As I was driving the back roads around sundown, I spotted smoke coming from a field in the distance. Upon closer inspection, I found an incredible view of the landscape. I stopped my car in the middle of the road, rolled the window down all the way and captured this. Still wonder what was burning back there....
For those of you who saw my post yesterday of the road in Autumn, I shot this one of the fog before taking that one. My android was finicky about the very thick fog and this is what I managed. And of course I had to link it up to the most goth metal band of Autumn of all time Type O Negative because we still miss Peter.
With my camera out of commission (too expensive to get the problem fixed - too lazy to use the duct tape that just might get it to work) I am relying on the old android. The colors in this photo made me glad for the turning weather....putting off the reminder of the cold that is to come.
So +Ricardo Williams started this thing called the #TheTravelingShirt See me wearing the pink shirt? Yeah, that’s the one. It’s traveling and I was the first one up. The idea came last year when I asked him if I could borrow the shirt after seeing a picture of him wearing it. Really. It was so pretty! Fast forward to this year, I actually got to borrow it….temporarily. Here shortly it will be on its way to the next person in line. I broke a few guidelines with this first release …… I had to put my own spin on things :)
And I learned a new editing skill. This is happymaking.
This probably breaks photographic rules that I hardly know anyway….but then I think a lot of mine do. Ah well. This is another from my recent adventure into the fog. It was difficult at times for my android to focus because it usually couldn't in the thick fog. But there were some shots, which I have posted, that came out pretty good. I liked this one. The sun was shining brightly to the right, as you can see.
Ever so often I process the sheet bats out of my pictures (I can’t leave well enough alone) and land on something that says BINGO. I know I hit it. This is one. After I was done, I looked at it and the song (yes, you know how I am with music and pictures) that immediately came to me was No Quarter by Led Zeppelin. The first couple lines.
In the ancient CS2, one of the things I used to get this effect was plaster filter. This was after I placed a texture layer I made on top of it. I also used the new google edit thinger.
Many of you will remember this from when I originally shared it a few months back when it was turning to Fall. I submitted this photo to the #plusonecollectioniii just now. This was resized to be smaller but the larger size was uploaded to the collection. It's one of my favorites and can't believe I created it and with my cell phone no less! Anyway, here's to a good cause.
It's icy and slushy and snowy and COLD outside. This has me all grumbly and not wanting to go out to take pictures. Imagine a petulant little girl with a giant frown on her face, arms crossed and whines "but I don't want to!" Yeah, that's me. So, when I arrived back from lunch and was about to vacate my car, I saw this iced fence. I took a picture with my cell through the windshield. i don't love it but I don't hate it. I edited it obviously. And it kinda jacks with my eyes. But in some odd way, I think it's cool.
This has been long overdue but everyone needs a huge-a-mugious thank you for all your submissions to my beloved (and some say strange :D ) theme +Powerline Friday yesterday! The last couple Fridays I've seen it trending on g+ and that just rocks. *But you are the ones that make it all possible*. I have not made a circle to share but I wanted to call out everyone that I could find that participated yesterday. If anyone was left out, it was unintentional. And thanks to anyone and everyone who has ever participated!! You guys really know how to rock out some powerlines!
Just know that I like to reshare your photos on the theme page then personally go to your posts to comment and/or plus. :)
This was taken and shared on G+ in May 2012 from one of my country road escapades. I like meandering in places you’d think people never set foot. There’s farmland a few miles from where my grandparents live that I enjoy traveling by during the warm months and these happened to be in bloom on this particular excursion. It holds special meaning even more so now that my grandmother passed two months after this was taken. I like the magic in this image with the purpley petals, the framing and lighting. The best way I can describe how it makes me feel is I wish I could replicate the enchantment of it over and over again in other images. It’s been a photo that has stayed in my mind as one of my best.
We've not had much sunlight lately. It's been rainy, snowy and pretty nasty out. But the snow's slowly melting away and today there was a good amount of fog spread across the land. I chased after it.
Sweet, sweet honey January: Still LIfe #TheBWproject with Tisha Craw, Susan Porter, Lauri Novak, Brandon Luk and Tom Tran.
This was my submission for The B&W Project January theme of Still Life. It's already been critiqued but I have made no changes (that would require I take a whole new picture to make the change, which I don't have that jar any longer...). This is the photo I originally submitted. It's a nearly empty jar of local raw honey sitting in the light coming from the kitchen window. You can see the shadows from the window blinds. I was happy with the end result regardless of the obvious change that needs to be made.
To the false idea of what a woman should be like, I have this to say:
-my boob size is just fine. -I can grow my body hair out if I want to. It's there for a reason. -why would I want to "make-up" my face? when you see me, SEE ME. not a "made-up" me. -my height is glorious. -I'm at the healthy weight for my body type. -I love to eat and I will continue to eat. -I have a cute tush. -I'll sit with my legs uncrossed when I feel like it.
To myself and everyone else, turn down the lies society and Hollywood try to tell you and turn up the truth...... #loveyourbody
But we decide which is right. And which is an illusion?
Moody Blues - "Late Lament"
This was taken this evening on my drive home. It was rainy and gloomy all day. Lots of areas flooded but the sun was determined to shine before the day was over. As I was sitting here editing the picture wondering what I could say to go with it, the poem at the end of Moody Blues "Nights In White Satin" came to me. I remember as a child my dad listening to that song and I was always mesmerized by that song especially the poem. It still has that effect on me today.
This is a field I usually end up in when there is an incredible sunset. Tonight was no different. Yeah, yeah it's another sunset picture. Get over it. I like it. I was so pleased with it straight from the camera that really the only editing I did was increasing the contrast just a wee bit. When I looked at it, Gold Dust Woman came to mind. I love the way the clouds look, the sun and the silhouette of the powerlines and whatever that farm machine thing is back there. Holds grain or seeds or something? It felt so ethereal being out there and I hoped this picture captured that.
“The world is his who can see through its pretension. What deafness, what stone-blind custom, what overgrown error you behold, is there only by sufferance,--by your sufferance. See it to be a lie, and you have already dealt it its mortal blow.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think this is the first time since I started #onthefencewednesday+On The Fence Wednesday in early 2012 that it has fallen on two different holidays in a week. Last Wednesday was Christmas and today's New Year's. So Happy 2014 everybody! Let's create a good one!
Finally, a day of sunlight after several days of Grey Blah. I went to the park as the sunlight was gorgeous on the glistening snowscape. But within 5 minutes I said to heck with this. My fingers were numb and starting to swell. I managed a few shots and this is one. Yah, darn light posts in the way but oh well. I like how the light was and the sky. No editing except I cropped some strange thing out of the left side. Must have been a trash can. They love trash cans here.
I love including my feet in shots because I think it helps the viewer get an idea of what it’s like seeing what I see……of feeling like you’re actually there.
This was at one of my favorite viewpoints at the Grand Canyon: Desert View. This was taken just after a quick storm rolled through. You can see part of the rain cloud at the top. I actually went there the night before this was taken but it was too dark and cold so left early. You’ll have to excuse the tan lines on my feet since they make them look dirty. Blame it on my Birkenstocks and tanning easy!