Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Tree Already

Our niece and her husband came over yesterday and stayed the night. They helped decorate the tree in the front corner of the living room and so it starts...

Our cat, "Pooter", helped some by chasing dropped decorations around the floor, and I took a few pictures of him. I chose this one to post as it was the third of a quick series and it felt like I truly had his attention! That directness with the camera seemed precious in describing his personality!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Two Golden Angels

All sorts of Christmas objects have come up from the basement after the Thanksgiving Holiday. The reflections, the content and the shiny surfaces that remind me of the PhotoShop "chrome" filter all contributed to my wanting to take a photo of these two. The process started with a straight shot of what I saw to finding a "cleaner" background, and then finally to this shot where I moved the two figures closer together! My brother had an FV called the "Two Angels", named after his two daughters.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sunsets and Old Fall Apples

Electricity, or the lack thereof, has cancelled school for the third straight day today, so of course I went in to work anyway. Amazing what you can get done when there is nobody around. I took a few pictures in my travels today, but I'm always inspired by the ever changing world around me right here at home.

Here are a couple of shots of the sunset tonight and of the fruit still stuck on the tree in the West shoreside corner of the field.

The apples are so interesting with the blemishes (the trees are not well kept, unfortunately) adding a texture and additional visual information. I really liked the saturation (no touch-up) of the color in the bottom shot!