I really like this photo which was taken today as storm clouds were moving in from one direction and the sky was still somewhat clear in the other direction. Those circumstances provided for good lighting for this scene, at least that's my theory.
If you click on the photo to enlarge it you will see that there's also a hint of green in those yonder trees.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Here's a photo taken recently...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The daffodils started blooming recently. They never look nice for very long due to wind, rain, snow, cats, dogs, and cold nights.
I took this photo this morning using the my camera's fish-eye effect and then removed dirt spots using Photoshop.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
A simple photo from today...
old and new lilac branches.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
There were some photoworthy clouds
roaming around this morning...
Monday, April 7, 2014
Here's a photo from early this evening.
Blackbird in silhouette, which is a blackbird's look most of the time, anyway.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Meow, and don't you dare criticize my appearance...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
For the first day of spring, here's a photo taken last evening...
And, here it is with the swirl effect applied...
There's not much sign of spring around here. There was a robin chirping this morning for the first time though I haven't seen him or her yet.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
In honor of what is hopefully the end of a long winter, here is one of the last snowy scenes I photographed this season.
Monday, March 10, 2014
The weather is warming up a little providing a better chance to spend more time outdoors with the camera. Melting snow is not very photogenic so I aimed the lens upwards...
Sunday, March 9, 2014
This morning, thanks to the arrival of daylight savings time, I was up earlier and witnessed a gorgeous sunrise sky.
First it looked like this...
And, a couple of minutes later it looked like this...
And, a couple of minutes or so after that, the colors were mostly gone. So often, opportunities last for such a short time.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Am dusting off the blogging hobby again today. Haven't taken many photos lately because its just too darn cold out, but here's one I snapped recently...
Decided to try this effect on it...
And, this one...
A fun way to pass some time on a winter day.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Here's another photo from last summer.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
We took a trip to the shores of Lake Superior last summer.
Of course, I took many photos.
This is one of them.
I like the variety of textures in this scene---water, flowers, and rock.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Here's a drive-by photo I took last summer.
Its good therapy for winteritis.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Here's another version of the photo in the previous post. I was trying out some viewfinder add-ons and kind of liked this one.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Here is another of the drive-by photos I took the other day.
It was fun to add the Polaroid-look frame.
We had a Polaroid camera for awhile when I was a kid. It was quite a novelty. Too bad the film was so expensive.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Yesterday my husband sent me on an errand. I managed to remember to take a camera along for some drive-by photos. Out of the many shots I snapped only one or two were good enough to keep. This one didn't look that great at first, but after some cropping and editing of exposure, color, texture, I was happy with the results.
I didn't cut off the tops of the trees, they were that way in the original photo. Drive-by photos are often like that since if you're the driver you have to aim the camera without looking. You get what you get and its a fun challenge to see what you can do with the often very imperfect photo scenes.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wow, its been a long time since I've done a blogpost.
Let's see if I can remember how to post a photo.
Yup, here's one:
This scene is a drive-by shot taken last fall. I lightened it a little to bring out the highlights that were compliments of the late afternoon or early evening sun. Why did I choose this photo? No reason except for the fact that I like it. I'm not even sure where it was taken.
I haven't been taking many photos lately. Its that time of year when I don't feel like doing much except the necessary chores and then after that mostly watch TV. Recently, I decided to start keeping a handwritten journal to try and prod myself into a better state of mind. Actually, I think it helps, though I still have the TV on.
Now I'll find out if I can remember how to change the color of the blog's background. Yup, mission accomplished.
I've been blogging since early 2007. I'm fifty-something and live on a dairy farm in northeast Iowa. I have a husband and four grown children and four grandchildren. Taking pictures keeps me sane and I like the blog because its weed-free, dust-free, and organized.