Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Longwood Gardens

My husband and I took a belated anniversary trip (belated by about 7 months haha) to longwood gardens. Its kind of special to us and it was super nice to get out. We've been meaning to go since we got gifted the tickets but we were trying to wait for some nicer weather. But of course I also had an alternate agenda... flowers+camera=good times had by all... or at least by me. Although my husband said he was also throughly entertained watching me take pictures like a mad person. He was my helpful assistant using the longwood map to shield me from the droplets falling from the recently watered hanging baskets above my camera while shooting :) So without further delay heres some of the shots I got..

Monday, March 14, 2011

Life through the viewfinder

Thats how I live now since I've discovered my new found love of photography. I look at everything as if I'm looking through my viewfinder. And especially now that warmer weather is FINALLY here and spring is coming I'm seriously itching to get outside and take pictures! Thats all I've been able to think about. So saturday my bestie and I went out driving just to see what we could see through our viewfinders. People looked at us as if we had two heads pulling over on the side of the road, but sometimes thats the cost of getting the shot you want haha. We finally ended up at a park as the sun was setting and the sun reflecting off the water made for some beautiful shots, we had a ball! It's so much fun to have a camera buddy :) I know I have soooooooo much more to learn but shes taught me so much and I appreciate so much her help and patience with me :) So heres some of what I captured...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It seems like I have a lot of time on my hands

Except I really don't at all in way shape or form! But with all the playing around I did tonight experimenting with actions and making textures you would think I did. My husband was entertained watching me taking pictures of crumpled up paper and whatever else I could find laying around but even he was very surprised with the results, and I'm very proud of myself! I made three textures which I creatively named rumpled paper, fleecy, and canvas threads (the creativity doesn't manifest itself in my naming abilities unfortunately) and here they are in that order:

I seriously had a blast playing around with them. Heres a sampling of a few other shots I was playing around with tonight. (and by a few I mean a bazillion)

Can you tell I don't know what I'm doing? Because I really don't haha. Its all just for fun. But ah yes now the possibilities are endless! Expect to see bazillions more texture/action edits for a while. And by the way all these lovely lovely lovely (three times for emphasis) actions were made by the talented Melissa Fogg. If you want to buy some for yourself (and I know you do, how could you not they're just so much fun!) you can visit her etsy shop at: Now I wonder what interesting things I can make into textures tomorrow. Hmmm....