Lately, I've been really interested in
playing with vintage tones and textures.
It is fun to play around with all of the
various options in Photoshop, but at some
point I've got to decide on a set that I
like best. It is so difficult because
so many colors and tones are appealing.
So far, this is my favorite. What do you
April 2010 ~
Well, since I
never get an opportunity to edit all my
personal pictures from the amazing trips
I've taken this year, I've decided to post
some random things that make my heart happy.
Hope you enjoy
this as much as I do!
Asheville Urban Photo Safari
When we have a
bit of free time, my husband and I like to
venture out what we call an 'urban photo
safari.' I enjoy these impromptu
shooting adventures because I never know
what we're going to see. And because
it is unplanned-untimed-unscripted, I find
myself seeing things I wouldn't see
otherwise. It's a great way to charge
up my creativity...and a fun way to become
more present with my surroundings.
My favorite shot
of the day - a bunch of graffiti near
Chicken Alley in downtown Asheville:
Do you see my handsome husband? This
is the same window as above - just a slight
shift in perspective. He loves
shooting graffiti and I love shooting him!
London ~ February 2009
Sometimes when I'm on
vacation, I prefer to carry a tiny
lightweight camera. When used
properly, point and shoot cameras can do a
pretty decent job! The pictures below
were taken with a Canon SD790 point and
I like this camera's ability to shoot in low
light and its amazing portability.
However, it doesn't provide the option to
shoot in RAW, like my previous
point-and-shoot, a Canon S70. The S70
also allowed flash compensation, which I
haven't been able to find on the SD790.
Despite these limitations, I find the SD790
still takes great pictures.
It was cold and
gray for this winter trip - high afternoon
temperatures were in the 30s! I caught
a bad cold while I was there, but I still
managed to get out every day and explore!