17 April 2011

birthdays, giveaway, and film

Tomorrow is my birthday. And to celebrate I´m having a giveaway of one of my prints. Just tell me what´s your favorite word in the comments. My favorite word at the moment is "yes" ... ahem... just in case you were wondering Jorge... ;)
P.S. Happy birthday to Ibb and Elis! We are practically triplets!
P.S.S. Does anyone know why there is an overexposed mark on all my pictures? (Film shots.) Please don´t tell me it was because my lens was dirty.... ;)
P.S.S.S. I can´t decide between pink or black... So Jorge you can just... ahem... surprise me.... :)

74 comments:

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

hmmm... dear jane.
if it isn't because your lens was dirty, then there would be another problem at hand, so i do hope it was the lens being dirty (although when i do that, and i do that, it just shows up as a dust blob).
a light shining.. i dunno. ususally that would be a good thing.
keeping my thumb up for you.
favourite word? oi, oi.
sleep. there you have it...
n♥
ps1 - jorge will be overjoyed, won't he?
ps2 - and a pretty darn happy birthday to you, girl!!! x x x

Maria said...

happy birthday Jane, my favourite word is "Spring" "udaberria" in Basque.
have a lot of fun on your birthday

Ocean Girl said...

You have a damaged lens?

I do not have a favorite word but my most unfavorite word right now is goodbye! Everyone seems to be going away for some kind of spring break.

elisvermeulen said...

pink! pink! pink!
pink! pink! pink!
pink! pink! pink!
pink! pink! pink!
pink! pink! pink!
pink! pink! pink!
pink! pink! pink!


ps, counting the days till Madrid now. :) what shall I bring for your birthday?

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Jodi said...

Hellllooooo lovely Jane!! The biggest of belated happy days to you!! It been forever. I noticed your post on Elis' burrows. That red is just too much for words. so for now my word is red! Many blessings on your head dear one. Do you need a dried mango refill? Cheers. Jod

Anne said...

Cheers on your birthday! Hope you have a happy one! I love the portuguese word "saudade" because of its meaning and its pronuncation :-)

welcome said...

wow! that overexposed mark is really working for you jane. just go with it. i really enjoyed this series and think part of it may have come from this wabisabiness imposed on your photographs! i thought it was intentional. well... happy happy birthday! i just go finished writing you and email - hadn't been here yet. of course i would love a print. my favorite word? lebensfreude. it is one of those great german words of which there is no exact single word to translate it into english. but, it is like joie de vivre. leben - life - freude - happiness... i have a lot of lebensfreude!

Rie said...

Sleep is my fav word. I dream about sleep!!
And the mark on your photos - maybe Casper the friendly ghost is following you around!!

Happy bird-day for tomorrow!!

TG said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Feliz Cumpleaños!
Mi palabra favorita es: "believe"

SPIRO Creations said...

Happiness is my favorite word. I'm soooo in love with your photos. Happy Birthday!

kristina - no penny for them said...

have a great birthday, jane!

if that light streak appears on all prints/scans in the same position, my first guess would be a smudge on the glass plate of the scanner, which should be easiy to clean off. i think a smudge on the lens would be much more undefined.

p.s.: my favourite word at the moment is "dare!" :)

Allison said...

Even though with my one year old, "no" is the word that I seem to be saying the most these days, it is NOT my favorite word. I would have to say that my favorite word is "Quatsch"... it means nonsense in German.

Happy birthday!... we celebrated my husband's today!

Juliette said...

Happy birthday!

Maybe your camera isn't fully closed? I had that once back on a film camera - the latch hadn't fully clicked shut. Go figure.

My favorite word is "dinksboom" which means "thing-a-ma-bob" in German, although only kids should really say it!

Ida Nielsen said...

Uhh, 'fiji' og 'haven'... just really like the way they sound :-)
Happy Birthday!!

nathalie et cetera said...

Happy birthday!!!
Get the pink AND the black!
This series of photos is gorgeous!
About the flare, it looks like a light leak. Did you drop your camera?

k.chap said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite word has always been "soliloquy" because it's fun to say!

Line said...

happy birthday Jane I love the word on the last picture la la la!!!!

Holli said...

I thought the over-exposed part added something cool to your shots.... it fit right in! :)

Happy Birthday tomorrow!!

My favorite word (by the way) is sultry......

And So I Whisper said...

feliz cumple. que la pases super.
mi palabra del momento es: paciencia.

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday my friend! Wishing you a day full of warm wishes and a golden day!

For today's favorite word in honor of your bday is- CAKE, and lots of it!!

Call me silly, but I like the over expose streak light- it could almost be your signature. I know I have so much to learn to think this is cool.

This message is for your honey. Jorge- I think you should get both pink and black. At least it will give you extra brownie points, to use in the future, for those times when you are in the doghouse. smile...

big hugs and kisses. xo

likeschocolate said...

That is a hard one, but right now my favorite word is Love as in Hello Love or Love can you do blank for me. I say pink go pink! Happy Happy Birthday!

kpaints said...

I would love one of your lovely prints! And the word of the month for me is "birthday", mine was the 11th...I celebrated 65 and darn proud of it! Happy Birthday to you Aries, as well!

Tiphaine said...

maybe an angel was passing by.....my favourite word, mmmmm, that would be my love's name : Rui.....I know I'm awfully romantic, but I can't help myself....will stop by tomorow for your great day !

Christine said...

Happy Birthday, Jane!

My favorite word of the moment is 'beagle'-- because my beagle is sleeping peacefully next to me.

I'd love one of your prints. Your pictures are so beautiful!

mrsbutters said...

Happy Birthday! My favourite word is 'sun'! Spring is here with the sunshine and some warmth and I'm loving it!!

McGillicutty said...

Happy Happy Birthday... I was just thinking about you today, it's been a while since I popped in.... to my detriment!! my favorite word is "purpose". I'm aiming for more purpose in my life!!
Besos to you dear Jane.. enjoy your birthday. As for the flash points in your picture.. sorry no idea. I can't remember the last time I used film!!!

Kaylovesvintage said...

is Nilas birthday also this week...
strong girls..

tomato...my fav word of the week, lets talk tomato..

and happy birthday

KathyA said...

Your photos are magnificent!!! -- especially the archway...

Favorite word -- there are so many -- today I think it's 'verdant' or maybe 'verdigris' -- obviously I'm feeling green today. :)

♫♫Happy Birthday to You!!!♫♫

ladyfi said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for celebrating with us and sharing these wonderful shots.

My favourite word? Compassion.

Zosia said...

Sto lat! = May you live 100 years, which is the polish equivalent to Happy Birthday.
Favourite word: "life".
P.S. If you ever decide to visit Warsaw (as per your last comment), let me know.

Loree said...

Happy birthday!! Such sweet photos. The first two are my favourites. My favourite word: serendipity.

Sammi said...

feliz cumpleaños jane!

my favourite word is "beautiful". i can use it in so many ways, to answer a question, to respond to someone, to describe something. i love it. it's just... beautiful :)

i do love the first and last images very much of those pictures. i have a bit of a thing for pictures of bicycles at the moment.

Arctic Mum said...

My favourite word is "holiday". That's in two days, Gran Canaria here we come.

RosaMaría said...

feliz cumpleaños Jane!
hope you have a very splendid day enjoying life!

my favorite word for now is "cerveza", yes , its turning really hot here...

mil besos y mis mejores deseos para tí!

RosaMaría said...

....ps... and love your photos!

Lollipop said...

happy bday dear jane... and my fav is the 1st one.
kisses

bigBANG studio said...

Happy birthday darling Jane! Hope you are having the most marvelous day (and hey, my birthday was the 16th!) and DUH that little light flare is your birthday fairy getting caught on film!

And my favorite word for right now? Bougainvillea! It's blooming all over Rajasthan like crazy.

xo

En casa said...

Happy birthday!
Could your photos have been printed on old paper with that damaged strike?
My favorite word at the moment is "espontaneidad".
xx
Gemma

ibb said...

Happy birthday dear Jane.
Enjoy a lot a lot a lot...Love the first one, and I don´t know, probably, film problem.
My word of the moment...silence. Probably that.

Big kiss

Elisabelle said...

Yay!!! Happy birthday sweet Jane!!!
Loving so much that window shot!!!
My favorite word is light or lumière in French)

Paco Sales said...

Felicidades, y decirte que estás fotos son muy buenas y con grandes detalles los captados, un fuerte abarazo

Graciela said...

Ups! qué casualidad...cuánto tiempo sin pasar por aquí y justo es tu cumple...felicidades Jane!!! Una semana voy para Vitoria, a disfrutarla a tope!! jajajaja...un besote gordo

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday! balls is often my favourite word, it makes me smile. cause I'm 15... no I'm over twice that!

irene said...

happy birthday in advance :)
my favorite word at the moment is "cake" because a cake made by my boyfriends mum is waiting in the kitchen and will be eaten soon... to be honest - in a few minutes! yum :)

Ritva said...

dear,
happyhappy birthday, you beautiful lady!
may ALL your small little tiny wishes come true!
hugs!
oi is my favorite word :)

Danangib said...

Happy Birthday xxxxxx
My favourite word? That's a tough one,usually I have a fav sentence, but anyway I think my fav word could be in this moment "delicious".

cindy k said...

happy birthday dear jane! my favorite word at this moment is cutie, which you are!

kari said...

Happy Birthday Jane!

Dorte said...

a late happy birthday Jane. Hope you had a great day and that you got the pink or black one :)

L'Atelier said...

Hope you had a fab birthday!
(and that you got pink and black!)

my favorite word... fabulous- just like you

Francesca said...

Happy birthday Jane!

Vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

Happy Happy Jane!!
lovely photos.
I am thinking you might have a light leak of some sort in your camera with that streak. I like when that happens, but I could see why you wouldn't like it too :)

favorite word? oh man, how about- less.

(as in less is more, less is easier, less lightens the load)

gris berenjena said...

de vacaciones....
pero no de viaje...así que me ha encantado pasarme por Vitoria y encontrarte...
me quedo aquí ya un tiempo...
puedo???
gracias!
mart a.

Di said...

Happy birthday!! Hope you have a lovely day. My favourite word is in french - perhaps that's why I like it so much - oh and because I actually really like the thing it relates to too! Guimauve - marshmallow - only I like the handmade variety flavoured with pistachio or rose water that you can buy in Au Pain du Sucre in Paris - GUIMAUVE!!!

Shokoofeh said...

Happy happy birthday my dear Jane!!! wish you the happiest moments! With joy and laughter! :-)

Mmm... and my favorite word... is smile right now. xo

ali said...

Um....did I win yet??? Just curious.. ;)

Miss Zen said...

I'm certainly too late but my favorite word in english is "perriwinkle" and Happy Birthday ....

Monique said...

Happy Birthday to you. Hope you had a lovely day. Is it too late to enter? My favourite word changes daily. At the moment its pebble, said the way my three year says it "pwebble". It makes me giggle everytime.

D@ny B@rello said...

Wouuuu Jane!!!
I love your pics....

Have a wondeful wekend
Dany

lespommettesduchat said...

With a little late I wish you a very happy birthday!
Very nice pictures ...
Good weekend and see you soon:)

lamediterrània said...

I didn't remember film prints looked so gorgeous!
Happy bithday, I'm sure you don't have to worry about time passing (no one has, in my opinion) because you seem to have a very interesting and beautiful life!
My favourite word right now...I think it is 'llibertat' in catalan, libertad, freedom. Just because it looks so far from me at this moment that I want it more than ever. Surely your daughter must be going through this too, so courage for her!
Big kisses

wood & wool stool said...

feliz cumpleaños JANE!
mi palabra favorita es; fuera
x

la ninja said...

felicidades esa niña de philly!
this ninja is fashionably late (ahem), but wishing you a fab fab fab belated b-day.

like most of your prints so hey.

xxx

MissBuckle said...

Happy belated birthday :-) Just checking in online after an analogue holiday.

And my fave word is: Yellow

la casita said...

oh happy belated birthday Jane!
although it may be late to play I tell you anyway that my favourite word at the moment is: GOSH! actually, I don't even think it's a word :^)
about the light could be:
the film roll
something wrong with the exposure- meter of your camera
your scanner? but then you shouldn't see them on film or onto the printed paper....

natsumi nishizumi said...

Happy belated birthday, Jane! Hope you had a great day!!

Happy Easter!! xo

Valerie said...

joyeux anniversaire Jane !

belated i'm afraid... because i was caught by the sunny days in real life... but sincere & wishing you a wonderful new year of your life xo

If Jane said...

happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my favourite word is in french "truc" (roughly translated as trick, knack)...but i love hearing it!
xxn

coco said...

happy birthday Vitoria.
Your blog is very exciting, put me in a travel mood.
Enjoy you day.

sophie said...

First comment to your blog: thanks for your pics, so inspiring. It reminds me a lot a feelings from the time I lived in Madrid and traveled a lot through Spain (and the North, from Llanes to San Sebastian is so "encantador").
Late comment to your post: Feliz cumpleaños!
And just for fun: "gnou" (gnu) is one of my favourite in French, because it's funny to pronounce. No deep meening in that.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Sorry I'm late to the party! Hope your birthday was grand and you got exactly what you wanted from Jorge.
My fave word at the moment is pedicure which I'm off to get this afternoon.
Cheers, jj

melski said...

happy birthday!! hope you had a fabulous one! my favourite word at the moment is "joy". I like the way it looks, as well as what it is... :)

Nandita said...

If you edit your pictures on PS or any other software (I usually use PS)
its the filters option and an effect from there that I see on your pictures. Some like to use the effect and the flare can be dabbled with.
Happy Belated birthday though.