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...
The Art of Texture and Blending Modes

November 16, 2010
Sunday afternoon, I got an itch to shoot some macros. So, I went outside to see what I could find. Sure, most of the flowers have died, our grass is going into hibernation and our leaves are falling, but I found some incredible macros and bokeh! Although many of my shots are still on my SD card, I wanted to start practicing some of the lessons I’ve learned through Kim Klassen’s Skinny Mini course. Here’s my SOOC shot.Lens: Sigma 105 mm, ISO 100, f/4, 1/160 exposureI don’t consider myself a novice when it comes to texture,  however, I rarely consider using the photo...
My Teddy Bear

November 09, 2010
When I saw this week’s Shutter Love Tuesday theme, I was a bit stumped, but then I looked over and saw my brown teddy bear. As it turns out, this week’s Live Every Moment photo challenge theme is also brown (you can click HERE to vote for my “in disguise” entry from last week). Believe it not, I sleep with this little guy…he brings me peace and helps me sleep. For more brown photos (and happy moments) , go to: I obviously used a lot of texture on the above shot, so I thought I’d take a step back and share my SOOC shot…and also share my texture...