Assignment Day 5: Time Capsules

Time Capsules.   Capturing ordinary blocks of time in our life.

“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.”  ~Mike Murdock

My assignment for the next two days is to take photos of the ordinary daily routines around my home.

Too often we get caught up in capturing special moments like trips, birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions, 

but our lives revolve around the simple things, our every-day routines.  How nice to stop, once in awhile, and capture those 

moments.  If you have children, pets, parents or grandparents, living with you~then those kinds of ordinary moments will be very

special in the future as you look at the growth of children, pets, or cherish the memory of those who have passed away.

Thursday we will learn to make a Time Capsule, and I’ll post it.  (MAYBE!!)   Just kidding!

Daily routine: checking the amount of snow on the sidewalk, and looking for deer.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A part of my daily routine:
Checking through the window for the amount of snow that fell on the sidewalk overnight,
and looking for deer!  (iPhone/Instagram)

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Come back on Thursday!

Judy

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[Photographically Speaking] Day 4 “Vision and Blur”

Our assignment for Day 4 is: “Vision and Blur”.

I can get a fair amount of blur in my photos naturally, as I’m not always in focus! 😉

Today our assignment was to have a photo with a wide open aperture, and a nice blur in the background.  My regular lens doesn’t do that as well as my macro, of course.
The photo I took today was with my regular lens.   I softened the light from the window in the background with a light diffusing curtain.

The locket belonged to my grandmother who was born in the late 1800’s.   I thought the quote was perfect for a locket.

In PhotoShop Elements I added an overall texture to the photo at 51% opacity.   I also used a brush to add a bit of extra color around the edges and cut the shine of the chippy paint on the table top.

 Info: Nikon D300, lens: Nikon 18-135, ISO:500, 1/60, f/5.6

My grandmother's locket.ca. 1915

My grandmother’s locket.
ca. 1915

 

 

 

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Judy

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Assignment Day 3: Your Story~Part 2

***Write a Six Word Memoir**  is our assignment for this week from Kim Klassen‘s Beyond Layer’s class.

Six Word Memoirs have become popular through SMITH magazine (www.smithmag.net).  

The online magazine is full of amazing, creative six-word writing endeavors.  Do check it out!

info: Nikon D300, lens: 18-135 mm, 1/50 sec, ISO 200, f/3.5

info: Nikon D300, lens: 18-135 mm, 1/50 sec, ISO 200, f/3.5

The texture in the above photo is created by Kim Klassen, called “minus43”; I used  Soft Light at a 51% opacity level.

 

Here are some of my six-word memoirs or stories….

Joyfully running through life chasing dreams.

Capturing life’s moments through the lens.

Smiles catch sunbeams and spread joy~

Caring for people regardless of circumstances.

Boots, pumps, ballet~I love shooz!

Try some of your own….once you start, it’s hard to stop! 😉


Thanks for visiting!

Thanks to Kim Klassen for her awesome teaching!

Thanks to SMITH magazine for the Six Word Memoir idea.

Judy

Assignment Day 2….”Just Enough”

Our class assignment from Kim Klassen for today is~”Just enough”…..   Keeping the photo simple in composition.   And “just enough editing” of a photo…..not too much; keep from going overboard.

My daughter gave me this lovely designed teacup for Christmas, as she knew I’d love to snap photos of it.

She was right!

My lighting from the nearby window was pretty intense, so I used Kim Klassen’s texture: “Awaken”  on Darken, at 23% opacity to just take out a bit of the brightness.

My camera is a Nikon D300, and I used my Nikon 18-135 lens.

Tea cup and daisies...

Tea cup and daisies…

Thanks for visiting!

Judy