I think this photo was made for color, but I thought the lake and mountains in the distance were perfect for Cee’s Black & White challenge today.
Also… I found an interesting quote that I’m going to keep in mind when I go back to school…
The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.Ansel Adams
With every sunset a new hope is born, and an old expectation dies.Noor Unnahar
Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to do that perfectly. St. Frances de Sales
This just happened today while we were walking to the park (my five year old grandson). He’s funny. After looking, he had a funny look on his face, and wanted to know why it was so dark.
I DO have a tendency to darken photos a lot. I love deep contrasts, shadows, and vignettes. After I captured him in this photo-making a wish- he politely suggested that I “keep it light.” Anyway, I thought it was funny that a five year old paid attention to things like that.
Something I’ll have to work on this year I guess. Keeping it light. 🙂
Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs. Rudyard Kipling
I was all prepared for a quiet day at home—on day one of the new year—when my friend Sherry dropped by and snagged me! We went hiking at the Old Zoo in Los Angeles.
This is one of the many photos I took, and it’s a favorite of mine.
It’s an old animal enclosure of some sort, and it looks a bit scary—but it’s colorful!
Innocent droplets of rain make almost all events quite natural. Visar Zhiti
Peace and love everyone!
Until next year…
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. – Bill Vaughan
Well… I have been at this a good part of the day. It’s raining again and the fireplace is ablaze. This is kind of crazy stuff. Just having some fun with the water and some artsy effects.
That’s all for now. Just enjoying these rainy days!
This tree is nearby and always catches my attention. I just love the branches—even though they remind me of something haunted.
I thought it was cool to have a day and a night version; it almost looks like a different tree!
The human hand is made complete by the addition of a baseball. Paul Dickson
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable- that is when change is going to happen. Jillian Michaels
I took my camera to the park to get a little sunshine and see some new scenery. It seems my little friends were everywhere!
Peace and love, from me to you! Janet
Stepping outside of my comfort zone today, I took a shot at a stranger. I officially tiptoed into the realm of street photography. It was exciting!
THE BOSS IS IN
THE EARLY BIRD NEEDS COFFEE
CONFERENCE BEFORE THE FLIGHT
It’s impossible, said pride. It’s risky, said experience. It’s pointless, said reason. – Give it a try, whispered the heart.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. Chinese Proverb
I got a bit of a crow in the walnut tree next door. It’s not a pretty tree (if you ask me), so I did a little crazy stuff to it. I like his stance—he looks very brave. And for some reason every bird around here is ALWAYS behind a branch. It’s like they do it on purpose!
That’s going to change though. Believe it or not, I FINALLY picked up the SUV that my friend and her husband gave me. It’s HUGE! It will be great for hauling furniture someday. So, I’m super excited about that.
It’s a major, awesome, wonderful Christmas gift.
I have wheels again!
There is a shade of red for every woman. Audrey Hepburn
With this huge Ginkgo, the yard is now covered in leaves, and I’ve had it up to my eyeballs in yellow. So in this photo I tried to make it look more like snow.
Who knows where we’ll find her next!
I was thinking it would be fun to start a series called Photography in the Fast Lane; images seen while driving.
I don’t know… just a random thought!
Sometimes the scenery around here gets old. Maybe that’s an indication that I need to take a walk. I will, I will! The backyard is getting boring, so I’ve been trying to be creative indoors—turning plain or blurry photos into something different.
The leaves are really falling off of the Ginkgo. I’m still trying to capture one of them mid-air, but still no luck. Eventually!
Peace & Love!
I mentioned to a fellow blogger that many of my photos from Colorado—of the sky, clouds and sunsets—were taken from our living room window which was on the third floor, facing the mountains.
This is one of those photos! I guess the main thing I had to remember in those days was to keep my windows clean! Sometimes I wonder why I was in such a hurry to leave there…
But then I remember all that snow…
Has anyone seen my comb? Who took it?!? Come on, I’m serious guys.. she’s got the camera!
Anyway… who ruffled HIS feathers?