Sunday, February 27, 2011

Do you have a sunset setting on your camera? I LOVE mine! It just captures all of the glorious colors as the sun dips down on the horizon.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Dreaming of Summer

Last week we had tempetures in the 70's
and today we are having a winter storm warning.
So I am dreaming of summer and wanted to
share my water lily pictures from Sandy Pond, NY.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Technique Thursday

Perspective, according to the dictionary it is the
appearance of objects. building, etc...
realative to each other, as determined by
their distance from the viewer, or the effects of
this distance on their appearance.
Wow, what a mouth full!
When I take my pictures I have learned
to try to get on different levels from my subject.
For the most part people tend to
shoot straight ahead. See below: Take a look at what a little perspective
does for a photograph and
the story you are trying to portray. Take some time to get down on the ground,
stand on chair, climb, lean over..... at your subject.
I guarantee you will like the results! Do you have a photograph with a great perspective?
You can email it to me at
I will put it in a slide show in my gallery.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Editing Pictures

Remember the days of 35mm film?
Photographers would have to go
through rolls and rolls
of film to get that perfect shot.
Today we are fortunate to have digital cameras.
We snap off as many pictures as we
like and then go into a photo editing
program and make them look fabulous. I have Photoshop Elements 6 on my computer
but I haven't learned a lick about how to use it.
I am a hands on learner,
so reading a book will not do me any good.
So I found a real easy ONLINE
editing program called PICASA. I usually just open up my picture and
fix the lighting and crop it.
But I spent some time in the
EFFECTS tab/area and played around
with these two flower pictures. What editing program do you use?
Do have any cool pictures you would like to share?
I am linking this to my FB page so you can share
your pictures on FB or you can email them to me.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sweet Gum

I'm tired of seeing bare trees and lifeless brown leaves
poking through the snow covered ground.
But as I went walking today the Lord
showed His beauty even in the dead of winter.

The Sweet Gum tree has unusual seed pod.
The intricacies caught my eye.
Winter's decoration!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

First Participant

I was so excited my friend read
and used the information from my technique Tuesday post!
Here is what she said about her picture:
"Well I used the technique but I don't have the grid on my
camera so I was guessing. I came pretty close though
and I will use this technique for future photo taking." I put D's picture in the slide show in the gallery.
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Technique Tuesday

We start off our technique lesson with basic composition. They say to have a pleasing picture that attracts your attention you should use the Rule of Thirds.

Imagine that your image is divided into nine equal segments by two vertical & two horizontal lines. Try to position the most important elements in your scene along these line, or at the points where they intersect. Doing so will add balance and interest to your photo. Some cameras even offer an option to superimpose a rule of thirds grid over the LCD screne, making it even easier to use.

When I began to learn about using my camera and photography I read about the "Rule of Thirds". I found that when I placed my subjects along the lines, my photos turned out great.. Remember while it is good to follow rules. Sometimes you should use what looks good to YOU!

If you have any pictures you have taken that goes along with the lesson, please email them to me at I will place them in the gallery. Subject: Rule of Thirds

If you would like to read further about the subject of "Rule of Thirds", look under my Links & Books page.
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