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Saturday, March 16, 2013
Spring is definitely in the air here in Texas. In fact, this week it has warmed to near record breaking temps! And with the warm up (& even a sprinkle or two here and there) we are starting to see things begin to bloom and grow again.
Thankfully, there is quite a lot of this going on in my very own yard. We took some time to get the beds weeded and mulched. There's just something about pulling into the drive and seeing everything fresh and GREEN again.
This little beauty is one of the first blooms in our yard. I can't tell you what it is though, so don't ask. The folks who lived here before us did an AWESOME job of getting the beds in order. We have color in one shape or another almost all year long. I can't wait to see what comes next!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Originally, I had something completely different in mind. In fact, I had several different "somethings" in mind. But time got away from me and my first attempts didn't turn out quite like I had planned.
So what's a girl to do?
I decided upon this approach:
Instead of an image of something displaying a certain texture, I decided to add texture to an image.
In this image I have actually added a couple of different textures. I really love this photo of my soccer star. Here's the original (though with a different crop):
But while I truly love this image as it came out of the camera, I think in this case the texture (& processing) give it a completely different feel. I couldn't be happier with this result and it looks even better printed and hanging in my office.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Here is another week when I truly did not know where to begin. I mean, the bathroom, really?!
But that was the task at hand. In the end, I actually combined the week 8 theme (low light) with the bathroom theme to come up with this:
These candles sit along side my tub. Up until this shot, I had never even tried to light them. But they looked so pretty for this little assignment, that I jumped at the chance for a candle lit bubble bath not long afterward. They smell as pretty as they look. :+)
Friday, February 22, 2013
The theme for this week is "low light." And I have to admit that I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with this. Typically, finding time with my camera after sun down and before sun rise is not the easiest. I did have a few thoughts for things to try, but honestly, I never quite got around to it.
Then, near the end of the week, I had an early morning start for my day job. And sitting there at my computer, I noticed the neat pattern of light that my desk lamp was creating on the bed behind my chair. So I grabbed this little angel that normally sits on top of my router and placed her smack dab in the middle of a pool of soft light. And this is what I captured:
Settings: f/2.5, SS=1/6 sec, ISO=800
I really love how this turned out. This angel has long been one of my favorite sights in the computer room. And I think she really shines here!
I still have a few other low light ideas I want to give a try in the future. Hopefully one of the other themes will fit the ideas.
Friday, February 15, 2013
I'm pretty sure that with this being the week of Valentine's Day, that the person who picked the theme of "Red" didn't quite have something like this in mind:
But regardless, this is what I have for the week. We're still climbing out from being sick and even our Valentine's didn't have a lot of red on them. I guess we're non-traditionalists, in this respect.
I actually really like the red here. All that pepperoni just waiting to be wrapped up (where it magically becomes Stromboli) screams "check me out" to me.
I actually did venture out to the garden for some shots of the roses starting to bloom, but I like the color of the pepperoni here. It's more "my shade" of red.
Monday, February 4, 2013
It's really no surprise that the first full week of February has a theme of "love." I was thinking of some family photos or maybe a special shoot with my "forever Valentine." But we both got sick and neither of these plans quite worked out.
But on a bright sunny February afternoon, my younger Valentine and I took a book to the park and soaked up some vitamin D together. It was a really nice afternoon with someone I love so very much. And to top it off, he loves me too!
I think we've got this theme well covered!