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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

365 Days of Photography - February 1-15

I'm having so much fun shooting so many photos around the city and in my apartment and sharing them with my friends, family and blog fans. I'll continue to add to this February 1-15 post so come back in a few days. 

Also, please check out the first 31 days of the 365 Days of Photography Challenge in the links below and tell me which shots you liked best:

January 1-January 15, 2015 -- Days 1-15 
January 16-January 31, 2014 -- Days 16-31 


Day 46: February 15, 2014
 

Day 45: February 14, 2014

 

Day 44: February 13, 2014

 

Day 43: February 12, 2014

 
Day 50: February 11, 2014

Day 49: February 10, 2014
 

Day 48: February 9, 2014
 

Day 47: February 8, 2014
 
                                                   Day 46: February 7, 2014

 Day 45: February 6, 2014



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                                                             Day 36: February 5 , 2014



                                                           Day 35: February 4, 2014




                                                            Day 34: February 3, 2014



                                                            Day 33: February 2, 2014



                                                      Day 32: February 1, 2014

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JANUARY 2014
Click to see all the photos for January 1-January 15, 2015 -- Days 1-15 

Birthday Souffle -- January 15, 2014


And, here to see all the shots I made for January 16-January 31, 2014 -- Days 16-31

Homemade Creole Spice Mix - January 22, 2014


Saturday, February 1, 2014

365 Days of Photography (Mostly Food): Days 16-31

I've been having so much fun this year taking a lot more photos with my Nikon D90 thanks to Simi Jois over at Turmeric 'N Spice who challenged me and others to join her in a 365 Day Photo Challenge. 

On this page you'll find the second half of January and I'll update this page every few days until the end of the month. Scroll down and enjoy.

In case you missed the first 15 days, here's a link: 365 Days of Photography 2014: Days 1-15 

                                           


                                                   Day 31: January 31, 2014



                                                    Day 30: January 30, 2014



                                                    Day 29: January 29, 2014




                                                    Day 28: January 28, 2014





                                                   Day 27: January 27, 2014




                                                     Day 26: January 26, 2014



                                                    Day 25: January 25, 2014




                                                    Day 24: January 24, 2014




                                                  Day 23: January 23, 2014     



                                                 Day 22: January 22, 2014



                                                     Day 21: January 21, 2014




                                               Day 20: January 20, 2014




                                                          Day 19: January 19, 2014



                                                             Day 18: January 18, 2014



                                                            Day 17: January 17, 2014




                                                                Day 16: January 16, 2014

 
Days 1-15 of 365 Days of Photography (Mostly Food) ranges from a cheese souffle I made for my stepdaughter's birthday dinner, a "New Year's resolution" kale and mint smoothie, leftovers from a photo shoot I did for a magazine (food coloring), and my favorite, this still life with oranges........  -- click here for the other 14. 


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Saul Zabar and Banksy's 2013 New York Residence...

Imagine my delight today when I learned that Saul Zabar is a Banksy fan (and why). 


Zabar, the octogenarian owner of the New York institution Zabar's on New York's upper west side, is best known for introducing fresh roasted gourmet coffee by the pound to New Yorkers nearly 50 years ago, and its over the top appetizing department with all kinds of smoked fish, and enormous cheese selection. 

As it turns out, he's also a Banksy fan. And, for good reason. 

Zabar must have been surprised when he discovered that during Banksy's one month residency in New York this past October, the enigmatic graffiti artist left one of his works on the side of a building that Zabar owns. 

The work, a silhouette of a boy with a hammer striking a fire department standpipe as if he were playing the carnival strongman "high striker" game painted on the side of a building on the other side of Broadway from the grocery store (NE corner of 79th St), has since been destroyed, despite Zabar covering it with Plexiglass to protect it from vandels. 

But, Zabar keeps the memory alive with the photo above of him and Banksy that is displayed in the store's "coffee" window. 


And, via another shot in the store that's hung above the cash registers which is of a member of Zabar's team walking in front of the high striker.

Here's the shot that I took back on October 20th, 2013. It was a fun and memorable New York moment.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

365 Days of Photography 2014 Challenge - Days 1-15

I've been invited to join the 365 Days of Photography 2014 challenge by a fellow Culinary Content Network (the brainchild blogger community of The Daily Meal's Sharon Gitelle) food blogger, Simi Jois of Tumeric 'n Spice. Some friends of Simi's - Pia Chatterjee and Sophia Sodeto--  have joined and the list is growing. The purpose of the year-long project is to improve our photographs. Brilliant idea, just brilliant, Simi! 

                                                   Day 15: January 15, 2014




                                                          Day 14: January 14, 2014





Day 13: January 13, 2014




                                             Day 12: January 12, 2014




                                               Day 11: January 11, 2014



                                                     Day 10: January 10, 2014 




                                                       Day 9: January 9, 2014 




                                                     Day 8: January 8, 2014



                                                    Day 7: January 7, 2014






                                                        Day 6: January 6, 2014


 

                                                    Day 5: January 5, 2014



                                                    Day 4: January 4, 2014




                                                    Day 3: January 3, 2014



                                                     Day 2: January 2, 2014



                                                     Day 1: January 1, 2014 


Here are the rules Simi created:
* No rules, enjoy creating an image each day.
* Post one photograph every day for 365 days of 2014 either on your blog or create an album on Facebook with album name ‘365 - days of photography’or anything you want, it’s your work. If you cannot post due to some reason, don’t beat yourself, it’s ok ! No big deal. If you are on vacation, post it after your vacation.
* You can click any subject, use your i-phone, point and shoot or a jazzy DSLR. Take your pick. The idea is to improve on photography.
(Not so complicated right! So pick up your camera and shoot. :)   ).

Other 365 Days of Photography 2014 Projects (list as of January 6, 2014):  
Simi Jois
Sophia Sodeto
Pia Chatterjee
 
Pavani
Jayasri (link TBD) 

Valli