Tuesday, March 31, 2009

3/31/09 - Color Problems

I'm having color issues between Lightroom2 and Photoshop Elements 6. The top photo is from LR2 and the bottom from PSE6. I made my edits in LR2 and then chose to export to PSE6 - that's where the change happens. So now I need to figure out how to correct it.

Monday, March 30, 2009

3/30/09 - Still too cold!

The weather is beautiful, the pool water is looking good, but the water temperature is too cold! It needs to be at least 80°.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

3/29/09 - Flood

The river bridge

this is the drive to son's house

The river that our son lives on is flooding after heavy rains this past week. His drive is flooded, so he can't get in to see, and we're pretty sure there is water under his house, which is built like the one above. Hopefully, it didn't get to his storage shed, or harm any of the under structure of the house. The river has crested now and is going down, so he hopes to be able to drive in there tomorrow.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

3/28/09 - Rooster

I have no idea where the last two days went, but I failed to get photos for them. Today, I was having a hard time thinking of something to shoot when I walked in the back door and noticed the evening sun on the rooster.

Friday, March 27, 2009

3/27/09 - Weeds

Beautiful isn't it? A big beautiful clump of weeds behind the house. I wish my flower beds looked as lush and beautiful.

This photo was also taken on 3/25/09.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

3/26/09 - Rain!

This should have been my theme for the week - rain! It's rained every day, or it seems like it has, and today was beautiful and cool. This photo is from 3/25/09, so this is a filler photo. lol I still like it though.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

3/25/09 - Berries!

future blackberries

future dewberries
I hope we have a good crop so I can make jelly.

I think I saw a birdy!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

3/24/09 - Rose bush

The rose bush is really leafing out and growing now. I can't wait for the blooms, they always smell so good!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

3/22/09 - A Beautiful Day

Azaleas in the front yard

Our field in front of the house

Ferns on the front porch

It was a beautiful day today, so we were outside most of the day.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

3/21/09 - Hubby and His Hobby

This is my Hubby with one of his favorite hobbies - his motorcycle. We're planning a group trip next month, so he has been busy polishing, cleaning, and making sure everything is in tip-top shape.

Friday, March 20, 2009

3/20/09 - From Last Year - Purrkins

I've been really busy this past week, so I missed a couple of daily photos.

Today, I'm posting a photo of my kitty, Purrkins. She died suddenly last September and I still miss her. She loved the outdoors and would follow me when I was out and about.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

3/19/09 - Foggy Sunrise

Today, I got an early start on my photo for the day - a moody sunrise through the fog.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

3/18/09 - It was a good day

I was coming in from outside, with my camera hanging around my neck and still turned on, and this is what I found. The purrfect pose. Good thing I was quick with aiming and clicking because they weren't there for long.

We uncovered our swimming pool yesterday, and today we finished topping it off with water. The water is still 65 degrees, so we need more sunshine and warm days before we jump in.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

3/17/09 - Tomorrow's picture for today

Okay, so I didn't get a picture for 3/17/09, so I'm posting one from 3/18/09 when I actually got several that I like.

This is the oak tree, a little further along in the leaf-growing process.

This was a week ago.

Monday, March 16, 2009

3/16/09 - Sweet

Sweet is the purrfect word to describe Maximus. He's a super sweet kitty.

3/15/09 - Looking for a subject

This is an embroidery pattern I've been working with, and hope to put on some towels - if I can find the time.

LOL! It's pretty lame but some days I'm really scratching my head over what to shoot.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

3/14/09 - Reading glasses

I wonder if we have enough reading glasses???

Friday, March 13, 2009

3/13/09 - Spring Colors

Just a few blooms from my azaleas bushes, and one verbena bloom.

Inside with flash

Minoux had to check for bugs. ;)

Sometimes I wonder if I'm taking on too much by having my 365 Project. You know, some days I just don't want to take photos, and when I push myself, I get so-so photos. When I have those days I don't want to take photos, I know that if I push myself I'll get so-so photos, so why do I push myself? Am I learning in the process of pushing myself? I sure hope so.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

3/12/09 - Oak tree

The oak tree now has the little "worms" on it. It'll only be a couple of days or so before we have little leaves. The pollen is atrocious!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

3/11/09 - More Maximus

Today I wanted to play around with processing, so who better to model for me than Maximus Catticus. I thought the soft effect worked really well with his photos.

Can you tell he likes to squeeze into small spaces? lol

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

3/10/09 - Rose bush and Oak tree updates

This is our Red Oak tree that I've shown before. I thought I would post photos of it over the next couple of weeks as the leaves come out. Now that it's warm here, the leaves will come out very quickly.

This is the same rose bush from 1/23/09. It's made quite a bit of progress with the warmer temps. This is what we call a fence row rose and it came from my parents' property. My dad owns the old family land where his grandparents lived. His grandmother had these roses planted in the fence row.

Monday, March 9, 2009

3/9/09 - Spider web tunnel

I found this in the front yard early in the morning. I thought I could make the spider come out by bumping the spider web, but no luck.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

3/8/09 - Woodpecker or flying squirrel?

We went to our son's house on the river yesterday. I look at this hole in the tree every time we go down there, hoping to see a critter of some kind. I'm not sure if it's a woodpecker or squirrel hole, but it's larger than my fist. Maybe one day I'll see it.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

3/7/09 - Car Show for American Cancer Society

A guy and his car - the boots and the tail fins on the car spoke volumes about the owner.


I like the lines in this one.

Today we entered a car show that benefited the American Cancer Society. It was lots of fun and I got to shoot a few cars. For me, car shows are not the best place to take photos. There are always people in the way and the cars are too close. But, it's still fun to try.

Friday, March 6, 2009

3/6/09 - Photos from the past

I took these photos of our oldest son's guitar in 2007. It was black when we bought it. He works at a large auto collision center and paints cars. When they got in some new paints that he wanted to try out, his boss gave him the go ahead.

In the first photo you can see the three different colors - the colors change as you look at the guitar from different angles. He was really proud of his paint job on the guitar. This past Christmas, I had these three photos printed in posted size and framed them in poster frames for his new house. He loves them, and now one of his friends wants me to photo his guitars.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

3/5/09 - Working

Today I was busy sewing, so my photo is of a camera strap I made today. I love this red bandanna fabric.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

3/4/09 - Silly Kitty

Silly Maximus loves to get inside small things like boxes and laptop bags. If you leave it, he will try his best to get inside and usually succeeds. LOL (Oh, and no, it isn't a small bag, he's a big kitty.)