Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Photoshop plays

I've been working on learning Photoshop and figuring out a good work flow for postprocessing and these 2 images were my subjects for the day. I really like the feel I got with the building, not sure about the fence photo though. I think perhaps the fence one just isn't a strong enough photo on its own and Photoshop isn't going to make it great.



Monday, April 28, 2008

A few random ones

Just a few photos I've taken over the past few days.

grass 2a


And of course one of my sweet Annabella just to brighten your day!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Lake Wichita

We went for a walk today at Lake Wichita. Sounds like it should be nice but really there isn't much there! They have a walking path surrounding the lake that would make for an enjoyable stroll on most days but with the wind gusts we had today we were lucky to stay on the path. I did however get a few photos out of the day.

graphic 2

graphic 1

Art Show

Saturday was the opening of the Gilrose Studios Juried Art Show in which my piece "Plains of New Mexico" was displayed.

art show

Turns out the photo didn't win a prize, but it was still a cool experience to have artwork on display. Plus it was one of only 2 photos in the entire show!

Friday, April 25, 2008

After the Storms

One nice thing to all the severe weather we have to deal with here in TX is the chance to see a beautiful sunset once it's all over.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Road Trip

Two weeks ago we decided to take a road trip and headed up to the "mountains." I have that in quotations because to people who live on the east coast or out near the Rockies these are more like hills. Either way, it made for a nice day up in OK and I got a few good photos out of it.

On the drive up the mountain -
Wichita Mtns 1

Carlos had to help with this photo. We were driving out of the Nature Reserve and saw a herd of Longhorns out in the field. There already were a handful of people stopped to take photos, so we pulled over so I could do the same! Well as I was trying to get photos of the herd crossing the street in front of the vehicle, Los mentioned that the largest Longhorn who was off on his own was then crossing the street behind me. So as I photographed that Longhorn, Los played lookout to make sure these animals didn't turn our way as I was probably closer than I should have been in the first place!
wichita mts 2

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Los, Anna & I went to the park this evening so that I could take some photos for my class. As always seems to be the case, my favorite photos of the evening were taken just for fun and not for my class assignment!

Run 2



I think with these 2 in the house, I'm in trouble!! :)

Monday, April 14, 2008

It's alive!

I hope I'm not jinxing myself, but I finally have a computer that works! My wonderful husband installed photoshop on his laptop so I can view and convert my photos again. Hopefully the desktop will be up and running sometime this week too!

I took both of these photos last weekend at the local park. I may be a little biased with my choices! :)

park 1

park 2

Friday, April 11, 2008

Another one bites the dust.

Apparently it's not a good week to be a computer in my house. Not only has the desktop died, but my laptop has gone to join it. The hard drive crashed AGAIN. Luckily it's still under warranty so it will be fixed, maybe even replaced due to the multiple failures it's had (I was dreaming of a MacBook Pro but that unfortunatly won't be happening), but that means that I am now totally unable to use photoshop. I am really beginning to dislike computers...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Vote please!

Thanks to Caitlin I discovered JPG Magazine a few months ago. Through this site you can submit photos for various themes that will appear in future issues and possibly get work published. I just checked the site today and one of the upcoming themes is "Creatures". Initially I thought I should take a photo of Tiggy for it, but then I remembered a photo that I took of Henry last summer out in CA. I've submitted it for possible publication, but in order for it to be considered I need at least 100 votes for it... so please, if you have a few moments, vote for it!! You can get to the site using the link on the right side of the page (Under "Vote for me please"). Oh, and if you're feeling especially generous, feel free to send friends and others to vote too :)


Scratch That

Why is it that computers never work the way you want them to? Turns out not only did our video card fry, but Los thinks the motherboard fried also. So I still have no desktop to use and I now have to wait until we can get a new board.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Guess what the friendly people of UPS delivered today? A new video card!! Hopefully Los will install it tonight and I'll be back to uploading new photos tomorrow. For now, here's another photo I took almost a year ago now. This is the Chapel at the Air Force Academy. The photo is from my brother's wedding last year.

stuff and colorado 101

Saturday, April 5, 2008

No hope for Los

Since our desktop's video card is shot and the I'm not uploading any new photos, I've been looking through some that are still on our laptop. I came across a series of photos which makes me think there's really no hope for los once Annabella is older. I have a feeling she'll be using this look to get him wrapped around her finger many times as she grows up!

big eyes 2

And the black & white version...
big eyes 2 b&w

Then I stumbled across this photo. I'm beginning to think Tiggy has been teaching Annabella how to perfect the look!

tiggs b&w

Thursday, April 3, 2008


So I just found out today that one of my photographs has been accepted into a Juried Art Show here in town. I submitted 3 pieces and "Plains of New Mexico" was selected!

West Texas 2

Now I just need to get it framed and to the gallery for the April 26th show. I'm so excited about this!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Self Portrait

I needed to do a self-portrait for a photography class that I'm doing so today I decided to tackle that assignment. And since I have so many photos of Anna posted here, I figured it was time to post some other people! I was really struggling with getting the focus right while using the tripod & timer, so I didn't get creative with it... I guess I'll save that for another day. Anyway here are both the color & black/white version.

Self Portrait Color

Self Portrait BW