May 5 - 125/365

5/27/10

18-55mm lens @ 32mm, f/10, 1/160, ISO 200

After our arrival into Frankfurt, Germany, we spent our first few days in the Rhine Valley, an area known for its many castle towns dotted along the Rhine River. This picture is of the castle town that we spent 2 nights in, called Bacharach. The castle that overlooked the town is actually now used as a hotel, and down in the town below the buildings line the edge of the town, overlooking the river. Each town we visited along the Rhine those 2 days had quaint cobblestone streets to wander around in and a castle at the top of the hill to hike up to - a beautiful and peaceful area!

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May 4 - 124/365

Canon PowerShot SD600

I'm back! Did you miss me? Just kidding, but if you did, I'm flattered. :-) Well we made it to Germany, Austria and back, despite Icelandic volcanoes spewing ash and threatening European air travel over the past month. We were nervous that our flight to Frankfurt, Germany would be cancelled, but luckily our flight was on time as you can tell from today's photo. Since we spent almost our entire day on a plane, finishing with a red-eye flight that had us arriving in Frankfurt's airport at 6am Germany time, the only photo ops I had were airport related. Hopefully it won't take me tooooo long to catch up from the 3 weeks we were away!

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May 3 - 123/365

5/3/10

28-135mm lens @ 60mm, f/4.5, 1/8, ISO 800

I am packed and ready to go! Tomorrow afternoon my husband and I board a plane for Frankfurt, Germany. We've been planning this trip for months and have a ton of adventures awaiting us! However, being in Europe for 3 weeks will mean no posting until I get home and sort through all my photos. I have no doubt I will be taking more than my share of photos while touring Germany and Austria, but obviously they won't get posted until much later. So happy travels and "bis sp├Ąter"! [see you later!]

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May 2 - 122/365

28-135mm lens @ 112mm, f/5.6, 1/40, ISO 400

Today was my Dad's Birthday! We also celebrated an early Mother's Day today with both my parents and my in-laws since my husband and I will be on vacation for the official Mother's Day. While we made sure to honor the mother's, the cake had to still revolve around the birthday guy! Since my Dad is an avid bowler, I thought it would be fun to make this cake for him. While he doesn't go down the lane like this poor guy, he has had his share of falls on those newly slicked lanes! But the cake was still cute and everyone loved the humorous side of it. Not to mention that it tasted good..... :-P

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May 1 - 121/365

28-135mm lens @ 105mm, f/5.6, 1/25, ISO 200

After a busy Saturday getting ready for our upcoming vacation and my Dad's birthday party which we are hosting tomorrow, my husband and I were able to slow down and enjoy one of the best parts of warm weather - dinner on the grill. Tonights recipe : a Turkish style kabob. Chicken marinated in a spicy smoked paprika and Greek yogurt with lemon marinade, and then grilled. Sooooo yummy!

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April 30 - 120/365

Canon Power Shot SD600

I'm not sure if you have ever taken a minute to read my little bio on the left side of my blog, but it has a strange little word in it that has absolutely nothing to do with photography - scientist. Yup.... that's right. I'm a scientist by day, photographer/baker/traveler by night. Today actually happened to be the last day of my last full week as a research scientist! I am lucky that I have found a new job I will be starting when I get back from vacation, and the new job, while still in the science field, will no longer require me to do experiments. So I took a few photos of my lab space and the model organism that I do my research on - flies. Fruit flies to be exact. We keep and grow the flies in vials, like these, and do all sorts of crazy things with these flies. Trust me, you don't want to know. But while I am excited to be moving on to a new job, I will miss the flies.... just a little.

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April 29 - 119/365

5/2/10

28-135mm lens @ 135mm, f/36, 15sec, ISO 100

I don't know where this idea came from, but I thought it would be fun to try and capture time. I set my camera on the kitchen table, zoomed in as far as I could, set a very low ISO and looooong exposure to capture the second hand of my watch moving. It's a little hard to see all 15 marks left by the second hand, but they are there if you look close enough. A fun thing to try.

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April 28 - 118/365

28-135mm lens @ 70mm, f/5, 1/10, ISO 800

I grabbed this shot on the way home from my photography club meeting. I have driven past this local community center numerous times. It is a cool building - kind of looks like an old castle. I took a couple different shots of the front of the building illuminated at night, but liked the shadows and textures of this image the best.

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April 27 - 117/365

50mm lens, f/2.0, 1/30, ISO 200

Wow.... I am almost a week behind on my posting! It has been a super busy week, and I am trying to get caught up on my photos before my husband and I go on vacation since I know I won't be able to post there. This was a bit of a last minute picture after a busy day of cake baking, but I liked my reflection in the sunglasses.

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