Finally got out of the house this month and took a walk on the beach - with Steph & Chris! The fresh air felt great and the conversation even better. Loved the chance to spend some time with them during their visit.
I've been in the parking lot of the post office many times and never noticed this row of birch trees. Now in winter they stand naked and stark against the gray sky but gorgeous in their textured skin.
I added a slight sepia tint; black and white seemed too harsh.
Since Stephanie & Chris are visiting Ron & Jeanne, we thought it would be a fun whirlyball group, so we met for dinner and all headed north to play. Even though we haven't played for probably 15 years, it came back to us fairly quickly. Good times!
For Mortal Muses prompt of peace...my take on it this week is time for peace & quiet = reading and a cuppa in a perfectly silent house!
The end is near!!!! Only a little over a week of photos to go!
I'm trying one of Kat's suggestions of using a longer shutter speed (2 sec here) then zooming while exposing. I had some interesting effects; this was one of my faves. I like how the bead garland showed up here.
This month's prompt on GPP Street was to get out from behind the camera so I had a little private photo session today.
Took about a gajillion photos to come up with a hand full of okay ones.... The light was very odd coming in the window, so I did some post-processing to get this effect.
A closeup of a holiday floral arrangement I made for the party last weekend - a fuji mum in that luscious lime green and a couple of shiny ornaments - wasn't careful enough with the reflections, but oh well.
I enjoy trying to capture light, so this is the perfect time of year to experiment with it. The tripod will be staying up for a few days....
Still working on decorating and today I tackled the mantel. I had a pretty clear idea in my head but after 8-10 tries, it still wasn't coming together. I love these lit stars from Ikea, but was having trouble making the white flowers work and be visible against the white wall. It may change again, but I spent most of the day today on it and that's just more than enough!
Day after Thanksgiving means staring the holiday decorating - this year I'm getting an even earlier start since we're having a party next weekend. I set out some of the ornaments on the sofa for easier hanging.
Cindy was visiting from Chelan so I got totally distracted and only had a couple of shots to choose from and both were bad so I figured adding texture couldn't make them worse and might improve it a little. That's all it did, improve it a little!