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.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Photo taken earlier this evening...

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Here's a hummingbird moth.  I've always wanted to get a photo of one but its difficult to do because they dart around so quickly.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

This morning's sky seemed photoworthy...

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