Clouds and a Pocket of Color

Clouds in the sky
Clouds in the sky

While walking the boys to their classes on Saturday I saw how fluffy white the clouds were in the sky. I paused to take a few snapshots of the sky.

I used cross process on the shot as I wanted to see how it would turn out to be like. My emphasis was more on the  building in the corner then on the clouds and the sky itself.

The clear blue sky
The clear blue sky

In the 2nd shot I wanted to focus on the fluffiness of the clouds in the clear blue sky so I sharpened the picture. As you can see the clouds are more defined and focused on as compared to the picture above.

In natural light
In natural light

The shot of the clouds and the building unedited. Here is how blue it really was that afternoon.

Do you have blue skies where you live?

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Filters and Light from the Window

Snapshot #1 of the windows
Snapshot #1 of the windows

While at the museum last month I took some shots of the windows that used to adorn the outside of the building before they built the extension around it. I framed the picture using the cinemascope option via Picasa.

2nd Snapshot of the Windows
2nd Snapshot of the Windows

This time I left it in natural light as  I wanted to show how the light filters in through the  glass panel on the side. The softness of the light as it radiates through the window.

3rd snapshot of the windows
3rd snapshot of the windows

In this shot I was aiming to portray a more somber mood by creating a darker overview of the shot. I focused on intensifying the shadows around the window panes and played down the actual brightness of the shot.

Which shot do you like the best?

Strawberry Shortcake and Chocolate Cake

Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake

 

I have always love eating cakes and am always on the look out for cafes that sell delicious cakes.  You can say that I am quite particular  about the taste and presentation of the cake. It has to appeal to me visually and satisfy my taste buds. Ever since I started baking back in 2007 I have grown more interested in the different types of cakes and how they are baked.

Strawberry Shortcake is one of the cakes which I have yet to learn to bake. It  seems a bit complicating at first with the layering but  I’m sure I will be able to figure it out once I get a suitable recipe to try out.

Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake

I love how there is more then one variety of chocolate in the cake shown above.  There is two distinct types of chocolate being use in the cake and the lower layer has nuts embedded in the chocolate making it crunchy when you sink your teeth into that layer.  This cake is also on my “learn to  bake” list.

Do you have any cakes that you intend to learn how to bake?

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