Hello everyone. Here is my entry for “Moment”. The assignment… to capture a moment, and enhance the photo with blur or motion. I think the photo is pretty cool. I am pleased with the location, which is the auto parts store along the highway in our town. I did enhance the color vibrance with photoshop a bit to give it an ethereal vibe.
Hello everyone. Today’s photo blogging prompt… “Architecture”. Well, that was an easy target. Joe and I love our 95 year-old craftsman bungalow. We are only the third owners of this grand home, and it’s beautiful inside, and out. I could have shown you photos of the original woodwork inside. Mrs. Groves had the foresight to apply 15 coats of varnish to the trim and doors, so aside from a few minor dings, they are as perfect as they were back in 1919.
I chose to go outside. It’s been pretty cold here, but today is a bit of a break from that. I took several totes of recycling to the local center, and I shot 38 photos of our home, all in black and white. (a suggestion from the photo blogging assignment team)
I chose two images. One for the literalists, and one is a bit more abstract thinking.
Let me know in the comments which image you like better.
Hello everyone. Today’s Photo Blogging Challenge was “Pop of Color”. I had originally planned to photograph three hedge apples in the kitchen. This dish towel was on the towel bar, and these tomatoes were on the counter, so I created a small still life to showcase the wonderful color. The lighting was great, streaming in from a couple of windows and reflecting on the luscious skin of the fruit. I hope you enjoy!
Hello everyone. Today’s topic on Photo101… “Mysterious”. I’ve lived in this town for nearly 18 years, and these two houses are a mystery to me. Who lived here? Why did they leave? What happened to them? Who owns them now? I really don’t know, and people don’t talk about them.
I guess you can just make up your own stories to go with these photos. The smaller house is not for sale, or at least there is no realty sign out front. The larger house has a realty sign hidden in the weeds. You can’t see it in the photo, but trust me it’s there.
I hope you have fun creating a story for these. I’ll be crafting some quilt blocks this weekend to go with my ongoing project. I’m almost to the 200 mark. (That’s halfway, if you haven’t read my earlier post…)
If you think of some good story lines to go with these images, I’d love to read them in my comments. Have fun!
Hello everyone. Today’s photo blogging assignment was warmth. Yeah, right!!! We have been breaking record low temperatures here in Colorado from over 100 years ago. But… I could have done the obvious, shown you some quilts. However, the assignment parameters were to use the sun as a light source.
I love the way the sun comes in through the shutters in our library. I decided to warm up with some scotch whiskey. Well, I will later, after work… A nearby Scotland travel book and a large volume of “Thoughts” was a great pedestal, to get my glass positioned in the sunlight just how I envisioned. You can’t really move the sun, you know. I just love the way the glass of scotch is the shining focal point of this image. Everything else is a supporting player.
The lamp and the small orchid plant filled the corners of the shot, and I think it came out pretty nice. Let me know what you think. Or what you drink, if you’re so inclined. I’m actually more of a Gin connoisseur myself. The old bottle of scotch was a gift from a recently departed friend. I don’t think she was a scotch drinker either, because the bottle is super old.
Well, enough for now. I hope you can enjoy some warmth for yourself.
Hello everyone. One of the great things about blogging is to engage with other bloggers. I’ve been checking out some great photos and also some cool writers blogs. One such blogger posted a really neat close up photo of a piano. More specifically the insides of a piano. You can find the photos at https://wordpress.com/read/post/id/36807166/103/
What caught my attention was the way the light played across the different parts. The strings, the pins, and the felt all had different reaction to the light.
We should translate these ideas into our quilt projects. How is the light going to bounce across the patches? How does it look up close? Is it dynamic when viewed from a distance? Don’t be afraid to think about these types of questions. There isn’t usually a right/wrong idea. Develop your own eye for what looks good to you. Your admirers will take notice.
I decided to add a little poll for my readers. I’ll keep track, and I’ll update the results in a future post. Click here to take my 30-second poll.
I hope this journey is inspiring to you. Thanks again to GrayDaysAndCoffee for inspiring me.
Hello everyone. It’s been a busy summer here in Wray, Colorado. We did host the annual Quilts of the Plains show on Main Street on June 21, 2014. Once again, the antique quilts and the smaller items were showcased at our gorgeous Wray Museum.
Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, and especially the quilters! The winning quilt was by Hazel Chapman and her Grand-daughter. It was a beautiful appliqued quilt.
I won’t say a lot, but just invite you to peruse the show, by way of the photos I captured that day. I really appreciate if you could leave a comment about the show – perhaps your favorite quilt, or something relevant to the show.