Faces in the Sky

December 02, 2010
This month’s ACoLab assignment was “Dreamland.” As is often the case with these assignments, I wanted to produce something a little different. For weeks I was drawing a blank until I looked up into the sky. The clouds were absolutely incredible  so I decided to just sit there and try to identify various shapes as they floated by. I must have gotten lost in thought because I found myself seeing faces hidden amongst the clouds. Clearly, I must have been daydreaming. So, with that “dream” in mind, I captured the moment and went into post-processing with a plan....
Knock Knock…Anyone There?

November 30, 2010
I have clearly “fallen off my rocker”, but I am quite comfortable sitting around the house in my “Property of Kitty Paw” crown, made by The Paper Mama. Don’t be jealous!For more “comfortable” self portraits, go to: If you want your own Paper Lady Crown, click HERE. I am trying really hard not to go too crazy with my editing, so here’s what I did (SOOC=ISO 100, f/4, 1/50 with Flash): Custom white balance in Adobe Camera RawCurves adjustment in Photoshop Elements 7Crop Slight levels adjustmentCoffeeshop’s Baby Powder Room to clean up my...
Touch-Up Tuesday: Lady Bug

November 24, 2010
The other day, I spotted a lady bug hanging out on the side of our house. I just happened to have my macro lens on me, so I snapped a few photos. I’ve been editing and re-editing this one particular shot for a few days, and…I think I’m finally ready to share a couple of edits. I also thought it might be interesting if I made my SOOC shot available for anyone that wanted to practice editing, texture, etc….so here it is. Just click on the image below > go to actions > view all sizes > download. ISO 100, f/4, 1/160My process is a bit organic but I did save my steps in...
Dream, Hope, Love

November 18, 2010
I continue to be inspired this week and I haven’t even picked up my camera since Sunday (which means I haven’t done my Scavenger Hunt yet)…I’ve been having too much fun in Photoshop Elements (can you even imagine what will happen when I upgrade to CS5?). I had a couple of challenges this week that really inspired me. Captivus Living has presented a new Photoshop Challenge meant to encourage us to use photoshop tools that we may not have used before. This week’s theme was “liquefy” using the liquefy tool. I’ve been so excited about this prompt...