Our first snow fall of the year has come and gone here in PA. It snowed previously a few days ago, but that was just a dusting, while this one stuck. I wanted to do some macro photography today with the snow fall and found that the rose bush continuously caught my eye. The roses, obviously, are not in bloom, but the leaves are still green and you can see the rose buds waiting for spring.
For Christmas, my husband got me an amazing gift:aÂ MyÂ NeighborÂ TotoroÂ music box. If you haven’t heard of this fellow, Totoro is from a Japanese movie created byÂ Hayao Miyazaki. This was probably the first anime movie I ever watched and I instantly fell in love with it, along with the other Studio Ghibli films that I would later come to discover. This photo of Totoro is a bit on the dark and creepy side due to it being in black and white, which is honestly what I was going for. I love the movie and Totoro himself; however, there are speculations that he is the God of Death (not something I believe), so I thought I would play off of that when taking this picture. Really, in my opinion, Totoro is far from the God of Death and is actually an amazing creature that loves the Earth and those that occupy it. I would highly suggest the movie, it’s a touching story, and hope that my creativity didn’t scare you away from ever watching it!
I have been wanting to take a picture of my Lego Harry Potter figure since day 1 of this challenge. There have just been other things that have caught my eye before figuring out exactly waht I was going to do. A thought came to me this morning as to what I could do with Mr. Harry Potter. So with wand in hand, he is off to do battle! Against who? He-who-must-not-be-named of course! He hasn’t made an appearanceÂ in this photo, but be sure he will make an appearance at some point (thinkÂ The Hobbit andÂ The Lord of the Rings–he has to get there first)!
Snow was falling here in PA, which surprisingly hasn’t been happening a lot as of late. I ventured out on the hunt for something with snow on it to take a new photo of. I found thisÂ Rhododendron bush with snow that had fallen on its leaves. It wasn’t a lot of snow, but seeing green among what snow we did have made for an interesting contrast.
Today is Day 2 of my 365 Photo a Day Challenge. My cat has been usually clingy today, so I decided to use him as today’s model. I have taken several pictures of him and I think he may be getting annoyed with me. I suppose taking his picture while he’s trying to have a cat-nap may be why he looks as though he’s fed up with me. Lucky for me, he was too tired or just too lazy to attempt to swipe at my face or camera while I continued to get closer to his face. I wanted to focus on his eyes with this picture and the look he was giving me (this was probably my third or fourth shot), so his nose and mouth are more on the blurred side, but I think this picture does capture his overall annoyance.
Today is the first day of the 365 Day Photo Challenge I have taken on. Every day I will be taking a new photo, which will be posted to the 365 Day Project page of Fel’s Photos. The first photo is of my favorite model, my husband, TJ. I had him stand alongside a tree in our backyard and gaze into it as if he is in deep though, which he may have been at the moment. Usually I capture shots of him when we’re out and about, so I’m glad I was able to get this shot in a more controlled environment with me giving directions on how to pose.