Monday, April 27, 2009

More Lensbaby

This is another of my Lensbaby images. I am determined to try to get this lens in control. I must practice and then practice more.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Lensbaby Composer Practice

I am trying to learn to use my Lensbaby Composer and I am finding it is not an easy lens to use. I hope that with practice I'll get better. I find it very hard to tell what will be in focus after you tilt the lens. Here is my third try with the lens.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fantasy Island at Sunset

Painted with Painter 11 from 3 photo references. I am enjoying using Painter 11 with my new Intuos 4 Tablet.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Italian Style Home in Oregon

Wouldn't you love to live here? I would. It has a lovely view overlooking the Rogue River

One of the most useful Photoshop plugins for photograhers, Virtual Photographer, is updated.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Church Window

Hand held photo of Methodist Church window taken on last Saturday's outing. We were driving by this little church when I saw that they had some lovely windows. Luckily there was a gentleman there working in the grounds who took me inside to take some photos.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

House on the Lake

Wouldn't you love to live there? HDR image from 3 photos EV +/- 2.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


While taking photos across the street from a school, many parents arrived to pick up children. In this rural area, a couple were driving trucks with horse trailers attached. I was fascinated by this horse who was impatiently waiting to get out of the trailer. He was stamping his feet and was very restless.

This photo was taken with my IR converted Rebel XT. Since there is no vegetation or sky showing in the photo it actually looks like a black and white photo. It is really Infrared.

Just ran across a great link on the noupe blog. It list links to the 60 Most Wanted Photoshop Tutorials, Brushes, etc. I hope you find something you liked there.

Monday, April 6, 2009

English Daisies

This was taken the same rainy, windy morning as the catkins posted earlier. The rain was just starting so I snapped quickly then ran to the car protecting the camera with my coat and tugging along my Sammy on his leash.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Horse Portrait

He was painted with Corel Painter 11 for an assignment in the Wild Wild West Open Studio session.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

It was a cold, windy, rainy morning when I was in the park with my dog and saw the catkins. I wanted to capture them but was afraid that the wind and rain would keep me from getting the photo I wanted. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the image in Lightroom and found it to be ok.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Littlest Cowboy

In the Digital Art Academy Open Studio we are doing the Wild, Wild West this time. He is my cowboy painting. Isn't he cute as a bug?