Saturday, November 05, 2011

I could be doing something other then playing . . .

but my big plans for the day collapsed due to inclement weather!  

Today's plans were taking photos of the bartlett pears at the Capitol (just turning red), cleaning out my planters, (frost finally did-in the geraniums) and getting my outdoor rug rolled up and put away for the winter!

What I did get done was pull the motor and dump the water in my fountain and retreated to my favorite pass time - playing in Photoshop!

Because today is a gloomy, rainy, snowy day, I choose to play with color, sort of . . . fall colors at least!

Indian Corn

Corn in Dried Husk
Have not really known what to do with the photo below, but it so true of Santa Fe: the pueblo style architecture (although a little more "edgy" then pueblo style), the contrast of blue sky with puffy white clouds, adobe brown, chamisa and green trees.  Rendering turned the adobe brown a little more red, but I liked the contrast, and love the triptychs frame!

Arroyo Chamisa
Thought for the day:  There's not a day that goes by that you can't choose to learn something new!

PS:  The clouds are clearing, the sun is shinning, the snow is melting - time to get on with the rest of my day!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos
Dia De Los Muertos came into my life about 10 years ago, and I have been celebrating it ever since.  Love the idea of celebrating the lives of those that have passed before us.

Altar Basics

KK's Texture Tuesday

This weeks TT challenge was to use at least one layer of Kim Klassen's "and then some" texture.

Below is a photo taken looking straight up into a tree with the blue sky as the backdrop; the photo was rendered in Topaz Simplify and has a single layer of "and then some", set on linear burn at 100%.
Blue Sky
The photo below was taken with a macro lens of a well protected marigold in my yard using two of Kim's textures: "and then some" set on linear burn at 100% and "scripted autumn" on overlay at 47%.

 On both photos I pulled the texture away from the edges, and beveled to add the sense of a frame.


    Sunday, October 30, 2011

    Enough yellow already, give me red!

    My new project today was warming up the yellows' on my photographs taken at Maggie's yesterday; you won't get to compare it with the originals, as I took my project seriously and warmed up four photo's and don't want to bore you lopsided!
    Coyote Fence
    Golden Bough
    Golden Tree Trunk
    Golden Leaves

    Autumn red in New Mexico is chili ristras!

    Viva Nuevo Mexico