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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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
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.
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!
I know the pieces fit cuz I watched them tumble down No fault, none to blame it doesn't mean I don't desire to Point the finger, blame the other, watch the temple topple over. To bring the pieces back together, rediscover communication
I took this on my solitary adventure to Sedona, Arizona last year. I'm posting now because I'm missing that place! This is on my favorite trail there: Boynton Canyon Trail. I come alive in Arizona more than anywhere else I've ever been before. Probably lived there in a past life....if you believe in that sort of thing. There's a strong connection for me though.
Picture was taken in 2009 with my old Sony camera phone after a storm. I boosted the contrast, added slight Gaussian blur and there you go. I've always loved this shot....for the way the sky looked, the lens flare and the general power of nature. for my Friday theme #powerlinefriday+Powerline Friday
For the terrific new hashtag #selfishsunday curated by +Barry Blanchard where you post your favorite picture you shot during the past week........here is one of my favorites from yesterday while on my adventures!
I posted this picture sometime when I first joined G+ in 2011. This decaying house fascinated me since the day I first saw it and I recently found someone finally tore it down. I never went onto the property because I knew someone was keeping an eye on the place and there was a sign on the door saying "Beware of Dog". There was no dog but you could tell people wanted you off that property! Around here people will shoot you before (or when) they ask what you're doing. So here it is to enjoy again.
Okay sugar dumplins .... if anyone knows me well enough on here, you know I love pictures of power lines and power towers. While they're man-made and so unnatural, I find a certain mystique and elegance about them. We rely on them to light up our world! With that said, I noticed there was no theme anywhere for these electrifying structures. I've been mulling over this idea for a few weeks now to just start a hash tag and see if anyone else wanted to jump in. I know +Jakob Nilsson would be interested as well as +Jason Kowing and +April Gamel.
There have been numerous folks in my stream who have posted these beauties but I do not remember everyone. Sorry! So starting as soon as I post this and continuing each Friday, whoever wants to participate please post your own picture of power lines that day. Any and all kinds are welcome. I am super excited to see this thing take off and what you come up with. When you post your power line picture, please use hash tag #powerlinefriday (thanks Jason for the hash tag name idea!) . And I'll start first.......
fyi, any layers i use on my pictures that come from the web, i always check to see if i need permission or not. if i do, i contact the person or leave a link here saying where it came from. in this case, the layer on my fence came from a site that did not require any kind of permission whatsoever.
Dingle, Ireland - "The town was developed as a port following the Norman invasion of Ireland. By the thirteenth century more goods were being exported through Dingle than Limerick, and in 1257 an ordinance of Henry III imposed customs on the port's exports. By the fourteenth century importation of wine was a major business. Maurice Fitzgerald, 1st Earl of Desmond, who held palatine powers in the area, imposed a tax on this activity in about 1329. By the sixteenth century Dingle was one of Ireland's main trading ports, exporting fish and hides and importing wines from the continent of Europe. French and Spanish fishing fleets used the town as a base." source: http://www.dingle-peninsula.ie/dingle/index.html