Lens Day – Graffiti

Graffiti artist at work

Alice loves her sidewalk chalk. She uses it to draw on our stone patio in the back yard.

She also uses it to draw on Chase. You have to watch out for taggers — if you end up on their turf, you might get coloured with some yellow chalk.

Photo Friday – Full (of chocolate)

Chocolate Walnut Torte with Lavender-Honey Anglaise

This afternoon my favourite Calgary personal chef made a chocolate walnut torte with honey-lavender anglaise. Wow. She used like half a kilogram of Bernard Callebaut chocolate.

I spent about thirty minutes photographing this spectacular dessert. I used natural light and my Canon EF-S 60mm macro.Then I gobbled it all up (in much less than thirty minutes).

Am I a lucky husband or what?

Photo Friday – Baby

This Photo Friday category was a little too easy for me, though I did have thousands of photos from which to choose.

Alice - 3 days old

This photo was taken September 21st, 2004. Alice was only three days old. What a precious little bundle! I’m just starting to look really exhausted at this point.

Photo Friday – Vanity

Just upgraded to WordPress 2.0, so I thought I’d throw in a photo for Photo Friday. Today’s theme: vanity.
The Price of Beauty

Alice is much too young to be vain, of course. Are we teaching her to be vain by always telling her she’s beautiful? Probably not.

As you can see, Alice kept a cellphone nearby during her first haircut. Can’t miss any important calls, don’t you know.

As you would expect, Alice’s first haircut is fully depicted in my gallery.

New Food Photos on PersonalThyme.ca

Finally updated the food photos on Corinna’s Personal Thyme site. I’m pretty happy with the results.

As you can tell from these photos, Chef Corinna makes amazing food. Her clients are the luckiest foodies in Calgary.

My food photography is pretty amateur by comparison. I am, after all, a software engineer by day. But I’ve been practising and I’ve got a couple food photography books on my shelf now. I’ve also added a Canon EF-S 60mm macro to my arsenal — this allows me to get up really close. I don’t own any lighting equipment, so it’s all taken in natural light.

The only downside to taking photos for Personal Thyme? By the time I’ve finished the shoot my dinner is cold.