Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pictures I Never Posted #4



One of the pics I took of fireworks for a July 4th post. This one was neat because of the colors in the smoke, but ultimately I used another one that was more sparky.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pictures I Never Posted #3



This was supposed to be a postcard-perfect shot, or so I thought back in 2008. After I downloaded it to the computer, however, I couldn't clean up or sharpen the focus on the bird, or dim the odd glow coming off him. When I saw that he had only one leg I felt sad, too, and decided to leave him in the archives.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pictures I Never Posted #2



From my 2010 Renfaire photos. It's a bit dark, you can't see most of his face or the beautiful horse he's riding, so I remember passing over this for a pic I'd taken of our hero from the front. This is Shane Adams, btw, considered by most jousting enthusiasts to be the best on the planet, and who now hosts a television show featuring competitive jousting.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pictures I Never Posted #1

I'm going through some of my old camera files and finding decent shots that for some reason or another I never posted to the photoblog. I thought revisiting them and figuring out what didn't work would make an interesting series.

This one from 2010 was pretty, but I believe I passed on it because the bird turned his head at the last minute to glare at me, and it spoiled the silhouette:

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Can't Decide

I want to frame a recent sunset shot I've taken as a gift for my guy for Father's Day. These are the type of pics I take that he likes best, but after narrowing it down to two I can't decide which is better.

So if you don't mind giving me some feedback, which shot do you think is more attractive? This one:



Or this one:



Same sunset, btw, just different magnifications and angles. And don't worry, he never reads my blogs so this won't spoil the surprise.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Big'un



You know it's Spring in the south when the magnolia trees begin to bloom. These flowers are huge, even when they're buds, and always startlingly white.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Valdemort Got Me



A mishap while out walking the dogs this morning. Ankle + rosebush = thorn puncture wound. But this should settle once and for all those old rumors that I have ice for blood.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Watch Where You're Going



My latest steampunk jewelry creation, sent to another jewelry-maker as part of an artistic work swap. I set a working compass into an old pocket watch case and added some interesting pearls and crystals.



On the back I affixed a little stamped metal tag and a crystal to add some journey philosophy. Wander = It's always good to know where you're going, but don't be afraid to wander and explore.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Stand

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Golden Veils

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sunset Sail

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fly Away Home

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sideways Heart Journal

I'm starting a new creative journal (yeah, I know, as if I don't already have enough creative projects on my plate.) This one is special because another artist, Becky New of Glimpseart, actually made the journal, and I'll be adding my words, photos and art to her gorgeous pages.

The antique mirror on the front cover is heart-shaped, and no, you are not allowed to snicker over that:



To dodge writing the dreaded "book of my heart", I'm going to call it the Sideways Heart Journal (which is more fitting anyway.) Here's a shot of the inside cover and the intro page:



I hope to do at least one page every day until I fill it up. Here's my first entry:



I've also started another blog strictly for photos of the pages in this journal. I've made it private to keep out the undesirables, but any of my online friends who would like to see what I'll be doing can e-mail me a note and I'll give you the URL and access.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Wishing You

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sky on Fire

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Just Peachy

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Peppermint Rose

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Maidenhair

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Perfection



This one hasn't been retouched in any way, and it's really rare to get a chance to see such a perfect lakeside sunset.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Water Lily Garden



My final project for art class, based on this photo I took at a flower show.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Midnight Fountain

Water is devilishly hard to photograph. Low light + underlying spots helped me capture the cascading streams from this interesting fountain:





Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Compulsions



I don't know why, but the moment I saw these baskets of onions in the sun I wanted to paint them.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Strangeflower