Monthly Archives: November 2011
I am so thankful to have participated in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. It was such fun to find the beauty of the fall all around and to see the lovely work of the other participants. For this week’s finale, I decided to choose just a few of my favorites from the past few weeks that I didn’t use for the weekly challenge. My favorite two are of the view at the top of the Lake Placid ski jump and the view of the ski jumps in the distance past the green golf course. That was a wonderful trip with lots of memories made. I look forward to the changing weather yet again and can’t wait to find the beauty of winter as it nears!
While I actually didn’t take any photos on Thanksgiving~sometimes it’s good to just enjoy the moment~I like the combination of corn and flowers in this one. Initially when I took the photo, I thought the hot pink “flowers” were roses. From my quick walk by on the street, that’s what they appeared to be. However, I now realize they are a type of cabbage flower/plant, and this, somehow, makes them even prettier to me. I wish I had gotten them from a different angle, but taking photos in the city while walking with two five year olds presents it’s own challenges! Check back on Thursday for my edited version.
From this challenge, I’ve already learned that my settings are something I need to be very aware of when in the city in the afternoons here in the winter. It starts to get dark around 3:30, and the light quickly goes away. As a result, my shutter speed was a bit too slow for this shot to be as sharp as I would have liked. But, once again, those pesky five year olds can be quite distracting!
Sweetness waiting for the start of the Polar Express.
Just a few leaves holding on while ice skaters enjoy the balmy day.
With a quack quack here and a quack quack there!
4. Knife, Fork, Spoon
Found these in the cement outside an Italian restaurant in the North End.
5. Rule of Thirds
Loving using the Rad Lab! So fun and easy to create great effects!
I hope this finds everyone having a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m grateful to have my family together this year. Last year, my husband was deployed for the holidays, and I am so very thankful that he was able to be with us this year. I’m also grateful to those who sacrifice this year by being away from their loved ones. Deployments are never easy, but having your loved ones away for the holidays makes them bittersweet.
Below is my edit for this week’s Good to Wow photo challenge. The edit is the first photo. Click on the slide show to see the original. For this edit, I adjusted the white balance and made adjustments for exposure and sharpness in Lightroom. I alos cropped in a bit from the original. From there, I moved into PhotoShop and used RadLab to create the look here. I love these little hands folded patiently waiting. Such sweetness.
Let me start by saying Happy Thanksgiving! I am so very thankful that our family of four could be together this year after being apart last year for the holidays. My thoughts and prayers are with my friends who are without their husbands this year be it for training or deployment. The holidays are never easy when one of you is missing.
While I know it’s a little early, we decided to beat the holiday “rush” and headed to the Polar Express this past weekend. The holiday season is upon us, and there is nothing better than seeing it through the eyes of your child. You can see that they believe in the magic of the season in their body language and expression. I had such fun watching their excitement and their reactions to seeing Santa and to riding on the Polar Express. I figure that this window of magic is so brief that we need to capitalize on this sweet, sweet time in their lives.
So, as we start this holiday season, I’m wishing everyone a little magic to make the season as memorable as it possibly can be!
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