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Sew…what’s new?

Woke up this morning to thunderstorms and hoping the power won’t blip out again like it did last night.  That is no fun especially with DH working from home now.  Like many many other people I decided to start sewing … Continue reading

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Fireworks and some tips on photographing them

Fireworks displays are to be found around the globe as are photographers out there capturing those colorful bursts of light against a dark sky.  Here are a few tips for photographing these events. EQUIPMENT You will need your camera (of … Continue reading

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Aperture, Depth of Field, and F stops

Aperture and depth of field were the first things I learned when I took my camera off automatic.  In a nutshell, aperture is the opening in the lens which allows light into the camera.  It’s analogous to your eye; your … Continue reading

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How the image was achieved – The snowy rose

When deciding what image you wish to ultimately create often there will be some planning and composing involved; where and what to photograph as well as when comes into play.  In my opinion it is always best to have a plan … Continue reading

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Simplify a seagull

As you can see by the screen shot below this picture of a seagull in the Boston Harbor was edited using the Topaz Labs Simplify 4 plug in.  This time I used the sketch effect – pastel preset to convert … Continue reading

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Birdhouse of summer past

I was born in the summer, I am a child of the sun sign, I am happiest when the sky is sunny and blue and warms my skin.  Having said that I am truly envious of you who live in … Continue reading

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Texture and Border Tutorial

I haven’t played around with textures on my images for a long time but after peeking at some images online I decided to give it a try again and guess what? I liked the end results!  I personally do not … Continue reading

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