Bubble Fun

Springtime Bubble Fun

 

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I like raw out of the camera mostly. Grandbabykins was playing with bubbles since it is starting to turn warm and there was just enough wind that it blew the bubbles for him without even having to wave the bubble wand. Enjoy!! and as always, love when you leave a comment on here to say hi!!

Happy Spring and Easter,

Peabea

 

 

Utilizing Cutouts in Photoshop

 

 

 

 

candle holder object used

Over the years I’ve used many photoshop programs, and my latest is Adobe CS5. I’m having loads of fun with it. Here are a couple of my first cutouts where I used a leaf shape and the bottom of a candle holder to make the shape.

What’s your favorite way to photoshop your photography? I enjoy learning the different ins and outs of a program, and especially like just seeing the different ways you can enhance or make your photos look. Sometimes though, I just enjoy straight out of the lens.

I have to add that the tip I used to make the cutouts was taken from a tutorial at http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com. She shares some great ideas on her site.

Where to Put It???

Don’t know what to do with that Digital Photo Frame that was so popular a few years ago (and probably still is)? Hubby got me one for Christmas when they were pretty much new on the market so off to work it went with me to sit on my desk and proudly display a slideshow of all my favorite photographs.

Since then, I was given the downsizing notice, and have been unemployed and enjoying retirement. So, what to do with the digital photo frame. I put it in a box and stored it away since I already have a computer that runs a slideshow of my pictures when I’m not on it.

With time on my hands, I began the fun job of doing some painting. I painted the grandbabies bedroom, painted the kitchen and repainted the bathroom. While doing the painting and some much needed clearing out of things that had been on my to do list while I worked, I rediscovered the Digital Photo Frame. I hated to let it go since it was a present. I considered sitting it on the kitchen counter, but seemed redundant since everyone could already see the slideshow that runs on my computer. So……….then I got the idea of why not the bathroom? Our bathroom is already stocked with handheld games that passes the time so I thought how about my Digital Photo Frame, which could entertain and might be a novelty for any guests to peruse while using the facilities and catch up on some family and scenery photos.

So that is where the Digital Photo Frame ended up. I just keep a flash drive of quite a bit of photos and the slideshow continues on…so when you’re at my house and you have to go, Enjoy The Scenery ~smiles~

Photography

Photography is my favorite hobby, and I enjoy passing time out and about taking photos. My favorite, I guess is photos of scenery.

My first camera was won selling seeds door to door for the American Seed Company when I was barely in grade school. I had no idea they would sell so well, and that I would end up getting to pick an awesome prize. I had many choices, but I chose a Kodak Brownie camera (the kind where you flipped up the top and looked down in to see the image), and they also included free film for a year plus developing so I was thrilled.

Even at that young age, people were already getting use to seeing me with my camera, and not only use to it they would duck and hide from me. Family does the same today, they always laugh and say, “oh no, she has her camera”. I am usually never without.

Recently, with the warm Spring weather, my sister and I have been out and about walking along with my camera. Even after all these years, I’m still in pursuit of a great shot.

There are many free photo editing software available that can also enhance a photo, if needed. One of my favorites is Picasa, which is free. I also use photo editing software that came with my Micrografx Draw programs and Paintshop Pro. It is always great though, when I edit in these and my photo doesn’t require any fix at all. Recently upgraded to Adobe Photoshop Elements and am experimenting.

Do you enjoy photography? What do you think is the most fun to capture? Portraits, Scenery, Action Shots, Nature?

If you have any tips for better photography, feel free to include that in a comment also.