Sunday, March 6, 2016

Week 9- Mirror Image

I had a really hard time thinking about this lesson.
I didn't like the idea of making a photo, doubled.
But when it came down to it, I needed to get past that and just get to work.

This is the image I submitted.
My sweet puppy, Ollie.

This is my only outtake that I thought worth going through the work to possibly post for class.
It is a few pieces of my vintage Harlequin china.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Abandoned- Week 8

Guys, this week was hard for me!!!
I knew what I wanted to take, but I didn't think I could get my idea to come across.
I think I did okay.
We were working with bracketing, which is a fantastic technique, and I'm pretty sure I will be using it much more often.
I'm loving how I'm learning more about my camera, Light Room, AND Photoshop!

So here is the image I submitted for class.
I played around with it in Light Room after I messed with it in Photoshop.
{Even though my metadata says otherwise. I forgot to edit it after I messed with the photo some more. Darn brain.}

I used the auto white balance in LR, and it gave it a warmer feeling.

Here is the as shot white balance.
I'm surprised by how "blue" it is.

Other photos and edits:

This one was second up to be submitted. 
I really really love the look of the peeling paint, garbage, and dead leaves. 
I had actually taken the photo through the fence.
My camera was on my tripod, but I was only using 2 legs of it.
While editing this, my images were not lined up, so I had to fiddle with the editing quite a bit to get them to line up and then make the edge disappear.
I'm pretty darn proud of the editing here.
But since it was such a heavy edit, I decided it wasn't acceptable to submit for my assignment.

I hated the fence in the background, so I used my darker image to allow it to blend.
The garbage and weeds at the feet really spoke to me as being "abandoned" but I didn't want them to take center stage.

I really messed around with this photo.
It has such a heaven like glow to it.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Black & White {Outtakes}

This week's photography assignment was black and white.
I happened to have my camera with me on a particularly stormy day, so I took advantage of it!

This is the picture I submitted to the class

These were the two outtakes.
It was a really tough decision for me. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Photography Class Week 5, Find a Shape, OUTTAKES

This week I did "Find A Shape".
I took the kids to the park to do some sledding, and while the rocket shot down the hill, I took advantage of the time by photographing various things at the playground and park.
This is the photo I submitted, it is the underside of the picnic pavilion.
Yes, I had to lay on my back to get this shot.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Photography Class outtakes- Week 2 "Find a Line"

These are a couple of photos from my lesson this week, which the focus was to Find a Line. After putting up the photo I chose, I realized how many people had also done wood, and I wished I had done my Bauer flower pot.

Live and learn!

This is the image I posted to the class

This is the image I loved and wished I had posted. My Bauer flower pot.

A line from outside in my carport

My beautiful wedding dishes. I loved how the design was visible, but I felt there were too many lines to meet the one line request. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Photography Class Week 1- Selective Focus

This is the first week of my photography class, and the topic was Selective Focus. I love the look of this, and was excited to finally understand a little better of how to make this happen. The image I chose is of my Christmas village church.

And some outtakes

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Digiscrapping for Trixie Scraps!

Last month I had the chance to join back up with Trixie Scraps and her amazing team! After almost a year long break, it was good to be back on a CT that I loved! Since then I have been busy scrapping!

Here are some of my pages! I've linked to the kits I used in the title. :)

Got Glasses? available only at Gotta Pixel

Love in the Garden Exclusively at Scrapbook bytes
{This is a desktop I created, you will be able to download it from Trixie Scraps blog for FREE July 26th!}

{Can you tell this is a favorite of mine?}

This one is on sale for just $2 today, July 23rd! Go get it!

Vacation Bible School {North Meets South Studios Collab}

Thanks for taking a look! :D Have a great week!