It was a perfect fall night with temperatures in the upper 60's. Here are some trick or treating pictures of Josh and Fiona from earlier tonight.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
For the past two months, I've been working on a surprise party for Carolyn. And yesterday was the big day. It all started yesterday morning around 9:45, when Carolyn was about to head out for tutoring at WITS. I stopped her from leaving, and told her that she didn't have to go because I had planned a surprise for her. We left our house together for our surprise destination up north.
We arrived at Barrington Kennels just before 11 o'clock. As soon as we pulled up she knew exactly what was going on since we've been talking about getting a dog for a while. There were a bunch of Bernie's Mountain dogs running around and we played with all of them. We met with the owner for about an hour and a half. It felt like we were adopting a child which was a little strange. Originally the plan was to pick out a puppy while we were there and then bring it home eight weeks later, but all the puppies were spoken for, so we he have to wait a little longer.
We jumped in the car and headed back home. Little did Carolyn know that the dog was only the first surprise of the day. The second surprise was the surprise party I organized for her back at our house. We pulled up to the house around 1:30 and Carolyn said "give me the keys, I've got to go inside and go to the bathroom". So she runs up the front steps of the house, opens the door and everyone yelled "surprise". She truly was surprised and just stood there. And then tells everyone she had to go to the bathroom. There were about 30 people at the party.
Carolyn thought I might throw her a surprise birthday party, but she wasn't expecting it at this time of the day. She actually thought something was going to happen later that evening since we had dinner plans with a friend at our house. The party wouldn't have happened unless it was for Katie/Patrick and Catherine/David who did a great job of setting up. Thank you guys for doing such a nice job. Carolyn's actual birthday is on October 27th, so she has about a week to still feel 29.
The strange thing about the surprise birthday party was that I don't have any pictures. For anyone who was at the party and took pictures, please send them my way. Thanks
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
I've been playing around with a new type of photography approach called HDR. It stands for high dynamic range. You basically take 3 pictures and combine them into one. And 3 pictures you take are at different settings, so you get 3 different exposures. Once you combine them all into one picture, you're able to create images that you wouldn't be able to create with one image. Here are two sample images I created. What do you guys think? Cool or not?