Tuesday, April 30, 2013

KT's Leaves Poem Duotone

My daughter, Katie, wrote this poem when she was about 10; it was included in a nationwide children's poem antholgy. Purple was KT's favorite color so I used it in the color scheme; she died of leukemia in March,1999 when she was 15.
The photo is a duotone created in Lightroom 4. The tree is a curly willow in our backyard.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Self-amuse with a Camera

I had some time to experiment so tried moving the camera during a long exposure at sunset; pretty streaks emerged. This woman just wants to have fun!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Black and White Flower

Tried a flower in black and white; this is a blue Love in a Mist. AAck! Now the crop looks awkward to me. Going back to Lightroom...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Clouds over the Sacramento River

I shot this thru some trees while perched on a steep hillside overlooking the Sacramento river. Luckily I was wearing my hiking boots as it was a bit of a scramble to get back up the hill! Taken about 6 pm, 1/100 sec @ f/16 iso 100, 21mm with Canon EF-s 17-55.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Here's Lookin' at Moo, kid!

This little cow was quite interested in what I was doing. Or perhaps she was simply enjoying the lovely early morning golden light!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A DSLR camera is the best toy!

A view of Mt Shasta from the airpark in Lake California. Shot from a low angle, used the Tamron 70-300 and edited in Lightroom 4. It was very windy, but I figured that if my foreground was out of focus, the wind blur would not be too much of a problem.

Friday, April 19, 2013

A pretty one from this eve. edits in Lightroom 4 which I am gradually learning to use.
 I recommend Phil Steele training videos. He gets it!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I have forgotten about blogging for months. "The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings." quoth Robert Louis Stevenson.
Working on learning my camera and Lightroom and having much fun!
 Some wildflowers across the street. I really like this low point of view with background trees and sky holes.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

spring shooting is the best!
A view of Lassen from Cottonwood Creek via Lake California.
Taken with my Canon EF-s 17-55 f 2.8 lens, recently purchased from the used dept at Adorama Camera online.