Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I wish I had started taking advantage of this sooner. It's pretty fun, cool to see the production, and best of all - it's FREE.
I live one hour from Hollywood, and Debbie and I went to see a taping of the Dr. Phil show today... Last year, my sister and I went to The Price Is Right... I don't regularly watch either of those shows, but I think it's fun just to see how they are produced. I was really into theater when I was younger, so I enjoy the techie side of entertainment. I like sitting behind the cameras and seeing how it's all made.
Look for me and Debbie on the episode where the topic is "Revenge"... I don't have tivo, so I may never see it! :)
I'm going to post the "before photoshop" and the after for this one. Pretty spectacular difference, and it's a prime example of why NO ONE should trust any image they EVER see!
Photo before I cropped, desaturated, sharpened, gaussian blurred, added textures, and added custom brushes to it:
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Took this one near the top of the first saddle of Cozy Dell trail (one mile long, 600 vertical ft. gain). I stopped there because some people that I passed on the way up told me they'd seen a Rattlesnake up at the top. So I figured it'd be better to stop a ways before there and mess with the camera. It was hot (about 85 at 11:00am) and the little gnats were pesting me so I didn't spend a ton of time posing the dogs perfectly. Just needed my photo proof of summit for my "trainer" who had prescribed the hike for me! I got the shot, then went the rest of the way to the top, and didn't wait to find the Rattler. So nice to go back down after an uphill climb!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Ahhhh.... I worked two double shifts in a row, and this is the most inspired I can be today.... stay tuned... it will get better. That's the thing about life, you know...if things are rough now, just stay tuned to the present, and it WILL get better.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
It rained today! First rain since March I think... I don't remember the last time it rained, so it was a while ago.
Went and took some shots of Renee at work for her website. I'm less than thrilled with what I got, but I will edit tomorrow, we'll see...
I've become a bit obsessed with taking shots of people's vanity plates out here. SO many! So when I see a clever one, I snap it (if it's safe of course). Caught this one at a red light today.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Wasn't feeling really great today, so I didn't stay very long-dealing with some stomach issues. But what a cool place. The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. The surrounding area was damaged in the fires and reconstruction/restoration is ongoing... This was an exhibit of art created from the remnants of the fires, and some performance art as well. Brian played music with Duende, and it really added a lot to the atmosphere. A celebration of the return of beauty and life to the area!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I was on my way home and the sunset was really nice, so I whipped off the highway to try to catch it. It looked better before the Sun started going down, but I caught a bit of it. Now that I know a good spot to park, I may be able to catch it sooner next time!
This shot is straight out of the camera. Only cropped.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
I'm giving lots of thanks to lots of people who give me ideas on this journey of a blog. Today I thank Alex for his thought that this shot looked like a jelly fish.... and so it is!
I have some great ideas for new shots to try... but today was a loooooooong day of work. I subbed in Santa Paula this morning, then did my shift in Oxnard. Not much time to be super creative! I'm tired... and so glad it's Friday!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I read another blog post tonight, and she made me think that this idea not only applies to some people, It applies to MOST people. I think most of us try very hard every day. We try to be fair, we try to be nice, we try to live well and be kind. So, if you ever feel like beating yourself up about something... use a feather.
See the blog of inspiration here.