Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sunset Panorama Fail

So I tried to do a big panoramic shot of the most gorgeous sunset the other night....  It was something like this:

Except it was over at least half of the sky.  I tried to do a panoramic, but it ended up looking striped....

As I panned around the sky, I got different exposures...  Point made!  I need to set the shutter speed to be the same all the way around the sky.  The next time I see amazing colors, I'll try it and let you know the results!  :)


I am also excited to report that the first week of school is completed!  While I'm still behind, I did survive and think this school year shouldn't be too bad.  :)

I hope you have a great rest of the week!

Much Love,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Variations on a Theme

I took this photo from the passenger's seat of the car.  (No, I wasn't driving...)

Original Shot - SOOC

It's sort of "blah", but I knew what I was going after.

Cropped Image

That's a little more like it!  But while I had PS Elements open, I decided to play around a bit.  I really liked the way the clouds were swirling and I wanted to try to bring that out.  Here are a few things I came up with.

Adjusted Color Curves for Backlighting, and Mid-Tone Contrast

Here I really pumped up the Saturation and the Contrast - I love the warm hues

Then I chose "Solarize" in the Color Curves menu.  This was kind of cool!  I like the colors

Hey, what if I combine them into one??

Not too bad!  Maybe not museum quality, but for about 30 minutes of playing around, it's kinda cool.

Have fun out there!  :)

Much Love!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Relaxing - yet busy

I'm not sure if busy is the right word for teachers going back to school.  More like "on hold", or "hurry-up-and-wait"....  You see, we have much to do to prepare for students, but we also have training to attend.  This is how we make sure we are up to date on the latest research, discuss methods that are proven to work (or proven not to!), and how we keep our licenses current.

My wonderful Principal who was introducing our presenter. 

While it is very important, it can also be very frustrating - because in the back of your mind (or in some cases, on the paper in front of you,) is a growing list of things that need to be accomplished before the students arrive!  The longer you sit in training, the longer the list grows...  The longer you sit in training, the less time is left to get everything finished!

However, this week, our training was very good and I truly did enjoy it.  Even so, my own list is growing!!

If you know a teacher who is going back to school, give them support in the next few weeks.  Let them know that you appreciate everything they do for all or our children.  They are training tomorrow!

Much Love,


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Buisness Cards

My daughter decided she wanted to get some business cards for baby sitting.  :) 

We decided it would be a good idea if her picture was on the card, so parents could remember which teenager we were talking about.  So, off we went into the yard for some pictures.

I think the vertical turned out better than the horizontal since there's more light on her face.

Enjoy your day! 


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Just in Time

Rain!  Lovely, cool rain and some lower temperatures.

So Thankful!  :)


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

C is for Clock

Today for ABC Wednesday I'm posting a local clock.  I took this photo yesterday.

No, I didn't tamper with it, photoshop, anything.  That is really what it said yesterday.


Keep Cool!!!


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Enjoying my

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Look What I Just Found!!!

Why am I just now figuring this out??!?  I am so slow sometimes....  *sigh*

If you can't see it very well, it is a screen shot from Photoshop Elements.  I went to File; New; Photomerge Panorama.  I can make a panorama and keep the high quality of the photo in the process!!  The problem I had with autostitch that I used previously was that it reduced the resolution of the image.  If you tried to enlarge it, you got all blur....

So today, I turned these:

Into this:

And it was EASY!!!!   Hooray!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!

Tiffany  :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Break

Because August is when school starts back up around here and I always get overwhelmingly busy, I am going to try participating in the August Break this year.  I think I started doing this part way through August last year....

Anyway, just a few lines and a photo or two each day.  I'm not going to stress out about getting posts while I figure out where to fit blogging into my new school schedule.  :)

Last night we took this daughter out to eat for her birthday.  She is now officially a teenager!  Happy Birthday Sweetheart!!  Love you!  :)

She and dad always play VERY competitive games.  This one she calls Squares, but I don't know what it's official name is.....  It looks like this.

They work hard to WIN!  It's very serious business!  haha!

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Have a great Monday!