a NEW textured tuesday photo


Happy Tuesday!  I took advantage of my day off yesterday to get some shooting in.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to!  There was too much winter-dead stuff outside, so I stayed indoors and shot some still-life.  I love using prop items that I’ve received as gifts because they remind me of the wonderful people in my life.  I received the vase from my son and daughter-in-law in a gift basket with other items as a ‘thank you’ after their wedding.  That was thoughtful of them!  Although that day WAS all about them, they realized it took a lot of time and effort from everyone else, so their ‘thank you’ meant a lot!  The doily was made from a dear friend of my Mother’s that I haven’t seen in years.  She gave us this doily along with a few others for our wedding (SO many years ago!)  It was good to think of her as I captured this shot.

Hope you all have a terrific day!  Do or learn something NEW!

I’ll link to Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday

a NEW photo and NEW textures


Hello! Well, I FINALLY did it!  I’ve been wanting to start experimenting with textures via Kim Klassen’s site for quite a few weeks now, but life is busy, ya know!?!.  But today I actually downloaded some free textures that she offers (Thank you Kim!) and watched her tutorial and created the photo above.  I think I’ll be hooked now!  So many of my online friends are taking her classes and I can’t wait to join in the fun.

I’ll be sharing this at Texture Tuesday at Kim’s site.  So fun!


Have a great day! Do or Learn something NEW!

trying out a NEW photography tip


I recently read this article titled, “The Photography Tips that 96 Photographers Wish They Would’ve Learned Sooner”  and I thought there were some really good ideas in it.  I’ve been known to ‘Go out shooting’ and hope something would pop out and inspire me.  But today, I tried to implement Lesson #1 from the article.   I envisioned this shot, planned and then created it.  You’ll probably find this shocking, but it wasn’t raining today….I spritzed the window with water from a spray bottle!  Before I read this article, I might have felt like that was cheating!  🙂

Next, I’ll have to work on Lesson #2, because I could REALLY get better at reading my histogram.

Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!