The Greatest Cupcake Ever!!

I admit, I’m no expert on cupcakes. I hardly ever eat them, and I haven’t enough experience to judge them well. I’ve never had them in France, or Belgium, or wherever cupcakes are on the 5 star menu.

However, this cupcake was made by my friend Sarah, an aspiring pastry chef who brought over a sample of jelly filled cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. They were delicious.

Furthermore, the cupcake was divided evenly between the tasters by R2D2 from Star Wars, the greatest droid in history!! In my opinion, it was the greatest cupcake I have ever had.

Bwee be bobo bo bwee be boop!

Slowly Seeing

My personal challenge for this month is to go out with my camera more.

Being back home can throw ones mind back into the old habits of seeing things as dull, or ordinary. Slowly, I’m hoping some more consistent photography can help with that, even in familiar soundings.

I also started playing with watermarks. In many cases they can distract from a picture, sacrificing aesthetic for security, which there can only be so much of on the internet.

However this does not have to be the case. Check out Leanne Cole on wordpress. I enjoy her photos, and I like how she has marked her online work. The watermark signature is stylized, nicely placed, and doesn’t distract from the photograph as brazenly as most others do.

Photo Challenge: Ladybugs

This weeks photography challenge wasn’t planned as much as it was a sudden fascination with ladybugs. There are hundreds outside my door living around a large leafy plant who’s name escapes me right now.

So here’s to the little guys and gals.

The One Who Grows

Today I read a story about a samurai and a man who cultivated flowers. It reminded me of the spirit and energy we can placed into life other than our own. The Japanese know this very well.
So as a personal celebration for receiving 1,000 views on the New Nomad Photography I want to share a flower which has been growing in our garden in India. Even without much work it holds it’s own spirit and I have tried to capture that even once it is cut.

Photo Challenge: High speed

Wow. It’s been a busy week, but there’s always time to fit in a photo challenge somewhere. 🙂
This weeks challenge is thanks to my friend Preeti, who suggested high speed photography. When I thought of this I thought of super fast shots of milk droplets splashing or shots of super fast objects. Well, we don’t have much in the way of super fast photo equipment, and not much in Bir moves at high speed, except for birds. So birds it is.
I spent a few days trying to catch  birds in flight, particularly the elusive Asian Paradise Fly Catcher. It was tough, but I found a few interesting shots.
My thanks to Preeti for the idea 😉