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July 2010 - Ramblings and Photos
I’ve Got Mail!

July 31, 2010
Yesterday, I checked the mail……and there, waiting for me, was my second Postcrossing postcard. This one was from Kristina, from Belarus. I just wanted to share this moment of joy and once again encourage you to participate in postcrossing (disclosure: I’m not being paid to say that…I really believe in the process). I’ll talk more about post-crossing sometime next week when I receive the custom postcards I ordered for this very purpose. While I’m here, I want to thank krissilugbill at The Freebird Photoblog for giving me an award.  The rules of this...
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In the Photo Friday

July 30, 2010
Today has been a long day…I had big goals for blog hopping and sharing all kinds of photos, but let’s be honest – I’m tired. I did want to share yet another shot from my photowalk – this one is another self-portrait for In the Photo Friday.I may have more for you later…who knows. In the meantime, go check out Meredith at:
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Macro Friday

July 30, 2010
I’ve been sharing some of my shots from my photowalk all week, but I saved this one for today because I think it may be my favorite macro shot from the day. It’s similar to another shot I’ve already shared but taken straight on and the colors (in my opinion) are incredible. I only wish that the pole on the far right was also in focus, but that’s okay. By the way, I took this shot with my Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 lens.  For more macro shots, go to: And for more “best shots” go to: I think while I’m here, I’ll do some blog hopping. If you’re new...
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Before & After: Motion Blur

July 30, 2010
I posted an image late last night that had a bit of motion blur. Although I’d like to believe that I created the blur in camera, the reality is that I applied the effect during post-processing. I thought I’d share my little secret with you – because it’s not really a secret and because you’ve asked nicely. Once again, I am using one of my favorite models…our niece. This shot was taken back in January and she was just starting to lose her baby teeth. I’m not sure that this shot is the best shot to illustrate motion blur, but hopefully you get the...
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