Friday, December 11, 2009

Challenge: Silent

This time of year is a hussle and bussle so I figured a good word for us to have for a challenge would be Silent. Perhaps opposite of the word is what you think of or perhaps something that took deep thought. Lets see what you have in your minds!

Please post by Monday December 14th at 11:59PST. If you do have pervious challenge pictures you want to post for the last few weeks go ahead and do that as well.

Thanks Janelle for the word suggestion.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Busy: Working

I have officially recovered from surgery!!! And boy did I hit the ground running. I have had four shoots in the last two weeks. One of them was going down to see the Christmas lights. This photo was too cool not to share. Everyone just looking up at the huge tree, and the only light was the tree. The only PS I did was cropping.
CC- is always welcome.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gratitude: A real nativity

Sorry this is so late. It's been a busy couple of weeks for me, but I really wanted to post this. My mom got me this nativity set for Christmas, but gave it to me on my birthday (11/22) to open. I love the Willow Tree brand and the simple figures, and I really wanted to get this nativity set, but there's no way. It would have taken several years, buying separate sets, for me to be able to afford it. I'm very grateful (1) that my mom was so generous and thoughtful to give this to me; (2) grateful to have a "real" nativity set now (the only other one I have is tiny -- small enough to fit in the mini zen garden we have); and (3) thankful for everything that a nativity scene reminds us of.

About the photo: I used flash, but I didn't want to. I'm using a camera that is a step down from what I was used to, and it doesn't have image stabilization. If I turn the flash off (which is generally my preference), my pictures usually turn out blurry. With the flash on, they're more washed out, but not so blurry. I adjusted color and exposure, saturated, increased shadows, and put a brown border around it.


Busy Doing Yard Work

Monday, December 7, 2009

Challenge: Busy

Perhaps this is a word that describes this season or perhaps just everyone's life right now so lets share whatever you can think of. What keeps you busy, what do you do to not be busy, etc. It should be fun to see what comes up with

Lets post by Thursday December 10th at 11:59PM PST