It is my intention to post photographs that I would like to share. I welcome feedback from anyone willing to follow along. Just double click on any photo to enlarge.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Monochromes and Shadow Shots

Hooking up with monochrome weekend and Hey Harriet. Have a good one.:)http://blackandwhiteweekend.blogspot.com/. http://heyharriet.blogspot.com/.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Skywatch Friday

Taken about a mile from home. A little oasis that I pass everyday and hardly pay attention to amongst the clutter and suburban chaos. Lovely.
You can view lots of lovely places around the globe at http://skyley.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Before and After

I took these photos a few months ago of my handsome neighbors all ready for a ball game. I have know these boys since they were newborns.
I took it with my canon rebel and 50mm lens. I thought the light was perfect that eve, but ended up with a very shadowy shot. I edit in photoshop elements and was able to brighten and sharpen the picture quite a bit. I think the crop really helped too. The final size and shape of the photo is a little odd, but I didn't want to crop their hands out.
I am linking with Pixel Perfect this week for before and after. I love this meme, so much fun. Happy editing everyone. http://www.pixelperfectblog.com/

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pioneer Woman Photo Contest Entry

The pioneer woman is having another photo contest! It's one of the things she does best. :) Among many others. The theme is Water, and this is my entry for today. This was taken a few weeks ago on vacation of my daughter and her friend jumping into shark infested water. A bad parenting moment on my part.
I think the contest runs through the weekend. There will be thousands of entries and it is really hard to believe she looks at every one, but if anyone can do it, it's her. :)
Check it out at: www.pioneerwoman.com .

Skywatch Friday

We've had some crazy weather around here lately. A tornado touched down a few days ago, upending large trees and knocking down power lines. Pretty unlikely for around here. Me and the kids were huddled in our messy, dusty, unfinished basement for about twenty minutes. Gabriel told me he loved me as we sat crouched in a blanket trying to listen for the sound of falling trees hitting our new swimming pool and deck. Luckily we were not in the path, but on a friend's street, tree after large tree fell in the small cluttered neighborhood. Miraculously, no one in town was injured. :)

I took these photos last weekend when a thunderstorm blew by, missing us. The sky was swirling madly and could not be ignored. Check our skies everywhere at: http://skyley.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Simply White

I am loving all the simply white photos in this weeks photo challenge. Lovely! I am joining in. These are tiny weed like flowers growing on some kind of wild bush in the side of my yard. They look like strawberry blossoms, but they are not. Hmmm.
Check out the rest of the white at:http://faith-simplicity.blogspot.com/. Enjoy.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Skywatch Friday

I took this last week on vacation in VA, close to sunset. It wasn't until I uploaded
did I realize how stunning the reflection of the sky was. Wow. I love it. Check out skies everywhere at http://skyley.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

View off the Dock, Before and After

I took this with my canon rebel. I played with contrast and probably saturation and contrast a little. I then applied rough pastels on canvas I believe and then sharpened the photo a bit. I like.
Joining in with: http://www.pixelperfectblog.com/. See you there. :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mosaic for Monday

I took these photos last week on vacation in Virginia, the eastern shore region. I am linking with Mary at http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com. See you there. :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Shadow Shot

Back from vacation with a really cool shadow shot. Taken from a fast moving minivan on
July 3rd in Delaware heading south.