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Studio Rockets – live in concert!

November 17th, 2009

Tonight sign

This past weekend we were invited to hear our friends perform with their band the Studio Rockets. A bunch of people from our soccer team joined us to make it a fun evening.


The first band up was Cold Coffee and Salty Boots.

Studio Rockets

Then the Studio Rockets!

Studio Rockets live

Working in the low, red light conditions were challenging with my lumix but I was still happy with the pics – I did not like the quality of photo when using the flash and I felt it really lost the atmosphere as well.

Studio Rockets

studio rockets

Most of my photos were taken at 1/8 to 1/10 s. and f/3.7 and 3.8 ISO 3200.

We had a great time and enjoyed some great music!

Edmonton Highlights

November 5th, 2009

So I came to Edmonton this week for a conference and in the evenings I had to pass the time so the first night I ate in the hotel cafe since it was late and I wasn’t sure where was good nearby.


The cafe is called Pradera Café and had a lovely menu. I had a salad with bocconcini cheese, tomatoes and pine nuts. The dressing was light and flavorful.

peacan crusted chicken burger and fries

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Tune Tuesday – Snow Patrol

September 22nd, 2009

Snow Patrol - Toronto U2 opening act

Okay, so I’ve been going mad over my U2 pictures but there was another band that we saw – I didn’t get too many pictures but here are a few. The opening band for U2 was Snow Patrol – I wasn’t very familiar with them but once they started performing I did recognize a few of their songs.

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30th Birthday Spectacular!

July 13th, 2009

estelle at bluesfest 09


Yesterday we celebrated my husband’s 30th birthday. It was a really fun party and I made the cake! I wanted to make it to his taste and incorporate a car cutout. Unfortunately, the 3rd tier didn’t happen but I was still really happy with the cake. It was a chocolate cake with chocolate marshmallow fondant. I haven’t made a lot of 2 tier cakes so I was really happy with how the tiers worked out.

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Cowboy Junkies

May 6th, 2009


So last night GC sent me a message that he had won 2 tickets to an exclusive event to listen to the Cowboy Junkies in an acoustic performance. Read the rest of this entry »

SYTYCD Canada Photos

February 16th, 2009

This weekend I went to So You Think You Can Dance Canada with a friend and her family. It was her daughters first concert – which is always exciting. We were sitting in the 7th row so we had an amazing view. I was happy because it’s always easier to get good concert photos when you are close and having to use a P&S camera. Read the rest of this entry »