Monday, July 26, 2010

Macro Monday: Daylily

This is one of my Daylilies..I love its bright eye..
Check out more macros here.  Have a great week everyone! :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Stills: Rule of Thirds: July 25, 2010

I really need to work on this Rule of helps me to be a better I was up for this Challenge!  I just need the place and the time..well we needed to eat lunch yesterday and the weather was lovely.
When using the Rule of Thirds, the main subject is placed off center, away from the middle of the frame.  Off center photographs are more pleasing to the eye. This rule uses  two horizontal and two vertical imaginary lines trisecting an image with four intersecting points.You place your main subject where the lines intersect rather than centered in the frame.
A sailboat on Leech Lake. OK that went pretty well...
Add in a few flowers..
How about some wildflowers all by themselves!  Fireweed and Culver's Root.
Oh and a squawking bird!  Have a great week everyone!
Imaginary grids...I have made  these out of typing paper and have them the same size as my photo program display on my computer. I pop them over the image and see how I did..I is a bit anal..what ever works for camera also has a grid function:)

Rule of Thirds grids

Monday, July 19, 2010

Macro Monday: Pansy

Last week when we were out and about with our grandson Adam, I spied this beautiful Pansy amongst the Coleus.  Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Stills : Summer

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was Summer!  Here in Minnesota,  I enjoys my grands, the dogs and all the flowers blooming in the summer.
 Grand-girls and dogs having fun in one of our 10,000 lakes. 
Madison and her windswept hair during a recent boat ride.  
I like to focus on one flower at at time..but these were too tiny. 
A bee, he is totally into his summertime work. 

I love the long evenings and the slower pace in the summer..trying to enjoy each and every moment..before the snow flies)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Macro Monday: Rudbeckia and Friend

My Rudbeckia 'Indian Summer' is beginning to bloom, this one had a daddy long legged friend.  Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Stills: Shadows

The challenge this week was shadows..I wanted to find something really interesting..well that didn't happen .  So here are some shadow shots I did get this week.
Chance and the shadow of the grain bin to his left and the wagon wheel and weeds to his right.
Chance was so cooperative..he should get paid..

Hey this one is me!  My shadow is outstanding in the field and waving at you! :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Macro Monday: Johnsons Blue Geranium

This is  Johnsons Blue Geranium, it is one of my favorite perennials because it is not fussy and just blooms off and on all summer long.  Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday Stills: Frame It!

The challenge this week was to frame a view. Thanks Linda!
This is one I framed this week. We watched our local crop dusting helicopter refill his tanks.  They spray after every rain...not sure what they spray..some smelly crap.
This one is from my archives, Far Guy framed by branches covered with snow on a clear cold twenty below zero day last January.  Have a great Fourth of July everyone:)