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Calm

It’s a few minutes before bedtime, a time that is normally filled with noise and restless movement from my little boy. Instead, a strange calm has settled over our bedroom this evening. And you know what’s even more surprising? This boy is already in bed.

Shot with a Sony TX10 camera and post-processed on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

With kids around, being unusually quiet is often a reason for either panic or worry. This time, though, I know exactly what is causing Little MrC to stay in bed without complaining. The friendly crew of Sky Cable finally came by at around dinner time to install a Digibox in our room. MrC and I decided that since it’s officially summer it would be nice to have a working TV again, and so we requested for cable service to be re-installed.

Right now, Beyblade is on, and I have already been informed that Dragon Ball Z is up next. Guess we already know who is in charge of the remote!

Color

It took me a while to decide what I wanted ti use as a subject for today’s 48 Weeks photo. The theme is color, and, well, I have so many brightly colored things at home. I have my collection of lipsticks, assorted books and notebooks wit colorful covers, markers, gel pens, crayons, and the list goes on. Today, though, I woke up missing my crochet hooks, after I realized that I hadn’t made anything in a long time. After pulling out my crochet supplies, I remembered just how colorful my set of hooks are, and so right there I figured out what I wanted my photo to look like.

Shot with a Sony TX10 camera and post-processed on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

So, these are my crochet hooks, plus a teeny tiny cupcake I made today. I’m a little bit annoyed that my frame cut off the tip of one of the gold hooks on the right. I didn’t notice that until after I had uploaded the image, and I don’t want to have to re-edit. Oh well. Should I have put sprinkles on the cupcake?

So this photo challenge has really become more of a study in framing and photo composition for me. I’ve used our point and shoot camera in all except one of the photos. But let’s see, I still have 42 weeks to go. Hopefully I get to shift to the SLR soon.

What brings color to your life today?

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Transportation

My daddy collects motorcycles. He loves riding them too, mind you. I think this is a passion that he got from his dad, although I can’t say for sure. All I know is that ever since I was little, there always was a motorbike in our garage. Over time, my dad’s collection just grew, and he now has over a dozen of these 2-wheeled machines parked at home. He likes the big-engine bikes, not those racing motorcycles or the low-cc ones. His are vintage BMW’s and other large ones that I won’t even try to talk about coz I know I’m gonna totally sound like a girl.

I remember there was this one time when my guy office mates came over just so they could take a look at the stuff in our garage. I don’t really understand bikes, but I know that dad’s collection is a pretty good one. Sorry, though, but I didn’t take a photo of any of his motorcycles for this post. I am sharing a picture of a pretty impressive motorbike though, one that was made out of forks and spoons.

Shot with a Sony TX10 camera and post-processed on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Okay, I don’t think I did a very good job with this photo because I couldn’t get the angle right. I really didn’t want to sit on the floor outside, and it was just too dark inside the house to take the photo there. I also used a point and shoot, that’s why my focal point is kinda iffy. And, as you can see, I didn’t bother to dust the figurine. Hahaha! Oh well. I hope you get it though. Like I mentioned, this is a motorcycle made out of spoons and forks, and it was given to my dad by the son of our cleaning lady. Galing no? We have three of these at home, and I hear that the guy has made all sorts of metal sculptures in various designs out of utensils. Amazing.

Know what else is amazing? The fact that I’ve so far been able to post on time for this photo-a-week challenge. All but once, I think. And I’m sticking to it, too! It’s lots of fun for me because I get to do it with other mom bloggers, and I get excited over what they post each week. So, at least for this blog challenge, I’m not an incomplete blogger anymore. Yay!

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Texture

Ladies and gents, meet my Abby Jocson bag. I’ve been using this since the end of last year, and I don’t want to have to change it anytime soon. This was given to me as a Christmas present by my sister-in-law. I love the size, the shape, the detachable shoulder strap, the inside and outside pockets – everything about it, basically! What I love the most about this bag though is it’s color and texture. I could have chosen any other style and design, but this was really what I wanted.

Shot with a Sony TX10 camera
Post-processed on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

I definitely did better on the photo challenge this week, at least as far as photo subject is concerned. Unfortunately I’m back to using the Sony TX10 coz my dad still has the SLR. Toinks!

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