Friday, April 11, 2008

"It's 5 o' clock somewhere"

"It's 5 o'clock somewhere!"

Spring's been such a tease in these parts. Just when we were beginning to shed warm clothing, chill's back in the air. It's not the sun that I miss as much as the lack of activity in these parts due to chilly temps. My husband misses Florida sunshine far more than he thought he would. These sunny images from our earlier trips to Key West are for him. Anna, they take care of the Project Yellow too, don't they :)

Project Yellow - 1

30 comments:

Ginnie said...

I have thought of you so many times, Moi, knowing you've got to be missing Florida's sunshine. But you will learn about Midwestern beauty with the seasons, too. Hang in there.

Gawdess said...

love both of these shots, the intensity of the colours and the light, ooh that light.

About cameras:
I love my canon cameras - and I have never used nikons. I have nothing against nikons, many of my friends use them and love them. From everything I have read and seen and heard about they are comparable.
I upgraded to the Canon xti because of my familiarity with the controls and features from my Canon Powershot S2 which was my pre dslr camera. Truly that was the only reason I chose one over the other.

The store I bought it from was also very clear that if I didn't like the camera after having used it for two weeks that I could return it.

I found the xti very easy to use and would recommend it for that reason and because it was fairly affordable.

See if you can find a camera store that will offer you the same opportunity to try out the different cameras for a day or a week. There is actually another camera store here that will rent out models for a week.

You will know by the feel.
You will also love how much farther you can push your image making!

Robert said...

I love the second one. The rod iron against the yellow background looks great. I'm really enjoying this series...both doing and viewing.

Anna said...

They sure do work Moi! I love them...the second one especially! Love that yellow! I love Key West....it is just beautiful!

Oh and YES...it is 5 o'clock somewhere!

;)

Nikon said...

great shots, Moi. I agree with Anna - I like the second one the best!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What great shots i love that last one, the bar is very unusual sign

Carletta said...

Both really pop!
The iron gate against that mustard yellow is fantastic!

Moi said...

Ginnie, I like it here...no let me be honest, I LOVE it here. Seasons are just what I wanted. It's the lack of activity in town due to cold that I hate. We have a beautiful riverfront which is practically deserted these days, parks still dont have many people, and chairs are still not out in the open air cafes!!!!! i am dying to do some people-watching here ...............:) My husband, unlike me, misses the sunshine. 2 months in these parts and he's already planning a quick trip to Florida :)

Moi said...

Gawdess, thank you for the help. I appreciate it :)I sure will go around and look if I can find a shop than rents them out.

GMG said...

OK, you love it there, but how I understand your husband... Two months in the grey and white; too much... ;))
Nice rum picture; close to Sloppy Joe's surely...

dot said...

I would love to go to Key West again one day. In the meantime I will enjoy your pictures! Great shots especially that last one!

Kerri said...

Oh Moi, These are wonderful!
LOVE them!!

photowannabe said...

Hi Moi, I hope the sunny days are just around the corner for you. It sounds like the transistion has been more difficult than you thought.
Here's wishing you warm summer days and refreshing times together.

Melanie said...

I love both of them, but the gate is my favorite! I also have a question. How do you get you pics to be normal size and not the small ones? Thanks

Texas Travelers said...

These certainly qualify and I need one of those bar signs.
The gate is really nice. I like the tall cropping.
Good job.

Mine is up. Come visit.

tommie said...

love love love those....I have old antique gates on the space below our bar area....the wall is painted almost that same color, it is called Nacho Chip!

Anna said...

Hey Moi...I figured that you would like my Florida shots! ;)

tommie said...

thanks for the nudge....I posted my gates.

Luke Wiley said...

two very nice shots!
thank you for visiting my...
Wiley Willows Photoblog

Jenni said...

Beautiful railing against Yellow! Thanks for visiting and leaving a nice comment.

JunieRose2005 said...

I love your Key West pictures! But the iron gate against the yellow is my favorite!

All the years we lived in Miami we only went to Key West a few times! :( Now-I'd like to go again!

...and I want to thank you for visiting my site! Hope you'll come again

Junie

bsouth said...

Two great photos. Do they Rumba in the Rum Bar?

Yankee, Transferred said...

MOI! These are both such terrific captures of light. OOOOOH I just love them!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hello Moi,
Gret photo from that streetlight and the background, I red that you also have been in Brussels a short while ago, was it that crazy with traffic as we were having??? Wow there was hardly space to park our car, but we made it!!
Thanks for visiting I posted photo's today from LEUVEN soon from Brussels and Antwerpen, bye from JoAnn

Catherine said...

Two beautiful captures Moi! The first one is making me thirsty :)
and Love the second one, the colors, and the rod iron~fantastic!
Hope it warms up there & here, and starts to feel more like spring!
Have a great week!
Cat

Kunal said...

a lot of your photographs look like they've been edited heavily to get the very look...but somehow i feel you dont do it much (if any at all)...

sigh.. when will i get such a broad range to my repertoire..

Cheers ya!!

Still said...

The two images are fine, but I think that I prefer the 1st one .

Lara said...

beautiful light!

Karen said...

Those are beautiful photos! The first one is very noble. Love the shot of the gate the best though.

Ash said...

Love both the images! Esp the second one. Bright cheery yellow. Reminds me of Goa :)