Friday, January 8, 2010

Blame it on the snow

It has to be all the snow that is making me do strange things. I think, however, that there are several people who know me personally that would most likely disagree with that. Who cares what they think. It's the snow. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Well now that I have that new camera I want to play. My only problem is the darn snow. It's keeping me cooped up in the house and let me tell you, there are not very many interesting things to take pictures of in my house.

I've taken a few out the window. Here's a real impressive one.

Alright, maybe impressive wasn't quite the right word for it. But pictures like this do have value. You can make cool things like this with it.

I guess I've been back on the kaleidoscope kick again. Every time I make one of these things I have to open it up in photoshop elements and play some more.

I call this "Fire and Ice"

Since today is Friday that means I have 2 whole days to do more of something. I haven't quite figured out what that something is yet. If it turns out like most weekends something will mean that I do a whole lot of nothing.


  1. How funny! I took a picture this morning exactly like that (same angle and all)! I thought it looked so pretty. I live in the Lake Michigan snow belt and we got hit hard today. It does make for pretty pictures though. I'll have to add some to my blog this weekend.

  2. I love what you did to the shots. It's something to do too. I'll bet you will be hoping for spring very shortly. I know I would be.

    Have a terrific day and weekend and stay warm. :)

  3. Ann, that tree shot is awesome!!! I love to play around with my editing software too. Those are really cool. See, you've created art without even trying. And, I've learned when all else fails - blame it on the weather because people will always agree with you :)

  4. Duke would make a good model for your new camera! I do like what you did with those photos!

  5. I like the fire and ice, but I hate looking at the snow, the photo is quite nice of the tree though.

  6. That fire and ice was terrific! How do you do that?
    Oh, I noticed that your twinkling light aren't twinkling :) (couldn't resist the old Christmas Vacation reference)

  7. I like the fire and ice a lot! That one is beyond fooling around. It's a keeper.

  8. "Fire and Ice" is truly amazing! ;D
    I love it!

  9. Your winter pictures are good. You can sometimes get good pictures of things right outside your window if you watch closely enough. That way you can stay inside where it's nice and warm, and still get some good use out of your camera until it gets warm. :)

  10. Those pics are amazing, Ann! I love the kaleidoscope one! I just got Adobe Photoshop elements and will try out a few things this weekend too :)

  11. Well, when you were having trouble finding something to write about, Duke stepped in to save the day. Perhaps his talents might prove most valuable with the camera? Although, I really liked your "Fire and Ice," and I swiped a copy of it to use as a daily desktop background later on. By the way, if you are planning on suing for copyright infringement or something ridiculous like that, I ain't got nothing to get!

  12. I also enjoy playing with Photoshop, but you're definitely much better than me at it! The kaleidoscope thing is just great.

  13. Play, play, play ... and have fun Ann! Nothing wrong with that, at all ;)

  14. Sheri, 2 cameras one

    Sandee I've been hoping for spring for a while now

    Poetic Shutterbug, I knew youwould like the tree

    Beaded tail, Duke has not been very cooperative

    Jude I hate looking at the snow too

    Tahtimbo I used a twirl filter

    Sharkbytes thanks, it was fun too

    Junezach thank you very much

    Ratty not much happening out my window but I keep looking any way

    Duni you're gonna love PSE it took me a while to figure it out but once I did I was hooked

    FishHawk, I'm flattered that you stole my work but if you ever make millions with it you better share with me :)

    Fullet I probably play too much, I neglect other things

    Vickie I'm playing, it's a great distraction too

  15. love the fire and ice. maybe i should start messing around with my old photoshop some more. it'll give me something to do, right? hehehe

    have a wonderful day my friend...hugz!

  16. Love, love love Fire and Ice. I have got to get busy and learn my way around Photoshop. I wanna do stuff like this too!

  17. Love the PS effects!! I've got PS 6 and 7 but not sure how to DO these kinds of things!
    Happy weekend Sweetie!!hughugs

  18. Cheer up chickie, there's always the laundry! Okay, okay I'm pretty sure I wouldn't get that bored either. I really like the kalei-kalie-kallei-culi...the first one! It is absolutely beautiful.
    P.S. I was only going for a bit of levity to cheer you up; I know perfectly well how to spell Kuhlydoughskope...

  19. PJ, oh definitely, PS is a good way to kill an afternoon for sure.

    Me-Me go for it, but beware of the addiction :)

    Donna most of these things are pure accidents. I very rarely end up with what I

    Jen, Laundry, ughhh I am so glad that you also gave me the correct spelling for kuhlydoughskope, how embarassing that I've been spelling it wrong LOL You crack me up :)

  20. I certainly do like the fire and ice thingy

  21. Grace, thanks, I thought it was pretty eye catching but then I never know cuz I have weird taste

  22. Beautiful! I'm researching cameras!

  23. the first photo edit is great...wish I could do stuff like this but I just end up making a big mess of my pics :-(

  24. Gayle, have fun, and let me know what you discover.

    allotments4you that one was done in a program called dazzling reflections. It's VERY easy. All you do is pic a template, drop in the picture and move or turn it until you like what you see.


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