Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Stills : Bokeh

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was bokeh.   Simply stated bokeh is the out of focus part of a photo.

Sedum and bokeh Nov 26 2011

This was my best shot outside..the wind was howling like a banshee again yesterday.

How about some summer shots? 

Liatris and Bokeh

Liatris and a bee in August of 2011.

Lupine and bokeh

Lupine with Veronica Blue Bouquet providing the bokeh.   Did you know that bokeh and bouquet are pronounced the same..BOH- kay.

Sometimes I get accidental bokeh.  Like this photo taken in September of 2011.

accidental bokeh Sept 2011

Sometimes  I get Chance bokeh! 

Roses frosty

Have a great week everyone:)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Stills: Portraits

The challenge this week was to take a portrait.  Ok.

I tried..and I mean tried to capture my Granddaughters cat. This is my best shot.

Skittles November 15 2010

Skittles November 15, 2011  He belongs to Miss Paige.

This morning I attempted a photo of Chance..sometimes he is just a pain, he yawns and blinks his eyes.

Chance Nov 20

Chance on November 20, 2011

Yes we have snow has spit snow all week..I think winter might be here.  Have a good week everyone:)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Macro Monday: Frosty Raspberry Foliage

I love the early morning frosts.

Raspberry Frost Foliage and webs

Check out more Monday Macros here:)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Stills: Potluck with a purpose

I delete lots of photos too..I only keep the best ones.  Well what I think are the best ones.  This week the Sunday Stills Challenge was to critique your own photo.

A big problem I have is the horizon landscape photos.  Especially if I just grab my camera for one quick photo.

I took this photo this week.

crooked horizon

As you can see my horizon line is off.  In order to save this photo I have to take it into my photo program and straighten it up.

Like this…same photo

crooked horizon

Gotta love technology!  However it wastes valuable time..and unless it is a photo I am smitten with..I will delete it instead of fix it.

Another problem I have is patience.  On Wednesday we were out and about.  The moon was up and almost full.

Search for the moon

Yes the moon is there..but you have to search for it.

Moon November 08

This photo taken 20 minutes later was much better.

Horizons and patience both things I could improve on.  Have a good week everyone:)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Stills: In the Dark

The challenge this week for Sunday Stills was to take a photo in the dark.   Chance and I ventured out.  He was on lead..because a few weeks ago we had a skunk in our yard after dark.

Chance and the Bluestem

This is Chance and the Bluestem that is on the east side of the house.

Chance and the Scarecrow

I got some of those solar lights and a scarecrow to scare off the skunk.  Chance will remain on lead after dark until it snows and the skunks go into hibernation.  We don’t need our Border Collie herding anymore skunks:)