Monthly Archives: July 2011

Lost Treasures

I was going through some of my old photos searching for something I didn’t find.  But, I stumbled upon this shot of Ginger and thought “How did I ever miss this?” .  IMO, it’s one of the nicest ones.  It was taken with a Canon Powershot S5 IS. I loved that little camera.  Unfortunately, I do not have it anymore. We were just hanging out in the kitchen and I had to crop and frame in order to remove my son’s foot from the photo. It can be challenging when I have an impromptu opportunity for a shot not to have something distracting in there.

I applied the Clarity filter from Topaz Adjust, but the original was very nice also.

with Topaz Adjust applied

Original photo-no adjustments:

At least my son's socks are clean!


Trying to Find Something to Photograph « Photofocus

Trying to Find Something to Photograph « Photofocus.

Need some fresh inspiration?  Stuck in a rut?  Check out this post by pro photographer Scott Bourne.

Fun with Photoshop Elements

I hang around Elements Village  on a regular basis.  Whether you’re new  or a seasoned vet to photography or Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, it’s a place you will always learn something new or perhaps share some of your own wisdom.  The people that frequent it are a great and helpful group.  There’s no question too dumb or image that will be ridiculed.

One of the things I always enjoyed and learned a lot from was the weekly challenge.  This week I hosted the challenge and chose a tutorial by Gavin Hoey to do.  It’s called making a 3D Ball and Reflection.  I fell in love with this tut.  It’s simple, fun and the final result is very pleasing.

These are my final results:

Some scenes from Puppy Tails, a 4H club of volunteer puppy raisers for the Seeing Eye.

Scenes from Chicago

Native American Dancer

It’s summer (thankfully) and I’ve been pretty busy with outdoor activities. (thus, the lack of posts). One of the annual events hubby and I attend is the Red Hawk Native American Arts Council Powow. It is held at the Sussex Fairground in NJ and also at Bear Mountain, NY.

It’s very informative-I love the birds of prey demonstrations. But, it’s also colorful as the partcipants celebrate with dance in native dress.

They have lots of vendors-for food, art, silver.

If you have a chance, I would encourage you to go. I’m sure you’ll have a good time, plus lots of photo ops. Posting from Flickr right now and I can only post 1 pic at a time with their blogging app. Will post more later, or you can browse the set on Flickr.

Have a good one!




I think not. 🙂 This beautiful bulldog happened to be at a party with Seeing Eye puppies or former SE pups.  I think she stole the show.!  She’s a pup also, though, to me she didn’t have that “puppy” look the larger breeds seem to have.