Month: September 2014

From Light Painting to Masks

Nothing like a little experimentation. Yesterday it was Light Painting, today it’s all about learning to understand masks. This is my second attempt at masking using Photoshop Elements. The first was putting our hiking boots on Machu Picchu in These Boots Were Made For Walking. The photo of the boots was in fact taken at home and then added to the Machu Picchu panorama. Today I have added the sunflowers from our deck to the glorious view from the Liquidity Winery in the Okanagan. The final image seemed too good not to share. I hope you agree…

Nighttime is the Lighttime

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Dear Diary…Early this morning, around 3:30 am, in response to Ben Huberman’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime, I decided to attempt my first Light Painting photography.
Subject: Sunflowers on the kitchen deck featured this week in From Seed To Sky.

  1. My Pentax Kr DSLR
  2. Infra red wireless shutter release (newly bought, and so worth it)
  3. Tripod
  4. Confused cat (not expected)
  5. Disturbed wife (also not expected)

Result…well, you can decide comparing the same sunflowers in this morning’s sunshine…
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Plan: Early night after the final season opener of Boardwalk Empire.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

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LA Live comes alive at night.
For another series of nighttime LA Live photos see my previous post for Ailsa’s Weekly Travel Theme: Illuminated

From Seed To Sky

…or the story of this week’s Monday Bouquet.

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These Seeds from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Sante Fe New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment where we visited this Spring, have given us a glorious display on our kitchen deck for the past several weeks, greeting us each day and adding New Mexican enchantment to our morning coffee. I like to think that Georgia O’Keeffe would have approved.
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Now it’s your turn to be enchanted…

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These Boots Were Made For Walking

…with strength and endurance

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all the way…
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…to Machu Picchu
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Golden Time

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The endurance after all these years of the quiet tick, tick, ticking of my grandfather’s watch.