Coffee Shop Window

Coffee Shop Window; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014

Coffee Shop Window; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014

“Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, 1945

Well it hasn’t snowed here yet, it has been cold and grey outside. Lucky for us we have found several beautiful coffee shops. We can enjoy the view out the window, while we sip a warm cup of coffee. Another lovely day snow or no snow.

I added a pink texture layer to this image, something that would bring out the pink in the flowers and give it a slight more rustic feel, do you like it? I am still trying to figure out if it is too much!

Going to Seed

Going to Seed; copyright jmeyersforeman

Going to Seed; copyright jmeyersforeman 

As much as most people hate the little yellow dandelion flowers growing in the yards I love the delicate little seed heads, and they make a great subject for a macro still life.  The delicate seeds ready to fly off in the next breeze.

Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee 

Every once in a while coffee looks so good, I just have to take a picture. Looking back through my blog posts I seem to have a few images of my morning coffee! Each one a little different from the last. I thought I would add a textured frame to the image, and I haven’t quite decided if it improves the image or not, or if there is something else I should do, or if I should just leave the frame off altogether.

It has only been recently that I have started to add frames to some of my images. I have always felt that it is  a style that can by used for some images, and maybe good for a series to hold it together, but there are times when I feel it can be a bit gimicky, if gimicky is even a word.  I wonder if I want them to be representative of my work.

So tell us your thoughts on frames, love them, hate them, use occasionally. Have you experimented with them? leave a comment on your favourite framed image, it would be great to see some examples if you have any.

 

Lugar del Vino; Merida Spain

Lugar del Vino; Merida Spain

Lugar del Vino; Merida Spain 

we were first attracted to the wine store by the great graphics both out front and inside the store. But sitting outside looking in we couldn’t decide if it was a wine store or a tapas bar, you see there were shelves of wine, spirits and food, but there were also tables set for service. We decided to go in and check out the store, we ordered a glass of wine and a couple of tapas. Before long were “chatting” with the help of our smartphone translator to Manuel Tirado Marín, of Lugar del Wines, and we were coming back to do some more photos.

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Manuel Tirado Marín

Manuel Tirado Marín 

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Walking through wine country along the Via la Plata, Spain

new vineyards in Extremadura Spain, along the Via la Plata

new vineyards in Extremadura Spain, along the Via la Plata

We had another day of walking while a harsh cold wind blew in our face! But the country side is beautiful.

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Morning Coffee

morning coffee

morning coffee

I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.
Lewis Black

There are some who believe that the day can only be as good as the your first cup of coffee.

A great way to start the day, a cup of coffee; sometimes an espresso, sometimes a cappuccino, or in Spain coffee con leche. Today I decided on an espresso and I decided to photography the coffee once it was made. Once photographed I decided to process the image using a warm antique photo filter, slightly tinting the image to warm coffee tone.  On hindsight the image, and the coffee cup is cropped a little tight, if I were to photography this again I would allow a little more room around the cup, maybe tomorrow’s cup of coffee?!

How do you like your coffee?

Working on my Christmas decorations!

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while working on the Christmas decorations, I can’t help myself, I stop and take photos of some of the decorations that the family made over the years. Such great memories get made at the craft table with the family and friends who have shown up over the years to make decorations.  Wishing everyone a happy holiday, whatever holiday you choose to celebrate this time of the year.

Good Morning Coffee,

jmeyersforeman:

I have posted over 600 posts on this wordpress site since beginning my adventure into blogging. More that 85,000 visitors have popped by to see my work and read my stories. The blog started as a way to share our travel adventures with family and friends, then progressed into a place where I could share my photography. 600 blog posts and over 8500 visitors seems like a pinnacle for me so I thought I would share one of my previous posts.
This posts “good morning coffee” is my most visited post, I guess there are lots of people out there who like to start their day with a great cup of coffee. It was one of my first adventures in to using texture overlays with my photography, and I want to thank Kim Klassesn for her inspiration.
thanks for visiting, taking time to comment, and I hope you will continue to visit.

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Great days start with a great cup of coffee……..I hope you have a great day.

This and other photos at available for purchase at jmeyersforeman/alamy or through my Photoshelter 

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Farmer’s Market; posies for a friend

Posies for you

Posies for you

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers but for the wide world’s joy”  Henry Ward Beecher

The florist at the Calgary Farmer’s Market has beautiful flowers and arrangements. We were there on Sunday, the very rainy Sunday. Today Environment Canada has let us know the sun is going to shine what a wonderful change. With a little sunshine the plants and flowers should be popping out of the ground and blooming, we won’t have to go to the florist to enjoy the flowers.

I hope you have a great day.

 

Happy Friday: A gift of flowers

the gift of flowers

the gift of flowers 

“sometimes,”
said pooh,
“the smallest things
take up
the
most room
in your
heart.”

a.a.milne

A neighbour and friend dropped of flowers recently, it was lovely, and I thought I would share them with you.

Happy Friday