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Neglected – 197

August 9, 2011

It’s funny how different friends react to my photo obsession. A good friend invited us to Cape Cod for a weekend. Her parents (fortunately they like us) have a home on Buzzards Bay which is absolutely delightful! My friend made sure to show me this boat on a morning walk. She thought it might make a good picture. Here it is. I used Topaz Simplify to soften the colors.


Animal – 6

August 5, 2011

A squirrel. Now normally I don’t take photos of squirrels – especially when I am out of town. After all I have squirrels, including black ones, in my backyard. When we were recently in Florida, this little guy stood there and posed for me. How could I not take his/her picture?

Children – 46

July 22, 2011

This was a tutorial in Elements Village by Gavin Hoey. (Thank you Eleanor). I think it is a great effect. The background is found in PSE 9. A template by another villager (aka Ladybug) helped organize the photos. I think it is a great effect. Plus in my mind, I can never go wrong using photos of my grandchildren!

The Letter P – Paul – 317

July 17, 2011

Last night I had a couple of firsts. I made it to the new Yankee Stadium. A beautiful ballpark.  The Yankees however were in Toronto. Paul McCartney was there in their place. First time I have seen him live. An awesome concert. He played for 2 1/2 hours straight. I went with a good friend who had seen him several times before. My husband missed out as he is in China. Next time.

Billy Joel joined him for a song. I would go again in a heartbeat.

Our seats were really good. He still looked tiny on the stage although they have the huge screens. I took with me my old Canon S3 IS. I am aslo truly thankful for Topaz Denoise.

Two – 339

July 9, 2011

Two Mickeys! For my granddaughter’s birthday (she’s on the right), her father bought her some balloons. One was Mickey Mouse. Now my daughter (the one on the left) is a huge Disney fanatic. What better way to capture the spirit of the day then by photos of Mickey. (Since there was only one balloon I was forced to make a composite.)

Like mother, like daughter or vice versa!

Panning – 215

July 7, 2011

We just got back from Florida as we celebrated my granddaughter’s 3rd birthday. (Working on the photos.) There is a small body of water where they live (after all isn’t there water everywhere in Florida?). There were Ibises (sp?) everywhere. At night these birds roosted in a tree (working on those photos as well). One night we watched them as they flew into the tree. One, two,or three at a time. It was amazing to watch. This is one image I managed to get that worked – sort of!

Window – 361

June 28, 2011

During our quick trip to Ithaca we went to Ithaca Commons. This is a great place in downtown Ithaca where there are wonderful restaurants, stores and street musicians everywhere. We were walking after dinner and I saw this light in a store window. Processed normally. Then I selected the light and separated it from the background. I then desaturated the background a little bit.