Even though here in the South we are not getting hammered with snow, we have had a much colder winter than usual and a lot of the days have been overcast and gloomy. Today is another of those days and its pretty windy.
I found this sweet Morning Glory while going through some old pics and thought I would share it with you.
This was taken last spring. I am counting down the days; I miss the sunshine, pretty flowers and walking barefoot in the grass.
Happy Wednesday!! To all my blogging friends up North - stay warm and be safe!
I have had what I will call "bloggers block" for a few days now. My "get up and go" has gone and I can't seem to find it. Hopefully, I will be back to myself here soon!
This barn and tractor belonged to my daddy's best friend's father. I had a wonderful time a few weeks back taking pictures, and remembering lots of good times spent playing on that farm as a child. I have several more barns that I will be sharing and lots of pictures of great old stuff!
I hope you are all doing well and I will be catching up with everyone soon! For more great barns - be sure to visit Tricia. Have a great Tuesday!
I cropped it a little, ran Pioneer Woman's Sharpen and Define action x 2, played with the highlights and contrast, and then ran it through Topaz Adjust and to lower the noise. I was still not happy so I added a layer and chose Pin Light. I really have no clue what I am doing with layers yet!
Be sure to visit Ashley for more great editing tips and tutorials. She really rocks!
Tuesday is almost gone and Wednesday is almost here, so I am combining this post for Barn Charm and Midweek Blues.
I used Charlene McCoy's Vintage texture (her textures are great!!) and ran Pioneer Woman's Boost and Warmer actions. The light was fading fast and the shots I took of the front did not turn out well. I plan on going back when the weather cooperates to get more shots.
This frozen drop is straight out of the camera and yep, it was taken during our big snow and ice event. I took it during the morning before it melted, so hopefully that counts for this week's theme "Good Morning."
There is a little reflection of some red berries in it at the very bottom. Hopefully, when I edit it they will be more visible. So, be sure to check back on Thursday for the edited version.
Also, be sure to visit Lisa for more great macros. It is always a fun way to start the week!
I'm teaming up with Ashley for Shoot and Edit. I missed the SOOC link up on Monday, but have displayed it below.
SOOC. This flower pot sits on my front porch but the wind blew the snow and ice in on top of it.
My edit: Opened in PS Elements 8. Cropped. Under "Enhance" I lightened the shadows at 27%, darkened highlights at 3% and boosted the midtone contrast to 33%. I then adjusted the brightness up to 15 and increased contrast to 26. I used Pioneer Woman's Define and Sharpen action x 2 and then used Florabella Rain action. I adjusted the layers to suit my taste and then ran it through Topaz Adjust (GREAT product!) to decrease the noise. I am not sure this is my favorite edit for this pic - but I am learning.
Thanks Ashley - and I look forward to learning more about layers and masks! I am also linking up with Macro Friday with Blogging from Bolivia.
I wish I had the history behind this barn. I know that it is very old and used to be owned by the City, but is now privately owned. It sits adjacent to a race track that is used for sulky races.
I have never seen a brick horse barn before and was pretty excited to find this one close to home. The snow/ice on the ground is a bonus! I also added Kim Klassen's Greyday texture.
We ended up with 2 inches of snow and had a coating of sleet on top of that followed by freezing drizzle. Its pretty to look out at - but not a lot of fun to get out in for me. Southerner's are not used to this kind of weather and driving quickly becomes hazardous. I had stocked up beforehand and was able to stay put. Hopefully I am over the worst of the crud - good riddance!
Be sure to visit Tricia for more great barns and check out Midweek Blues too!
I'm sorry to overdose you on icy/snow shots, but that is the big story here right now. This particular shot was taken during our last snow event the day after Christmas. This little branch and drop was frozen after the snow had started melting, but had refrozen during the night.
We are forecast to get 1 inch of snow overnight (I'm hoping for more!) but the big story is the ice that is expected tomorrow afternoon. Grrrrr...... Ice is never good, no matter where you live.
The "crud" has also reared its ugly head again and I have been sick and have fallen behind on keeping up with everyone. I hope to be catching up with all of you tomorrow, provided we have power.
For more great macros be sure to visit Lisa - its a fun way to start the week!
These two red berries look like they are stuck together with a drop of Super Glue. The snow had melted the day before, but these two had refrozen together overnight. There is talk of more "winter precipitation" this weekend, but I'm not sure if it will reach down this far in SC.
This pretty blue bird was sitting in a window display inside of Tiffany's in New York City. My son wanted to get his girlfriend something special for Christmas. I wish I had snapped more pics while we were in the store, but my son gave me that "please don't embarass me by taking tons of pictures" look.
The jewelry was absolutely beautiful, but it was very apparent that we were on the very expensive wrong floor of the 5 story building. He did find a very pretty silver necklace with an oval-shaped pendant. She was absolutely thrilled with it, and who wouldn't be with something from Tiffany's?
Be sure to visit here for more great mid week blues!
This little building has seen better days, but is still in pretty good shape overall.
I am still having issues with blogger and its driving me crazy! For example, when I choose the picture to post - it takes to me to a new screen that I have not seen before and instead of inserting the picture like it used to while in draft mode, it now places a code of some sort. The photo appears after I choose "publish post." Any ideas?
I'll link this over at Tricia's at http://bluffareadaily.blogspot.com since the hyperlink isn't working either. UGH....
After the snow started melting last week, I found this little berry that was partially encased in ice with a frozen drop attached to it. It turned out to be a sweet little macro shot!
Be sure to visit Lisa at http://lisaschaos.com for more great macros. Blogger apparently made some changes and I cannot get my link to work. Is there anyone else having problems? I also cannot make my picture x-large like before either. Oh well....I'll figure it out later when I have more time.