Monday, May 30, 2011

Looking for Color

Drove all around town and surrounding areas looking for something colorful. Nothing jumped out at me...so...came home to play with color. Yellow and blue win!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Landscape Experiments

We are having strange weather and the light is unusual. Today is brightly overcast with a haze over the countryside...strange lighting. The camera is metering the bright overcast hazy sky and not the foreground.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Dew Berry Blossom

DEW BERRY BLOSSOM with Texture




Thursday, May 19, 2011

SkyWatch

Thanks to the SkyWatch Friday team. To see more sky images from around the world, please click on the icon above.


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Monday, May 16, 2011

The Window

Below is an image I am working on...may still need some refining.



THE WINDOW by Elisabeth Bacon
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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

SkyWatch

Thank you SkyWatch team. To see more SkyWatch images, please click on the icon above.

Taken after yesterday's thunder storms:


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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Iris

JAPANESE (MINIATURE) IRIS

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Bokeh and Crepe Paper Look

What joy--I love poppies and this one is so neat. Got the crepe paper effect and for our little photography group, bokeh.



POPPY
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Bling From Bob

This is my happy photograph for today--a gift from Bob...does this mean we're engaged? LOL!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

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Something to Think About

Oh, how I would like to see folks being kind to one another online as well as in real life. Just because we are somewhat anonymous sitting here at our computers does not give us the right to hurt others. There needs to be a book about online courtesy.

Here are some things to consider:

1. Look around and be thankful for all we have in life. Joy is contagious.
2. Praise the efforts of others. Let the compliments flow. Compliments encourage, support and inspire.
3. Offer constructive criticism only when asked.
4. Just because we think it, we don't need to say it. Think before speaking.
5. There is no need to puff ourselves up by acting like we are experts.
6. Our work speaks for itself.
7. Treat blogs, websites and Facebook pages like visiting someone's home. Be a gracious guest.
8. Being nice does not mean we have to be doormats. When someone is rude (while visiting our "online home"), don't invite them back...simply block 'em (or ignore them) and be done with it.

Someone told me recently that when you post anything online you are giving permission for others to say what they want. No, no no...not true. Where the heck did that idea come from? Posting online is a way of sharing not an open invitation for insults or suggestions from folks lacking insight, knowledge or self-esteem.

So, when tempted to share our expertise, let's think about it first. Dang, we could be wrong....THUD! And...bottom line: Being right all the time is not an endearing quality.

Solution: Start a Gratitude Journal and concentrate on life's blessings...on the good things. Be aware, then share. :-)

P.S. Today I will take pictures of things that make me happy.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Rose Painting (In Process)

ROSE

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Painting Again

Have been playing with yesterday's rose image. Posted but may revise...haven't decided yet. I like to sleep on it and decide in the morning when fresh.


ROSE (In Process)

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Clean Bokeh Image (Rose)



Thursday, May 5, 2011

Flowers with Bokeh

We, in Photography Chat, have chosen bokeh as our interest this week. Since I like dark backgrounds, I have been playing with dark bokeh. Here are my experiments:


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Closest To What I Want So Far

Am surprised how well the crepe look came out when shooting today since the wind was kicking up big time. The 150-500 stopped any blur from the wind. Wow! I am pleased. This is a brand new bloom...now we have two. I will be shooting poppies every day until their blooming season is over. Dang, I love poppies!



Monday, May 2, 2011

Poppy Popped!

Pulled out the Sigma 150-500 and tried again. Really want to capture the crepe effect of the poppies. Every year I work to improve on the poppy shots from the year before.


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In the Circle Garden

Am back using my favorite lens...oh what a difference it makes to be using familiar equipment. Poppy bud opened over night.








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