Saturday, July 31, 2010

August! ugh

It is August and my summer vacation is half over! One thing that has been fun is shopping for my new house. I found this scene outside of a store in Little Falls. is a free site if you care to check it out. The site isn't anything extraordinary; however, it has some fun effects.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Man's Best Friend- Stephen King Style

I recently watched Stephen King's Pet Cemetery. If you have not seen this film, it is a fun one to rent. The premise is that pets who have been buried do not always remain buried. Some COME BACK! Be careful what you wish for!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nature Trail

Humid, tropical weather seems to saturate the colors beautifully.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Scared of Clowns?

Some people have a fear of clowns. I don't, and in fact, I am drawn to those that are creepy. Those clowns make a better image. Here is a clown that I saw in an antique shop and I snuck in a picture, though a sign on the wall warned against photographs being taken.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Calm and Cool

I love a calm summer morning, watering the flowers. The early morning shadows seem to create shapes everywhere!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Being in my teenage years, in the 1980s, I don't remember vehicles as shown here. I have often imagined cars, such as this one, traveling the highways years ago. I chose to use filters (obviously) to create different effects. Which do you prefer?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Window View

Another early morning with sun, a window shade and my cross.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Using Sunflare and Silhouette

Green grass outside the window and my red car in the driveway generated the color found in the background. I saw the sun flare off the car and wondered if I could capture that flare behind the cross.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bit of Nature

The above photo was taken around 4pm and the bottom image around 7pm. This is proof that light does change the appearance of the same subject. This frog is alive (for those prop users). Though he traveled in the three hours, I found him hanging out around my garden. I added texture to the photo above (best seen enlarged). I don't get to shoot nature/animals often so this was a treat!

Friday, July 9, 2010


Bokeh is different than sharpness. Sharpness is what happens at the point of best focus. Bokeh is what occurs in the out of focus areas of a photo, using light, colors, movement and more.

These were my attempts at creating a more interesting out of focus background. Sometimes Bokeh is subtle and sometimes bold.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Fortunately I am able to be home during the summer months. After a school year of ups and downs, crazy schedules and crazy teens, there is such peace that I feel during the summer. I get restless and I do miss my job; however, it is wonderful to take walks, sleep an hour later or take a nap for no reason. This image reflects how I was feeling when I photographed the peace.