Saturday, December 23, 2006

Home for the Holidays

We decorated the outside of our home early this year, but always leave the inside for
the last minute, mainly because we have a fresh tree & we try to leave it up till little
 Christmas which is Jan. 6th.  That is our tradition.  I would like to get a artificial tree,
 but that doesn't go well with all members of our family.  
I tried to get the natural lighting for Xmas, so I set up my tripod & tried different shutterspeeds. 
I hope all of you are where you want to be this Christmas....Peace~
Merry Christmas....again~

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Last Shot I'll post on FI Lighthouse

This is the last one I will bore you with.  It's one of my favorite shots of that day
when I visited the lighthouse.  I love the wide angle shots & panoramic views.

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Need your opinions

I am setting up a Hometown webpage on Portraits & am looking to see what heading would look good.  
(The last 2 are very similar, only one has a tiny border, in case you didn't notice.)
Please look closely, I need your honest opinion. If there is one thing about one that you like & would like to see it in another one, say it, I can redo anyone.  I see everyone likes #2, is it only because if the name?  Remember it's the heading only, my photos will be displayed right on the same page.  Noe other pages for now, just keeping it simple.  I will have to work off my boys' computer.  AOL's Easy Designer is not compatible with MACs.
Thanks for all who have commented, really appreciate it.

Also AOL is screwing up on the postings & comments, it may appear that your comments are not posting, but they are & sometimes twice. Report it to Jeff @ Magic Smoke.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Working in layers

I used layers & filters on the recent photo.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Autumn in NY

Autumn in NY taken in 2005 the original is on my Blogspot Journal
I received an e-mail today from a Photo website & saw this technique &
 thought I would try it.  I just added text to it.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Sequence shots in one-Ice Hockey

I took 3 sequence shots & combined them into one photo.  Then added a motion blur to
give it more movement.

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Barn at Philipsburg Manor

Barn at Philipsburg Manor in the winter 2006.
This is the same barn on my Blogspot Journal.
I gave it a dreamy effect with Photoshop.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Art Show

These are the photos I am considering for the Art Show.
I tend to go for the sepia tone, because it has a warmer feeling than the B & Ws.
I might just add sepia tones to all the entries, but not sure.  I am looking to enter 3.
I may even consider the ones posted below in another entry.


Baseball season is approaching & I did this collage of my son from last year's school
 team.  This was an idea I wanted to do but put it off.  I have seen the same thing on
 Maria's (GOTOMARIA)Journal & loved the layout.  Someone did it for her.  So I
 took the basic layout that was used & added my photos.  I have done collages in the
 past for birthday parties, this is my first sport collage.

This I did last year & was posted on my old journal that I deleted(b/c of ads)


Been working on roses again.  I think I might just use the B & W's for the art show.
 Will have to show the ones I plan to enter.  The theme of my entries will be Roses, I
 have up to 3 that I can enter.  So maybe I could enter color too, not sure.  Once I post
 the B & W's I really would like some honest opinions on which ones I am considering.

Monday, February 20, 2006

My Fresh Rose for Valentine's Day

There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you
 bring in your life and the lives of people you love”

 ~Sophia Loren

The Rose was given to me by my older son.  He also had roses sent to my daughter  out on LI, who was having a rough time with Valentine's day.  For someone who was suppose to be depressed about Vanetine's day....., she got flowers from a guy friend & her own brother.....She did ok!
Thank God for friends & brothers!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Winter at Philipsburg Manor

I just added the defused filter, I like the snowy effect.

Welcome to my Private Journal

Welcome to my Private Journal
I have decided to keep this private because there are some people stealing photos &
 ideas, which, I don't mind people using my photos, but would like to know in
 advance & maybe a link back to my Journal(or in this case, my other journal)
I have been working on photos which I hope to enter in shows & would love honest
 feedback.  I invited only those who have left comments on my UK journal on the past 10 entries.

I think this might be my favorite. Each rose I either adjusted the saturation &/or used
the defused filter.  I also made some adustments with the levels & curves.