  2. Choose a photo from the first three pages.

  3. Copy the URL of your favorite photos here.

  4. Then share with the world.
The mosaic and the questions )
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There are these creepy creatures around my neighborhood. I was under the impression that they were vultures. Hubby told me that they couldn't be vultures, as vultures don't live in the east, only in the west. He said that they were ravens. It made sense, after all Edgar Allan Poe, who lived not far from us, wrote about the raven in his poem, The Raven.

A few weeks ago, I took my first set of photos of these creatures. That shot actually won an award in my camera club photo contest, and the judge called them buzzards.

Today, I went out and took more pictures. I found them nesting on a tree next to my neighbor’s house. As she and I are not in good terms (due to my son parking in front of her window and she was sick and tired of looking at this Lexus, our relationship deteriorated. You can read about it here: http://spicedogs.livejournal.com/307597.html), I tried not to get too close to her house. But once again, the desire for the photo overcame the desire not to make waves. Luckily, she didn’t say anything about my trespassing her property. Maybe she thought that I was taking pictures to have the human society come and take the birds away from our yards. Anyway, as I approached her back yard, I found out that the birds were in another property, in another street, directly behind our house. So I drove there and approached the birds as close as they would let me. Once I came home and converted the RAW pictures into JPG, I found that, indeed, they are vultures, or buzzards.

The Truth Is Here: )

spicedogs: (Photographer)
It's that time again. My camera club will have another competition on November 24. As I am undergoing surgery next week, I have to start thinking today about which photos I would like to enter.  I can enter a total of five photos: two digital and three actual photos.

Here are the photos that I am thinking of entering. )
spicedogs: (Maryland)

The story... )


Nov. 11th, 2008 08:40 pm
spicedogs: (Photographer)
I spent my day working in the house, getting rid of clutter, taking mom food shopping, and, in the late afternoon taking pictures.

Picspam of dogs, nature, and birds. )


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Another case wherein the darker photo has an air of mystery:
Click here to view the pictures. )


Oct. 21st, 2008 06:17 pm
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Let's have the drill..... )
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It's a known fact that I love miso soup. Ambereen and Ethan surprised me with a gift of ready-made miso soup. I cut some green onions and added cubed tofu to the water, boiled it, and then added the powder. I had no idea that the powder already had my ingredients in it. It didn't matter, I love it. It was nice to have a lot of tofu in it.[Poll #1281516][Poll #1281516]
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This entry is dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] cdsdame , who is one of the biggest fan of tiny animals.

You know the drill. )

spicedogs: (Betty Boop I Love You)

I must confess to you all, I am IN LOVE with my new Nikon D-70 camera that I bought from [livejournal.com profile] greyrider . I bought it from her a few months ago. The first few days after I received the camera and all the paraphernalia that came with it, I was intimidated by it. I wouldn't even open the case it came in. Slowly, I got accustomed to its presence and I started playing around with it. My experience at first was very much like the first time I opened my newly acquired Photoshop 2.0 software. I opened it and looked at it and said, “Do something.” I certainly didn’t know how to maneuver the software. Well, likewise, I certainly didn’t know how to maneuver this camera. But I am learning, and the photos that are emerging are beautiful.

Heck, there’s so much to learn about the camera and how to use it. I look at the camera and my thoughts scream at it, “Is there a school out there that can teach me how to use you?”

I take a deep breath. “Give it time,” a small voice in my head soothingly whispers to me, “give it time. Look where you are with Photoshop. Give it time.” And I will give it time. Till then, here’s what I have produced so far:Till then, here’s what I have produced so far: )


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