Archive | December 2013

Project 365 – Artsy Trees

I am gearing up for my monthly photography club competition, so last night my husband and I set out around dusk to try to capture some images for this month’s competition theme: silhouettes.   I used my fun Photoshop tools to give this tree by our neighborhood pond a bit of an artistic flair.

Tree Silhouette

Tree SilhouetteAs always, feel free to leave your comments, suggestions, and critiques below.  Thanks for looking!

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Project 365 – December Balloon Landing

It’s been a few days since I’ve had time to post a Project 365 photo so, after hearing the familiar “whooshing” sound we often hear in the summertime, I was excited to see this balloon flying over my neighbor’s house this afternoon.  I quickly snatched up my camera and coat and ran out the door, and was even more excited when I discovered they were landing right across the street!

December Balloon

December Balloon

As always, please leave your comments, suggestions, and critiques below.  Thanks for looking!

Project 365 – iPad Fun

I captured this image of my sweet son playing Candy Crush on my iPad this morning.  🙂  I used my “nifty fifty” lens, which I must say I do not use nearly enough!  I think I am going to challenge myself to keep it attached to my camera for a while.  It is truly a fabulous lens!

Ipad FunAs always, please leave your comments, suggestions and critiques below.  Thanks for looking!

Project 365 – Poinsettia Perspectives

I found the cutest miniature poinsettia at my local grocery store a few weeks ago and have wanted to photograph it ever since the day I brought it home.  And, since I am laid up with what I think may be a broken toe, I decided I would spend the day reading photography books and practicing macro photography.  So, with my camera attached to my tripod, I set the shot up on my coffee table and fired away.  Although I am really bummed about my toe and the fact that I won’t be running for a while, I have been having a grand ole time listening to Pandora Christmas music and playing with my images in Photoshop!

Here are just a few of the images I’ve created so far.

Poinsettia

Pointsettia

Poinsettia

Pointsettia

Poinsettia

PoinsettiaAs always, please leave your comments, suggestions, and critiques below.  Thanks for looking!

Project 365 – Ice Crystals

Today’s image is a close-up of some ice crystals I discovered on the lid of a container tucked away in the far recesses of my freezer.  The contents of the container went down the drain, but the lid went promptly into my freezer for safe-keeping until I had time to set up my camera for the shot.  I was busy making Christmas candy so I didn’t spend much time setting up this shot or even bother with a lens change to one more suitable for macro, but I saved the icy lid in my freezer in case I decide to try shooting this again to see if I can get a better result.

Ice CrystalsAs always, please leave your comments, suggestions, and critiques below.  Thanks for looking!

Project 365 – Snowy Descent

As I stopped to set up today’s Project 365 shot, I longed to venture down the steps and discover the beauty that lay below.  But shod with boots that were meant more for show and warmth than traversing icy pathways, all the while toting my precious camera perched atop my tripod, all I could do was gaze longingly down the staircase in wonder.

But as I look at this image now I get that sense of the alluring attraction of this beautiful snowy descent and a curiosity for what lay below.  I don’t often feel like my images tell a “story”, which is a goal of every photographer, but this one feels as though it does.  What do you think?  Does it feel as inviting to you as it does to me?

Snowy StepsAs always, please feel free to leave your comments, suggestions, and critiques below.  Thanks for looking!

Project 365 – Snowy Covered Bridge

Caesar's Creek Covered Bridge

Update: I played around a bit more with this image and added some texture.  I liked the new image so well I decided to add the new version here.

Snowy Covered Bridge