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Friday, November 30, 2012
Come join in on the fun and beauty of barns
from around the world at
Tricia's Barn Charm.
Drive-By Fun and Games
Rockbridge County, Virginia
The Beach at Betterton, Maryland
Thanksgiving Day 2012
Mouth of the Sassafras River on the upper Chesapeake Bay
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Sunday, November 18, 2012
Bidet~Urinal~Water Fountain/Hand Pump
The more I look at this the funnier it gets....is it a bidet, urinal, or water fountain? To me it looks like all three though the shape is a bit odd for the first two. Actually this is the old hand operated water spicket at Bear Town State Park in West Virginia. Trust me...I would not drink out of it for anything. The exciting thing about this shot for me is I FINALLY captured water droplets asthey were flying through the air. Wish they had great reflections in them
like so many of yours do, but this makes me happy. Right now I am having a problem with Blogger where it will not allow me to change the alignment to the of the script left instead of center. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks to y'all for all the help you have been giving me while taking the eCourse. I really do appreciate your comments and helpful words of advice.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Our maple tree drops some of the prettiest leaves. All the other trees are bare, but this one continues to share its color with us. Only one more week of class, and then I am on my own to learn how to use all the things I have been taught.
This post is linked with Shadow Shot Sunday2.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Before Edits ~ SOOC
I thought it looked pretty cool in this original shot, but I wanted to see how it would look if I toned it down a bit. I was really amazed at the changes I was able to make.
After Edits in Lightroom and PSE
(could have been a good sunset for Halloween night)
The original shot appeared to me to be a good one to try fiddling with- blues, white, pink, sun on fire - so my goal was to change it a bit. This sunrise took place Wednesday morning on my way to school. I have learned how to get the pictures into PSE after manipulating them, and I can work on them in PSE, but i am having one heck of a time getting them back into LR. Am gonna work on it again today and see if I can figure it out. You can tell I did something wrong because my watermark that usually appears in the lower far right corner is not here. UGH! If at one you don't succeed...try, try again.
This is my contribution to Skywatch Friday this week.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Just the Beginning
Now, this is definitely my feeling...why would anyone go through such agony for so long a time? Unfortunately for Buddy, his pace was not a "run like Hell" one.
Mr. Cantor was born in Richmond and continues to live there.
This was definitely a unique one.
Why would you put a "Party Zone" station along the route....maybe at the finish, but not here.
I did not get this one.
This post is linked with Lesley's Signs, Signs 2.
Well, here it is...my first try at editing in Lightroom, taking the pictures into Photoshop Elements and doing some tweaking and texture work, and then back to Lightroom and publishing. All I can say is it has taken me hours and hours to start to figure this thing out...lots of wonderful video lessons to view over and over again, lots of note taking, lots of trial and error, and LOTS of eyestrain and quite a few headaches. Oh, my goodness, is it hard...but so much fun. Three more lessons to go before the end of the class.
Where Will All My Goldfish Go?
Pile of Chain Link at Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia
Cobblestone Street at Civil War Museum ~ Black and White
Cobblestone Street in Color with Texture Added
My Orchids Are Still Blooming
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
MARATHON BUD DID IT!!!
HE CROSSED THE FINISH LINE:-)
It was so festive. As he ran under the finish point, the man on the loudspeaker roared..."And here we have Buddy Johnson, age 60, from Lexington, VA." It was so cool. There were quite a few after him, but he managed to make it in under the seven hours. WOOHOO!!!!!!!! Saturday he is going to run the Roanoke Half Marathon. I guess he has that incurable
"Runner for Life" disease.
Eloise and Sage made a sign,
and they each had blue cow bells to ring.
Buddy stopped long enough for a photo-op with the girls.
WOOHOO...He did it!
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