Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
I have been into creating these forest abstracts these days. I guess maybe I am looking for something a little different to do with all the bare, brown trees. Although some color was there in the originals, there is also added color through cross-processing and split toning in some cases.
I don't mind bare trees nor do I mind winter, but I always welcome the change of seasons, too, so I am looking forward to spring. This year, spring seems to be coming later to central Indiana than in recent years. It's okay because it is worth the wait and it will come as it always does.
All of the below images were textured with various of Kim's textures that I have collected over time.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
For this week's Texture Tuesday, I have a couple of heavily textured dried hydrangea. I love hydrangea when they are fresh and new as well, but I tend to prefer when then are withered and dry. I don't know why that is, but it just is.
On the top picture, I used Kim's 'Simple' and for the bottom one I used a couple of layers of Kim's 'rest-magic'.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
It was very cold on the morning this shot was captured (about five degrees below zero with colder wind chill factors), but the sun was shining brightly and it was wonderfully quiet and still--a beautiful morning, in my opinion.
I processed this with some 'vintage' type presets in Lightroom and some more with Radlab. I used Kim's new freebie texture 'play'.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
This may not look like it fits this week's Texture Tuesday theme of "love", but I do really love winter and frost (and, yes, even cold. I know I am a little strange). Seeing shapes like this on my window is one of the reasons I love it. I thought it looked like an evergreen tree on a snowy hillside. I also love trees . . . especially evergreen trees.
Textured with a few layers of 'anne' from Kim's cloth and paper collection.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Of course, that snow melted away in the following warm, rainy days, but just when things were getting ugly and muddy and gloomy, we got a little more . . . 5 inches . . . not so bad.
Anyway, I know that snow and cold is not for everyone, but it suits me just fine. I think that it makes everything look so much better in winter.
The photo above was textured with Kim's '1216' texture.
Below are a couple more winter scenery images that I chose to add some of Kim's textures to as well.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
- Create more family time, including going on small day trips, having more family game nights, etc.
- Get together with friends more often.
- Volunteer more. Sign up to be a butterfly monitor as well as volunteer or chaperone in the schools at least one time this year.
- Work a little harder at being inspired and motivated in my day job. Get something big(ish) done this year that makes a difference.
- Read more. I make a lot of excuses that I do not have time to read these day. Stop making excuses.
- Display photography publicly. Stop being a chicken about this.
- Explore more--especially spots I think are familiar. Find what else there is to find.
- Find a photography project or collaboration and participate fully. (This one is a stretch so it is okay if I don't find anything to do right away).
- Get more organized--just slightly.
- Stop sweating the small stuff.
- Finish some online classes that I started (at the very least, look at all the material and take in what is interesting and useful for me).
- Go on at least one trip without my family (this will be a yearly goal because it is very refreshing and important).
- Submit photography (and writing) to publications (either online or print) . . . just see what happens. It's okay if I do not get anything accepted.
For my fourteenth item, I am listing my word for 2014. I have chosen a word and used it in a halfhearted way in the past, but I have to admit that even using the word halfheartedly yielded some results, so here is my word for 2014:
14. DARE . . . .