Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Foggy Mist

This morning dawned dark and dreary.  It rained overnight and there were some heavy winds, though it wasn't as bad here as they had been predicting.  By 8:00-8:30, the sun was peeking through somewhat, attempting to push the clouds away.  I looked out the window and saw some fog/mist starting to rise, and by the time I went and got my camera, it was even moreso. 

These are only snapshots (touched up slightly in PSE7 for colour/contrast) out my front door, but I wanted to try to capture the moment.  The next shot is at the park next to the house.  There wasn't as much fog/mist there, but there was a little.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


My mom bought an amarylis shortly before Christmas and planted it a few weeks ago.  The  first stalk is out and has five blooms on it; a second stalk is in the process of growing, and it too will probably have about five blooms.

I took these photos this morning using natural light coming in the back window (the sun wasn't around to that side of the house yet, and won't be until afternoon) with a black cloth draped over a chair.  I used the macro setting on my Pentax K200D camera, and made a few adjustments using Photoshop Elements 7.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hey Willy, I Won, I Won!

Nikon Sniper had a contest recently for when he got to 2000 followers, and I entered.  The prize being offered is a Western Digital 200GB External USB 2.0 hard drive.  Well, last night I received an email from him (which I only saw this morning), stating that I won!  I totally forgot that I had entered his contest, so it was a great surprise - especially since today is my birthday.  He's busy for awhile, so he won't be able to send it right awy, but that's OK.

If you've never been to his blog, you really should check it out.  He's an awesome photographer, and takes excellent photos! 

Saturday, January 2, 2010


With Christmas having just passed recently, I thought I'd share a photo of one of the ornaments on our tree.  I made this for my mom several years ago, and it's held up nicely.  It's a simple cross stitched angel that I made from a kit.  I made two different ones for her at the time, and I have a few more of these kits kicking around somewhere.  I really should get them out and do them up.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and wish you the best for the upcoming year!