Saturday, March 24, 2012

Your Sunday Best ~ #9

My sister and I went errand running and stopped by Hobby Lobby where I saw and fell in love with the cutest fabric flowers! I have absolutely don't need them but thankfully, I could photograph 'em, enjoy 'em and never have to dust 'em

Friday, March 23, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Through

 I have never posted on the Daily Press "Weekly Photo Challenge" but the prompt inspired me to give it a whirl!

The challenge was to post our interpretation of "through" and while possibly a cliche, my interpretation is "through the lens".  A passion in my photographs has always been looking through "openings" of one type or another . . . 

“Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.” Yousuf Karsh

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Photo Art Friday ~ March 23rd - 25th

This week Bonnie gave us our choice of using ANY photo or a photo that was in some way autobiographical!  I went with the autobiographical, that was easy, and I had tons of photos to choose from!

Rendered with pdpa texture, Chinks of Light
Rendered with pdpa texture Gauze Sheers
"Trample Over Flowers, Yet Only To Embrace A Cactus.James Joyce

Photo Art Friday

Texture Thursday

The photos below started out with a ton of texture, stucco wall, pine needles, bare branches and soft yellow flowers!  Of course by the time I finished playing around with them, most of the natural texture was lost! 

This little flowering bush was well protected up against a warm wall and hidden by other bushes and pines which is what allowed it to bloom in what is still very cool weather!

Spring I

Spring II
  Both photos have been rendered with textures created by Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art.
 My thanks to Audrey at "the Daily Wyatt for hosting Texture Thursday.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

THREE MUSES - House Tags

Having concentrated my energy more towards rendering of photography, this weeks challenge for Three Muses, 'House Tags' kinda threw me for a loop . . . ie. where to start!

I have embellishments galore 'cause they are fun to buy, but have had a hard time putting them together to complete a picture; this is this weeks effort for Three Muses!

Why I chose "spring cleaning complete" I'll never know, 'cause it certainly something I've ever done!
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” Mark Twain

52 Photos Project ~ A time to share { I Love It ! }

Much like Bella, I too had a hard time choosing my favorite photo, and right now, my focus seems to be on spring, so I decided on all the trappings that spring brings, like butterflies!

I love butterflies, but until Saturday, I'd never photographed one; butterflies, camera and I never seemed to be in the same place at the same time!  I did capture several poses, but this is the one that truly showed off its wings!

"Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.
And everyone deserves a little sunshine. " Jeffrey Glassberg

52 Photos Project

Monday, March 19, 2012

Texture Tuesday ~ 'black & white eDition'

Spring Fling!
"Grunged Up" set on multiply @ 75%
"Faved" set on soft light @ 31%
"If Only" set on Color Burn @ 24%

 "In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything." Cat Stevens