Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November 24, 2009

Tuesday already on this short work week. Man o man.
And coming up on the end of November....
And closing in on 2010!! Didn't it just turn year 2000???

So on this week of Thanksgiving I will continue with my thankful list....

1. I wake up every day!!!
2. I have a great family, scattered, but great!
3. The best daughter around
4. The best husband, too
5. And son, and son #2
6. My eyes to see to ongoing change of colors of fall
7. Music, all kinds
8. Being able to still learn new things

What are you thankful for????

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 17th, 2009 I am Thankful for continues...

And 6 days later, I knew I couldn't do the daily blog....
I left off at #13

I am thankful for the small things, sometimes unnoticed...

14.  colored leaves scattered on the ground

15.  looking for meteorites before dawn and seeing 2 fling across the sky

16.  a warm home on a frosty morning

17.  a black and white cat

18.  friends that connect with me in many ways

19.  a corned beef cooking in the crockpot for dinner

20.  a husband who loves me and provides for me

21.  a business that is still up and running

22.  meeting new people and learning their stories

23.  a dependable car

24.  learning new techniques on the computer for photography

25.  time to play

26.  for next time

Monday, November 09, 2009

Playing with my Sunflowers/Girasoli

I am an ongoing student.  Learning my camera and enjoying the beauty I find in simple things around me.  The day was beginning to dawn and the vase of sunflowers sitting on the dining table where I was sitting were so beautiful with the vibrant colors, I thought I would try to catch the details.  So I tried hand held, nope, then tripod with the flowers on the kitchen counter and the down light from the cabinets, better, but then the morning sun began to stream in and I moved everything to my back room, aka:  my studio and took out my other lenses, tried them, no, still not what I wanted, connected my remote shutter release, better, good light and played with the backgrounds.  All in all had a fun time and these are a few of the results without really tweaking them in PS.






 

November 9th, 2009

Here it is Monday already and I did not blog any blessings from the weekend.  It flew by like this month is doing.
I left off at #6

7.  Time to play on a weekend with photography, friends, hubby and my motorcycle
8.  Talking with my daughter, who always makes me smile and laugh
9.  Fall days, cool crisp nights and warm sunny days
10.  The change of colors locally
11.  My very own Maple tree that is turning colors for the first time in my yard.
12.  Clouds
13.  Colors

Friday, November 06, 2009

My list of being Thankful....November 6, 2009



The Beginning of my Thankful List.....




























Well,although I am not able to keep up with the other bloggers of daily entries, I will make an attempt to be mindful of the blessings in my life every day.
























I am thankful this day for many things.
1. Being able to stay connected with loved ones overseas

2. Being able to work and continue to put food on the table

3. Fall colors, my trees just planted this summer are starting to turn red!!! :D

4. A husband who brings me lattes.

5. Fresh air coming in an open door

6. Music that makes me dance

Well, that is 6 for now. I will try to continue, as my daughter has inspired me.





Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Catch up time....

I cannot believe how fast time is passing by.  Already November!!  I was going to join in on National Blogging Month but, I can't seem to get around to this even monthly!

Just found a few moments to upload the latest photo assignment for the  Siganella Photography Club that I participate in thanks to technology since it is in Sicily!!



Not a great shot by any means, just like the light, the color and the shadow.





The composition I like.





IMadonarri in SLO
Shapes, Shadows, Shades


A weekend in class......

I have to share my weekend, no pictures.  I took part 1 of a Photoshop Workshop locally and can't wait to take Part 2.  And a 3 day workshop in Lightroom this month.  Now to keep using it or like my Italiano it will disappear.

http://www.lightworkshops.com/

If you are interested, they offer many classes.  Now to make the time to spend playing at home on the computer.
That's it......soon again hopefully I will be back.