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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

An Old Gem....

This lovely barn has seen better days, but it is still standing and is full of charm and character!  I especially love the blue pan that was probably used to hold feed or water for the animals that were once kept inside. 

This picture was taken on a partly cloudy day.   The sky and foreground are both washed out.  Other than applying a texture - anything else I tried did not satisfy me.   Feel free to shout out any editing tips!

I definitely prefer the aged/grungy look the texture gives this beautiful old place.

Be sure to visit Barn Charm for more great barns.  Also, be sure to visit here for midweek blues.

**Lisa Gordon hosts The Creative Exchange each week but I forgot to link up before I posted last night.   This place holds a special place in my heart and I loved spending time there this past weekend taking photos and remembering good times from my childhood.  

For those who are wondering - those are collard greens planted in front.   Years ago it was fenced in and was used to hold cows. 

I hope you are having a lovely week!



Monday, February 21, 2011

Pretty In Pink...

This is SOOC shot of a morning glory taken back in the summer.    This week the theme is PINK for Shoot and Edit with Jill and Ashley.   Be sure to check it out as they both are great photographers and offer awesome tips and tutorials!   I will be editing it this week and you can see the final product on Thursday.

I am also submitting this to Macro Monday over at Lisa's Chaos.  It is always a fun way to get the week started!


Have a wonderful week!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Snapshot and Scripture

I took this photo today while outside enjoying the beautiful, bright sunshine and warm weather that we are having.  I really thought I was imaging this little creature as he was quite far up in our red maple tree, but sure enough he was there!  I am not sure if its a butterfly or moth of some sort, but its good to see them out and about.   Spring surely cannot be too far away here in our corner of the South!

Be sure to link up with Katie for more inspiring Snapshot and Scriptures.  

Have a blessed Sunday!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!   It has been a crazy week, and I am looking forward to enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend.  I am going to visit my daddy and am very excited about that.  I love going home!

Violas have such cheery little faces and bright colors.   These were on my neighbor's front porch. They always have such pretty flowers year round, and lucky for me they don't mind me using their yard as my photography playground.   Thanks Marvin and Lynda!  

Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy the warmer weather that most of us on the east coast are having.   Today's forecasted high is 77 and I am loving it!   For more great macros, be sure to visit Blogging from Bolivia.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Frosted and Textured Basil...

I took this photo back during our snow/ice event.   My poor basil plant is past dead, but it made for an interesting subject.

I am experimenting with layers and masks.  AUGH....   Ashley has a great tutorial this week and she inspires me to keep trying!    After playing around with the high pass filter and adding Pioneer Woman's define and sharpen action, I decided to add a Kim Klassen texture to finish it off.

Happy Friday and I hope you have an absolutely wonderful weekend!   We are supposed to have temps in the mid 60s and I feel a barn search/road trip coming on....   :)


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bird on a Wire

I really need a larger zoom lens, but this shot will have to do.   This pretty little bird was hanging out in the middle of a field on Sunday.   It was a beautiful blue-sky day without a cloud in sight and the temps were in the low 60s. 

He/she seemed to be looking out over the field searching for something to eat.  Suprisingly, the forecast is for snow late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning.   1 inch of snow is nothing to my other blogging friends, but it is a big deal here in the South!   However, I really am ready for warmer weather and more sun-filled days. 

I hope you are all having a fabulous week!  Be sure to visit here for more great Midweek Blues.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

An Old Field - Scripture and a Shapsot

We left town yesterday to celebrate my huband's birthday and spent the night with one of my most favorite people on earth - my beloved SIL Karen.   I am so blessed to have her in my life; she is truly one of my very best friends and I love her dearly!!

This particular picture was taken at a good family friend's farm.  It is so peaceful there and I think this scripture fits the pic perfectly.   Over the years when feeling down and out, I have always clung to this particular scripture and have reminded myself over and over - just have faith the size of a mustard seed. 

Be sure to visit Katie for a great blog hop and more beautiful photos and scripture. 


Friday, February 4, 2011

To Brighten Your Day....

I found this cheery little thing in my archives today.   I thought would share it with you and hopefully brighten your day a bit!

I am so tired of gray skies.   It has been cold and raining all day, and the same is in the forecast for tomorrow.    I am off now to enjoy a glass of wine in front of the fireplace! 

Be sure to visit here for more Saturday flowers.  Have a wonderful weekend my friends!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

An Old Place....

This building sits in back of my daughter's and son-in-law's house.     I love old places like this - I bet they have wonderful stories to tell!

I normally use MCP Actions texture application (its free) and I like it a lot.  However,Kim Klassen is offering a free Texture in 10 course and I highly recommend it!!   I learned a lot and I really enjoy using her textures.   Also, be sure to sign up for her weekly texture freebies.

Happy Thursday!  I hope my blogging buddies in the midwest and up north are starting to thaw out some. 


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

An Old Pen...

While this does not necessarily meet the definition of a barn, it was used to house chickens and other small farm animals at one time. 

Although it has seen better days, I love the character of this patched up little pen.   Looks like a great spot for hide and seek!

For more great barns be sure to visit Tricia.    The sky was so clear and blue that particular day and this photo will also be my submission to Midweek Blues.  
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