Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fancy Faucet


My daughter and I went to the new cinema in town and this is the faucet in the ladies room.  There are some really fancy faucets.  I think this picture of my daughter washing her hands gives the picture a diferent dimension.

Queen Mary II


This cruise ship is called Queen Mary II.  It is a very large ship, though it may look smaller than others I have seen, I was told that the part of the ship that is under the sea is very large.  It is unable to dock in our harbour so is has to anchor on the outskirts.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Christmas Gift 2009

I just wanted to show off what I got myself for Christmas this year – a used 2003 Kia Sorento (silver grey), automatic transmission. I imported it from the United States. I had to do a paint job on it and now it is looking pretty good. The vehicle I had before was a Mitsubishi Montero (navy blue and silver) 2 door and it was a manual transmission.

 



Monday, December 28, 2009

BVI Cultural Heritage

These pictures were taken of the BVI Cultural Heritage Festival that was celebrated two weeks ago.  These icons were placed outside the Administration Complex, Road Town, Tortola BVI.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Four Attempts

I really enjoy touching up touching up pictures.  This one in particular took me four attempts to get it right.  This is the first picture tht I took so long to complete.  The others were a snap!



Friday, December 18, 2009

Intense Eyes


I went to a baby shower, for a co workers of mine, a few weeks ago and I met this little girl.  She captivated me with the intensity of her eyes.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pussers

This is Pussers sign from behind (from the street).  The sign is facing the sea so yachters can identify the location of the pub.


Monday, December 14, 2009

More Doors And Windows






These are a series of pictures of windows and doorways that I took on Saturday.  Here are some older post on the topic.  Post one, Post two.






Sunday, December 13, 2009

Grass hopper


My visitor this morning was a grasshopper.  It was resting on a bucket in my patio.  He was on the side of the bucket and I rotated the picture to make it look as if he was resting horizontally on the bucket.  Its a pity that I was not able to get more details of this insect.

Friday, December 11, 2009

My Christmas Tree


These are some pictures that I took of my christmas tree.  I placed my camera on a chair back that was close by to stablize the camera and ....   Success!!!

I took this next picture before I realized now important a tripod is.


BBQ


On Friday nights I like to go to this food van and get some BBQ ribs and potato salad.  I like that 'ball' of light on the left.  That is an area where there is a night light and people can sit and relax while this meal is being prepared.  Also the smoke from the BBQ pit blows in that direction makng the area look muskie.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Poinsetta


Poinsetta is another plant that blossoms during the Christmas season - its leaves turn red!  During the year, I have seen them white or green.  This plant reminds me of the sorrel plant that only bears fruit during the Christmas season.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas on Main Street


Christmas on Main Street is an event that we have every year on Tortola BVI.  The street (Main Street) is blocked off and different people display their craft for sale.  There was lots of food and entertainment.  The event lasted for the weekend.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ghost?


I just took this picture a few minutes ago with my son's camera.  It was Christmas on Main Street.  Do you see the guy on the extreme left??  Looks a ghost!  He was passing in from of me as I was taking this picture.

My main focus of this picture was the guy (a native of Trinidad and Tobago) playing the instrument called a steelpan.  This instrument is made from oil drums.

Christmas on Main Street is an event that we have every year on Tortola BVI.  The street (Main Street) is blocked off and different people display their craft for sale.  There was lots of food and entertainment.  The event lasted for the weekend.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Some camera parts

This is another great video that I found, I like how the guy opened the camera and the talked about functions of some of the parts.  I am a very visual person so this was very effective for me.

I think I will tell Santa Claus that I need a tripod!!!



Saturday, December 5, 2009

Night Photography



I was doing some reasearch on night photograhy and I found this video.  The instructions are basic, simple and easy to follow.  I used the instructions to take these pictures.

I took off all the lights in my living room and and focused on capturing the light from my laptop.  I set my camera to manual, then adjusted the aperture to its lowest and played around with shutter speed.


Just before I was able to capture the picture above, I got it.  I like the blur effect of the light.




Friday, December 4, 2009

My First Customer


This gentleman is one of my co-workers and last Saturday, we attended a baby shower of another co-worker.  As you can see he was smartly dressed.  I took my camera with me and he asked me to take some pictures of him.  In this shot, I instructed him how to pose.

So he asked me to have the pictures printed out for him, so I did that yesterday.  I took my memory chip to my photo store and had them print three pictures for me.  The cost was $1.80.  They look great!!! 

So when I delivered the pictures to the guy, he asked me how much I had for  him and I told him that he did not owe me anything.  I really did it as a favor to him.  Then he said that he will need copies, so of course I will have to charge for that!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sorrel

I took this picture of my neighbour's plant, called Sorrel, over the weekend. It flowers and bear fruit only once a year - Christmas time.  My mother makes a beverage with the fruit and we serve it to our guest when they visit for the holidays.

It only occured to me yesterday that I could create a web page for my site about this fruit.  Here it is.