Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! by Lynn B at The Loft
Merry Christmas!, a photo by Lynn B at The Loft on Flickr.

Our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year!

From all of us at The Loft

Monday, December 19, 2011

What's new at The Loft - Episode 105

Thanksgiving at Universal - Part 2

The day after Thanksgiving we went over to the original Universal Studios park. 

Cassidy and Ray started out the day by going on this roller coaster that circles around about 1/3 of the park.

Cassidy gave the ride two thumbs up

and while they were doing that Ashlyn and I visited with The Simpson's

And Ashlyn had her picture taken with Dora and Diego

The Christmas tree was beautiful

But it looked really awesome with a starburst lens.

The New York area is my favorite in all the park.  I love all the little alleys, brownstones and storefronts, especially when lit up at night.

Did I mention that I really love the fisheye lens

Then Ashlyn and I got some more henna tattoos.  Ashlyn got her whole hand done and some fingers in a similar pattern from the day before.

And I got a medallion on my hand similar to the one I had done the day before along with one finger done and a wrist cuff.

Ashlyn snapped this picture of herself as she waited while I got my henna tattoo done

And while the rest of the family went on some rides I played around with some apps to enhance some photos.  I couldn't decide which filter I liked better!

Here's Cassidy and Dad being silly

As night approached all the Christmas lights came on

With my new macro lens I took a few bokeh pictures

And of course I had to get a fisheye photo of the tree all lit up

We had such a great time at Universal, and we are looking forward to going back to Vero Beach for Christmas.  Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

What's new at The Loft - Episode 104

Thanksgiving at Universal - Part 1

For a second year in a row we have decided to skip the usual holiday craziness and go have some fun at Universal Studios for Thanksgiving.  And since I can't really ride the rides anymore, I brought along my cameras (yes cameras) and took a lot of photos and some art supplies to keep me busy.

We arrived on Thanksgiving eve and walked around the piazza of the beautiful Portofino Hotel.  Unfortunately the tree in thie piazza wasn't lit yet, but it the rest of the piazza was beautiful.

But they did have a beautiful tree lit in the hotel lobby.

Thanksgiving day we took the boat over to the parks.

and while Ray and the girls were riding the rides I got to try out some of my new lenses for my iPhone.  

Love the fisheye lens

And while I didn't get a lot of time to do any art, I did manage to do a little.

Cassidy got her face painted

And Ashlyn and I got Henna tattoos. Ashlyn got this awesome flower on her forearm.

and I got this amazing medallion on my forearm

We went to Harry Potter later in the afternoon

and had Thanksgiving dinner at The Three Broomsticks

So are you having fun yet?  Come back soon for Part 2 and see the photos from the next day spent at the original Universal Studios park.

  Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from The Loft Part 2

Batman by Lynn B at The Loft
Batman, a photo by Lynn B at The Loft on Flickr.

How did you disquise your turkey. I made my Tom Turkey into Batman.

Can't wait to see what you all come up with. Send your pictures to

Thanks for reading. Happy Thanksgiving to all!