Friday, August 31, 2012

August's Blue Moom

A rare second full moon of the month, the next one will be on July 31, 2015.
"The next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink" ~ Armstrong Family

watercolor stargazer lily

I just found this new group thanks to Deanna at Snippets from Springdale,  looks like fun!  This has a watercolor action run on it and a scratched texture added.  Thanks Deanna.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

through the window

well, here is the last item on the scavenger hunt for beyond layers, I'm just  5 days late in posting this, but hey, better late then never.  This was taken in my dining room looking out to the backyard patio.  I love the light that is coming in.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

lit by candle light

This weeks theme in the Macro Mondays group was "lit by candle light" and we were to take a photo using candles as our main source of light to give the image a warm and diffused glow.  One of the glass votives I used was a burgundy color which produced this stunning rich red color.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Currently reading...

Well,  i never finished with the beyond layers scavenger hunt, so what's new, i never seem to finish anything these days.  Thursday i was gone all day, actually TAKING pictures and friday i worked a 13 hour day...ughhhh... i hate working till bedtime!
So saturday Ted decided to hang a light fixture for my mom and dad over their dining room table so my dad could seed while he eats, they have lived in this house now for a year and were finally getting around to doing this... dad is happy!  Anyway, while they were installing light fixtures i decided to read the first of the trilogy tales, Fifty Shades of Grey.  A little erotic read for the end of summer.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Beyond Layers- day 3 scavenger hunt

Today's challenge was to photograph your kitchen faucet, I took this while doing the dishes tonight, loved how the water was splashing about... almost looks like diamonds!   And the second challenge below was to photograph...

2- your front door

yes, my front door is black.  I took this late tonight, i like the reflection of flowers cast on the door from a tree light.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Beyond Layers Day two-
pieces of me scavenger hunt, My breakfast... before work is usually coffee and toast, but not just any toast, I really like sourdough... I am a creature of habit!  For the mailbox  I didn't have a lot of time before work to get a creative shot so I decided to play in photoshop and make it a pop art piece.

the mailbox

Monday, August 20, 2012

pieces of me Day one

I'm playing along with Kim Klassen in her beyond layers class.  Her challenge for us this week will be a pieces of me scavenger hunt of sorts.  Two items everyday Monday through Friday of things about me or around me... first item is FAVORITE CHAIR.  this worn, red velvet chair actually belongs to my daughter, I'll give it back to her.... one day?  It's great for pictures and I love the color.  The second item is ON YOUR FEET.  The first thing I do when I get home from work is take off my shoes and put on my flip flops, you can usually find these on my feet, and my toe ring, and pink nail polish!

Humpback Whales in Avila Bay

A lucky photographer and these humpback whales were featured on the morning news, I believe it was Good Morning America?  We were there on Saturday also... what an awesome site it was!  Can you believe how close some of these people were... CRAZY!  but I bet they got some awesome pictures!

I don't like spiders and snakes...

but I sure had a great day photographing them!  just a few of the wild things i saw that day in Los Osos with Dennis Sheridan and his Critters.


Thanks to the Santa Maria Camera Club and Dennis Sheridan, the owner of Critters and Things in Los Osos, I had to opportunity to photograph these awesome red eye tree frogs that come from the rain forests of Costa Rica.  They are nocturnal, thats why their eyes are red, the color helps them to see better at night.  This little guy was so photogenic... I think I spent more than an hour just taking his picture.