I had a nice day planned of experimentation. As most experiments go mine failed. I really really wanted to do my first HDR - I have not figured out the whole HDR thing. Luckily for me, I don't put all my eggs in one basket and tried several things today. I took a series of shots (5 I believe) thinking panoramic & I went out at Twilight to take some more. Unfortunately for me I didn't take my BIG tripod, I only took my tiny tripod and yes, you guessed it, I needed the big one. Planning is essential on experimental days. So.....PANORAMIC WINS this challenge.
I love this lake its a mile from the house offers a wonderful path all the way around. 9-10 miles depending on the trail you take. Its offers me its beauty, but most of the time, it just offers me peace.
Its that time again - walking season. I took a wonderful 5 mile walk on my favorite trail overlooking Dallas' White Rock Lake. Beautiful! I took a few pictures - almost all of them could have been in this spot tonight.
I had just put up my camera in its case, put it back on my back when BAM - this sucker was completely highlighted in the sun and covered in cottonwood cottony goodness. Well, I couldn't walk by and not take this shot - and needed little processing.
Side note: This puts me over the 1/2 way point in my 365 challenge - Woo Hoo!!!
Theme Thursdays are always fun, because it gives me the opportunity to shoot something someone else chooses. There are days when I'm bursting with ideas and the shots fall into place and there are days I couldn't find a shot to save my life Ok, usually I gave up and left the camera at home then - BAM - there's the shot. So today my assignment was rust. Well, of course, I don't have any of that at my house so I went in search of it at a park that used to be a farm. There was rust everywhere, but not exactly where I wanted it to be. I wanted a rusty gate. I found gates, but all were pretty and not rusted or painted iron. I did find this which is my 9 year old's favorite:
There was some accidental processing that occurred with the top photo, but sometimes accidents surprise you.
Got up this morning and dropped the kids off at school and enjoyed the peace and quiet of my morning coffee on the back porch when a light bulb went off over my head. The sun was in the perfect spot for a nice blur through the trees.
First ducklings of the season. They were so cute sticking mostly to the reeds for camouflage, but eventually I got a shot in focus (those suckers were fast) and that said a little story. They look a little pensive about jumping off don't they?
Today was a tough day for me, we all have days like that. I needed a moment and when my husband who'd already worked 2.5 hours overtime got home, I ran away with my camera. I took stuff everywhere, I've been trying to take these cranes for weeks. I gave up mainly because I'm beat between life, kids & school, but its so worth it. I was pulling out of the parking lot and rolled down my window and took this. I finally got the crane picture I wanted.
I shot this driving home from Digital Imaging class tonight. I uploaded it into blogger, and accidentally hit the Antique Grayscale preset in Lightroom and liked it so much better. Although the colors are very vibrant - this just looked right. So I'm going with my instincts.