Saturday, July 14, 2012

Day 23- Sunflare

I took the following photo about 2 months ago, on a beautiful Caribbean day when the sun was shinning very bright and it had a huge aura around it, perhaps the brightest and biggest one I've ever seen...

I think the photo came out pretty cool as it shows both the aura and the sun flares.

In other news, today I got myself and upgrade of a camera, a brand new Nikon 1 J1.

The camera is so small, stylish and it's got mirror-less tecnology, plus it's a pretty metallic red. I am really looking forward to take some good photos, hopefully it won't disappoint me!

Hope everybody has a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Day 22- Hands

Two hands, five fingers and so much that can be done.

To hold, to touch and be touched, to wave hello or good bye, to massage or even to clap in celebration.

Also to create; writing, sculpting, painting, knitting, crocheting, sewing... So much can be done thanks to our hands.

Today I am grateful for this little pieces of myself as so much in my life has been accomplished with the help of them!!!   

Yesterday I mentioned that I just finished another project of a door stopper I made for my Mom, here's the final masterpiece, "Dr. Who".

Isn't he adorable? I really likes the color theme I chose this time, although the photo doesn't really show the two shades of purple (head & body).

Happy Weekend!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Day 21- Faceless self-portrait

Well, at this point I'm getting closer to the end of the Photo Challenge with less than 10 days to go.

Today's photo is a faceless self-portrait and the photo I am using today is definitely not new, but in a way new to Instagram, if you have been following my blog for a while you probably seen it before (as it used to be my banner photo)...

But oh well, I guess I could be more creative and post a newer photo, but I just feel this is a great example of a faceless self-portrait, what do you think?

On another note, my husband is going to FL tomorrow for a few days, so I will be home alone (well, that is without counting the 2 dogs and 7 cats we have, LOL!)... I am sending with him a package to mail to my Mom (as packages get to CR from FL much faster than from our island), with 2 Quilt books I bought for her as well as a Crochet door stopper I just finished for her in the shape of an Owl. I will try to take pictures of "Dr. Who" (which is what I named him) and share here tomorrow.

Happy Thursday!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Day 20 on the photo challenge calls for a Bokeh photo. 

For those that don't know what bokeh (boh-kay ) in photography is, basically is the out-of-focus areas of an image or a blur. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light", mainly in the background of the image...

Although I have never really taken any bokeh photo of lights per se... I have taken some photos with the blur background effect...

White wing dove, photo by Sunshine

Tiki Torch, photo by Sunshine
Mocking Bird, photo by Sunshine

All of the above photos were taken with my Nikon camera because to be able to achieve the blur in the background while keeping one object focused you need to be able to control the aperture of the lens.

On another note, today is a pretty special day, because a few years back one of the most important persons in my life was born, my amazing husband.

This morning after I woke up, I gave him his present, a Garden gnome that he wanted (you can read all about it here)....

Today I gave him "Traveling Tim"... He loved it and I when I gave it to him I took a picture, but since we are taking "Bokeh" here today, I decide to tweak it a little bit and use for today's photo challenge as well...

See, looks pretty legit, right?

Anyway if after reading my blog you wanna to do the good dead of the day, head down to "Second Go" here and wish my boy a Happy Birthday!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day 19- Something Orange

Cooking is definitely in my list of "likes" but the more I cook, the more I realize that I like simple, few ingredient recipes that are easy, fast and tasty.

Yesterday I decided to bake some Sweet Potatoes, so I simply did this and it worked like a charm!

Just before going on the oven...

Wash and peel 3 big sweet potatoes, chop them in small to medium pieces, on a baking sheet add to the potatoes 2 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, some Kosher Salt, fresh grind pepper and some oregano, coat the potatoes well and then bake in 350 degrees F for 50 minutes (20 covered in aluminium foil and 30 uncovered).

The result you might ask? Very yummy side dish... which takes me to my "something orange" photo of the day!

And the final result... coming out of the oven.

ready to eat
And this morning to continue with the delicious orange food... I made some very fresh OJ which my husband described as "radioactive" because of the amazing color it had, LOL!

Have a wonderful day!!!!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Day 18- Your Shoes

Although I have to admit that I do like fancy, girly shoes, nowadays and specially for everyday wearing I definitely go for comfort.

Also my feet are the product of genetics as well as 6+ years of ballet during my childhood/teenage years, making the arc of my feet very big which means I cannot wear very flat shoes and although I can wear high stilettos (I'm just not used to them)... plus c'mon I live on an island!!!

So, on today's photo I am sharing the shoes I am wearing, some very comfy sandals...

How about you? What kind of shoes are your favorite? Are you a fancy, high heels stiletto girl or you prefer sandals, flip flops or tennis shoes? If you are a guy, what is your preference?

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Day 17- Technology

From laptops computers, to smart phones, to tablets the size of books, nowadays the world is at our fingertips with the new technology to access the internet and all the information we want.

Are you keeping up?

Happy Sunday : )


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