Sunday, January 29, 2012

Play in Elements 8

As the Photo Challenge continues I am pushed into playing wjth photoshop. Putting Arron in my kitchen 3 times took a long time to figure out and I think I already forget how I did it. He was a good victim and pushed himself beyond his frustration allowing me to move him around and try again and again.

Sepia sheep.   And oh my, what I did to that creek in filters.  The filters are lots of fun and I look forward to playing around with them.  I did the peppers with some filters too.  I have to figure out a way to document what I did to get each many options to play with in Elements 8.  Its easy to forget how what you did to get a final image.
Lines for a day drew me to the long outside bar at the Inn that of course was closed
Hard to believe but it was nice enough out at the end of January to take the motorcycle for a ride to Doylestown where I picked up my "Fill the frame shot" of that door emblem at the Michener Museum in Doylestown.

Nancy and Tom are leaving us.  Nancy I know you will see this so Adiou, bye bye, adios, shalom, I hope to see you soon.

Made a nice pear, chicken and blue cheese salad tonight for dinner and didnt photoshop it at all....just ate it.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nudity and Feathers

Yesterday was a most beautiful and comfortable day in January for strolling the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.  There have been some new installations since my last visit and I was surprised that so many were NUDE.  I had a few good giggles over it, especially the girl in the shower who sings when you get near.  Ok, I was also giggling when I looked up to see the girl naked on a swing high above our heads.  Truth be told I was giggling at the dancers on the hill too.  I guess I was giggling all day with my good friend Kathy.

We CHEWED at the Peacock Cafe inside the Domestic Arts Building.  We both had the Butternut Squash Soup which I enjoyed but Kathy felt was a little too sweet for her liking.  My grilled ham and brie sandwich was yummy.  Kathy enjoyed her roasted chicken sandwich.  Good fare at a reasonable price served  cafeteria style.  A great spot to enjoy a mid day break, refuel and be able to quickly get back on the grounds to see all that is there including those covered in feathers.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Photo Challange and a Little Chew

The photo challenge has me shooting everyday and I absolutely love it. But sometimes it is just too cold or I just dont want to go outside, thus the food pics.  Furman took the day off on Friday and we took the train in to New York so we could go to the International Motorcycle Show.  Isnt that BMW pic cool?  It is a picture of a life size bike in front of a giant poster.  It looks like a toy.  After the show we had to CHEW.

So we walked 2 blocks to the Hudson Station Bar and Grill and were really glad we did.  It was convenient to the Jacob Javits Center, warm and cozy, and our server Lauren was tops.    We shared a bowl of Mushroom, Beef and Barley Soup that helped us warm up.  I ordered an Ahi Tuna Sandwich and Furm ordered Not Your Mama's Wedge Salad.  We shared both and both were delicious.  The tuna was cooked to order perfectly, medium rare and served with some slaw on a giant bun with waffle fries on the plate.  The wedge salad would have been enough for two without the sandwich. It was gigantic.  A huge wedge of  romain lettuce with cubes of slab bacon and turkey and lots and lots of blue cheese dressing....oh so yummy.  Furm had a beer and I had a coffee with Kahlua and our bill with tip was $63.  It is close enough to the train station that I think it could be a spot to go again and again.  As much as I like trying new places it is always good to have a couple that are familiar and promise good eats.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Delaware Cruise

I dont know why I never thought of this.  From here on in all motorcycle adventures will be referred to in this manner:  Delaware Cruise.   Getting ready to gear up for the new season and will be heading to the International Motorcycle Show in NYC.  Last year we bought a new motorcycle.  I wonder how things will go this year.  I'm looking forward to meeting the kind folks fromVanson Leathers again and hope to continue writing features for  BMW Owner's of America.   Things are looking good.  Oh...and Ill look around for a picture of the new book...but if you know anyone....that one in the pic is for sale.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Delaware Chews at the Harvest Moon in Ringoes, NJ

Family night out at the Harvest Moon Inn was a great success.  8 of us arrived for dinner 6pm Saturday night and everything was top of the line, from being seated at the requested round table to the last nibble of cousin Jeri's Creme Brulee.  I did not get a chance to taste everything around the table but can mention that hubbies mushroom soup and scallops were yummy as was my salmon which was cooked to perfection..  A look around the table just a second before our dinner plates were removed indicated perfect portions and good ordering because there was narry a bit to taste left on a plate.  Service was excellent.  A wee bit pricey at 52 per person but for a special occasion worth every cent.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The One a Day Photo Challange Continues

I cant believe I have taken my camera out every day since the photo challange started. It has been great fun and I would like to say my shooting is already getting better.  I can without any doubt say I am learning lots and lots.  Who knew you could move the indicators on the Windows Live I DO!

Im still a little phobic about Photoshop Elements but am going to will my self to try to play with it.  Even if I dont save anything.

Wednesday started out fairly innocently with a lunch date in Lambertville at the Full Moon to check out the layout of the pictures on the wall...somehow I landed in Atlantic City at Tropicana for a night of FUN.....
The abstract is from the Morrisville Bridge.  I went intentionally to shoot the bales only I did not know they would have been collected up off the ground.  The always look so nice early evening scattered on the ground...but not to bad on the flatbed either.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Breakfast at Mil-Lees

I took this picture of Mil-Lee's restaurant for posting on Trip Advisor  As often happens to me they had no listing so rather than wait and try to remember or write up my review in a word doc for saving, Im posting my review....drum roll....where else?  Right here on Delaware Views.  I dont know why I never thought about it before.

I'll call it Delaware Chews....hahahhahahahhahahahahahh. 

For those of you who don't know, Yardley is a lovely little town along the Delaware River which has had its share of flooding as far as flooding goes.  There is a small Lake, your basic shops, and several restaurants in the one street light town.  Mil-Lee's is on Main Street with parking in the rear, very convenient. 

I have been to this spot several times and today was no different in regards to good food, good service, a comfortable booth to sit in and an easy bill to pay.  My companion and I each had the same special; a plain bagel (not my favorite everything as they were out), with fried egg, ham and cheese.  I had coffee, she had tea.  Our bill wasn't even $11.  Mil-Lees serves breakfast and lunch.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

One a day challange

It has been alot of fun already this first week of the challenge.    Did a little shopping with my handsome nephew and when I walked by the make up I was thinking ohhhh how pretty, look at all those colors.  I only was able to take that one shot though because the lovely lady behind the counter told me NO PHOTOS of the products. 

Lately, I have been seeing myself is amazing how many things right at home are reflective...never noticed it so much before.

And that is exactly the point...never paid so much attention to things  like the lines in a row of red shopping carts at Trader Joes.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Slap Happy New Year or A Photo A Day

Had a lovely New Year's Day Brunch with family and since I was hostess I did not take many pics of guests.  Nor did I have a moment to even think about taking the pre eat pic.  Oh, it was such a lovely buffet, with ham, waffles, fresh fruit, quiches and deserts.    When everyone left it was clean up, cook up some Ham and Lentil Soup,  and drink up the last of the champaign with a little chambord.....

The challange is on for a photo a day starting today.  I am definately up for the challange on UHH and maybe Ill post a little more regularly here......Ill SHOOT for once a week on the blog.