Doesn't look too appetizing, but it sure tasted good ;-)
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I went outside early in the morning to get a pic of my blooming dogwood for my picture of the day. I was astounded to see about a dozen butterflies all over my flowering shrubs. I had no idea they had been doing that!
I guess it pays to get out a bit earlier, LOL!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I don't do HDR. In general, I don't even like it, though I have seen some that are quite impressive. So while I've been exploring the beta version of CS6, I decided to try the Photoshop version.
I spent way too much time trying to do this and come up with something I liked. I failed. I am not very happy with the outcome, but the process was interesting. Of course, I did this with only one image so that may be a big part of the problem. I may try this again after reading a few tutorials ;)
at least it's not another flower ;)
I promise I will swear off the kitty shots (for at least awhile) and cut back on the flowers, too, but at this time of the year it's so hard.
Actually, this is because I was trying to make my own PS actions a little better, cleaning them up and adding variables. Not to sell or give away, just to simplify my editing :).
This is just a shot of the tearing down of the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh. It was commonly known as "The Igloo" because of it's domelike shape (with retractable roof) and because it was the home of the Penguins hockey team.
It happened April Fool's Day only I was the one that was foolish and it wasn't a joke.
I hurriedly set it down on a slightly unstable surface and down it went onto the concrete. When I picked it up and heard the rattle...
More daffodils, but the real subject of this shot is the embroidered cloth, done by my mother years ago. I inherited a number of tablecloths, dresser scarves, etc. that she made. Her stitches were absolutely perfect. She learned many years ago in school in Europe where the nuns were very strict about that delicate art!