Friday, January 2, 2009

A fisheye view of a bug

We got some sad news last night. A family friend died unexpectedly yesterday. Some of you may remember that when my dad and stepmom were here in Maine this past summer we had a 25th anniversary party for them. Pat was the friend who graciously offered her home for the party. She and her husband also opened up their home again to my dad and stepmom for a few more weeks when Dad couldn't fly home as planned. Pat and her husband were good friends with my parents for many, many years. They even own a winter home in the town in Florida where my dad and stepmom live in addition to their home here in Maine. She will be missed. This holiday season has been one of loss, unfortunately. My sister-in-law lost her grandmother the weekend before Christmas, a friend of mine lost her dad on Christmas night, and now Pat on New Year's Day.
I guess I'm telling you all this because I could use some cyberhugs.

But on to today's photo. I still haven't had much time to play with my new fisheye lens, but as I walked through the school parking lot the other day to go to my DD's basketball game, I thought this VW Bug was just begging to be captured in fisheye. It's also amazingly shiny and clean for Maine in late December.

35 comments:

Lauren said...

Becky, I am so sorry for all the loss that you and those close to you have felt this past few weeks.

Yes, that bug is the perfect thing to distort for sure!

Angela2932 said...

Oh, Becky, I'm sending mountains of cyberhugs your way. I'm so sorry that you're having such sad losses, and Pat was such a wonderful friend during that time when your Dad was having such serious problems. And hugs to you in the days to come as you continue to say goodbye to your friend.

Your photo LOOKS like a bright spot in a bleak terrain. I hope more bright spots come your way soon. And you're going to enable me right into a fisheye this year, aren't you?

pat said...

Becky, sending massive enveloping hugs your way. Sudden unexpected deaths are always so hard. It sounds like Pat was a wonderful person, and I know your life is the better for having known her.

By the way, The Fish makes The Beetle almost look like a strawberry!!

Sharon said...

Cool bug. And HUGS.

Katie said...

Sorry for your loss. I like the photo, bright color really draws the eye.

Michelle said...

Hugs to you. I sure hope the New Year moves on to better things for you. And you're right, the VW is perfect for a fishy capture.

Jackie's Shot said...

Fun capture with your fish eye. I love those shiny bugs. Sorry to hear of the unexpected death of a friend of yours and other family losses. So sad around the holidays. ~Jackie

CindyTykie said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend, it's always harder to lose someone during the holidays. {{HUGS}}
The photo with your fisheye lens is cool

Mish said...

Becky I am so sorry to hear of your loss.. yes the holidays seem to be a time of loss this year. I hope that you and your family and friends are able to get through this tough time as you lean on one another and look for others for help and support.

I love the photo of the bug.. wow the Fisheye is a good lense for this, love the sharp color. Good shot

Inkspots said...

Sorry for your loss. ***hugs***
The shot of the "bug" is great. Very creative.

Jason said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend!

That shot is awesome! Really cool!

tara pollard pakosta said...

now that is totally COOL!!!! i love it!
sorry to hear about your loss of a friend too.

tara

Meaghan said...

I'm sorry for your loss :(

The picture is really cute. The red just pops out at you!

Raechel said...

So sorry for your loss:(

The picture is great! Such a great way to use your fish eye!

melissahattaway said...

Hugs to you! I love the bug! It is so crisp and clean. I got a fisheye too and cannot wait to play with it.

--sme said...

LOVE IT! (Love your title, too!)

Krista P said...

Oh wow. :( so sorry.

Amazing shot though.

janett said...

I'm sorry for your loss... :(

That screaming snomwan picture you have on your header just kills me, I looooove it. So great! And if you ever get bored with your fisheye feel free to send it Denver for a few days.

Lori said...

I'm so sorry for all you've been going through....

Your photo is fantastic - great perspective!

Linnao said...

I'm sorry about your loss.
Love the bug, cool photo!

Shannon said...

Ohhh, I'm so sorry for your loss...
Love the pic!

Gypsy Girl said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending the family prayers and thoughts. That cute little car must be garaged kept for sure.I bet you will enjoy your fisheye

Mandy said...

Oh Becky. I am so sorry to hear about Pat. This has been such a tough holiday season for you and I am sending you cyber hugs. I am close enough though...I should just drive over to see you and give you a REAL hug though. Lets make a plan to get together!

I love that VW bug too...I wish I could have gotten one of THOSE for Christmas.

Reds said...

((((((Hugs)))))) to you Becky. So sorry for all your losses.

On another note, that is one cute shot of a bug!! :)

Kelly said...

So sorry for your loss. It's hard to understand why such good ones are called so early.

Great fisheye photo..

PierKiss said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. :(

The fishy lens looks like it's working well-that bug picture is so cute! :)

KRISTIE said...

that is so hard about your losses, i am sorry for that.
that bug gone fishy is great

Jess said...

I am SO sorry to hear about Pat. What a wonderful woman, you are all blessed to have had her in your lives for as long as you did. Big hugs being sent out to you all!

LOVE the fishy bug! I played with my fisheye lens today too- great minds, huh? :)

Ashley said...

I'm soooo jealous of all of you with fisheye lens....I waaaaant one.

TFS!

Tori said...

Bigs hugs to you.....

I so want a fisheye lens..... one day! Very cool shot of the bug.

Becca said...

Hugs to you! Someday I'm going to own a red bug...I think they are the cutest car! Your shot is awesome!

Erica said...

Sorry for your loss...
I love the fiseye, i think I might need to get one:)

Julie said...

Way cool! love it!

Chell said...

Oh that is clean for Maine in late december. Fun picture though. Sorry abotu all your losses. So weird while I was in Maine for Christmas one of My dad and Step mom's friends lost her dad Christmas night too. Soo sad.. (((HUGS)) to you

Amy said...

Becky, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of such a good family friend and the others too. Lots and lots of hugs from me to you (((( )))).

I missed that you got the fisheye, how fun! I love this shot of the "Red Punch Buggy". :)