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....
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Give Thanks and Praise!

November 19, 2010
The above photo is yet another one of my macro shots from last Sunday. I noticed these beautiful red leaves glistening in the sun from my window on Sunday morning.  I made a mental note to revisit them in the afternoon. In post-processing, I decided to continue playing with my Kim Klassen lessons and a new texture by Betty Jo (no actions). Since Thanksgiving is next week, I also wanted to evoke that spirit of Thanksgiving into the image by adding a quote. I really like the way it turned out. Speaking of Thanksgiving, my husband and I will be hosting the 7th  (I think it’s been seven...
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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...
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Inspired: One Photo, Three Edits

November 17, 2010
I’m not sure what has inspired this overwhelming feeling of joy and creativity lately, but I’m going to blame it on Kim Klassen. I signed up for her PSE skinny mini e-course a couple of weeks ago thinking I might not learn anything new, but that I could at least reinforce some of her lessons though my tutorials. As it turns out, I’ve learned a couple of new tricks and  I’ve been inspired to change up my processing. Here is a nearly SOOC shot (I overexposed it on purpose and recovered some of the blacks in Adobe Camera Raw). Using some of Kim’s processing steps,...
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