Sunday, March 30, 2014

Last Call

Time to celebrate! Last Call brings to mind the last round of drinks before the bar shuts down, and here's a photo of my favorite beverage, a tall, cold glass of Boulevard Wheat. But Last Call is also the last weekly theme of Double Exposure. What better way to celebrate the completion of a year-long project! By the way, it was very hard for me to restrain from sampling the "prop" before the photo shoot was complete. -Cort

Sunset: Nature's last call for the day.  -Dina

Next Week: Stop by next week for the grand finale of Double Exposure. Cort and I are being interviewed about the project and we'll have some fun photos to finish off our blogging adventure! 

Monday, March 24, 2014


Look at this adorable fun-sized cherry pie! Looking forward to saying I ate a whole pie in one sitting. :) -Dina

The most fun my dog, Ringo, ever has is when the mailman comes. He howls at him as he walks between the neighbor's house and mine, and then he will dash to the other side of the yard as the mailman walks to the next house. Then we do this in reverse as he crosses the street and walks the other way on the opposite side. Ringo derives much satisfaction that every single time, he manages to scare away this menace to the neighborhood. -Cort

Next Week's Theme: Our last regular weekly theme is Last Call. Following that will be a special treat that Dina and I have planned to wrap up this project. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Forgive me if my post this week is a bit self-indulgent. I've always wanted to try a photograph like this, and with our Double Exposure project coming to an end very soon, I was running out of time.

I tried light painting. I set up my camera on my deck and aimed it to an empty space in my back yard. After clicking the shutter release for a 30-second exposure, I would walk into the frame, and using my flashlight I would "paint" streaks of light - in this case, the letters of my name. After I made the letter O, I briefly shined the light upon myself so that I would show up within the circle. Sort of a self portrait.

It took many, many attempts to get the focus, composition, exposure, and light streaks just how I wanted it, and on the 28th try I ended up with something I was pleased with. -Cort

I've been enjoying all the blue skies and sunshine we've had lately. On this day I thought it was cool how a couple of the clouds looked like just streaks of fluff compared to the other clouds. -Dina

Next Week's Theme: This is my last theme to pick since our project is coming to an end. I am picking the theme FUN because I've had so much fun with our 52 project. -Dina 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The view from here

I love this view and I can't wait until the weather really shapes up to ride my new bike. My co-pilot however, isn't as thrilled as I think he should be. :) Maybe he wants his own bike. -Dina

For the best view of downtown Kansas City, you always go to Riverfront Park. If you turn about 120 degrees to the left, you also get a great view of the Bond Bridge and the Missouri River, but unfortunately, we only post one photo a week!  -Cort

Next Week's Theme: Streaks

Monday, March 3, 2014


As you can see, I traveled to New York City this past week with my friend DeLayne. Nothing says "Converging" like the Big Apple - in terms of people, cultures, traffic, and so many other ways. Even visually, you see skyscrapers converging upwards and subway tunnels converging toward a vanishing point in the distance.

My favorite example of this was the Brooklyn Bridge, with all of the supporting cables appearing to converge at a point near the American flag. It's nice that they have a pedestrian walkway above the speeding traffic so that one could concentrate on photography, and not on trying to avoid getting run over. -Cort

I like how the clouds in this photo seem to be converging on the horizon to help the sun set.  -Dina

Next Week's Theme: The view from here.