Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wow! Brandi
at My Three Bubs gave me this award! I'm shocked! Thank you so much, Brandi! She wrote that she was enjoying my pictures...and that she had especially like this one....
(yep that's a macro shot of my eye...I just did some minimal lightening of shadows and things and then took out all the color except for the colored part of my eye in Photoshop)

I know I've written about it before, but just in case you have stopped over from Brandi's blog I'll write about it again. This year I have given myself a challenge. I want to learn more about my camera and taking pictures, composition and such, and also about Photoshop. My goal is to take at least one picture a day and in some of those try some new things, whether it be a new angle of the shot, using the little eye viewfinder instead of the larger digital screen, trying a different filter or something in Photoshop, but mostly just to get out there and use my camera! It's been alot of fun so far, and even help working through some things that have been going on in my life right now. Thank you so much Brandi, Jen, Dani, Steffi B., Rebecca Jo, Lisa, and anyone I may have missed unintentionally for all of your comments and encouragement with my pictures! I truly appreciate it and you all have helped me to keep picking up that camera on days when I've been discouraged with what I've shot and keep trying! I can't thank you enough for that!

Here is the picture for today...January 19
This plant sits on the railing of the deck in the back of our house. I love the contrast in colors and how soft the frost looks on the leaves.
School was cancelled today, not sure if it was foggier outside of town that had them concerned about buses and students coming in, but it really hasn't been too bad in town. It sounds like we may be in line for some freezing rain and mixed snow and ice the rest of the week so I don't know how much school we will get in. I really can't remember the last week that these kids have had a full week of school! We'll be going into June at this rate!
Still waiting to hear about the basketball game scheduled for tonight too. The last few they have played even with both schools being cancelled for the day so there is a chance we will play. If not we have been invited to a friend's surprise 50th birthday get together. She is a tax preparer and it is starting to get busy for her so it will be just a small gathering of friends, but it depends on the game and the weather if we will be going.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day! Hugs!


Brandi said...

Oh, that's cool... the frost looks like fuzz!

I actually sent hubby to the store yesterday. I told him where to look and asked him to find me a funky turquoise nail polish. He came back with turquoise, purple, a bright orange, and a sparkly green. Pretty good, huh? Can't wait to paint my nails, but now I have to decide which color?!

I went straight from parents to hubby too. ;)

You should check out i ♥ faces. They have a weekly photo contest. I've participated a few times. I'm hoping to join in more when I get my new camera. Anyhow, it's fun to see all the different photos.

Jen said...

Thanks Heidi for the award!! That was so sweet! I love the picture of your eye. How do you do that in Photoshop. Where you make everything black and white except one color? I'd love to learn!!

Keep up your photo taking they are coming out great!!